Riding Lessons

Your welcome to pop in for a look around or contact us on 01423 870372

Children

We offer riding lessons for beginners through to experienced riders. Children can now start at the age of 3 years old on our "Tiny Tots" rides, the sessions last for 20 mins, from the age of 4 children can progress onto half hour classes in the arena. As the children's skills improve they will be able to move onto the next stage of lessons. These lessons work through the ABRS riding and stable management tests. As your child progresses we also learn how to canter, jump, play horse ball and gymkhana games, hacking out and do a wide range of extra activities.

Adults

Adults are welcome to join our group lessons, book a private or semi private lesson or book onto a hack. We have a range of "safe" horses for hacking out.

We are constantly getting new adult riders from the ages of 18 to 80. We offer lots for you to take part in such as stable management, entering competitions, part-loaning a horse, pub rides in summer or even if you just want to come and sit on a horse for a slow walk around we will cater for your needs. Remember..You are never too old to start horse riding !!! Maximum weight 14 stone.

“It’s never too late to rekindle or discover a love of horses, pick up that journey and enjoy riding...

Fitting horses back into your life can be simple. Just half an hour of horse riding a week can boost your sense of wellbeing and help to keep you feeling healthy.”

Groups midweek and at the weekends- these are some of the times available call for details of others 01423 870372

Monday 11am - Walk Trot Canter group

            7pm – 1hr Walk Trot Canter Jump advanced group 

Tuesday 11:30am – 1hr Walk Trot Canter small jump

Friday -11am – 1/2hr Group lesson

Saturday 10:30am 1hr Walk Trot Canter group

Sunday 9:30am Walk Trot Canter jump advanced group

Saturday / Sunday afternoons 1/2hr  - Adult Beginner/Refreshers - small groups 

 

 

During school holidays there are a whole lot of fun-packed activities:

  • Pony days – These are 10:15am until 3:00pm. The children arrive in the morning and spend the day learning to care for a pony as well as having two riding sessions.
  • Pony camps - A real favorite of our young riders. We have 3 different camps over the summer holidays to suit all ages and standards. The children sleep here with full supervision and enjoy riding during the day. The evenings are spent watching demonstrations, playing games and practicing dressage for show day.
  • Own a pony days these are for more experienced children. The riders should be able to tack up and walk, trot and canter independantlyOne and a half hours supervised riding is included. 
  • There are many other riding activities for children to enjoy - contact a member of staff for details.
  • Pony Parties –with up to 10 (children or Adults!) Learn to ride. Play games on the ponies. Rosettes for all the party children. £16.00 per pony per hour. (Over six riders) £11.50 per pony per ½ hour (Over six riders). Under six riders will be charged normal lesson rates (please see our price list). We also have a Function Room available for hire (includes table, chairs and use of Kitchen) £20 per hour. The riders need to wear long flexible trousers and shoes with a flat sole and a small heel, preferable not trainers or slip on shoes. Beginner children will need leaders, if possible could you please bring sufficient adults who are happy to assist and confident with horses, they will need to wear appropriate footwear [high heels and flip flops are not ideal]]. We may be able to supply some leaders from the stables if you are having difficulty. We are able to supply more instructors to help at an additional cost. Please pay a deposit 4 weeks in advance with confirmation of numbers and full payment one week in advance.

 

 

 

We also regularly hold Specialists clinics by:

  • Hannah Esberger
  • Peter Farrelly
  • Courses 
  • ABRS Riding and Road Safety
  • BHS Riding and Road Safety
  • EQL Level 1 and 2 work baced diploma for 14 year olds and over
  • ABRS Training for the ITA Exam

We run with school term holidays here are the next term dates:

 

Term: 

Saturday 1st September up to + including Friday 26th October (8 weeks) 1 week term break

Term: Saturday 3rd November up to + including Friday 21st December (7weeks)  2 week term break

Term: Saturday 5th January starts