Riding Lessons

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

NEW BOOKING SYSTEM LINK - https://follifoot-park-riding-centre.ecpro.co.uk

Children

We offer riding lessons for beginners through to experienced riders. Children can now start at the age of 3 years old on our newcomer rides, the sessions last for 20 mins for the under 4year olds, 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.”

Dressage Simulator with Leisure Riding for those who prefer a Beach Riding or Woodland Rides!

The horse named Storm will be used for both advanced and inexperienced riders. Although the simulator is a huge investment costing over £52,000 we feel it is of great benefit as a training aid for our riders. Many of our disabled riders also enjoy using the new and exciting addition to the riding centre. Sessions will be available to book with a Coach or to hire if you have sufficient experience. Clubs and group bookings welcome.

Dressage Simulator

 The Dressage Simulator accommodates riders of all levels from beginners to the advanced. This horse allows you to practise advanced dressage movements, such as: Piaffe, Passage and Half Pass and can also be used for basic arena work.


The fully interactive Dressage Simulator offers a revolutionary way to focus on skills and balance by viewing immediate visual feedback on seat position and riding movements. It is used worldwide by professionals and amateur riders as an essential aid to training.

Virtual Riding Experience

Horse riding is widely recognised as beneficial to both physical and mental well-being and valuable form of exercise and therapy. For many with disabilities, riding offers physical therapy that they simply cannot achieve elsewhere. The  simulator can carry riders of up to 16 stone and can be used all day long, whatever the season and whatever the weather. A simulator can allow all riders to enjoy horse riding in a safe and controlled environment.


The  Simulator walks, trots and canters, offering the same life-like action of a horse. Based on the countryside challenge, riders now get the opportunity to explore over 4,000 acres of land, that ranges from a stroll through a village, to a hack through the woods and even a run on the beach. Along the way there are milestones and interactive features that allow the rider to engage even more with the environment e.g. posting a letter, collecting eggs, visit the farmyard. The software keeps track of how far each rider has travelled, the locations they have visted and the things they have seen on their ride and has the option to provide a printed certificate. 

 


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. £ per pony per hour. (Over six riders) £ 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 to secure your booking online or by phone or when you visit the centre. at the office. You maybe able to add extra ponies to your booking if they are available, however we cannot guantee. We are unable to refund for ponies booked but not used. Thank you.

 

 

 

We also regularly hold Specialists clinics by:

  • Hannah Esberger
  • Peter Farrelly
  • Courses 
  • ABRS Riding and Road Safety
  • ABRS Certificate in Equestrain Coaching - Level 2 and 2. 
  • EQL Level 1 and 2 work baced diploma for 14 year olds and over

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

 

 

Term Dates

Term – Saturday 2nd January up to Friday 12th February – 6 week term

One week term break

Saturday 20th February up to Friday 27th March – 5 week term

Two week term break

Saturday 10th April to up Friday 28th May – 7 week term

One week term break

Saturday 5th June up to Friday 23rd July – 7 week term