In these pages you will find information about the centre and its staff (both animal and human).

There is information about our lessons, which we provide for both adults and children, pony days and other events.You will also find links to contact us, and some history about the Centre based in Warwickshire.

We at Holly Riding School are very excited by the opportunities this site presents to keep in touch with you, our customers, and to be able to share with you all the latest news from the Centre.

The Centre has been open since 1976 and in that time we have taught thousands of students to ride from Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands.  Over the last few years the centre has had some considerable improvements and are now quite proud of the new improved look and feel.

We pride ourselves on being a family friendly centre with a strong community feeling and an emphasis on safety and fun.

It's a Wrap


That’s a wrap for 2023, we are now closed until Tuesday, 2nd January.


We’ve packed so much into this year.  Pony Camp, rider courses, jumping competitions, competing against other venues.  Coaching Birmingham University Equestrian Teams, evening pub hacks plus so much more. 


We’d like to say a special thank you to our amazing group of helpers who work so hard, they always have a smile and help to run weekends like clockwork.  A big thank you to each and everyone for all your help and hope you like your Christmas gifts. 


As a family we’ve been out competing around the country with some great results.  We’ve even had our first foal and bought an ex racehorse and planning on RoR competitions.




We already have our program of events planned until September.  We have our usual riding lessons, half term activities and school holidays although we’ve added in some extra courses for our more experienced riders.


We’re looking forward to start training with our teams competing in the BHS National Championships.  We will be hosting more jumping and dressage competitions and competing against Willow Farm, if they’re up for it.  So much to look forward too.


We look forward to seeing you all in the new year. Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year from Holly Riding School x 


BHS Riding Schools National Championships 2024

We have been invited to compete in the BHS Riding Schools National Championships 2024.

This will be held in Leicestershire on 3rd April 2024.  

In the Championship each rider will need to ride a dressage test, a Showjumping round and a stable management quiz.

We will be hosting a trial for anyone wishing to compete on Monday, 30th October starting at 10am.  There are three categories for riders:-

  1. 12 years and under. A dressage test, jumping course 45 cm and a stable management quiz.
  2. 13 to 17 years.  A dressage test, jumping course 60 cm and a stable management quiz.
  3. 18 years and over.  A dressage test, jumping course 70 cm and a stable management quiz.

Three riders from each section will go forwards to compete for Holly Riding School at the National Championships.

You will need to be available for extra training along with your normal lesson once a week commencing 2024.

Peace of Mind  

When using a our centre you can be sure that a stringent criteria is constantly in place and being reviewed. This includes a vast range of specifics for the quality of teaching, the standard that our horses are cared for, the facilities and also important issues like employers’ liability insurance and public liability insurance.  All our staff are DBS checked, have attended Child Protection Courses and BHS 1st Aid approved.

British Horse Society and ABRS Association of British Riding Schools Approved Centre

Becoming a member of these prestigious and beneficial organisations means that we had to meet tough standards in order to achieve our acceptance and these standards are there to give you peace of mind. 


The Holly Riding School Safeguarding Policy is available upon request 


Latest News

Please see our Events page for our 2024 program of events.  This year we have introduced a lot more for our experienced riders.  Rider courses, show jumping competitions, competing in National comps and against other riding schools plus evening pub rides.

Pony Days - We feel the children would enjoy more structure within Pony Days so children will be working towards a certificate based system of three gradings.

Each grading will have a stable management and a ridden section that need to be completed before the certificate can be issued.  We don’t expect them to complete a certificate within one pony day, it will take time.



Licence No. 008009 valid until 31st December 2024 attaining 5 Stars from North Warwickshire Borough Council

Meet the Ponies

We feel it is important for our horses that their work load is varied and the hours they work are regulated. Therefore, we ensure that our horses do a variety of work within our ménages, indoor school, trekking tracks and cross country course to ensure they do not become sour and bored. Our horses enjoy dressage, show jumping, cross country and hacking.  Happy horse is a happy rider. ...more