Welcome!

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.

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.

ABRS Association of British Riding Schools Approved Centre

Becoming a member of this prestigious and beneficial organisation 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. 

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE THE OFFICIAL VENUE AND COACH FOR BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY EQUESTRIAN TEAM 

The Holly Riding School Safeguarding Policy is available upon request 

 

Latest News

We’ve made it through a very busy summer starting with a hugely successful Pony Camp, followed by Mini Camp, Activity Week and Pony Day’s.  In total we’ve seen over 80 extra children this school holidays plus our normal lessons.  Hattie and I are very tired and looking forward to a nice break until Autumn half term.

 

Future Pony Day’s are going to be run slightly differently.  We won’t be handing out rosette’s for grooming but working towards and achieving Certificates.  These will be on a  progressive basis working towards stable management and improving your riding.  From the first certificate to the last being part of a recognised qualification with a governing Equestrian Federation.

 

We also want to encourage our adult riders who can do Progressive Riding Tests to work on improving their knowledge and gaining a recognised qualification.

 

Autumn Half Term Pony Days

Tuesday, 25th October 

Thursday, 27th October 

 

Christmas Pony Day 

Tuesday, 20th December 

Thursday, 22nd December 

Tuesday, 27th December 

Wednesday, 28th December

 

Group Lessons 

Friday, 23rd December we will be offering group riding lessons due to the fact we are closed 24th, 30th and 31st December.  

 
Boxing Day

We’ll be having a Boxing Day Pub Ride with maybe the odd tipple and a gallop to blow away the Christmas pudding.  Approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours £65 commencing at 12 pm.

 

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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