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.

Latest News

Pony Days - 27th, 28th & 29th October 

British Horse Society Approved Centre

When using a BHS approved centre you can be sure that all the stringent criteria for the approval have been met. 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

Pony Club Approved Centre

The Pony Club Centre Membership Scheme was introduced in 1998 so that children and young people without their own pony could join and take part in Pony Club activities.  Again 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.

The Pony Club

The Pony Club Progressive Tests are completed within our weekly class riding lessons and badges are completed during Pony Days and Rider Courses.  Certificates are completed on specific days with a representative from the Pony Club. 


The Holly Riding School Safeguarding Policy is available upo request 


Latest News

Covid19 update. Due to the increasing numbers of cases we are making some changes to our measures at Holly. These are being put in place to keep all staff clients and volunteers as safe as possible and so we can continue to operate in the best possible way. These updates will be put in place with immediate effect and they are as follows

1. Only one person to attend lessons as a spectator.

2. Toilets are for emergency use only.

3. Face masks to be worn when in the office area, on the yard awaiting the start of lessons and while spectating lessons.

4. Riders to wear gloves at all times while riding.

5. If children have been sent home from school as part of their bubble with or without symptoms we ask they don't attend lessons until the 14 day isolation period is over.

6. Temperatures will be taken on site.

7. Volunteers to wear face masks and gloves at all times during lesson changes.

8. Hands to be sanitized on arrival. Hand sanitizer will be available on site.

9. Social distancing must be kept to no lower than 1.5 meters. A 2 meter distance would be preferred.

As staff we will be adhering to the following guidelines.

1. Face masks and gloves will be worn when booking in/hat fitting, during lesson changes.

2. Sanitizing and cleaning of the tack after each use.

3. Daily clean of facilities.

4. To keep Holly a safe place for everyone at all times.

The above guidelines are being put in place for the safety of everyone at Holly.

Please follow them to ensure we can all continue to enjoy the love of the horse. We would like to also take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support during these testing times.

Without the support of our loyal clients and volunteers we wouldn't be where we are today. Thank you.



Licence No. 008009 valid until 31st December 2021 attaining 5 Stars from North Warwickshire Borough Council

Meet the Ponies

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