Lessons

We cater for novice to advanced riders both children and adults; classes and private lessons. We would love to discuss any requirements you may have and can tailor lessons to your individual needs where necessary.

We are happy to teach riding for the disabled and find this very rewarding and achieve good results. Groups of friends can be catered for by a private booking. In addition, we teach schools as part of their extra curricular activities and scout and brownie groups working towards their riding badges.

Pony Days

One of our most popular days. Pony Days are not only a great introduction to riding but also to the responsibilities of owning a horse, with stable management, care and safety sessions forming part of the day. Children participating are assigned their own pony to ride and care for throughout the day and are supervised at all times. These days provide a valuable insight for those wishing to progress further and maybe own their own pony in the future.

If your child is a member of the Pony Club the information they receive on the Pony Day can help towards their Grooming and Saddlery Badge's.

10:00 Introduction
10:15 Grooming Lecture
10:30 Groom
11:00 Break
11:15 Safety in the stable - discussion
11:30 Tack Lecture
12:00 Ride
1:00 Lunch
1:30 Groom for "the best turned out" competition
2:15 Judging for "best turned out"
2:30 Ride (including Gymkhana games)
3:30 Untack / Feed
3:40 Results of competitions - rosettes given
3:45 Verbal Quiz
4:00 End of pony day

Riding Courses

We hold 2/3 day riding courses for both children and adults, we cover various aspects of stable management and ride for a minimum of 2 hrs every day.  On the last day we hold jumping and gymkhana competitions for rossettes, aswell as awarding certificates for best turn-out and quiz master.  These courses are exceptionally popular, book early to avoid disappointment.

Hacking

We have wonderful surrounding countryside with quiet country lanes, local bridleways and plenty of off road riding. Riding will be assessed before we will take riders out on a hack to ensure the safety of both the rider and the horse. Pub hacks for groups can be arranged.

The Pony Club - Centre member

We are a Centre Member of the Pony Club, which means, children can be a member of the Pony Club without owning their own pony, yet still get all the benefits of the Pony Club and enjoy all the activities involved.  Achievement Badges, riding exams and progressive tests along with lots of fun take place.

Pony Parties

We hold pony parties for a maximum of 8 children riding at a time. All children will be provided with a pony and a helper to ensure their safety. So not too worry if the children haven’t rode before.

What’s included in the package:-

  • 1 pony per child  plus Safety standard riding hat
  • Care & grooming lesson
  • 45 minutes riding, with an emphasis on fun, including gymkhana games
  • Certificate upon completion of the pony party
  • Pony Party lasts up to 1½ hours.

 

Pony Camp

During the school summer holidays we hold a pony camp which covers all aspects of stable management, riding including dressage, jumping, cross country and gymkhana competitions and we also have a picnic ride.  All the kids have a fantastic time and has proved to be a great hit.  Booking is essential as places go fast.