Children Riding Lessons

If your child has never been on a horse before, then there is no better place to start then a Start To Ride group lesson. If you think a private lesson during the week would be better suited to start with, see private lesson details at the bottom of this page.


Start To Ride lessons – £33/1/2hr

Friday – 17:30 AND Saturday & Sunday – 10:15; 11:15; 12:15; 14:15; 15:15

Half hour lessons for beginners over the age of four. You will learn the basic walk, trot and steering whilst having fun and taking part in games.

And if you’d like to continue connecting with the ponies after your ride, you can add a 20 minute Pony Bonding session to your lesson. Themes of these sessions include: first steps in plaiting, first steps in leading, first steps in tacking & untacking, what is it like to be a horse, first steps in grooming, the 5 senses of a horse.

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If your child has riding experience but never ridden with us before, book in for a half hour assessment with one of our instructors. Once assessed, they can join one of our group lessons at weekends or book into private lessons during the week.

Weekend group lessons – £49/1hr

Our weekend group lessons require advance booking as they get booked up very quickly. They are split into 4 levels – Novice Rider (CB1), Independent Rider (CB2), Confident Rider (CB3) and Balanced Rider (CB4).

Novice Rider (CB1)

Saturday – 09:00, 12:00, 15:00; Sunday – 10:00, 12:00, 14:00

Learn to improve the walk, sitting and rising trot, understand the feel of the canter, as well as school movements and exercises. All on lead rein.

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Independent Rider (CB2)

Saturday & Sunday – 09:00, 11:00

Walk, trot and canter in a balanced manner with and without stirrups. Learn how to ride in open order. Understand the trotting diagonals. Learn the light and jumping position. Complete course with light jumping.

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Confident Rider (CB3)

Saturday – 10:00, 14:00; Sunday – 09:00

Ride experienced horses and ponies. Work in open order. Understand correct canter lead. Jumping small courses.

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Balanced Rider (CB4)

Saturday & Sunday – 12:00

Walk, trot, canter with and without stirrups. Jumping a more technical course, learning lateral work and working on improving the horse’s way of going. Must be able to ride any type of horse given.

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Weekday group lessons:

We have development and progression group lessons in the evenings during the week as follows:

Tuesday – 18:00-19:00 – Confident Rider (CB3)

Friday – 17:00-18:00 – Confident Rider (CB3)

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Wednesday – 18:00-19:00 – Independent Rider (CB2)

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Friday – 19:00-20:00 – Balanced Rider (CB4)

Friday – 20:00-21:00 – Balanced Rider (CB4)

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After School Stable Club:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays for 6-14 years old
16:30 – 18:30 (drop off from 16:00)

When the school’s day is over, why not head to your local riding school to reconnect with the outdoors, see our horses and ponies, meet your friends and make new ones, do your homework and enjoy some riding. There can be nothing better than the freedom of being outdoors with horses and friends.

Price: £47 per child (packages also available to purchase HERE)

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For Pony Days and other special/seasonal events, please check out the tabs under the School Holidays, Birthday Parties & Other Experience section of our website.


£51/1/2hr or £65/1hr

If you are booking for the first time, it will need to be a half hour lesson. The instructor will let you know if/when you are ready to move to one hour lessons.

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OVERNIGHT SLEEPOVERS (for 7+ years old):

£105 per child – arrive by 5pm on Saturday, depart by 12pm on Sunday

An overnight sleepover in the Cottage in heart of the riding centre so that you can get to know other riders of the same level as well. It includes breakfast & play with the ponies, a riding theory lesson/clinic during the day and outdoor fires & marshmallows and indoors popcorn and films and warm duvets in the evening.

You will be hosted by a residential matron.

BOOK CB1: 2-3 March BOOK CB2: 9-10 March BOOK CB3: 16-17 March BOOK CB4: 23-24 March