Horse riding Riding Lessons We have a range of horses and ponies at the farm that suit most needs and skill level. The 8 horses/ponies on site take part in jumping, flat work, Riding for the Disabled lessons or beginner adult and children lessons. We also offer weekly or one-off lessons to school groups, summer camps and other similar groups. All our lessons must be booked and paid for in advance. Birthday parties and other types of pony parties can be run at the farm and we offer lessons for school groups from Tuesday to Friday prior to evening lessons. Please contact us to discuss any of the above directly with the riding team. Current Riding Lesson Timetable Tuesdays 16:00 - 20:30 Wednesdays 16:00 - 18:30 Thursdays 16:00 - 18:30 Fridays 14:00 - 18:30 Saturdays 10:00 - 16:45 Sundays 9:00 - 17:00 Tuesday to Friday private lessons after 4pm Adult 30 Minute Private lessons - £40.00(RDA) Children 30 Minute Private lessons - £30.00Childrens 30 Minute Private lesson - £35.00Semi private 30 minute lessons - adults & children - £25.00 per rider Civil Service Riding Club - Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm 30 minute Private lessons £40.0045 minute Group Lessons £35.00 Weekend lessons 45 Minute group lessons for children 7 years and up £30.00 (per child)Lessons from 10am - 4pm(If less than three children book the lesson will be shortened to 30 minutes)There is also availability on Sunday afternoons to book private lessons and birthday parties. This is from 2pm - 4.30pm. Please contact us for information. Riding for the Disabled Riding offers therapeutic benefits and the chance for riders to achieve their personal goals. As a registered RDA centre, we offer Riding for the Disabled lessons for school groups and individuals. All of our individual lessons, and a few of the weekday children’s groups, are suitable for disabled riders. Own A Pony Days The children spend the morning learning basic horse care skills such as mucking out, grooming, learning how to tack up and prepare feed for horses. Once they have learnt about what it takes to look after a horse, they get to spend the afternoon riding a horse. Start: 10.30amFinish: 3pmAge: 8 - 14 years oldCost: £80 per child Footwear: Heeled boot or wellington boot (contact us if you are unsure about footwear)Clothing: Full length leggings/jodhpurs and long sleeved topHelmet: Will be provided by usLunch: Please bring a packed lunch with you - catering is not provided We normally run Own A Pony Days during school holidays, if the horses aren't on their own holidays, Please keep an eye on our events page for upcoming Own A Pony Days or contact us for more details. Stable Management While we understand that all riders want to spend as much time as possible on the back of a horse, stable management lessons are a great way to learn basic horse care, build your confidence on the ground with the horses at the farm and helping build your knowledge. Stable management lessons consist of grooming and bathing horses, learning to tack up and untack your horse, feeding and watering horses and as the title suggest, managing their stable. Stable management lessons run throughout the week in the same slots as riding lessons. Please contact us for more details. Information for all riders We provide hats to all our riders. Hats must be fitted by a member of staff and returned once the lesson is finished We do not provide riding boots. Shoes need to be closed toe to ride. (We do provide safety stirrups) All riders must wear comfortable but fitted clothing. Clothing mustn't flap in the wind so as not to spook the horses All riders need to be 4 years and up to ride at the farm All weekend children's groups are for 7 years and up. Younger children can ride in the afternoon in the private lessons We have ponies and horses that cater to all different heights and weights Our Maximum weight for RDA/Novice riders is 12 stone/80kg Our Maximum weight for Experienced Riders is 14 stone/88kg Riding lessons go ahead even if the weather is bad, as long as horses and riders will be safe If scheduled riding lessons are unable to go ahead due to severe weather, this will be substituted with a stable management lesson instead We have a 48 hours cancellation/rescheduling policy. Any lesson cancelled / rescheduled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged to your account We are unable to leave horses tacked up and waiting in the arena for longer than 15 minutes. If a client is more than 15 minutes late, their horse will be taken back to its stable and the lesson will be classed as a late cancellation and the account will be charged. All new riders must complete a Rider Registration Form and email it to the riding team prior to their first lesson. All lessons are subject to availability. Please contact us for more information or to book.