Private & Group lessons are available from beginner to advanced in Dressage, Show Jumping and Stable Management. We also cater for special needs riders and the disabled.

Pricing Structure effective from September 1, 2014

Group lessons
Young person (under 16 yrs)      1 Hour     £24
Adult                                        1 Hour     £26

Private lessons
30 mins 45 mins 60 mins
Trainee £24.00 £28.00 £32.00
Junior instructor £25.00 £32.00 £35.00
Senior instructor
£27.00 £34.50 £38.50

Tiny Tots lead rein lesson £18.00 for 20 mins

All private lessons at the weekend are subject to a £2.50 surcharge on the above pricesSemi-private lessons (two people or more) are discounted by £2.00 per rider.

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Class lessons every Sunday

Learn to jump 10.30am (one hour, group)

Do you feel you want to start jumping? Have you already started but want to do more? Are you able to canter without holding the saddle?

If the answer is YES, this is the group for you. No age restriction. Lesson taught by an experienced instructor.

Jumping courses and gridwork 3pm (one hour, group)

A great opportunity to improve your jumping skills with gridwork.  Riders must be suitably competent over a jump to take part. Includes cross country fences. Lessons with an experienced instructor.

Children’s classes:

Friday 5pm; Saturdays 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm; Sunday 10.30am, 11.30am and 3pm.

Indoor school & two outdoor arenas. Tuition for all ages/abilities. Please call for more details of all the above classes


Please note that if you cancel your ride with less than 24hrs notice or fail to attend you will still be charged


All instructors are B.H.S. qualified or N.V.Q or are training        
To maintain continuity we aim to keep the same instructor to classes but occasionally this isn't possible due to holidays or sick leave
We aim to keep to a maximum of 8 riders in the 1hr group class and 6 riders in the beginners’ lesson
We have a wide range of horses and ponies chosen for their suitability and temperament
Occasionally it is necessary to move an individual into a different class to maintain a level in a group
Generally adults, teenagers, children and tiny tots are divided into different groups
We aim to give riding lessons in a relaxed, fun and friendly yet professional manner


* When starting it is not necessary to spend a lot of money on expensive gear but it is still important to be as safe as possible, until you feel you can invest in your own riding equipment. With this in mind we are able to loan you a riding hat, this is the most important piece of equipment. As soon as possible it is worth getting your own and having it professionally fitted by a reputable tack shop. (Please see links below).
Customers must wear an approved current safety standard riding helmet at all times whilst mounted and when handling horses/ponies.

* This would be followed by footwear. Safe footwear is compulsory. Please comply or you will be unable to ride for your own safety. Long riding boots or jodhpur boots with chaps are preferred but the new rider may wear any sturdy shoe that has a small, broad heel with a smooth sole or Wellington boot.  Unfortunately we are not able to supply footwear for you to borrow.

* Jodhpurs are preferred and recommended but any stretch trouser (ie, leggings) will suffice to start with. Jeans are not great as they will chafe and do not give.

* Riding gloves are recommended also to avoid chafing – and in the winter for obvious reasons but they do need to be designed for riding as otherwise can be too bulky or too slippery.

* Body protectors are currently optional but we do recommend new riders start wearing them as soon as possible and the more experienced rider wears them for jumping lessons. Again they need to be of the current approved safety standard and should be fitted by a reputable tack shop.

* Necklaces, dangly ear-rings, bracelets and protruding rings must not be worn as could cause injury.

* Any long hair MUST be tied back or secured in a hairnet.

* Should you need to wear glasses please secure with a sports strap.


Private and group lessons

Some of our 'young at heart' clients