What we do
Our friendly team of instructors all hold British Horse Society qualifications, and are experienced in teaching at all levels giving confidence to young children and nervous riders in addition to coaching at more advanced levels for examinations or competition.Our staff are also available for breaking and producing quality young stock.
There are two all weather ménages, one Olympic size is used for teaching and many regular riders enjoy working for BHS progressive tests. Some later become career students and train with us for their BHS AI examination and pony club certificates.
Courses & Holidays
Instructional courses are held weekly and give the young rider the opportunity to ride and care for an individual pony throughout the course, giving the pleasure of owning a pony for the week.Adults often prefer to ride a variety of horses brushing up technique or attempting a different discipline of riding. Practical stable management is included in all the courses combined with instructions and hacking out (for those sufficiently competent).
Whether you require a quiet trek or a fast ride, we have the horses to cater for all abilities. We have direct access to the bridleway running through Itchen Valley Country Park. The ride can be tailored to suit your needs. Please ask for details.
The riders must arrive at the yard at 9.30am. They will have one-hour riding / lesson in the morning followed by one-hour stable management. In the afternoon there will also be a one hour hack out lesson.Riders are advised to bring suitable riding attire and wet weather clothing, wellington or riding boots and a packed lunch. BHS safety riding hats are provided by Gleneagles Centre.
We have stable management courses which run throughout the year for those who want to learn more about horse care and management. You can also train for your BHS and NVQ exams and ABRS progressive tests. We also run pony club tiny tots which can work towards their E test, junior D, D+, C, C+ and senior B test and pony club badges.
Please arrive half an hour before the agreed time of departure. A qualified member of staff will take a group of riders on a ride following a paper chase or clues around the area. All riders MUST be able to trot.
A chance to have some fun! Yes even the adults. We are authorised members of the pony club and run weekly sessions. More details are available on request.
We can train you for both the riding and care sides of the BHS examinations Stages 1,2 and 3. We also give training for the PTT examination, please ask for more details. If you already have some knowledge and just need to brush up on a few things, we can tailor lessons to your specific requirements, just ask.
During half terms and school holidays, we run special schedules of events. For forthcoming events please check “Whats On”, Facebook or ring the office for details. Events include Half Day Rides, Gymkhana Games, Day or Week Courses as well asDressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country Clinics.
A qualified member of staff will take a group on a ride and play games, etc. Riders MUST be able to canter and jump.
Riders must arrive at the yard half an hour before the agreed time of departure. You will go on a ride along bridleways and open fields to get to the selected pub.The stay at the pub is around one and half hours which gives plenty of time to order lunch and drinks.
After the pub visit we make our way home. All riders MUST be able to canter. Proper clothing and BHS safety riding hats must be worn.