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New visitors to Tower Farm

Tower Farm was featured on CBBC 'Junior Vets' in 2013 and 2015.

Welcome to Tower Farm Riding Stables

On this website, you will find information about the lessons and treks we have, timetables and prices. Experienced riders can find out more about our braid hills rides, common rides, information about our latest competitions.

Riding is a fun and rewarding activity and horses are beautiful, but they are large and can be unpredictable. Before you start riding, you need to know that riding is a risk sport. However, it does not need to be any more dangerous than any other risk sport when the rider takes precautions. Although it is impossible to eliminate all risks, by following these simple rules for horse riding safety, the possibility of injury can be greatly reduced.

  • Riding hats or helmets MUST be worn at all times when riding, and are paramount to safety. It must conform to standards BSI with secured chin strap*. (We can provide riding hats to current EU regulations.)
  • Wear properly fitting footwear with a small heel to prevent your foot from slipping through the stirrup. NO flat-sole shoes or trainers.
  • Wear appropriate clothing – preferably made from comfortable stretchy material. Note that jeans can be uncomfortable. Absolutely nothing should flap. No loose scarves. Please remove all jewellery when riding.
  • DO NOT mount your horse until an instructor is present.
  • Please advise staff of any relevant medical complaint.
  • If you require assistance, please ask a member of staff.

All clients new to riding should come to an Introductory Session which is held every Saturday at 3pm before proceeding to levels. It includes safety around the yard and horses. The session also includes a Complete Beginners lesson. Total length of the session including the lesson is 1 hour. (Click here to see more.)

Please could ALL clients who wish to ride with us download and complete the updated Rider Registration Form before the first visit. Please then return by email to bookings@towerfarm.org. Please make us aware of any change in circumstance.

We make every effort to ensure each client is allocated a suitable horse and for that reason we might ask your height and weight to choose suitable mount for you.

Recommended ages
For safety we recommend children should be:

Group lesson

from 5 years

1/2 hour individual lesson

from 3-4 years

1 hour ride

from 8 years

Pony ride

18 months up to 10 years

We have insurance in place for any age but these are our guidelines to make riding enjoyable and safe.

*Hat Standards Jan 2016

Please can all clients be aware that from January 2016 any hat that is only stamped to BSEN1384 will be no longer be regulation.

All hats being worn at Tower Farm by staff/liveries/clients/competitors must be to 2016 standards.

The following will be acceptable with British Kitemark:



ASTM F1163


Please check your hat now and replace before January if not up to standard.

Please be aware of hats for ‘sale’ prices as these might be out of standard.

We recommend all riders have their own personal accident policy.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to go ahead and book.

Hope to see you soon,

    - all the staff and ponies at Tower Farm.

View from the Braids

 Proprietor: Caroline Buckle BA, BHS II, TRSSCO, PC'A'

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