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Weekely schedule for lessons from 16 September 2020

We are still only able to accept beginners under 12 years old. Clients over 12 years old must be able to mount and carry out their own safety checks.

The yard is still off limit to clients. Please wait by benches for your instructor and horse and only please attend the stables if you have an appointment booked. Please only bring minimum spectators on site. They must use sanitiser before entering indoor gallery and wear face coverings.

All bookings to be made by email or phone with payment taken prior to session:

What we are able to offer currently:

Individual lessons — £40 for 45 mins

Restricted lessons — £35pp for 45 mins, 2 or more people.

Pony rides — £15, under 10 only.

Braids rides — £35, must be able to confidently walk, trot & canter.

Group lessons — £35, Level 1/2 are offered for 11 years & under only due to social distancing.

Cancellation policy:
No refund will be given if less than 48 hours prior to session. If you would like another person to ride in place of someone unable to come, this can normally be accommodated. Obviously if it’s for a group lesson, they would need to be riding at the same level for safety. More than 48 hours, we can transfer to another time/date or issue a refund if appropriate.

Important information: Please could ALL clients download and complete the updated Rider Registration Form before attending your first post-Covid session. Please then return by email to bookings@towerfarm.org. We have a new digitalised system now.

Time

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

10.00am

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

Level 5/6

Level 5/6

11.00am

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

Level 3/4

Level 3/4

12.00pm

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

University
lessons

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

Level 2/3

Level 2/3

1.00pm

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

University
lessons

Individual
lessons

Individual
lessons

11 yrs  & under
Level 1/2

11 yrs  & under
Level 1/2

2.00pm    

University
lessons/
Braids

 

Individual
lessons/
Braids

11 yrs  & under
Level 1/2

 
3.00pm    

Individual
lessons/
Braids

 

Individual
lessons/
Braids

   
4.00pm    

11 yrs  & under
Level 1/2

 

11 yrs  & under
Level 1/2

   
5.00pm    

Level 3/4

 

Level 3/4

6.30pm  

Level 3/4

6.00pm Individual /restricted
lessons

 

Level 5/6

Braids rides:

Saturday & Sunday

Braids: 11am

Experienced riders only

Pony Rides:

Saturday & Sunday

10am - 11am

Weather dependant

7.30pm  

Level 5/6

6.50pm Individual /restricted
lessons

 

Level 3/4

     

7.40pm Individual /restricted
lessons

     

If only one person in group lesson, lesson will last for 45mins.

Adult riders = 14 yrs plus

Private lessons, evening rides etc. Please ask for details.

An indication of the standards

Introductory Session
(currently unavailable)

The introductory session is designed to improve clients safety and awareness near horses. Within this session you will be given a short tour of the stables, shown which clothing, footwear and size of helmet are appropriate. You will also be shown how to lead, mount and dismount a pony/horse, and have a short ride learning the basics of 'start, stop, and steer'.
(Total 1 hour)

Level 1

Rider 11 years & under (due to the current government guidelines) with no prior experience apart from intro session - Adult may attend if they wish.

Level 2

Learning to ride working towards rising trot without assistance, 11 years & under (due to the current government guidelines) after doing level 1.

Level 3

Learning to canter and pole work. Working on jumping position.

Level 4

Confident cantering and balanced over a single fence

Level 5

Capable of trotting without stirrups, cantering, & course of small jumps

Level 6

Confident of jumping a small course of jumps and cantering circles, lateral work

Ride outs

Treks
(currently unavailable)

Walk & trot only
12.00pm, 2.00pm daily
All treks will spend time in arena to make sure clients are comfortable before leaving to ride out.

Braids Rides

Walk, trot & canter
11.00am, 3.00pm daily
Clients on the braids ride must be able to walk, trot and canter.

Restricted rides
(private group)

Charged same rate as restricted lesson - but will go at groups own capability.

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.


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

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