If only one person in group lesson, lesson will last for 45 mins.
Private / Semi private session can be jump, flat* or ride out for 45 mins.
Other lessons, evening rides etc. Please ask for details.
Please wait by the indoor arena for your instructor and horse. The yard is off-limits to the public for health and safety reasons for both horses and people.
If you need to borrow helmets and/or body protectors, we will have them available in the arena free of charge. If possible, please purchase your own safety equipment. We insist all under 16 yrs wear body protector for jumping but strongly recommend everyone wears one.
*If you request a jumping session for private sessions, this will be a request and not guaranteed.
Late arrivals: No late arrivals after 10 minutes for group lessons. It is too disruptive to other riders and horses need to be worked in gradually. Private sessions for late arrivals will take place but it will finish at the scheduled time. If you are running late, please email us quickly as possible to let us know. If not, horses could be taken back to field.
Cancellation policy: Any cancellations made by yourself more than 48 hours prior to the session, you will be refunded. If you originally booked with a token, a token is placed on your EC pro account to use in future. If you are unable to come within the 48 hours, you can find a replacement rider for the session, so you don't forfeit the booking. They need to be registered with us and you need to advise us of rider change. For group lessons they need to be of correct standard.
Please read our full cancellation policy for lessons and rides on FAQ page before booking.
An indication of the standards
Beginners of any age 4 - 99 years, learning to mount, dismount, ride in walk and trot.
Able to do rising trot without assistance in balance with confidence. Introduction to cantering.
Learning to canter unassisted and pole work. Working on jumping position. Introduction to all aspects of jumping.
Confident cantering and balanced over a single fence, starting to link fences. Confident riding without stirrups and have a knowledge of school movements
Capable of cantering without stirrups, intro to lateral movements and confident jumping 50cm courses and grids.
Confident of jumping a course/grid of 75cm jumps, cantering circles without stirrups and lateral work to improve the horses way of going.
Which group to come along to?
Complete beginner, learning how to mount, rider position, stop, start and steer. Trying trotting.
Able to do rising trot unassisted. Trying small canters.
Riders improving their seat, steering and gaining confidence in canter. Practicing trotting poles and introduction to jumping small fence.
Riders cantering unassisted, managing a very small fence with confidence.
Riders confident in canter, starting to jump balanced over fences, doing work without stirrups. Riders will start linking fences together.
Able to link up a couple of jumps, working without stirrups, developing a secure seat.
Riders able to jump confidently around small course, starting to canter without stirrups, learning more complexed schooling exercises. Introduction to lateral movements.
Riders confident jumping a variety of horses at 75cms, lateral movements, working at all paces without stirrups and improve the horses way of going.
Aimed at riders who are comfortable cantering but would not wish to jump, riders who just enjoy their time in the saddle and wish to have a supportive atmosphere to ride in. For riders over 16 years old.
When we initially grade riders, we will normally downgrade someone especially if they have not ridden recently. Please ask an instructor to amend your grading if needed.
Walk, trot & canter Level 5 or 6 riders (All Level 4 riders must have prior consent from an instructor before booking). Clients must be able to walk, trot and canter confidently outside in open spaces. This is fast ride. If you are unsure if this is correct for you, please book a private ride out and then we can assess your suitability to join this ride. Please do not attend a braids ride if you have not ridden for more than 6 months.
Private/semi private rides
Rides will go at groups own capability. Please book a private/semi private session and select ride out. No complete beginners or Nervous riders, please.
Ride outs can often be arranged when lessons are at capacity. Please email requests to
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