or those returning to riding can gain confidence on sensible horses with expert support from qualified teachers. Riders have the opportunity, if they wish, of taking British Horse Society Progressive Riding Tests, which start at a basic level and provide an indication of a rider’s progress. Beginners do not need to purchase any expensive equipment or clothing. Our office can offer advice on what to wear and riding hats are available for hire from the office.
of all ages are offered tuition which is safe, interesting and fun – learning to ride with confidence on well-mannered ponies with qualified instructors. Pony rides are available to enable younger children to gain confidence before progressing to lessons. Children can progress to taking proficiency tests in riding and stable management, gaining experience by riding out, jumping and taking part in competitions. We also run ‘own-a-pony’ days for children, subject to ability and knowledge, and during the school holidays children can stay for a week, looking after a pony and riding for 3 hours per day.
Improvers and experienced
riders can progress through a series of more advanced lessons, allowing them to progress in show-jumping, riding out, cross-country and dressage. Practical riding tuition is supported by theoretical stable management which takes place in our lecture rooms. Riders can advance from the British Horse Society Progressive Riding Tests on to the British Horse Society exams and up to the BHSAI Certificate.
are welcome to bring their own horses in for classes or private tuition towards all types of competitions including dressage, show jumping, and cross-country. Pony Club and Riding Club activities are available either on your own horse or on a NHEC horse/pony. Schooling is also available for young or problem horses.
Riding lessons are available 7 days a week during the daytime, with evening lessons available Monday to Friday throughout the year.