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Adult Pony Camp - have a go at polocrosse

Hugging a donkey

Ladies riding in outdoor arena

Man cantering on a horse

Camargue style riding

Horse Agility. Pony standing between union flags.

Learning to vault on a barrel horse

Horse riding at Valley Farm

show jumping cross poles

Riding instructor helping to fasten girth.

Pony and Trap

Lady riding in outdoor arena

Valley Farm Cross Country Jump

white horse jumping at Valley Farm

Horseball at Valley Farm

 

 

Riding for Adults

Horse riding isn't just for kids. 

Horse riding is a great way for busy adults to regain so 'me time' in their lives.  Working with horses helps you to forget about everything else which is going on in your life, and just concentrate on the present moment.

There are many physical and emotional benefits that can be gained from spending time with horses and the great thing is, you are never too old to start.  

We have quite a few riders in their 70, 80's and even 90's who still enjoy riding. OK some of them learned to ride as children, but quite a few of the people who ride with us started riding as adults.

We believe everybody should be able to benefit from the joy that horse riding can bring so we are here to help you every step of the way, even if you have never touched a horse, or visited a stable yard before, we are sure that within a few weeks you will have gained a huge amount of confidence if you decide to try riding with us.  

 

Are you new to riding?

Are you a skilled rider who would like to take up something new such as side saddle or western?

Perhaps you rode as a child and would like to rediscover the joy of riding.  

Does riding appeal to you as a good way to exercise? 

Are your kids horse crazy and you would like to know a bit more about riding and horsecare?

Would you like to own your own horse? 

If you answered yes to any of the above, read on to find out what we can do for you.

 

We offer a range of activities for adults of all ages and abilities including:

Returning to riding courses 

Adult Activity Days

Show Days

Evening Training Courses

Term Time Weekday lessons and horse care sessions. 

Click link to see our TAKE BACK THE REINS PAGE for special offers 

Private lessons at a time to suit you

Shared private lessons, so you can ride with a friend or Mother and Daughter can learn together

Western riding (a slower, arguably more comfortable way to ride)

Natural Horsmanship lessons (focus on making riding easy for you and the horse)

Side Saddle Lessons

Carriage Driving Lessons

Vaulting Lessons (Improve your confidence and get fit for riding)

Lunge Lessons

Hen, Stag, Birthday Parties/Corporate/Team Building Activities

Horse Loan Scheme for those who would like to "own" their own horse

Horsey Holidays with accommodation

Competitions in dressage, jumping, trec, horse agility, western

Mock Hunts 

Educational Clinics 

 

Click here to see our diary of events an

d activities. 

 

 

Regular Group Lessons for Adults (one hour)

Wednesday 10.00 Term time, Grooming and ground work group (non riding) 

Wednesday 11.00 Term time, Gentle group. Steady Neddie Group

Wednesday 1.00 Term time, Progressive riding Group

Thursday 11.00 Term time, Progressive riding Group

Thursday 1.00 Term time, Progressive riding Group 

Thursday 7pm Term time

Please call to confirm times, as they may be subject to change and we will be happy to advise you of the best lessons to suit you. 

 

If you would prefer to visit the yard and the horses in person before booking, then please call to arrange a time, and we will be happy to show you round and answer any questions you may have.  It can sometimes be really helpful to put your mind at ease if you have a chat with some of the other adults who have recently started, and have an opportunity to watch some of the lessons before you book. 

 

 

 

If you would rather not join one of the groups...

Adults are welcome to book private, one to one, lessons/hacks or shared private lessons/hacks (for 2 to 6 people) during the week or at weekends when there is time and space available.

 

For those who enjoy the social side of riding, you can pop into the Café for a chat over coffee or lunch.

Showers, toilets and baby changing facilities are available. 

 

 

Weight limit

Our current weight limit is 13 stone (82 kgs).  For Side saddle, Western and our other specialist disciplines it is 12 stone (78 kgs)

There is no weight limit for Horse agility lessons, Stable management or Grooming & Groundwork.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

updated 4/11/16