RIDING - Horses Rest Day except for Bank Holidays
Childrens 1/2 hour
- lead rein lesson
note: new riders require a person prepared to lead rider.
½ hour lesson - off lead rein |
1 hour lesson (advanced)|
RDA Group - Joseph Clarke
Take back the reins course - 7 weeks
of 2-hour sessions, includes 1 hour riding
1 hour lesson (Intermediate)|
Children's PRT Senior Stage 3 upwards
1 hour riding ½ hour stable management
1 hour lesson - off lead rein|
9.00 am, 9.30 am, 10.15 am and 10.45 am||
Children's ½ hour lessons
1 hour group - novice|
1 hour group - intermediate|
and Teenagers 1 hour group - advanced|
½ hour group|
9am, 9.30am, 10am and10.30am up to
end of October and then 9am, 9.30am, 11am and11.30am from November
Children preschool - 8 years old
half hour sessions see below.
1 hour lesson - advanced|
1 hour lesson - beginners, subject to numbers|
½ hour group|
½ hour group, subject to numbers|
The adult evening lessons are mainly private or semi- private lessons lasting
an hour or half an hour subject to demand and can be booked up to 8.30pm.
PRT Sessions are for riders who want to learn both riding and stable management
and gain recognised qualifications. The progressive Rider Test syllabus is set
by the BHS and runs from test 1 to test 6 with an adult and a junior version.
Certificates are given at each stage following a test by an outside examiner held
at the Riding School. The children's tests are in two parts Equitation and Stable
Management whereas the adult tests are combined. These tests are particularly
suitable for anyone wanting to take their regular riding lessons further. The
adult Tests 1 - 6 are equivalent to BHS Stage 1 and entitle the holder to go onto
BHS Stage 2 without needing to take BHS stage 1.
The Sunday morning sessions
for preschool and under 8s are un-booked half hour sessions and parents should
be prepared to lead their child if necessary. The sessions start at 9am and riders
must arrive by 10.30 am (11.30am after 1st November) if they want to ride. However
the sessions are on a first come first served basis so you should be prepared
to wait for the next available half hour session at busy times. Children should
wear trousers and a boot or a shoe with a small heel. Although hats and boots
will be provided if required. The Sunday sessions can be used as a taster session
for older children as a one off but they will learn more from being with their
own age group.
Special activities are run during the school holidays for Children
and the next holidays activities are shown on the website sperately. Bookings
are now being taken for these events.