Adult Riders

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. 
  • See our BACK IN THE SADDLE 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 
  • Riding Club for over 18's
  • BHS progressive riding tests

Regular Group Lessons for Adults (one hour)

Wednesday 11.00 Term time, Gentle group. Steady Neddie Group with Lucretia

Wednesday 1.00 Term time, Progressive Riding Group with Lucretia

Wednesday 7pm Term time.Social Riding Group with Rossie.

Thursday 10.00 Term time, Western Riding Group with Amanda.

Thursday 11.00 Term time, Gentle group, Steady Neddie Group with Sara.

Thursday 12.00 Term time, Grooming and ground work group (non-riding) with Amanda.

Thursday 1.00 Term time, Progressive Riding Group with Amanda.

Thursday 7pm Term time, Social riding group with Jenny.

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.



Saturday, March 9, 2019


Training for Complete horsemanship, riding and care with Sue

Fun Show Jumping

Sunday, April 14, 2019


Class 1. Poles on ground. Class 2.


Monday, April 15, 2019


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Tuesday, April 16, 2019


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Wednesday, April 17, 2019


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Thursday, April 18, 2019


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Friday, April 19, 2019


Join us for a natter and a relaxing hack around our beautifu


Friday, April 19, 2019


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