Equestrian Clinics

From time to time Valley Farm invite various experts form the horse industry to come and give talks and demonstrations on different equine pursuits and topics of general interest. Follow us on facebook to ensure you don't miss the next one. 

Valley Farm is able to run equestrian sessions in our floodlit indoor arena, for groups of children and/ or adults wanting to learn more about some of disciplines taught at the centre.

Our clinics are especially interesting to equestrian groups, riding clubs, colleges, equine students, schools or social groups who wish to learn about a particular equestrian sport or subject. They are also ideal if there are people in your group who don't actually want to get on a horse.

Sessions can be arranged for groups during the daytime or some evenings, although we may need quite a bit of advance warning for weekends, as it can get very busy.

Lessons in any of the following subjects can be booked by individuals, but we offer a special group discount for groups with a minimum number of 15 people.

Western 

  • Demonstration of western Riding and explanation of saddlery. 
  • Talk on how to train the western horse, and the various movements. 
  • Ask as many questions as you like. 
  • Have a go at roping Daisy, our well trained static calf. 
  • Try the comfort of a western saddle for yourself.

A fun interactive clinic where you will definitely go away with a basic knowledge of western equitation, and an appreciation of the skill involved.

 

Light Horse Carriage Driving

  • Demonstration of harnessing up a single horse for carriage driving. 
  • Talk on the harness, it’s fitting and use. 
  • Ask as many questions as you like. 
  • See the horse 'put to' the vehicle. 
  • Learn how to handle the whip and reins for yourself.

Appreciate for a moment the way we were when we relied upon the horse as a means of transport.

Vaulting

  • Demonstration of Vaulting. 
  • Talk on training a vaulting horse. 
  • This is your chance to have a go if you want. 
  • Our patient tin horses are on hand to allow you to practice the various movements required for competition. 
  • Ask as many questions as you like. 

For a great hands on experience which is really fun.

UP-COMING EVENTS

ACTIVITY DAY

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

£70.00  

This day is fully booked.

ACTIVITY DAY

Thursday, August 16, 2018

£70.00  

9am - 4pm lots of fun horsey activities. Includes lunch.

ACTIVITY DAY

Friday, August 17, 2018

£70.00  

This day is fully booked.

Pony Club Mini Rally

Sunday, August 19, 2018

£30.00  

From 2pm -4pm.

PONY CAMP WEEK 5

Monday, August 20, 2018

£499.00  

This week is now fully booked.

ACTIVITY DAY

Monday, August 20, 2018

£70.00  

Sorry, this day is fully booked.

ACTIVITY DAY

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

£70.00  

This day is fully booked.

ACTIVITY DAY

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

£70.00  

This day is fully booked.