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

Offer

Mid Summer's Hack and BBQ

Sunday, June 24, 2018

£40.00  

Join us from 4pm for a leisurely mid summer ride out on you

Spring Dressage

Sunday, June 24, 2018

£8.00  

From 1pm. Fun, friendly dressage.

Group Hack

Sunday, July 1, 2018

£35.00  

Join us for a relaxing group hack around our farm in the bea

Adult Activity Day

Sunday, July 8, 2018

£98.00  

Join us for a fun day. 9am -4pm.

Working Equitation

Sunday, July 15, 2018

£50.00  

Open to Adults of all abilities.

New

ACTIVITY DAY

Monday, July 23, 2018

£65.00  

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

PONY CAMP WEEK 1

Monday, July 23, 2018

£499.00  

Sorry this week is fully booked already.

ACTIVITY DAY

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

£65.00  

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