The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre offer riding lessons for children aged 4 to 16 years. Horses are social herd animals and inclined to act appropriately with whoever is with them. Children have a beautiful sense of wonder and innocence about them and we find horses and children to be perfect partners. They draw out one another’s innate ability to nurture and care for the other. We feel it is our duty to provide the environment where children can experience the magic of these animals, and our horses are able to act as guides and mentors to the children.
“We were really impressed by the kind way that you handled the horses and by how responsive they were to you and to us under your instruction."
At The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre, we dedicate our weekends to the children so they can spend time with the ponies. Our experts will teach them about the basic needs and requirements of looking after a horse and encourage a caring and compassionate approach to the pony as an individual.
Saturday 1.30 - 4.30 £45
Lesson or hack with a friendly, experienced instructor. Supervised grooming and caring for ponies. You will also learn health and welfare and practical yard management. Ideal for building confidence, coming off the lead and wanting to progress.
Saturday 9.30 - 1pm or 1.30 - 4.30 pm £45
Ideal for riders off the lead that can walk, trot and canter and wanting to advance plus be more involved with the care and stable management of the horses.
Sunday 9.45 – 11.15 – £45
Group lesson with grooming and horse care time (1.30 hour total) £45
Opportunity for your child to experience both the joy and hard work of owning a pony, for one day. They become responsible (under directed supervision) to take care of the ponies’ needs and health.
Children can also come and spend the day at The Holistic Horse & Pony Centre on Teacher Training Days, full or half days.
Includes a lesson in the morning and hack in the afternoon.
Full Day 10-4pm - £65
Half Day 10-1pm - £45
Pony Day booking of 2 or more days or 2 or more siblings £55 10am-4pm
Call us to book or find out more about children's riding lessons:
Sunday 9.45 – 12.45 – £45.00
Group lesson with grooming and horse care time £45
Working towards badges and certificates of achievement.
Groups split according to ability and age
Prices are available on a pay as you go basis. Discounts available for block bookings. Call to discuss joining our standing order scheme and save £££s!