Wellington Riding is a British Horse Society Approved School with BHS trained and qualified staff. We have the horses, ponies, instructors and facilities to suit the needs of every rider – from absolute beginners to aspiring competition riders with their own horse.
We teach children from the age of 5. There is no upper age limit, but please note our upper weight limit is 14st.
Beginner riders (both adults and children) start off with half-hour private lessons while they get to grips with the basics and build their riding confidence.
Once riding independently off the lead rein (usually after 4-6 half-hour lessons) your instructor will recommend a suitable group.
We offer tuition every day except Sundays & Mondays.
Bookings may be made in person, via email or by telephone every day. We will take your height, weight, experience and contact details and require payment at the time of booking.
Children can start riding at Wellington Riding from 5 years old. They start with half hour one-to-one sessions to help build their confidence and learn the basics. Once they are fairly confident on their ponies they are ready to join a one hour group lesson. This is normally after 4-6 half hour sessions. The first group is Falabella, this is an hours group and the children may be led. Once into a group lesson they will progress up the levels of groups as they improve. The group lessons are regularly assessed to ensure that the children are in the correct group for their standard of riding.
Children who can already ride can start at Wellington Riding with a half hour one-to-one assessment lesson. From the lesson your instructor will recommend what level of group lesson will be most suitable for you or if you need a few more one-to-ones before joining a group.
Our group lessons are after school during the week and on Saturdays. An assessment lesson can be booked at most times through the week and Saturdays depending on availability. Once you have joined a group lesson you will be regularly assessed to see if you are ready to move up a level.
The group lessons progress as follows:
|Thursday||5.00pm||Exmoor / New Forest||Sarah|
|6.00pm||Welsh / Conn / Fell||Sarah|
|Friday||5.00pm||Wellington Pony Club||Dani/Harriet|
|Sunday||Competition Day or Owner/Rider Lessons & Clinics only|
If you would like to make a booking, see terms and conditions, or have any queries regarding childrens lessons, please do not hesitate to ask.
For adults who wish to get into the saddle for the first time there is no age limit!
We start you off with half hour one-to-one sessions to gain confidence and learn the basics. Once you are cantering on your own you can join a beginner group lesson. Once you are in a group lesson you will be continually assessed by your Instructor who will let you know when you are ready to move up. Half hour one-to-one sessions can be booked at any time through the week and at weekends depending on availability. Group lessons are on Saturdays and weekday evenings (see timetable).
We have a wide range of horses and instructors to suit adult riders at all levels. Whether you are looking to join a regular group or enjoy some more intensive private instruction we would be delighted to arrange something for you. On your first visit to us we like to assess you in a half-hour one-to-one session and discuss with you what type of lessons you are looking for. We can then recommend a suitable group lesson for you or arrange more private sessions.
Adult group lessons are graded as Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. These lessons take place on Saturdays and during the week in the evenings. Please see our timetable for more details.
|Tuesday||Riding Club Clinics||Dani|
|Friday||7pm||Wellington Saddle Club||Mandy & Fliss|
|3pm||Advanced (Flat only)||Roland|
|Sunday||Owner/Rider Lessons/Clincs & Competitions|
Most Coaches are off for 1 weekend in 4, the group lessons will be covered by an alternative.
Wellington Riding reserve the right to change a Coach if necessary.
At Wellington Riding we host a group for the RDA. Groups are organised through our local RDA co-ordinators. The session runs on Thursday morning at 10am.
If you would be interested in helping please call Trish Willits on 01256 397637
To find out more about RDA please visit: www.riding-for-disabled.org.uk
Wellington Riding runs a membership scheme, with two packages enabling members to take advantage of a variety of benefits, depending on the package chosen. The two packages are Full Membership & Club Membership.
For full details of the packages & to join please visit our online membership page www.membermojo.co.uk. Membership is renewable annually on the date of purchase.
Wellington Riding Tuition Fees - Effective from 1st January 2017
|Tuition Prices||Children 5 – 15 years||Adults|
|Assessment/ Non Members||Members 10% discount||Assessment/ Non Members||Members 10% discount|
|Single ½ hour private beginner lesson or 1 hour group lesson||£38.00||£34.20||£54.00||£48.60|
|4 x ½ hour private beginner lessons or 1 hour group lessons
|Ten week Block Group lessons only
|45 Minute Sessions||Private||Semi-Private Lesson|
/ Non Members
/ Non Members
|Coach Set of 4 lessons
(see T&C for transfer rules)
|Senior Coach Set of 4 lessons
(see T&C for transfer rules)
– amendments effective from 1st January 2017
Lessons may be purchased at the above prices and are subject to the following booking conditions:-
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