Weekend Kids Club

We offer a range of clubs on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, catering for all levels of experience in riding and pony care. The age recommendations below are a guide only, experience is more important and some children learn more quickly than others. Above all we want your child to enjoy the learning experience and to meet other children with a shared enthusiasm for horses and riding. Our riding clubs are for having fun!

Based on the B.H.S JUNIOR Progressive Tests which have both Riding and Stable Management sections, the plan is to work through the syllabi with riders gaining certificates as a mark of their learning.

There are 5 levels of Progressive Test and on achieving all levels riders should not only have a sound knowledge of basic horse/pony care but should also be able to ride with a correct balanced position at all three paces and have some knowledge of road riding when hacking.

 

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Shetland Club:

SATURDAYS UP TO 3 HOURS:

11am - 12pm:   Riding
12pm - 1pm:    Pony Club Lunch Hour – buy in café or bring your own
1pm - 2pm:      Stable Management

Age: 6+       

Experience: Learning to walk and trot off the lead rein

Description: Children start with a one-hour riding session followed by lunch and then one-hour of stable management.

dartmoor club:

SUNDAYS UP TO 2 HOURS:

1pm – 2pm: Stable Management
2pm – 3pm: Riding

Experience: Riders must be able to walk, trot and learn to canter

Description: Before they ride they will be grooming and tacking up their pony under supervision.

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welsh club:

SATURDAYS UP TO 3 HOURS

12pm - 1pm:   Pony Club Lunch Hour – buy in café or bring your own
1pm - 2pm:    Stable Management
2pm - 3pm:    Riding

Age: 10 -13 approximately
Experience: Riders must be able to walk, trot, canter and learning to jump

Description: Children have one-hour in-depth stable management and horsemanship sessions before a one hour riding session in preparation for competitions.

CONNEMARA CLUB:

SUNDAYS UP TO 2 HOURS

12pm - 1pm:      Riding
1pm - 2pm:        Stable Management

Age: 13 -16 approximately
Experience: Riders must be able to walk, trot, canter and jump
Description:

Children start with a one-hour riding session followed by more in-depth stable management and horsemanship sessions, in preparation for competitions.