These taster sessions have been designed for children of 3 to 8 years who have none or very little previous experience, however they are great for ‘grown up children’ too – the perfect family outing! This exciting experience will last around 15 minutes a gently led ride around the fields next to the stables.
These rides run at the end of the afternoon when the yard is less busy, so are suitable for any nervous riders. This is the ideal way to experience riding for the first time and is a good introduction for anybody new to ponies. No roads are used.
Required documents for Health and Safety are included in the booking process and must be completed before arrival.
Protective headgear provided and must be worn at all times once registration is complete.
Wear suitable outdoor clothing & sturdy shoes with a small heel.
We also ask that accompanying adults wear suitable sturdy shoes.
No previous experience required, not just for kids – adults can walk with us and capture the moment. Required documents attached to your booking confirmation are required to be completed by all participants prior to arrival. You will not be able to participate if these are not completed as they are part of our Health and Safety procedure.
Ideally, a max weight of 6 Stone (38 Kg)
The Stables. Please park at either the Triangle or Woodland car parks and walk to the stables.
For a map and directions, you can download the free app what3words.
The Car Park for our Stables is located at the what3words location: traffic.privately.ripen
The Stables are located just across the field from the Car Park at the what3words location: push.trials.domain.
Please arrive at the stables 20-25 minutes prior to the session.
If you need to change your booking or to cancel, we do require 24 hours notice in order for you to receive a full refund.
Approx 15 minutes You must arrive 20-25 mins before session starts
£19 per person. Minimum 3 years (under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult).
Open from February to November. Full programme from Easter – October 31st. Closed on Tuesdays expect during School Holidays.
We aim to use pedigree Highland ponies due to their hardy and strong nature as well as their kind temperament. We also have a Shetland/Exmoor cross pony and a Dartmoor pony to allow us to take smaller riders. We are a very friendly team, both human and equine, and have rides going out all year round (weather dependant) tailored by ability.
Feona Laing – BHH Stage 1 & 2, TRSS Senior Trek Leader, first aid Rebecca Brown – BHS AI, qualified Veterinary Nurse, first aid
We are a TRSS approved centre and most of our riding is varied, off road heathland or caladonian pine woodland terrain.