Children’s Lessons:

We are a very friendly and welcoming Pony Club Approved Centre that caters for all levels of riders from complete beginners on the lead-rein to more advanced children and teenagers.  At The 4 Gaits Riding School we are all about having fun and enjoying the horses and ponies!  By being a Pony Club approved centre it means that our young members work their way through various Pony Club horse care and riding badges giving them a real sense of achievement!  To be a Pony Club Approved centre means that we have to work to certain Health and Safety standards which also gives parents and carers piece of mind!  Our Pony Club Members enjoy approximately 45mins of ridden coaching and 45mins of stable management lessons so they will spend 1.5 hours in total with us.  Drivers can watch the ridden sessions or wait in Coffee Corner our tea hut where we complimentary tea and coffee is available and enjoy a much deserved break! We keep our ridden session’s varied to include flatwork, jumping, polework, cross-country, hacking, obstacles and much more!

We hold lots of events throughout the year for all the family to enjoy from Easter Treasure Hunts to Christmas Pony Pantomimes.  There are lots of fun days for our Pony Club Members to enjoy too from Own a Pony Days, Gymkhana Days, Show-Jumping Shows, Obstacle Training and even Polocrosse!  We also hold regular Kidz Camps which are great fun.  Due to Covid-19 we are running a reduced number of events and only planning a couple of months ahead and of course will be running events within our industry guidelines at the time of the event.  For our events diary click here

Many of our children have been with us for years and as you will see from our facebook photos that they have alot of fun!  For children who really get the bug we sometimes have ponies come up for loan too!!

Joining the Pony Club – APPLICATION FORM!

Your child needs to be a member of the pony club which is an annual fee of £36.  To join the Pony Club please click here for an application form.

Equipment for children:

Riding Hat, Body Protector, Riding Boots, Riding Gloves.  We have local Equestrian Shops nearby Speedgate, Saddlesdane, ClipClop, Saddlesdane to get you started!  We can provide a hat and in some cases a body protector to help them get started.

Riding Hat: We highly recommend that your child has a fitted hat which they are required to wear on entering the premises, on the yard and on horseback.  However we can provide one for their initial sessions.  We have a local Riding Shop who provide a hat fitting service, please visit ClipClop

Footwear: Another important thing is the riding boots that they wear, we recommend that they have jodhpur boots as these have the correct heel for safety on them for riding or long riding boots if they prefer.  Children cannot wear trainers, however tiny tots are usually fine in wellington boots with a small heel.  Due to Covid-19 we are encouraging children to wear gloves when riding and our local Riding Shop ClipClop can provide these, for full address, click here.

Please contact Lisa to discuss your requirements, click here

Adult Horse Riding, Workshops and Camps: 

We have a lovely selection of horses from weight carrying cobs, safe novice rides and horses for the more advanced rider.  We can offer group lessons, hacking or on select weekdays we can offer private lessons.  We also run our popular Rider’s Retreats throughout the year and adult workshops like our Wednesday Warriors!  We sometimes have horses become available to loan so that you can enjoy all the benefits of horse ownership without the commitments!

Please contact Lisa to discuss your requirements, click here

Prices as Follows:

30 Minute Private Lesson £32 Per Person
30 Minute Semi-Private Lesson £28 Per Person
45 Minute Private Lesson £40 Per Person
45 Minute Semi Private Lesson £36 Per Person
45 Minute Group Lesson £32 Per Person
60 Minute Hack £40 Per Person
120 Minute Hack £65 Per Person
Tiny Tots £10 Per Person
Pony Club £35 Per Person
Lessons are to be paid for on booking please, if you need to cancel your lesson please give us as much notice as possible so that we can refill your space.   Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will still be charged for.