LESSON TYPES

We offer riding lessons for children from the age of four and adults (19+) of all ages. Lessons are either 30 or 45 minutes. 

We are open six days a week and offer private lessons weekdays and after 2.30pm on weekends. Group lessons are run afterschool and during the day on weekends.

You may chose from private, semi-private or group lessons (subject to availabilty and riding level.) Semi- private lessons means that there are no more than two people to the lesson. Group lessons are no more than seven to a group. 

We grade our riders and lessons based on ability. As a rider's ability progresses, they will be moved up into different groups at different times to ensure they are always riding with people of a similar ability. Our rider grades are as follows: 

  • Level 2 - Lead Rein (child beginner, being led)
  • Level 3 - Complete Beginner (coming off lead rein, learning to steer)
  • Level 4 - Beginner (walk and trot)
  • Level 5 - Beginner/Novice (walk and trot, learning to canter)
  • Level 6 - Novice  (walk, trot and canter, learning to jump, able to start hacking out)
  • Level 7 - Intermediate (proficient in all paces including gallop, jumping a course, hacking confidently)
  • Level 8 - Advanced (proficient in all paces, competitive rider in XC, Dressage or showjumping)

ONE-OFF LESSONS

If you would like to ride with us for a one-off lesson or would like to discuss a personalised package for a group or special occasion, please get in touch either by email or phone

 

LESSON PRICES

Private Lessons

Adult

Child

30 mins

£39.00

£35.00

45 mins

£50.00

£40.00

 

Semi-Private Lessons

Adult

Child

30 mins

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45 mins

£45.00

£35.00

1 Hour

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Group Lessons

Adult

Child 

45 mins

£40

£30

1 Hour

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WHICH LESSON SHOULD I BOOK?

If you have never ridden with us before, you will need to create an account with us to book your first assessment lesson. 

1) Go to our website home page 
2) Click on 'create account' 
3) Get the billpayer (parent or guardian or yourself) to fill in the details to create the account. 
4) Await verification email and click on it to verify your account 
5) Add yourself and/or your children as riders 
6) You will then be able to book your assessment lesson by clicking on 'book a lesson' and finding an available time and date 
7) Once you have had your assessment lesson, we will grade you and you will be able to book onto any of our available group, private or semi-private lessons of the appropriate level. 
 
Full lesson timetable coming soon

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

RIDING HAT

You will need to wear a riding hat that conforms to current legislation. If you do not have your own hat, you can borrow one of ours for your first lesson, after that you will need to purchase your own. 

BODY PROTECTOR

It is our policy that all riders must wear a body protector for jumping.

BOOTS 

Boots must be worn that have a small heel and that aren’t clumpy or wide. If your boots are too wide, it will affect your foot in the stirrup and could cause it to get stuck. You may ride in wellies, however riding in trainers or flip flops is not permitted under any circumstances.  

CLOTHING

If you do not own jodphurs and you are new to riding then we recommend comfortable, stretchy trousers or thick leggings. Jeans are also acceptable. You will not be permitted to ride in shorts or skirts. 

Long -sleeved tops are strongly recommended, as are riding gloves. Short sleeved t-shirts are fine, but we will not permit you to ride in a vest top.

Your lesson may be outdoors and we ride in most weathers, so please dress appropriately. 

CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING POLICY

Please note that we have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy.

If for any reason you choose to cancel your lesson, you must do so with more than 24 hours notice of the lesson start time. This must be done via your Northington Stables account. You will receive the full amount that you paid for the lesson as credit on your account, which can be used to book another lesson.

If you cancel your lesson after the 24 hours notice period, then you will not receive a credit or refund of any kind. 

If we decide to cancel or re-schdule your lesson in the event of extreme weather, the cost of your lesson will be refunded to your account as credit, which you can then use to re-book at a later date.