Whatever the weather, we’ll be running fun activities over the festive period: We have a fully covered indoor arena in addition to our outdoor school, so wrap up warm and come and join us! We have activities for total beginners, like Pony Hour, as well as Pony Experiences for children who would like to learn more about pony care and grooming, as well as riding. For a special treat, our Christmas Pony Hours on Sunday 19 December will also include a visit from Father Christmas and a small gift to take home from him.
For the ultimate Christmas present for pony-mad children, and back by popular demand, we have a special "Own a Pony Day" this Christmas. Choose your own pony for the day and receive a keepsake bauble with a lock of their hair, personalised invitation and framed photo of you and your pony to remember the day. This makes a great Christmas gift! Please note, all of our activities must be prebooked in advance - details on how to book here.
Sunday 19 December: 9.30 am – 11 am and 11 am – 12.30 pm | Age: 2 - 12 years | £50 per child
Children will join the Ride High ponies for a special Christmas pony ride and spend time on the yard with our team, learning more about how we care for the ponies and helping to groom them. We’ll also meet Father Christmas during this special session – he often stops in at Ride High before Christmas as we have ample parking for his sleigh and plenty of hay for the reindeer!
Monday 27 December: 10 am – 12 pm
Wednesday 29 December: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Friday 31 December: 10 am – 12 pm | Age: 5 – 16 years | £50 per child
Enjoy a memorable end to the year with our 2-hour equestrian experiences! Children will join the Ride High ponies for a 45-minute ride and spend time outside with our team on the yard for a hands-on session, learning more about ponies and how we care for them. This activity is suitable for beginners and improvers. Parents must leave children for this activity and will not be able to stay on site. Please note when booking that we do have a 12-stone weight limit for horse riding. Please book via EC Pro (instructions below).
Monday 27 December: 2 pm – 3 pm
Wednesday 29 December: 10 am – 11 am and 11.30 am – 12.30 pm | Age: 4 – 14 years | £35 per child
In our Pony Hour children will spend half an hour riding and half an hour on the yard learning more about ponies and pony-care. This is a great opportunity for children to have fun outside, learn new skills and gain confidence around horses. Children may only be accompanied by one adult (no siblings please) or can be left for the session. Please note when booking that we do have a 12-stone weight limit for horse riding. Please book via EC Pro (instructions below).
Tots’ Pony Experience
Thursday 30 December: 10 am – 11.30 am | Age: 3 - 7 years | £45 per child
Children will join the Ride High ponies for a 30-minute ride, grooming, and a session where we will learn more about ponies and pony-care, giving children the opportunity to find out more about their new equine friends.
Pre-school children should be accompanied by an adult for the session. Children already attending school may be left and collected at the end of the session, if they are confident, or a parent can stay if they would prefer. Please wear sensible, closed-toe shoes or boots! This activity is suitable for children aged 3 years +. Please book via EC Pro (instructions below).
Tuesday 28 December: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm | Age 5+ | £130 per child
Back by popular demand – a great Christmas gift:
Children spend a day with their favourite pony and receive a personalised invitation with a lock of the chosen pony’s hair in a bauble to treasure. On the day, children will be responsible for their chosen pony, mucking them out, cleaning their tack and of course, grooming and riding them. Children will also receive a framed photo of them with their pony to take away at the end of the day.
Strictly limited availability - These special sessions usually sell out quickly, so early booking is advised as numbers are limited. Children must be confident and happy to be left for the day as parents cannot stay for this session.
How to Book:
Please note: This activity is only for children who are current clients and receive regular lessons at the Ride High Equestrian Centre.
Please call Reception directly to book this activity on 01908 666434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with a contact number and we will call you back.
You will be asked to choose 3 ponies when booking and we will allocate the most suitable of our available mounts. If it is not possible to book any of your choices, we will contact you directly to discuss options. Your personalised gift pack, with bauble, will be produced and ready to collect within 5 days of booking confirmation and makes a brilliant Christmas present for a pony-mad child!
Christmas Activity Schedule:
Important Information & How to Book:
10/12: Following the recent government announcement, we've updated our Covid site rules - please follow them when visiting the Equestrian Centre to help keep our team and clients safe, thank you.
Please observe our site rules:
- Riders and spectators must wear a mask on site - these can only be removed when riding
- Gloves are advised
- Only one spectator is allowed on site per child
- Spectators viewing riders in the indoor school must be stood in the outdoor areas
- Make use of lateral flow tests before coming activities - if you have access to them
- PLEASE DO NOT COME ON SITE IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OR FEEL UNWELL.
- If you need to cancel due to Covid, within 48 hours of your booking, we will require proof of a positive test in order to supply you with a credit to use against a future activity.
Our normal Cancellation Policy is that we require 48 hours notice before your booking date to process a refund. Cancellations within 48 hours of the booking date (unless due to Covid and proof is supplied) will not be refunded or credited. To cancel your booking, please email email@example.com .
- Please wear sensible shoes or boots as our stable-yard has uneven and muddy surfaces
- Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking slot to enable hat fitting etc.
- Please ensure pony tails are low (for hat fitting) and we would recommend earrings and jewellry are removed for safety
- Children should wear trousers e.g. leggings, joggers or jodhpurs for comfort when riding
- We have a strict 12 stone weight limit - please be aware of this if booking activities for older teens.
To book activities (apart from Own a Pony Day) please use our online booking system EC Pro. Please note that in order to use the system you first need to register your details. Please click here for more information.
You can find Holiday Activities in EC Pro under: book a lesson>group lesson> then look up the date the activity is on to view and book it.
If you need any assistance please contact Reception on 01908 666434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.