Festive Fun with Ponies!
Whatever the weather, we’ll be running 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! Our festive Pat & Play, Led Hacks, Pony Hour and Have-a-Go Pony Fun sessions are perfect for younger children and great as an introduction to horses.
For children who’d like to learn more about pony care and grooming, as well as riding, our Pony Experience Days are ideal. We also have a 2 Day Pony Camp for children that can already ride – places are limited though, so book early to avoid disappointment.
For the ultimate Christmas present for pony-mad children we have special "Own a Pony Days" 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.
How to book:
All actvities require booking and payment at least 24 hours in advance as places are limited. You can call us on 01908 666434 or click the "contact us" button on the right of this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact number so that we can call you back to confirm your booking and take payment.
Pat & Play
A session for little ones who are too small to ride: Come and meet one of our friendliest ponies for a cuddle. The whole family can get involved as you learn more about your new pony pal and try grooming. There will also be the opportunity to take a photo with your pony, visit our winter cabin for hot chocolate and decorate your own horseshoe to take home.
2+ years, £25 per person
Tuesday 17 December | 11.30 - 12.00
Festive Pony Hour
Enjoy an experience with the Ride High ponies in these special one-hour sessions. Our Festive Pony Hour includes a 30-minute beginner’s riding lesson, complete with jingling bells and a grooming session where children will make our ponies look festive (with photo opportunity for parents). Afterwards, visit our winter cabin for hot chocolate and decorate a horseshoe to take away and hang up at home.
4+ years, £35 per person
Sunday 15 December | 15.00 - 16.00 Tuesday 24 December | 10.30 - 11.30
Monday 30 December | 16.30 -17.30
Saturday 4 January | 15.00 - 16.00 Sunday 5 January | 15.00 - 16.00
Christmas Eve Pony Ride (Led Hack)
Join us for a special Christmas Eve experience: After meeting the ponies and having a short safety briefing, children will head out on a 30 minute lead-rein ride. Perfect for beginners as a pre-Christmas treat. Numbers will be limited, so book early to reserve your place!
5+ years, £30 per person
Tuesday 24 December | 9.00 - 9.45 and 10.15 - 11.00
Have a Go Pony Fun (2 Hours)
Join the Ride High ponies for a festive experience: In these sessions children will take part in a beginner’s riding lesson (complete with jingling bells), challenge themselves on our fun horse agility course and groom and make their pony look festive. There will be a photo opportunity for parents and after the session with the ponies, children can visit our winter cabin for hot chocolate and decorate a horseshoe to hang on their tree or bedroom wall.
These sessions are ideal for beginners.
6 - 16 years, £45 per person
Monday 23 December | 9.30 - 11.30 and 12.00 - 14.00
Friday 3 January | 15.00 - 17.00
Pony Experience Day
Spend the whole day at the stables! Learn how we care for our ponies and increase your confidence around them as you groom, feed and tack them up, ready for your day. Have an hour’s riding lesson and get to know the ponies’ personalities during a non-ridden, fun agility session.
Children can also decorate their own horseshoe to take home and warm up with hot chocolate during the day. Great for beginners and those who have ridden before.
7+ years, £90 per person
Friday 20 December | 10.00 - 16.00
Two Day Pony Camp
You will be immersed in the life of the equestrian centre and get involved in feeding, grooming and caring for the ponies. As well as participating in fun horse agility sessions, you will be riding in the school for an hour every day and will have the opportunity to decorate your own horseshoe to take home.
8+ years, £180 per person
Thursday 2nd - Friday 3rd January | 10.00 - 16.00
Own a Pony Day
A great Christmas gift!
Book a day with your favourite pony and receive a personalised invitation with a lock of your chosen pony’s hair in a bauble to treasure. On the day, you will be responsible for your chosen pony, mucking them out, cleaning their tack and of course, grooming and riding them. You will also receive a framed photo of you and your pony to take away at the end of the day.
Strictly limited availability. Please contact Reception for details.
8+ years, £120 per person
Friday 27 December | 9.00 - 16.00
Monday 30 December | 9.00 - 16.00
Show Jumping Afternoon
Can you tell an oxer from a bounce jump? Do you know the best way to ride a spread or a skinny?
Join us for an afternoon learning more about the discipline of show jumping: We’ll be finding out about the different types of jumps and learning how best to ride them, designing a short course of show jumps, learning how to build the course and taking part in a fun jumping competition. Participants will receive a certificate and rosette at the end of the session.
This activity is for existing clients only who are currently riding in Level 5 or 6 classes. Places will be limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!
Monday 23 December | 14.00 - 17.00 | £60 per person
Christmas Eve Hacks
Please note: Existing clients only and limited places available.
Tuesday 24 December:
Walk & Trot Hack:
12pm - 1pm | 45 minute hack | £40 per person
Suitable for Level 3 and above.
One Hour Hack:
1pm - 2.30pm | £45 per person
Suitable for Level 4 and above.