Come outside this October Half Term for some spooky fun at the stables! We have starter sessions for children who are new to horse riding, like Hallowe’en Have a Go Pony Fun or Led Hacks as well as activities for children who can already ride. The whole family can also have fun following our spooky Hallowe’en Trail on foot.
29 October: 9.30 am – 10.00 am | 10.30 am - 11.00 am | £25 per child | Age 4 – 13 years
Meet our friendly ponies and join us for a gentle Led Hack around the perimeter of the Equestrian Centre. This activity takes about 30 minutes and is a great way to try horse riding for the first time. Parents are welcome to accompany the ride on foot or wait for their return. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for hat fitting etc.
Walk, Trot Hack
26 October: 10.00 am - 10.45 am | £35 per child | Level 3+
Join us for a gentle hack exploring the local countryside. This hack is suitable for riders who can already ride independently (L3 and above).
Walk, Trot, Canter Hacks
26 October: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm Level 4+ | 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm Level 5+ | £40 per child
Explore the local countryside on horseback with us! An hour’s hack which will include walk, trot and canter (ground and weather permitting). These hacks are suitable for Level 4+ riders.
26 October: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm | Age: 5 - 16 years | £50 per child
Have-a-go at horse riding this half term break! In our special Hallowe'en Have-a-go session children will spend time on the yard with the ponies, learning more about how we care for them, have-a-go at our Hallowe'en themed horse agility course and enjoy a beginner's ridden session - this may be a riding lesson in the school or a led hack, depending on the weather. This session is a great introduction to horses and ponies and is an ideal activity for beginners. Parents must leave children for this activity and will not be able to stay on site.
Sunday 31 October | 9.30 am - 1.30 pm | All ages | £10 per child
Why not try our fun spooky Hallowe'enTrail this half term? Follow the trail and collect pieces to make your very own Hallowe'en horse! With a spooky lucky dip at the end of the trail, a prize draw and refreshments available to purchase on the day (in aid of the Ride High charity), there's fun for all the family. Welly boots or hiking shoes are essential. The trail should take about 30 minutes to complete and you can find full details and how to book here. This activity must be pre-booked.
25 October: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm | 27 October:1.30 pm – 4.30 pm | Age: 5 - 16 years | £65 per child
Children will join the Ride High ponies for a 40-minute ride and spend time on the yard learning more about ponies and how we care for them. This session is ideal for beginners. Parents must leave children for this activity and will not be able to stay on site.
25 October: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm | Age: 3 - 7 years | £45 per child
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 +.
Spooky Show Jumping
27 October: Level 3: 9.00 am - 10.00 am | Level 4 10.00 am - 11.00 am | Level 5/6 11.00 am - 12.00 pm | £30 per child
Join us for a spooky fun show jumping session! This is a fun jumping session and riders will have the chance to practice over a range of fences before competing for rosettes.
Pegasus & Unicorn Events:
29 October: Unicorns: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm | Pegasus: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
These activities are free and exclusively for members of our Pegasus and Unicorns riding clubs. Pre-booking is essential. Members will be sent further information later in September.
Unicorns: Hallowe'en Fun Session - an afternoon of games and prizes in the indoor school, don't forget to wear fancy dress!
Pegasus: Spooky Fancy Dress Session - team competitions with prizes for the best themed team and the best decorated horse. Please book for both activities via EC Pro.
Full Half Term Schedule
Covid has not gone away, so please continue to be aware of the need to maintain space and do feel free to wear a mask and make use of the hand-sanitzers and washbasins around the site. Our staff may choose to wear masks when delivering sessions or leading ponies.
- Please do not attend if you or your child are 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.
How to book:
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.
Bookings for our Spooky Hallowe'en Trail have not opened yet, but will open later in September. This event will not be bookable via ECPro.
If you need any assistance please contact Reception on 01908 666434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.