Join us for fun summer holiday activities at the Ride High Equestrian Centre
We've lots to do at the Equestrian Centre this summer and our Pony Hour and Have-a-Go Pony Fun sessions are ideal activities for younger riders and great as an introduction to riding. We work with small groups and children can have a go at grooming and horse agility, as well as riding. We also offer “Brush up on Grooming” for teens and adults during the holidays – these non-ridden, one hour sessions are a great way to spend more time with our ponies and learn how to care for them.
For children who would like to ride and learn more about pony care and grooming, our Pony Experience Day is the ideal holiday activity, and for the ultimate horsey holiday experience, for children who can already ride independently, there’s our 3 Day and 5 Day Pony Camps – places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please scroll down for our schedule which shows dates and times for each activity.
How to book:
Please contact Reception to book any of the activities below. All actvities require prebooking 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 email@example.com with the details of what you would like to book and a contact number so that we can call you back to confirm your booking and take payment.
Enjoy an experience with the Ride High ponies on the ground and in the saddle in these special one-hour sessions. Take part in a 30-minute riding lesson with tuition from our instructors and learn about pony care as you groom and get to know your new equine friend. Perfect for beginners.
£26 per child | 5 - 7 years
Have a Go Pony Fun!
Get to know the Ride High ponies as you have-a-go at grooming, learn some new skills in a group riding lesson, and challenge yourself and your new pony pal with our horse agility course.
These 2 hour sessions are ideal for beginners.
£39 per child | 7 years +
The perfect hack for beginners. Get to know the Ride High ponies before taking part in a safety briefing with our expert instructors. Then head out onto one of our local hacking routes for a 45 minute lead-rein ride, exploring the local area. We have horses and ponies, so adults can also join in and come riding with their children (maximum weight limit 13 stone).
£40 per adult, £35 per child | 4+ years
Pat & Play
Our popular Pony Pat & Play sessions are ideal for families with little ones aged 2 – 4 years.
Meet one of our friendliest ponies who would love to say hello! The whole family can get involved as you learn more about your new pony pal, have a go at grooming and colour in some pony themed creations.
These 30 minute sessions are ideal for those new to horses, or those wanting to introduce younger members of the family to our equine friends. There’s also complimentary tea or coffee for the adults.
£15 per child | 2 - 4 years
Pony Experience Day
Spend the day as an equestrian trainee! Learn how we care for our ponies and increase your confidence around your new equine friends as you groom, feed and tack them up, ready for your day. Have an hour's riding lesson and take a fun quiz on what you've learnt during your day. Get to know the ponies' personalities during a horsemanship session as you learn what makes them tick. Say goodbye as you feed and put your pony to bed.
Great for children who have ridden before, but also suitable for beginners.
£90 per child | 7 years +
3 Day Pony Camp
For children who would love to spend more time at the stables, we offer a 3 day Pony Camp: Children will be immersed in life at the equestrian centre, getting involved with feeding and caring for the ponies. They will be riding in the ménage and out exploring the countryside, learning more about equestrian disciplines like dressage and will finish the camp with a fun gymkhana, pony games and rosettes
£245 per child | 7 years+
5 Day Pony Camp
Come and spend 5 days at our ultimate Pony Camp this summer!
Children will meet their pony at the start of the week and will be responsible for bringing them in every morning and turning them out at the end of the day.
They will take part in different equestrian activities each day, with distinct themes, including: dressage, show jumping, hacking and gymkhana activities, with opportunities to devise a jump course and practice their skills as well as taking part in mini competitions during the week. The Camp finishes with a Best Turned Out competition, fun Gymkhana and awards.
£450 per child | RHEC Level3+ */ 8 years+
Please note:*Riders who are new to RHEC will require an assessment prior to booking on this activity as all riders must be able to ride at walk and trot independently in order to participate – please contact Reception to arrange this.
Brush Up on Grooming!
Grooming horses is an important part of looking after them. Come and spend an hour with our team, learning more about grooming, and then practice your skills on our ponies. Learn how to use a variety of brushes and how to correctly pick out hooves in these interactive, non-ridden sessions.
£20 per person | 10 years+
Comments about our holiday activities:
“Loved the session so much. Found a new love!!” (Pony Hour)
“Z having so much fun - Thank you for his wonderful first experience.” (Pony Hour)
"I loved learning the dressage test and how it felt like a real thing" (5 Day Camp)
"It was awesome!!" (Pony Experience Day)
"She had an amazing time!" (5 Day Camp)