Health and Safety 

No one likes to be subjected to unnecessary rules and regulations – not least of all when you come to ride, which is all about a sense of freedom and fun.However, there is no getting away from it, riding is an activity sport and carries a degree of risk.Horses can be unpredictable. But, like all risks, this can be managed by learning how to ride properly, how to approach horses correctly and by always wearing the appropriate P.P.E (Personal Protective Equipment).

  • Assessments– New and returning Clients may expect to be assessed before riding with us, after all, you wouldn’t expect someone to be able to rent a car, without showing their Driving Licence.Please, don’t be offended if we ask you to participate in an assessment, we need to know what sort of horse or pony will suit you best and it is primarily for your safety.
  • What to Wear – We are often asked this.The most important thing is a Riding Helmet and proper Riding Footwear.
  • We have a selection of current standard Riding Helmets for loan, which may be borrowed. However we recommend that you purchase your own as soon as possible. We also have a small selection of Riding Footwear which may be loaned.
  • We recommend you wear jodphurs or riding breeches which are more comfortable than jeans, when riding.
  • We also suggest that gloves should be worn when riding and handling a horse.
  • Please ensure that youngsters attending our courses are provided with enough warm clothes and a waterproof to cope with the Great British weather.
  • In the summer, please ensure they have sun screen and sun hat.

Personal Protective Equipment

Riding Helmets:

  • Hats (all types): Should be PAS015 or BSEN1384 standard (or better).
  • Must be worn and fastened at all times while riding a horse.
  • Must be worn and fastened at all times while handling or a horse.
  • We strongly advise all customers to purchase their own helmet as soon as possible.
  • We recommend against purchasing second hand riding helmets in case they have been damaged.
  • We reserve the right to refuse you lessons until you’ve purchased one.

Riding Footwear:

  • Clients must wear appropriate footwear while riding.
  • Allowed Footwear:
  1. Jodphur Boots
  2. Riding Boots
  3. Wellington Boots
  • Disallowed Footwear:
  1. Trainers
  2. High Heels
  3. Sandals
  4. Hiking Boots
  • We reserve the right to refuse footwear we deem unsafe
  • We recommend toe protection whenever handling a horse

Body Protectors:

  • We do not provide body protectors.
  • We strongly recommend you wear one whenever riding.
    • This is especially important if you take part in jumping classes.
    • We reserve the right to refuse you lessons until you’ve purchased one.
    • We recommend you wear one whenever handling a horse

Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information