The Riding School @ Lodge Farm








Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’               

Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

All new clients will have to book an Induction which will involve filling in the necessary forms

and checking Height & Weight before you are able to book your first lesson.

Cancellation Policy:

Any cancellations must be made with 24 hours prior notice. A Cancelation fee of £10 will be applied to all clients with less than 24 Hours notice. Lessons can be rebooked at this time

however any later the payment will still be required for the session. There are no exceptions to this policy. Any queries please contact The Riding School Manager Debbie on Riding School

Mobile –07496565521


All new clients will need to attend for an assessment lesson and will be required to fill in a RRF (rider registration form)

  • Our current RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (82 kilos) this is subject to change.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to the individual rider’s needs.
  • Pupils are grouped according to ability and are encouraged to progress.
  • Your choice to ride is voluntary. We take care to provide suitable horses and ponies for our clients and we will do our utmost to keep you safe, however, horses and ponies may sometimes be unpredictable. Personal insurance is recommended
  •  All Riders ride at their own risk.
  • All our instructors’ hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) There may also be some Trainee Instructors taking supervised lessons.

Supervision and Safety

  • All our staff and trainees are given training in safety procedures including what to do in the event of an accident or fire and hold Safeguarding Qualifications. There are qualified first aiders on the premises at all times. They also receive regular on-going ‘in-house’ and external training.
  • Children will be supervised by qualified staff whilst they are participating in lessons.
  • Children will not be supervised outside their allocated lesson time – this is the responsibility of the accompanying parent, guardian or carer.
  • Clients arriving for lessons should wait in the gallery until met by your instructor or a member of staff.
  • Clients should not enter the arena or stable area unless accompanied by an instructor. Paddocks are strictly out of bounds at all times.
  • An incident book is kept at the Equestrian Centre for the recording of minor accidents by staff, trainees and client


  • Correctly fitting hats with attached 3 point fastening, to a current BSI standard MUST be worn (securely fastened) at all times when riding or handling horses or ponies. Hats can be borrowed from the Riding School.
  • Comfortable trousers or jodhpurs are recommended (not jeans).
  • Boots or shoes with smooth soles and small heels – NO wellingtons or trainers.
  • Gloves MUST be worn.
  • Warm, waterproof clothing must be worn in cold, wet weather.
  • A body protector which meets the current BETA (British Equestrian Trade.  Body Protector Standard is strongly recommended, and is mandatory for cross country/arena event lessons.
  • All long hair MUST be tied back in a low pony tail, plait or hairnet – NO loose hair.
  • High-visibility /reflective safety wear MUST be worn when riding or leading on the road and when hacking out.
  • Jewellery should NOT be worn: hooped or drop earrings, bracelets, large rings and necklaces (and all body piercings), can be a hazard and for your safety should be REMOVED while riding or handling horses.
  • We have the right, on the grounds of health & safety, to refuse a rider if suitable clothing is not worn when riding.

Regular or ‘One-off’ Lessons, Stable Management Training, University & School Groups or Hacks can also be arranged Any Weekday from 10.00 am onwards – please contact the Riding School Manager to arrange.

Riders wishing to Hack must first arrange an Assessment Lesson and All Hacks will be Escorted – NO UNACCOMPANIED HORSE HIRE.

 Prices From January 2020

  • Private session 30 minutes £28.00
  • Private session 45 minutes £38.00
  • Private session 1 hour £45.00
  • Semi private 30 minutes (2 people) £22.00
  • Semi private 1 hour £40.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Pony Club Badge Training Thursdays, Fridays  & Saturdays (Must be Pony Club Centre Member):

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