Upcoming Events


Sep
19
Sat
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Sep
20
Sun
Pony club Fun Day
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE- Due to COVID-19

Schedule Available soon

Sep
21
Mon
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Sep
22
Tue
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Sep
23
Wed
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Sep
24
Thu
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Sep
25
Fri
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Sep
26
Sat
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Sep
27
Sun
Lodge Farm Showing Show
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHOWING SHOW

 27th September 2020

 

Judges: Mr Chris Porter & Mrs Tracey Neesam

 

ALL CLASSES ARE PRE ENTRY ONLY

CLASSES ARE £10 PER CLASS INCLUDING FIRST AID

VHS REGIONAL CLASSES ARE £15 PER CLASS

 

 

 

 

Veteran Horse Society – REGIONAL QUALIFIER 2020.

 

Second round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:

VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2020( now incorporating Scotland)

Kindly Sponsored by Allen & Page.

 

 

Spectators are very welcome & The Arena Café will be open for drinks & refreshments throughout the day – Please contact Natalie – 07534946602 to enter your classes, spaces must be confirmed then bank details will be forwarded to you so you can transfer the appropriate funds.

 

 

Full Covid-19 Guidelines in place, Please Read the following Rules

  • Pre entries will close on Thursday 24th September

 

  • Classes will be capped at 10 Competitors per class Once the class is full we will take no more entries for that class

 

  • All Classes are pre entry only – If we have space in any classes we will accept an entry on the day but these will only be from Competitors already allocated a back number. Cash accepted on the day

 

  • If you or anyone you have been in contact with have any symptoms of Covid 19 please do not attend the show

 

  • Face masks are optional – if you would like to wear a mask you must supply your own

 

  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the showground but please also bring your own & sanitize regularly

 

  • Please limit the number of people you bring with you in your horse box (Ideally to 3 people per pony)

 

  • Please No gatherings in walkways & Ring Entrances – these must be kept clear at all times

 

  • Toilet facilities will be open & disinfected regularly, please only use these if you do not have any toilet facilities in your horsebox/trailer

 

  • There will be first aid on site

 

  • ABSOLUTLY NO SOCIAL GATHERINGS from different households please

 

  • Please respect others personal space & stand at least 1m apart at all times – 2m where possible

 

 

  • Once you have competed your class please return to you vehicle where possible We have put these rules in place to keep us ALL safe & enable us to run the show in the safest way possible There maybe some changes going forward to these rules dependent on government

 

 

Ring One: SHOWING (OUTDOOR ARENA) (Classes Start at 10.00)

 

Class 1: Complete Beginners Showing- Open to Horses or Ponies – Riders any age including Lead Reins, class may be split (16 years & under and over 16 – as of 1st January 2020) if sufficient entries.  SNAFFLE BRIDLE ONLY

Class 2: Novice Rider, Pony or Horses -Open to Ponies 14.2 and under all new or nervous riders. Riders any age including Lead Reins class (16 years & under) SNAFFLE BRIDLE ONLY

Class 2B: Novice Rider /Horses – Open to Horses 14.3 and over all new or nervous riders. Riders any age       SNAFFLE BRIDLE ONLY

 

Class 3: Green Horse or Pony- Open to Horses or Ponies 6 years and under – Riders any age, class may be split (16 years & under and over 16 – as of 1st January 2020) if sufficient entries.

 

Championship 1- First and Second from classes 1-3 are eligible

 

IN CLASSES 1-3 Correct standard Hat, Boots & Jodhpurs must be worn; Jackets not necessary, but rider’s arms must be covered. NO CANTERING ON COLLECTIVE ‘GO ROUND’ AND NOT NECESSARY IN THE INDIVIDUAL SHOW.

 

Class 4: Riding Horse –Open to Horses exceeding 148cms. Riders any age

Class 5: Ridden Hunter – Open to Horses to exceeding 153cms. Riders any age

 

Championship 2- First and Second from 4&5 classes are eligible

 

Class 6: Ridden Coloured- Open to Horses and Ponies. Riders any age, will be split if sufficient entries

Class 7: Ridden Spotted, Palomino and Dun– Open to Horses and Ponies. Riders any age,

Class 8: Ridden Cob –Open to Horses and Ponies. Riders any age, will be split if sufficient entries

Championship 3 – First and Second from classes 6-8 are eligible

 

LUNCH BREAK – CLASS 10 NOT TO START BEFORE 12.30PM

 

Class 9:Tiny Tots Lead Rein -Open to Ponies 12.2hh and under, Rider 5 years and under Snaffle Bridle Only & Lead Rein must be attached to the Nose Band. No cantering.

 

Class 10: Best Lead Rein Rider- Open to Ponies 12.2hh and under, Rider 9 years and under Snaffle Bridle Only & Lead Rein must be attached to the Nose Band. No cantering.

 

Class 11: Lead Rein Pony– Open to Ponies 12.2hh and under, Rider 9 years and under, Snaffle Bridle Only & Lead Rein must be attached to the Nose Band. No cantering. Will be split if sufficient entries

 

Class 12 First Ridden – Open to Ponies 12.2hh and under, Rider 12 years and Snaffle Bridle Only. No CANTERING ON COLLECTIVE ‘GO ROUND’  

 

Championship 4- First and Second from classes 9-12 are eligible

 

Class 13: Ridden Riding/Show Pony – Riders 16 years and under. Ponies not exceed 148cms. Class will be split if suffient entries.

Class 14: Ridden Show Hunter Pony – Riders 19 years and under, Ponies not to exceed 153cms class will be split if suffient entries

 

Class 15: Junior Equitation – 16 years & under, Snaffle bridle only

 

Class 16: Senior Equitation– 17 years & over, snaffle bridle only

 

Championship 5- First and Second from classes 13-16 are eligible

 

Class 17: Ridden Mountain & Moorland (Small Breeds)

Riders any age,

 

Class 18: Ridden Mountain & Moorland (Large Breeds)

Open to Horses or Ponies. Riders any age,

 

Class 19: Ridden Part-bred- Open to all Part-Bred Horses or Ponies. Riders any age,

 

Class 20: Ridden Open- Open to Horses or Ponies. Riders any age including lead reins

 

Class 21: Riding Club Pony or Horse – Riders any age, Open to Horses or Ponies. Jump to be included in individual show

 

 

Championship 6- First and Second from classes 17-21 are eligible

 

 

Supreme ChampionshipChampion and Reserves from Championships 1-7 are eligible

In all non restricted age classes the rider must be a suitable height and weight for the Pony or Horse.

 

 

RING TWO: SHOWING (GRASS) (Classes Start at 10.00am)

Class 23: Native Young stock: Yearlings, Two & Three year olds- Open to any breed. Colt,Filly or Gelding. Stallions MUST be bitted and must be handled by 16 years and over (as of the 1st January 2020)

 

Class 24: Non Native Young stock: Yearlings, Two & Three year olds – Open to any breed Colt, Filly or Gelding. Stallions MUST be bitted and must be handled by 16 years and over as of the 1st January 2020)

Championship 8- First and Second from classes 23&24 are eligible

 

Class 25:In-Hand Shetland / Miniatures -Handlers any age. Stallions must be bitted and must be handled by 14years and over, will be split if sufficient entries

 

Class 26: In-Hand Mountain & Moorland – Small Breeds

 

Class 27: In-Hand Mountain & Moorland – Large Breeds

Championship 9- First and Second from classes 25-27 are eligible

 

 

Class 28: In Hand Veteran Horse or Pony, 15 years and over – VHS REGIONAL QUALIFIER -For competitors who have already qualified for the Supreme Final, please allow those who have not yet qualified to enter in the first instance.

CLASS 28A DIAMOND VETERAN IN-HAND (25 years and over). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. Highest placed registered M&M to qualify forward to the M&M supreme final, at the judge’s discretion.    
CLASS 28B VETERAN IN-HAND (20–24 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. Highest placed registered M&M to qualify forward to the M&M supreme final, at the judge’s discretion.    
CLASS 28C PRE-VETERAN IN-HAND (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. Highest placed registered M&M to qualify forward to the M&M supreme final, at the judge’s discretion.   

 

Championship 10- First and Second from classes 28A, B, C are eligible

Class 29: In-Hand Riding Type- Open to Horses or Ponies any age and height

Class 30: In-Hand Hunter Type – Open to Horses or Ponies any age.

 

Championship 11- First and Second from classes 30-31 are eligible

LUNCH BREAK – CLASS 33 NOT TO START BEFORE 12.30PM

 

Class 31: Ridden Veteran Horse or Pony 15 years and overVHS REGIONAL QUALIFIER-For competitors who have already qualified for the Supreme Final, please allow those who have not yet qualified to enter in the first instance.

 

CLASS 31A DIAMOND VETERAN RIDDEN (25 years and over). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. Highest placed registered M&M to qualify forward to the M&M supreme final, at the judge’s discretion.      
CLASS 31B VETERAN RIDDEN (20–24 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. Highest placed registered M&M to qualify forward to the M&M supreme final, at the judge’s discretion.     
CLASS 31C PRE-VETERAN RIDDEN (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. Highest placed registered M&M to qualify forward to the M&M supreme final, at the judge’s discretion.   

Championship 12- First and Second from classes 31A, B, C are eligible

Class 32: In-Hand Coloured – Open to Horses and Ponies, Handler any age

Class 33: In-Hand Spotted Palomino & Dun – Open to Horses and Ponies, Handlers any age

Class 34: In-Hand Cob-Hogged or Hairy- Open to Horses and Ponies, Handlers any age

Championship 13- First and Second from classes 32, 33& 34 are eligible

 

Class 35: Young Handler – 10 years and under- (as of the 1st January 2020) (Children may be assisted by an adult)

 

Class 36: Young Handler – 11years -16 years – (as of the 1st January 2020)

 

Class 37: Bonny Horse or Pony – Any Breed or type (Children may be assisted by an adult),

   Championship 14- First and Second from classes 35-37 are eligible

 

Class 38: In-Hand Part- Bred- Open to all Part Bred Breeds, Any age.

 

Class 39: Novice Handler (All Ages) – Open to all Novices,

 

Class 40: Open in Hand – Open to all breeds Horses and Ponies,Handlers any age.

Class.

 

Championship 15- First and Second from classes 38-40 are eligible

 

Supreme ChampionshipChampion and Reserves from Championships 8-15 are eligible

 

Veteran Horse Society – REGIONAL QUALIFIER 2020.

 

Second round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:

VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2020

Kindly Sponsored by Allen & Page.

 

All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS 2020 Rules in all circumstances. Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification. Only fully qualified Members holding a current VHS membership card and a VHS showing card with a valid qualification signature may enter. Both cards must be carried in the ring and produced on request – no exceptions will be made.

VHS Supreme Final qualification. Competitors placed 1st and 2nd in each class will qualify for the corresponding class at the VHS Supreme Final, to be held at the National Veteran Open Championships, Arena UK, Lincolnshire. 2nd – 4th October 2020.

If the competitor has already qualified or does not wish to attend, they must refuse the qualification and pass it down the line on the day. Hand your show card to the judge for signing.

VHS M&M Supreme Final qualification. Only given at the judges discretion. The highest placed M&M in each class will qualify for the VHS M&M Supreme Final at the National Veteran Championships. Registered Breeds only. For further information on qualification or membership please visit the VHS website www.veteran-horse-society.co.uk or telephone the VHS Show Office on 01239 881300 or 07789 514004.

 

Lodge Farm Showing Show
Sep 27 @ 12:41 pm – 1:41 pm

 

SHOWING SHOW

23rd August, 13th September 2020

 

Judges: TBC

 

ALL CLASSES ARE PRE ENTRY ONLY

CLASSES ARE £10 PER CLASS INCLUDING FIRST AID

Veteran Horse Society – AREA QUALIFIER 2020.

First round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:

VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2020

Kindly Sponsored by Allen & Page.

Spectators are very welcome & The Arena Café will be open for drinks & refreshments throughout the day –

Please contact Natalie – 07534946602 to enter your classes, spaces must be confirmed then bank details will be forwarded to you so you can transfer the appropriate funds.

 Full Covid-19 Guidelines in place, Please Read the following Rules

  • Pre entries will close on Sunday 16th August

 

  • Classes will be capped at 10 Competitors per class Once the class is full we will take no more entries for that class

 

  • All Classes are pre entry only – If we have space in any classes we will accept an entry on the day but these will only be from Competitors already allocated a back number. Cash accepted on the day

 

  • If you or anyone you have been in contact with have any symptoms of Covid 19 please do not attend the show

 

  • Face masks are optional – if you would like to wear a mask you must supply your own

 

  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the showground but please also bring your own & sanitize regularly

 

  • Please limit the number of people you bring with you in your horse box (Ideally to 3 people per pony)

 

  • Please No gatherings in walkways & Ring Entrances – these must be kept clear at all times

 

  • Toilet facilities will be open & disinfected regularly, please only use these if you do not have any toilet facilities in your horsebox/trailer

 

  • There will be first aid on site

 

  • ABSOLUTLY NO SOCIAL GATHERINGS from different households please

 

  • Please respect others personal space & stand at least 1m apart at all times – 2m where possible

 

  • Once you have competed your class please return to you vehicle where possible We have put these rules in place to keep us ALL safe & enable us to run the show in the safest way possible There maybe some changes going forward to these rules dependent on government

Ring One: SHOWING (OUTDOOR ARENA) (Classes Start at 10.00)

Class 1: Complete Beginners Showing- Open to Horses or Ponies – Riders any age including Lead Reins, class may be split (16 years & under and over 16 – as of 1st January 2020) if sufficient entries.

 Class 2A: Novice Rider /Pony – Open to Ponies 14.2 and under all new or nervous riders. Riders any age including Lead Reins class (16 years & under)

Class 2B: Novice Rider /Horses – Open to Horses 14.3 and over all new or nervous riders. Riders any age

Class 3: Green Horse or Pony- Open to Horses or Ponies 6 years and under – Riders any age, class may be split (16 years & under and over 16 – as of 1st January 2020) if sufficient entries.

Championship 1- First and Second from classes 1-3 are eligible

 IN CLASSES 11-14 Correct standard Hat, Boots & Jodhpurs must be worn; Jackets not necessary, but rider’s arms must be covered. NO CANTERING ON COLLECTIVE ‘GO ROUND’ AND NOT NECESSARY IN THE INDIVIDUAL SHOW.

 Class 4: Retrained Racehorse- Open to Horses or Ponies. Riders any age,

Class 5: Riding Horse –Open to Horses exceeding 148cms. Riders any age

 Class 6: Ridden Hunter – Open to Horses to exceeding 153cms. Riders any age

 Championship 2- First and Second from 4-6 classes are eligible

 Class 7A: Ridden Coloured- Open to Ponies 14.2HH and under. Riders any age,

Class 7B: Ridden Coloured- Open to Horses 14.3HH and over. Riders any age,

Class 8: Ridden Spotted, Palomino and Dun– Open to Horses or Ponies. Riders any age,

 Class 9A: Ridden Cob –Open to Ponies 14,2hh and under. Riders any age,

Class 9B: Ridden Cob –Open to Ponies 14,3hh and over. Riders any age,

 

Championship 3 – First and Second from classes 7-9 are eligible

 

 

LUNCH BREAK – CLASS 10 NOT TO START BEFORE 12.30PM

 

Class 10:Tiny Tots Lead Rein -Open to Ponies 12.2hh and under, Rider 5 years and under Snaffle Bridle Only & Lead Rein must be attached to the Nose Band. No cantering.

 

Class 11: Best Lead Rein Rider- Open to Ponies 12.2hh and under, Rider 9 years and under Snaffle Bridle Only & Lead Rein must be attached to the Nose Band. No cantering.

 

 

Class 12: Lead Rein Pony– Open to Ponies 12.2hh and under, Rider 9 years and under, Snaffle Bridle Only & Lead Rein must be attached to the Nose Band. No cantering.

                                                

Class 13 First Ridden – Open to Ponies 12.2hh and under, Rider 12 years and Snaffle Bridle Only. No CANTERING ON COLLECTIVE ‘GO ROUND’  

 

Championship 4- First and Second from classes 10-13 are eligible

 

Class 14: Ridden Riding/Show Pony – Riders 16 years and under. Ponies not exceed 148cms. Class will be split if suffient entries.

Class 15: Ridden Show Hunter Pony – Riders 19 years and under, Ponies not to exceed 153cms class will be split if suffient entries

 

Class 16: Junior Equitation – 16 years & under, Snaffle bridle only

 

Championship 5- First and Second from classes 14-16 are eligible

 

Class 17: Senior Equitation– 17 years & over, snaffle bridle only

 

 

Class 18: Ridden Mountain & Moorland (Small Breeds)

Riders any age,

 

Class 19: Ridden Mountain & Moorland (Large Breeds)

Open to Horses or Ponies. Riders any age,

 

Class 20: Ridden Part-bred- Open to all Part-Bred Horses or Ponies. Riders any age,

 

Class 21A: Ridden Open- Open to Ponies 14.2hh and under. Riders any age including lead reins

Class 21B: Ridden Open- Open to Horses 14.3hh and Over. Riders any age

 

Championship 6- First and Second from classes 17-21 are eligible

 

Class 22: Riding Club Pony – Riders any age, Ponies not to exceed 148 cms. Jump to be included in individual show

 

Class 23: Riding Club Horse- Riders any age, Horses to exceed 148 cms. Jump to be included in individual show

 

CHAMPIONSHIP 7– First and Second from classes 22&23 are eligible

 

Supreme ChampionshipChampion and Reserves from Championships 1-7 are eligible

In all non restricted age classes the rider must be a suitable height and weight for the Pony or Horse.

 

 

RING THREE: SHOWING (GRASS) (Classes Start at 10.00am)

Class 24: Native Young stock: Yearlings, Two & Three year olds- Open to any breed. Colt,Filly or Gelding. Stallions MUST be bitted and must be handled by 16 years and over (as of the 1st January 2020)

 

Class 25: Non Native Young stock: Yearlings, Two & Three year olds – Open to any breed Colt, Filly or Gelding. Stallions MUST be bitted and must be handled by 16 years and over as of the 1st January 2020)

Championship 8- First and Second from classes 24&25 are eligible

 

Class 26: In-Hand Shetland / Miniatures -Handlers any age. Stallions must be bitted and must be handled by 14years and over,

 

Class 27: In-Hand Mountain & Moorland – Small Breeds

 

Class 28: In-Hand Mountain & Moorland – Large Breeds

Championship 9- First and Second from classes 26-28 are eligible

 

Class 29: In Hand Veteran Horse or Pony, 15 years and over – VHS AREA QUALIFIER

CLASS 29A DIAMOND VETERAN IN-HAND (25 years and over). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. 
CLASS 29B VETERAN IN-HAND (20–24 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height.
CLASS 29C PRE-VETERAN IN-HAND (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height.

 

Championship 10- First and Second from classes 29A, B, C are eligible

 

 

Class 30: In-Hand Riding Type- Open to Horses or Ponies any age and height

Class 31: In-Hand Retrained Racehorse – Open to horses and ponies any age

Class 32: In-Hand Hunter Type – Open to Horses or Ponies any age.

 

Championship 11- First and Second from classes 30-32 are eligible

LUNCH BREAK – CLASS 33 NOT TO START BEFORE 12.30PM

 

Class 33: Ridden Veteran Horse or Pony 15 years and overVHS QUALIFIER

CLASS 33A DIAMOND VETERAN RIDDEN (25 years and over). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. 
CLASS 33B VETERAN RIDDEN (20–24 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height.
CLASS 33C PRE-VETERAN RIDDEN (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height.

Championship 12- First and Second from classes 33A, B, C are eligible

Class 34A: In-Hand Coloured – Open to Ponies 14.2HH and under any age

Class 34B: In-Hand Coloured – Open to Horses 14.3HH and over  any age

Class 35: In-Hand Spotted Palomino & Dun – Open to Horses and Ponies any age

Class 36A: In-Hand Cob-Hogged or Hairy- Open to Ponies 14.2hh and under any age

Class 36B: In-Hand Cob-Hogged or Hairy- Open to Horses 14,3hhand over any age

 

Championship 13- First and Second from classes 33A, B, C are eligible

 

Class 37: Young Handler – 10 years and under- (as of the 1st January 2020) (Children may be assisted by an adult)

 

Class 38: Young Handler – 11years -16 years – (as of the 1st January 2020)

 

Class 39: Bonny Horse or Pony – Any Breed or type (Children may be assisted by an adult),

   Championship 14- First and Second from classes 37-39 are eligible

 

Class 40: In-Hand Part- Bred- Open to all Part Bred Breeds, Any age.

 

Class 41: Novice Handler (All Ages) – Open to all Novices,

 

Class 42A: Open in Hand – Open to all breeds Ponies 14.2hh and under, any age.

Class 42B: Open in Hand – Open to all breeds Horses 14.3hh and over, any age.

 

Championship 15- First and Second from classes 40-42 are eligible

 

Supreme ChampionshipChampion and Reserves from Championships 8-15 are eligible

 

Veteran Horse Society – AREA QUALIFIER 2020.

 

First round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final:

VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2020

Kindly Sponsored by Allen & Page.

 

Open to members and non-members.  All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS Rules in all circumstances.  Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification.

 

VHS Regional Final qualification. All competitors placed 1st to 4th in each Area Qualifier class will qualify for the corresponding class at VHS Regional Finals.  Members must carry their card in the ring at all times and have their showing card signed by the judge as proof of qualification.  Non-members will receive a red qualification card which can be exchanged for signed showing card when applying for VHS membership. It is the competitors responsibility to present their Showing card to the judge.
Regional Finals are open to members only
.

 

All competitors are eligible to enter open classes at the National Veteran Championships,

 

 

 

Sep
28
Mon
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Sep
29
Tue
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Sep
30
Wed
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Oct
1
Thu
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Oct
2
Fri
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Clear round Schooling
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Held every Friday afternoon in the outdoor arena 2.00pm-6.30pm

£6.00 a Round  please contact Natalie on 07534946602

Oct
3
Sat
Becky Carter Pole & Gridwork Clinic
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

 

30 Minute private- £30

1 Hour Private- £40

1 Hour Semi – £25 Each

1 Hour shared (3 – 4 riders) – £20 Each

please contact Natalie-07534946602 to book your slot

Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Oct
5
Mon
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

Oct
6
Tue
Riding lessons- Indoor Arena
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to ‘The Riding School at Lodge Farm’                                                                                                        Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Wetley Rocks:

Information for Riders:

ALL new clients will be asked 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. ALL Assessment Lessons must be booked & paid for In Advance.

Cancellation Policy:

All lessons MUST be cancelled with at least 24 hours’ notice.  If cancelled after that period or following the Non Attendance of a lesson,  your FULL Lesson Fee WILL BE charged. Please make sure that when at Lodge Farm, cancellations made with your instructor, are recorded in the booking diary but PLEASE NOTE that for confirmation purposes ALL Cancellations Must ALSO Be Made via text or Voice Mail, to the Riding School Manager (Debbie) using the Riding School Mobile – 07496565521

Tuition:

  • All new clients will be offered a half hour private assessment lesson to determine their suitability to join a group also, which group will suit them best. If not yet ready to join a group, private lessons will be offered. Riding tuition is carefully planned and structured to meet the individual needs of clients.
  • Please note that due to the health and safety of clients, staff and horses, and the appropriateness of our current horses, at present the RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT is 13 stone (79.37 kilos) subject to change.
  • All riders must be able to walk, trot and canter independently and to a suitable level of competence before being offered a place in a group lesson, therefore introductory private half hour lessons will be available for beginners or more inexperienced clients.
  • Children from the age of seven years can receive introductory riding lessons, usually half hour private lessons, until they are of a suitable level of competence to join a group. Younger children, aged four to six years, will be offered fifteen minute lead rein lessons. Our Instructors may decide that individual children could be confident and strong enough to receive half hour private lessons before the age of seven.
  • Half hour children’s group lessons will consist of no more than four riders. One hour group lessons (Adults or Children), will consist of no more than six riders.
  • Semi-private lessons (two riders) are available for riders of similar ability who are no longer riding on the lead rein or lunge.
  • Private lessons (one to one tuition) are also available.
  • We aim to provide you with a horse/pony suited to your 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 our instructors hold recognised teaching qualifications within the BHS (British Horse Society), RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) and/or ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) Structure. There may also be some supervised

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 current First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications. 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 clients.

Clothing:

  • 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.
  • Arms  MUST be covered when riding or handling the horses and ponies
  • 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 9.00am on wards – 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:

  • 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
  • Semi private 45 minute £32.00
  • Group session 30 minutes £17.00
  • Group session 1 hour £28.00
  • Tiny Tots 15 mins lead rein – from age 2 years £12.00

Riding School Contact Details:

Email – info@lodgefarmriding.co.uk

Riding School Manager: Debbie Machin –07496565521

Equestrian Centre Office – 01782 551961

Equestrian Centre Proprietors – Christina Carr – 07815803775  &  Ken Carr – 07973363781

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