When the government restrictions/lockdown lifts we will open up our riding sessions once again to our regular riders, but in the meantime the centre is closed except for staff and liveries to look after horse and pony welfare.

Phased reintroduction of riding lessons following March 2020 lockdown

We have been busy putting protocols in place to help ensure the safety of yourselves, our staff and other clients.

We really appreciate your patience and know you will observe any directives we have put in place to enable you or your child to get back to riding at Laurel View.

Since the 15th of June we have only booked in our existing competent and independent riders who were able to mount, adjust their stirrups and horse’s girth and dismount all without assistance.

From the 3rd of August we welcomed back most of our other hour group riders who just require some assistance with these skills.

Starting from the 24th August we have opened up opportunities for the half hour lead rein and independent riders plus the adult classes originally on Monday and Thursday at 7.30pm.

Please note with the protocols in place due to COVID, our lesson schedule has been revised and regretably, presently we do not have the same capacity, particularly on Saturdays.

Apologies, we cannot yet welcome new riders to Laurel View until we have accommodated all of our current customers wishing to return.

All initial returning sessions must be booked and paid at least 24 hours in advance. Please note the usual cancellation policy applies.

Enquiries about availability should be emailed to laurelview01@btinternet.com in the first instance.

**Please note all riders will be required to provide their own riding hat, boots and gloves.**

**All riders in lead rein classes need to wear a face mask, for the mutual protection of rider, leader and instructor**

**Presently please note to comply with the current restrictions on gatherings we cannot have spectators**


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** Please download, print and complete Rider Registration Form**

Rider Registration Form 2020



Information below on the range of lessons offered at Laurel View as and when more regular riding activities can resume.

Regular weekly group horse riding lessons are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings, with lessons all day on a Saturday.

The group lessons include half hour lead rein lessons to suit children from 6 years of age, as well as beginner adult lessons, then progressing through to lessons to cater for the  experienced rider.

Please note a maximum rider weight of 16st is applicable.

**One off riding lessons are possible, depending on availability, just ring in advance to book.** 

Please note increase in lesson prices applicable from 1/4/20

All lessons must be pre-paid

Group Lessons

The initial 1/2 hour lesson is £24, then the cost is £18.25 for a lead rein 1/2 hour lesson attended weekly and paid at least a week in advance (otherwise £24 for fortnightly/occasional),

£22.50 for an hour lesson attended weekly and paid at least a week in advance (otherwise £28 for  fortnightly/occasional)*

Private Lessons

Private and semi private horse riding lessons can also be arranged (Monday – Saturday dependent on availability), either on riding school horses or the students own horse/pony.

The cost of a 45 minute private lesson on a riding school horse/pony is £45, while the cost for a 30 minute private lead rein/beginner or assessment lesson is £35.00.

45 minute Semi Private lessons (2 riders) can also be arranged at a cost of £35 per rider or for 3 riders at a cost of £30 per rider on a riding school horse/pony.


A £10 reduction in the cost is applied if the student rides their own horse/pony in the private lesson.


Special rate for Adult beginner horse riding package only £100 for 3 x 1/2 hour sessions – only available Monday – Friday between 10.30am and 3pm.


** Hats and boots are available to borrow free of charge. **  All riders are currently required to provide their own riding hat and boots 


All ride times include mounting and dismounting time.


* Cancellation Policy

There is a £5 cancellation charge if you cancel a lesson after booking your space, no matter the notice or reason given.  

Please note the £5 is waived if you can attend another lesson in the same week.


For groups wishing to experience horse/pony riding together please contact the centre to discuss costs and possibilities.


If you are interested in riding lessons at the centre, then please complete and forward the Lesson Enquiry Form below.

Riding Lesson Enquiry Form

Once a lesson has been organised, if you want to be save time when you book in, then just download and complete this Rider Registration Form.

Rider Registration Form 2020