Riding lessons since covid struck!!

The world has gone through a lot of upheaval since the start of the covid pandemic.

Laurel View has not been exempt and it has been a bumpy ride getting lessons all up and going again. 

All levels of lessons are being catered for once more, but availability across the board is very limited. 

We try our best not to overwork our four legged workers as we would all be lost without them.

 

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 once they ride regularly in lessons.**

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

 

 

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

Rider Registration Form

 

 

Information below on the range of lessons offered at Laurel View.

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 range from half hour lead rein lessons to suit children from 6 years of age progressing through to lessons to cater for the  experienced rider.

The lead rein groups for children take place on a Wednesday evening at 5, 5.30 & 6pm and on a Saturday morning at 10.30, 11 & 11.30am. We cannot operate an effective waiting list for new riders as we have been inundated with enquiries since the start of the pandemic. So the best times to check for spaces becoming available is on a Thursday morning or Saturday afternoon. We really appreciate your patience and understanding as we are doing our very best to accommodate as many riders as possible without overstretching our horses and ponies. 

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

 

Please note increase in lesson prices applicable from 1/4/22

All lessons must be pre-paid

Group Lessons

The initial 1/2 hour lesson is £26, then the cost is £20 for a lead rein 1/2 hour lesson attended weekly and paid at least a week in advance (otherwise £26 for fortnightly/occasional),

£25.00 for an hour lesson attended weekly and paid at least a week in advance (otherwise £31 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 £49, while the cost for a 30 minute private lead rein/beginner or assessment lesson is £39.00.

45 minute Semi Private lessons (2 riders) can also be arranged at a cost of £39 per rider or for 3 riders at a cost of £33 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 one off rate for Adult beginner horse riding package only £110 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 for initial or one off sessions. **  All riders are currently required to provide their own riding hat and boots after their initial riding lesson.

New riders can borrow a hat and boots for their initial assessment free of charge, but thereafter if continuing in regular lessons, riders should purchase their own hat and boots as soon as possible.

After the first session a hat hire charge of £2 per session will be incurred. 

 

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.

If notice is not given the prepayment is forfeited. 

 

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