Wardhouse Riding School

At Wardhouse we are dedicated to helping you to achieve your riding aims from learning rising trot to competing at affiliated competitions - we cater for everyone.

We are the most qualified riding establishment in the area with our team ranging from a BHSAI to a BHSI. Our team is experienced in teaching all levels of riders and we offer a clear progression throughout your lessons with us.


What we offer:

  • Private Lessons (30 mins) - £30
  • Group Lessons (max 3 riders, 30 mins) - £25 per person
  • Semi-Private Lessons (max 2 riders, 30 mins) - £25 per person

Need a bit more info on what to wear for your first lesson, and what we can provide? Why not check out our blog to get the low down.

More than just riding lessons...

As well as offering lessons we host other activities such as:


Perfect for younger riders (from age 4 years and up), or beginners, pony walks are a fun way to get into riding.

A member of staff will take your child out on a lead rein for a lovely walk through the woods and down our track.

Keep an eye out for wildlife such as deer, birds, grey squirrels, and more.

Cost £20

Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

1 hour group for riders who are confidently riding off the lead rein and able to commit to riding weekly.

Masterclass is taught by Louise or Kate, and a great opportunity to refine riding technique.

Spaces are limited so please speak to staff for more info.

Cost £30

Thursdays 6.30pm - 8pm

Two of the best things in life combined - coffee and horses!

Come along to our group riding lesson, which includes some horse care too. Followed by a coffee and a chat (and maybe even a cheeky biscuit or two) in our heated log cabin.

This group is for riders who can canter, even if you're just starting out!

Lots of fun riding and pony care activities for ages 6 years and up. All you need to bring is a packed lunch and your outdoor clothes and we'll take care of the rest.

A great way to make friends over the school holidays.

See the Blog for more info.

Cost £60 (£30 deposit when booking)

We are an affiliated Pony Club Centre, for more information check out the dedicated page on our website.



Why not check out our blog on what to wear for horse riding to keep you comfortable and safe - blog.

We have a wide range of sizes of hats which comply with up-to-date industry safety standards which you can borrow for no extra charge. We do still recommend that our riders purchase their own hats if they continue to ride so they can be most comfortable but please ensure that it complies with BHS hat safety standards as there are so many types on the market and not all meet this. Note that our instructors will check your hat before your ride to ensure it meets the correct standards.

Maximum weight limit is 12st / 76kg - Wardhouse EC reserves the right to check the weight of a rider at any time to ensure the health and safety of our horses and ponies. We thank you for your understanding.

All riders must be 4 years or older.

Please note that all lessons cancelled within 24 hours must be paid for in full - Click here to view our cancellation policy.


To book or for more information call 01505 705125, or reach out to us on Facebook