Lesson/ Hack Guidelines

If you would like to be considered for riding Lessons, you must create an account through our online booking system and complete the rider information.  Once we have received your information, a member of our team will contact you to progress your request.

Create an account through our online booking system

All riders must book a half hour private assessment before joining a group lesson or hack.

Riders must be over 4 years of age.

The weight limit for our riders is 13st (including riding hat etc).

A correctly fitted, approved riding hat must be worn at all times when riding. These must meet the current safety standards. Hat hire is available for £1. For hygiene purposes we will also supply a hat liner which must be worn under the hat.

Riders must wear clean gloves.

Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn. Your lesson may take place outdoors so please ensure you have dressed for the weather!

We run a 48 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations made with 48 hours’ notice or more, will be refunded.

Beach rides are subject to tide times.


Outdoor arena with an all-weather surface and floodlights.

Indoor arena

Jumping field (seasonal)

Great hacking offsite and of course the beach!

Nature trail for onsite hacking

Our horses are well schooled and well-mannered and experienced in all types of lessons including riding therapy.

Whilst on site, why not visit our contemporary Ranger's Cafe which offers; hearty breakfasts, delicious lunches and barista coffee with a selection of tempting cakes. You are also welcome to visit our friendly animals on Dales Farm, which is open to the public 7 days a week. The interesting range of products in the Visitor Centre Shop and Garden Centre is ideal for cards, gifts and plants, so come and have a browse while you are here!

We have hand washing stations available, for your convenience, when you arrive or leave our Centre.

On Arrival

On arrival please enter the stables via the big sliding door at the end of the gravel car park by the indoor school. Inside you will see our waiting area with sanitizer and a board with the days sessions and times. Please wait here until you are called for you lesson, please do not enter the school before your session.

Please do not attend the Centre if you or someone in your household feel unwell or show symptoms of Covid 19.