Courses & Events

Coach House Riding, Chippenham, Ely, Cambridgeshire

We regularly hold courses and fun days for our clients, below are details of upcoming events. Detailed information about the content of each of these events is available below.

Places are limited - Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Course Date Type of Course Price
per person
Wed, 9 April
Thu, 10 April
Applicants must have passed tests 1,2&3.
Wednesday 10am–3pm; Thursday 10am-1pm

Fri, 11 April TRAINING FOR ABRS TEST 1, 2 & 3
Wed, 16 April ABRS TEST DAY
For those who have attended the appropriate training days. Start times 10am, but times to be arranged nearer the day. Costs included in the training days.
Fri, 18 April
(Good Friday)
Fun day to include some rosette awards and lots of fun!

The above prices are for bookings made in advance. Please add £10 per course for any booking made less than a week before the course start date.

Please note the Riding School will be open Wednesdays – Saturdays inclusive during the holidays. We will be CLOSED ON TUESDAYS.

Megan and Lord Nelson at Ickworth ParkCourse details are posted on the tack room door.

Please collect a Course Booking Form from the tack room, or download one. Hand in your completed form, together with full payment for 1-day courses, to reserve your place. Alternatively, download and print the Course Booking Form from the website and either post it to us, together with your cheque, or bring it with you on your next visit to the stables.

No bookings accepted without full payment. Cheques payable to Coach House Services Ltd.


Launch of Rosette Awards

We now have the chart and the rosettes for our new award scheme. Some of our riders have already started to work towards this goal so we hope this will bring a new challenge into your weekly riding lessons which you will enjoy!

Fun Days

Fun Days usually consist of a small amount of fun stable management, perhaps a best dressed tail competition or something similar and 2 rides, one in the morning and one afternoon which will include games or a treasure hunt and culminate with the awarding of a Coach House Stables rosette.

These days start promptly at 10.30am. Please be here by 10.15am.

Clothing – please wear suitable clothes for the ever changing weather! If it is likely to be wet, a change of clothes and Wellington boots are advisable. Please bring a packed lunch and extra drinks and snacks to have at break time.

The day ends at 3.30pm.

Beginners Mornings

The morning consists of an introduction to ponies, including how to handle them safely and a ride which will be mostly in the arena and may finish with a ‘walk out’.

All ponies and riders have their own dedicated leader/helper and the instructor. These mornings are limited to 6 clients per session.

The morning starts at 10am and finishes at 12.30am.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather. We ride outdoors. Also, please ensure you bring a drink.

Own A Pony DayS

Is similar to the Fun Day, but has more emphasis on handling and safe management as well as riding.

Stable Management Days

This course is based on the the three ABRS Helpers tests; , entry, intermediate and senior levels, these are based on a log book which we supply for each client on this course. During the course the log book is explained, and each element is started. The client then completes each element when they come to the riding school to help, so it can take a few weeks depending how often the client comes to the school. When it is complete it is sent off to ABRS Head Quarters, and a certificate is issued. This has been a huge help with safety issues for helpers, and provides invaluable training for our helpers.

Once again, appropriate clothing needs to be worn along with stout shoes. Clients need to bring a packed lunch and extra drinks and snacks.

3-Day Course

The 3 day courses are based on the ABRS progressive rider tests.  These start from basics and work towards advanced. Normally one test is taken per course.  2 days are spent working towards the test which is divided between stable  management and riding.  On the final morning the test is taken, and then in the afternoon a fun session takes place, and each rider is awarded a rosette.

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Coach House Riding School offers horse riding lessons to advanced riders and learners from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. We service riders in Chippenham, Newmarket, Fordham,
Mildenhall, Ely, Stetham, Wicken, Haddenham, Waterbeach, Little Thetford, Wilburton, Cottenham, Impington, Histon, Milton, Stetchworth, Swaffham Prior, Bottisham, Fulbourn,
Weston Colville, Haverhill, Great Thurlow, Chedburgh, Glemsford, Bury St Edmunds, Great Barton, Thurston, Thetford, Brandon and all surrounding villages and towns.

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