Group Lessons: These are mainly available in 1/2 and 1 hour sessions. Groups are kept small - usually just 6 riders and are available from Tuesdays to Saturdays, including some weekday evenings.
Lunge Lessons: The school also offers lunge lessons, which are excellent for correcting position and posture and help greatly with confidence. Nervous adults benefit enormously from this type of lesson.
Introductory Lessons: For those adults (and children) who are either starting from scratch or restarting riding after a break, we offer special introductory half-hour lessons.
Hacking is available to all riders. Those who haven't hacked with Coach House before will take part in a short Pre-Assessment.
We try to be very punctual with our lessons to maximize the riding time clients receive. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your lesson time. Late arrivals disrupt the lesson for both the other riders and instructor.
Course Dates & New Courses: Check our Events page for information on new courses.
New Rider Registration: If you haven't ridden with us before, please download and complete our New Rider Registration Form and bring it to your first lesson.
What to wear
Riding activities take place outdoors, so appropriate clothing for the weather is essential.
Riding is an outdoor pursuit. We do not have an indoor school and we DO operate in most weather conditions including rain! The only time we stop riding is if the roads are dangerous – i.e thick fog, blizzards or ice. In this case, a recorded message is left on the answer phone or you will be telephoned directly.
We choose our horses and ponies very carefully to ensure that they are suitable for use by riders of all skills and ability. Your decision to ride is voluntary and we cannot be held responsible for accidents or injury.
- Suitable footwear includes stout shoes or boots with a small heel. Wellington boots, again with a small heel, are also suitable for beginners. Trainers are NOT allowed to be worn for riding or anywhere in the stable yard, as they are not suitable.
- Appropriate clothing includes gloves, waterproof short jackets, loose fitting jeans (with tights underneath to help) or track suit trousers.
- Please do not wear long scarves, earrings or any dangling jewellery, or rings with stones. Hair should be tied back or secured in plaits, or in a hair net.