The Riding School

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Your Local Horse Riding School in Stockport

Are you looking for a reputable horse riding school? Do you want your child to learn how to ride a pony? With BHS qualified instructors, Reddish Vale Farm is a trusted horse riding school in Stockport.

Riding Lesson Options


All lessons must be paid for upon booking
The maximum weight for riders is 12 1/2 stone (riders will be weighed at our discretion)

Walkouts  
Every Saturday between 9.30-1.00 £12 for half an hour
All children who begin their riding tuition at Reddish Vale Farm start on our walkout lessons. These lessons are group lessons, each pony has a leader leading the pony and there is an instructor to the whole group. 
The aims of our walkouts are:
• To establish balance
• To increase confidence
• To hold the reins correctly
• To maintain the child’s interest
• The aids for walk 
• The aids for trot
• The ability to direct the pony
• The embellishment of a rhythmic rising trot.
Once your child is competent at the above they may then progress onto lessons in the ménage. We have decided to introduce progressive level system to provide an incentive for improvement, and a means by which our instructors may monitor each child’s progression. 
The walkouts will cover level one through to level five, after which the child will be considered for transition to the ménage. The content of each level is displayed on the notice board. Once the child has grasped and developed the skills within the level, they will be awarded a certificate to mark their achievement. 

Ménage
Every Saturday 9.30-2.00 (dependant of ability of rider) £14 for half an hour
After progressing from walkout lessons, a child will move into a group lesson in the ménage where they will ride independently, taught by one of our instructors. 
In the ménage, a child will begin working towards the higher levels. Level six through to level ten are achieved in the ménage and these include skills such as cantering and drill riding. 
As the child progresses through these levels they will receive certificates for their achievements. Ménage lessons are fun, challenging and rewarding. Details of the new level system are on the notice board outside the tack room.  

Midweek Group Lessons
Between Tuesday-Friday 4.00 and 4.30 £14 for half an hour
Our midweek group lessons are in the ménage and are for children that have progressed from the walkout lessons. These lessons are at 4.0opm and 4.30pm between Tuesday-Friday. Children in these lessons are already off the lead rein and work to the same levels as the Saturday ménage children. 
Private Lessons / Semi Private Lessons
Between Tuesday and Friday 3.00-7.00 Private lessons £25 for half an hour/Semi private lessons £18 for half an hour
Our midweek private lessons are for adults and children in which you will receive one on one tuition with one of our instructors. Private lessons are a fantastic way to build confidence in horse riding and progress at a rapid rate, building the skills you need to reach the higher levels. These lessons are from 3.00pm- 7.00pm Tuesday-Friday. However, the places for private lessons are in high demand and there is limited availability. 

All lessons must be paid for upon booking
The maximum weight for riders is 12 stone (riders will be weighed at our discretion)



What's On
Important Information

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the planned start time of your/your child’s lesson. If you arrive late for a lesson, you will NOT be allowed to join the lessons and you will still be charged.

What to wear
Please ensure the rider wears suitable clothing ie long trousers, long sleeved top (even in hot weather), shoe or boots with a small square heel. Trainers are NOT suitable. We will fit a riding hat and body protecter to each rider. Watches and jewellery should be removed before riding.

All riders must wear a riding hat approved to current standard of PAS 015 whenever participating in riding activities, whilst leading, mounting/dismounting and riding, hats should be securely fastened at all times. 

Cancellation Policy 

If less than 48 hours notice has been given, the full fee will be charged. When cancelling a lesson you will be given a cancellation number, this will be your proof what time you cancelled (please remember your number.)
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Our Price List:

  • Saturday Walkouts - £12.00
  • Saturday ménage - £14.00
  • Midweek group - £14.00
  • Midweek private - £25.00
Cancellations: If less than 48-hour notice has been given, (including illness) the full fee will be charged.
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Gift Vouchers Available

We now sell horse riding gift vouchers for either £12 or £25. The vouchers are valid for 6 months. Contact our team if you wish to purchase one. 

Venue for children’s birthday parties is available on Saturday afternoons. This package includes a half hour walk-out on our ponies and a full meal and ice cream in the tea rooms. The riding parties are £15 per child.
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Are you looking for a reputable horse riding school in Stockport? Call Reddish Vale Farm. 
0161 480 1645

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