We offer a range of lessons
including private, semi-private and groups for all ages and abilities.
We have a number of lessons options here at Kingsmead. Lessons may be conducted in one of our three arenas. We guarantee the sessions and informal and fun!
If you are new to Kingsmead yet have done a little riding before we recommend you start with an assessment lesson, this can be on your own or with a friend. Assessment lessons are usually carried out in one of our small school and will be conducted in walk and trot. If you are already riding in walk trot and canter we would ask you to contact the office so we can book a more appropriate assessment. Children who have never ridden will need a leader, we would recommend you sign up to the parent leader course prior to booking a lesson. Please be honest about your riding standard as this helps us better meet your needs.
The lesson standard ranges from beginner to advance, your coach can recommend which group would be most suitable. We aim to keep groups around 6 riders in the main school and and maximum of 2 in the other schools. We actively encourage riders to assist with the horses at the end of lesson as we feel this is an important part of riding (although not compulsory!). You may like to 'double up' and add a discounted stable management session or short off road ride alongside your lesson.
Our lessons are progressive and rider will be moved up through the stages, we start with beginners, then move to developing riders and onto experienced riders, our most advanced groups are fast paced and include a variety of skills. Your riding coach will help you set goals and explore how you can achieve them.
We have a monthly rosette award, our coaches select a theme each month and each lessons will work towards the rosette.
A private lesson is just you and your coach; these can be quite intense however this level of focus can have a positive effect on your riding, giving riders confidence and skills on a one to one basis. Please ask in the office to find out more about our private lessons.
Semi-private lessons (restrictions may apply) enable you to share a lesson with a friend (or we can match you to a rider of a similar standard); they are less intense than a private lesson although generally more social. We are always looking at ways to accommodate our riders so please ask if you want something tailored to suit your requirements.
We have a number of very popular group lessons over the weekend. Although time allowed for group lessons in the main school is 45 minutes please allow an hour from getting on to getting off, our school is a short walk from the stables and our coaches use this time to find out how you are feeling and to give that all important personal feedback.
Our small school lessons (including assessments) are aimed at our beginner riders and will conducted in walk and trot only. Our developing riders who are starting to work on canter will move into the main school.
We have a set of jumps (and horses who love to use them) as well as a small cross-country course in our woods for those riders who want to do more!