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!

Complete beginner can join our foundations lessons or familiarise themselves with horses and riding in led lessons on the lane.  From our foundation lessons riders can progress to novice groups before moving to our main school lessons

If you have ridden before we recommend you start with an assessment lesson, this can be on your own or with a friend.  Your riding coach will help you set goals and explore how you can achieve them.

Our lessons are progressive and rider will be moved up through the stages, our most advanced groups are fast paced and include a variety of skills.

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 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. 

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!

 

The lesson standard ranges from beginner to advance, your coach can recommend which group would be most suitable.  We aim to keep groups to between 6-8 riders in the main school and and maximum of 4 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!).

Living as a herd

Herd life is important for horses; we have at least three herds here at Kingsmead. Come and enjoy watching the horses interact.

​Caring for the horses

We pride ourselves on knowing the horses and will tailor their work accordingly. Horses enjoy a variety of activites to suit their personalities.

Meeting  their needs

Our horses get individual care. They are seen  by the vet, the farrier, the osteopath and the equine dentist when needed.

A horse for everyone​

Our smallest pony is 8hh and are largest horse is 17.3hh; we have some steady cobs and some more energetic warmbloods.

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