About Our Lessons


Take up Riding with Vally Farm Equestrian Centre...

Why not try our taster £10 taster session for 15 minutes riding opportunity, whether it's just to see if you enjoy it or if you want to get back into riding after a break. Drop in anytime to meet our horses and ponies or drop in at the weekend to see our busiest time for lessons and enjoy watching them over a cup of coffee.

Some common Question & Answers
How long are the lessons? 30mins/45mins/1 hour lessons are available. Private and group lessons are available.
How do I start? Please phone us on 01295 730576 or 07852536816 or drop in to Valley Farm to arrange a suitable lesson at a convenient time.
Are the staff qualified? We are a British Horse Society approved Centre. Our instructors all hold teaching qualifications including UKCC level 2, and BHSII.
What do I wear? You can hire a new “PAS015” standard hat for £1.00 per lesson. Boots are available free of charge or shoes/boots with a small heel and flat sole. Leggings or trousers are more comfortable than wearing jeans, tops must cover the shoulders.
Will I be safe? Yes, we will do our utmost to keep you safe. However horses and ponies may sometimes be unpredictable and each rider rides at their own risk.
How old do I have to be? We are able to cater for anyone from the age of 4 and with a maximum weight limit of 16 stone.
Will I have the same instructor each time? Yes, we endeavor to maintain continuity with Instructors. However, factors such as sickness, holidays etc need to be taken into consideration. We aim to give a friendly personal service with small classes to enable good communication between our instructors and clients.
When can I ride? All year round except Christmas, Boxing and New years Day. We are closed on Mondays.
Can parents watch? Yes we have a viewing gallery in the indoor arena, and somewhere to view for the outdoor arena.
How much will the lessons cost? Please look at our current price list.
What other activities are there? We have regular competitons for newcomers and more experienced riders. We also run a Valley Farm branch of the Pony Club. Adult fun days and camps are also run regularly. During the summer we offer rides in the fields, cross country lessons and children and adult camps.
How can I pay? Our terms are cash only and you can pay on the day.
What if I need to cancel? We have a 24hr notice policy.
Can I bring my own horse/pony? Yes we welcome all clients on their own horse/pony
When are you open?

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 8:00am - 9:00pm

Wednesday - 8:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday - 8:00am - 7:00pm

Friday - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday - 8:00am - 5:30pm

Sunday - 8:00am - 5:30pm

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