Riding lessons at Shardeloes Farm

We cater for all abilities from beginner through to advanced competition riders and have a number of riding options available to you.

You can book lessons with us Tuesday to Friday from 8am until 9pm and Saturdays and Sundays 8am until 5pm.

Please note that our ‘off peak’ charges are only in effect from between 9am and 4pm Tuesdays to Fridays in term time. 10% discount during "off peak" times.

All adult riders, who are new to Shardeloes need to start by having an assessment lesson, regardless of experience. This includes some time on Merlin (our riding simulator) in addition to a real horse during a 50 minute session or all on Merlin for a 30 minute assessment.

Once you have completed your assessment lesson you have a choice (subject to your ability) of doing any of the below or see our courses page for more packages to choose from:

Price list

Hat hire £1

10% discount Off peak prices apply term time only Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm

Children’s Lessons

We run lessons throughout the week suitable for all abilities.  Please take a look at the table below to see what lesson would be suitable for your child.  Call our reception to find out more.

Pony Club (PC) Membership £29 per year

Type of child lesson/hack

 

 

Level

Suggested age

£ per person

60 min Group

Riders who can walk and trot independently through to advanced. Groups are made up of similar abilities and ages

 

 

6 – 13 yrs

£34 non-PC

£30 PC

£25 own horse

30 min lead rein group

 

 

Beginner riders, learning the basics

4 – 8 yrs

£20.00

30 min Private

 

 

Beginner riders, learning the basics

8 – 13 yrs

£37 non-PC

£35.50 PC

50 min Private

Beginner riders, learning the basics or more experienced riders needing some extra support

 

 

8 – 13 yrs

£55 non-PC

£52.50 PC

30mins Semi-Private

Group of riders that wish to ride exclusively together rather than join one of our groups

 

 

4 – 9 yrs

£30.50

Semi-Private 60mins

Group of riders that wish to ride exclusively together rather than join one of our groups

10 – 13 yrs

£42.50 non-PC

£38.50 PC

 

 

Adult Lessons

We have a selection of horses that cater for all standards of riders.  Our maximum weight is 13 stone.  If you haven’t ridden with us before you are required to ride Merlin the mechanical horse for a short assessment at the beginning of your lesson.

Riding Club (RC) Membership £35 per year

Type of adult lesson/hack

Level

£ per person

 

 

60 min Group

Riders who can walk and trot independently through to advanced

 

 

£40 non-RC

£35 RC

£30 own horse

30 min Private

Beginner riders, learning the basics

 

 

£40 non RC

£38.50 RC

50 min Private

Beginner riders, learning the basics or more experienced riders needing some extra support

 

 

£60 non RC

£57.50 RC

30mins Semi-Private

Two riders that wish to ride exclusively together rather than join one of our groups

 

 

£34.50

Semi-Private 60mins

Group of riders that wish to ride exclusively together rather than join one of our groups

 

 

£44 non RC

£40.50 RC

 

 

Lessons on Merlin

Prices above apply to Merlin too.

Bring some friends and take advantage of our special deal of £50 p/hr with a maximum of 3 people sharing the session.