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We have spent a lot of time working out the safest way in which we can start to deliver some, albeit limited lessons.
Please be aware that this has been an extremely difficult task but we are doing our very best to provide a safe environment for both our staff and our clients.

Please be assured that we are following all The British Horse Society’s and Government Guidelines in producing our safety procedures and risk assessments.

We can only offer beginner lessons to riders who have an adult with them who is happy to lead their pony following a safety talk.

You will need to provide your own gloves & boots. We can supply safety helmets.

Our weight Limit of 13 stone is still in place and we hope you won’t be offended, but we may ask you to pop on our scales to double check that we have allocated you the appropriate sized horse

Can we please ask that you don’t arrive at our stables more than 10 minutes before the start of your lesson and that you do not wander around the centre.
We would also politely request for safety reasons, that you leave our centre as soon as your lesson has finished.

To book, please call us anytime from 9am-5pm on 0161 969 5853.

All lessons must be paid for in advance and our usual cancellation policy will apply
We will only take bookings from clients who are fit and well and are not showing any virus symptoms.
Usual cancellation policy is in place.

We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in these difficult times


We are a busy, yet very friendly Riding School that provides affordable lessons to both adults and children.
We are approved by the Local Authority and The British Horse Society.
We are based just a few miles south west of Manchester in the Mersey valley green belt. We are situated in 450 acres of open countryside yet still close to the motorway network and this allows us to offer fantastic off road hacking routes to our clients.

Our facilities include one indoor school and four, all weather, rubber surfaced outdoor floodlit menages with comfortable viewing facilities and fully stocked café.

We are the only riding school in the area to have our own Racewood Dressage simulator, the most advanced of its type in the world. On ‘Othello’, we can offer technical riding lessons to nervous or returning riders and beginners through to advanced dressage riders.


Our experienced and friendly staff can offer riding lessons to suit all ages (from aged 2+) and abilities. We pride ourselves in being extremely family orientated by providing lots of activities for all the family to be involved in together.

All our 40+  horses and ponies are chosen for their suitable temperament and are fully trained to ensure both the safety and enjoyment of all our customers.

As well as lessons and hacks, we provide various accredited courses which include both riding and care elements to children and adults. We are also a Polocrosse centre for those of you who fancy participating in something a little more ‘vigorous’.

Our CRC Pony Club centre is one of the largest in the country and is split into three age ranges. Activities are provided for children and teens from age 5-18 years old.
During school holidays, we always offer a range of activities to both children and adults.

We also offer our very popular ‘Pony Parties’ and we recommend you book early due to current demand.


You can check out what is available on this website or ‘like’ our facebook page

Please Note the maximum weight for riders is 13 stone (riders will  be weighed at our discretion).