Carrington Riding Centre

Courses & Lessons for Children




The Pony Club


The Pony Club is ‘the’ starting place for anyone with an interest in horses and riding, who wants to learn and have fun in a safe and caring environment.

Membership is open to anyone up to the age of 16; from total novices to those with more experience who aspire to the highest standards of riding and horse care, developed by training, assessment and access to a wide range of equestrian sports.

A sort of ‘Girl Guides’ for Horses!

Takes place every Monday night for an hour and a half.

Each session consists of a half hour riding, a half hour practical and a half hour theory session on the current topic.

We work on a course by course basis and at the end of each course, a test is taken by every member and if passed, they receive a Pony Club certificate or badge at our next presentation night!

9yrs and under:     4.30 – 6.00pm

10yrs and above:  6.00 – 7.45pm

Only £15 per night

All Participants will be grouped according to previous achievements and riding ability.






A Brand new course for our younger riders!

There are 8 topics in total including feeding, grooming and tack.

The course will last 8 weeks.

Every session will be made up of a half hour riding lesson and a half  hour’s stable & safety management.

A rosette & certificate will be awarded to all achievers after the course

Every Tuesday at 4.30pm-5.30pm, Thursday at 5pm-6pm, Saturday at 4pm-5pm & Every Sunday at 12pm-1pm

Cost £15 per session

Suitable for children age 3-11 years old

Beginners & just off the lead riders welcome

A parent is required to lead the pony in the session for beginner riders






Have you got a horse mad toddler?

If you have a ‘horse mad’ toddler, bring them to this half hour introductory session where they will groom a pony and then enjoy a ‘trek out’ in the countryside.
A perfect way to start pony riding.
ONLY £14 for this half hour session
Suitable for aged 2+
Parents can also be involved by leading their child’s pony!
Saturday @ 1.30pm & Sunday @ 2.30pm
Please call 0161 969 5853 to book or for more info
@ Carrington Riding Centre M31 4BH









Every Saturday & Sunday from 10am-12noon




Every Sunday 3pm-5pm

The Saddle Club is a club for children and young people from age 5 years old who love horses!
The Club aims to present an interesting and informative experience for all young people whatever their ability.

The Saddle Club objectives are:

  • To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding.
  • To give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to teach members to look after and to take proper care of their animal.
  • To enable young people to understand how to work safely on a riding school yard and to achieve progressive qualifications

Mini Saddle Club– Only £25 per session on Saturday (includes one hour riding) and £20 per session on Sunday (includes half an hour of riding).


Junior Saddle Club– Only £25 per session on Sunday (includes one hour riding)


On completion of each course, all participants will receive a Pony Club achievement badge!

Limited places so please book now by calling 0161 969 5853
Pony club membership and uniform is required.




Every Saturday at 2pm & Sunday at 1.30pm

Ever fancied having a go? Come and ride with your child for half an hour for just £14 each!
Suitable for beginners or just off the lead riders

Every Sunday at 1pm & 1.30pm
13 stone weight maximum