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 £13 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


The British Horse Society’s Junior Progressive Riding Tests


Every Tuesday at 5.30pm-7pm


Cost- £20 for 45 mins riding & 45 mins care


Designed for children aged 6 to 12 years approximately


If you ride regularly these tests are for you! Whether you have just started or have been riding for some time the J.P.R.T’s will:

  • Help you to improve your knowledge and riding ability
  • Lead to a recognised qualification in Horse Knowledge/Care and Riding Skills


There are five levels, which are comprised of Horse Knowledge/Care & Riding Skills. For each level you will be given a Syllabus/Progress Card that has a number of elements that need to be signed off by the instructor, once your card has been fully completed, you are eligible to take the test for that level.

When you have successfully completed all five tests, you will receive a final official Certificate from the British Horse Society. Completion of level 5 of the JPRT’s is considered a high standard of training and achievement for juniors.


Book now! Get Qualified!







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 £20 per session on Saturday (includes one hour riding) and £18 per session on Sunday (includes half an hour of riding).


Junior Saddle Club– Only £20 per session on Saturday (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 £13 each!
Suitable for beginners or just off the lead riders

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