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North Region
County Durham
Non-disabled Private Lessons

Private Lessons are taught in our floodlit 40x20 Indoor Arena, they are suitable for both children and adults. You'll be alone with an experienced instructor, with the entire arena reserved for your session. These are suitable for both total beginners right up to experienced riders.

For a total beginner, the lessons will be about learning the fundamentals of safe horse riding, with the aim to get you up to a proficient walk, trot and canter standard as quickly as possible.

If you're an experienced rider, the session will be orientated around specific skills you're interested in learning, solving faults, with the aim to make you a better rider. All our instructors are highly experienced and qualified, whatever your aims, they will be able to help you reach them.

Typically, most sessions are 30 minutes in duration, given that they are intensive, most people find these both satisfying and challenging. If you would like to book longer sessions, please discuss with your instructor. Private lessons are structured similar to
group sessions with one key difference, you benefit from one to one training and focus.

To fit in with busy lives, private lessons can be arranged any time between 10am and 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday, with late nights Tuesday & Thursday. Other evening sessions can be arranged.

Our riding lessons are designed to meet the capabilities and goals of riders. Riders can bring their own hats, boots and body protectors, or can borrow them if needed. Please contact us to obtain prices. The centre provides dressage and show jumping tuition.

There's also a cross-country jumping course available for lessons for experienced riders when ground conditions permit.

1 hour Group Lesson £17
30 min private/semi private lesson £15
1 hour private lesson £30
30 min carriage drive (one to one) £17
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What our visitors say:
Laura - attends on a Friday. “
I really enjoy going to the centre. I have made lots of friends and I like working with the animals. My favourite horse is Ruby. Riding her has really helped my weaker side and has given me more strength in my ankle ."
Interesting facts:
Ponies are small horses. They are measured in hands
(4 inches or 10 centimetres). A horse is over 14.2 hands.
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