Meet our horses and ponies!


 

Standing at a huge 17.3hh Captain is easily the biggest horse we have! He is starting to be used a little in the school for advanced adult riders but is predominatly a hacking escort as one of Caroline’s own horses. (Image to the right) 

Jazz

 

Such a sweetheart, Jazz is certainly invaluable to the school. She is used in all aspects of the riding school & will happily look after you for your first canters. She is used for children and adults, as being 14.2hh makes her a perfect height. (Image above)

 

One of our golden oldies Toffee certainly knows the ropes! He’s a little, cheeky Welsh pony and is adored by many clients. He will look after the littlies for their first sits on a pony, right through to children having their first canter. (Image below)

Toffee

Fred

 

Chalky is an absolute star for our RDA and leading rein lessons. He’s an old hand at riding school life now & knows what he’s doing. He loves anything edible (even things he shouldn’t eat!) so make sure to have a tasty treat for him when you come up. (Image to the right)

Jimbob in RDA

 

Jimbob is a perfect example of a gentleman. Being an old man, his work load is slowly decreasing as he enjoys semi-retired life, but he can’t not do any work! He’s still speedy and is excellent at the greedy pony race in gymncanas, make sure to bring him an apple when you come up. (Image above)

Gem & one of our staff members

 

Gem is an ex pony club pony but being over 20 doesn’t mean she’s lost her spark! Settling into riding school life, Gem is a very fun pony. We hope to use her more and are excited to see how she settles in. (Image above)

Beano popping a small fence

Maggie is a young piebald mare, joining us when she was just 7 years old! She has turned into a lovely young mare, excellent at RDA and belonging to them. She’s coming along very well, and is loving her role within the school. (Image below)

Maggie May

 

Lillee is a beautiful bay pony & has an affinity for carrots. Perfect for your first canter, she certainly knows how to look after her riders. She’s very loved by staff & enjoys being the boss in the field! Come & meet her for a carrot & a cuddle, she won’t turn you down.

(Image to the right)

Lulu

Lulu is another youngster on the yard and starting to get the hand of riding school work. She’s very speedy and mainly used for more competent riders looking for a challenge. She is a firm favourite with many of our riders. (Image above)

 

Tulip is our only palamino on the yard, and has certainly turned her hoof at riding school life! A speedy, firm favourite amongst clients, she has exceeded expectations becoming an RDA and leading rein pony. Come down and meet her yourself! (Image below)

Tulip in the field

One of our staff members (Katie) riding Captain

 

A typical mare but Amber will sail you easily over your first few jumps. She’s an excellent hacking pony & does love a sneaky treat or two… Excellent for private lessons and more experienced riders wanting to move their riding along. (Image below)

Amber & Imogen popping a jump

 

Being just over 16hh, Fred really is our very own BFG! Don’t let his size put you off, he is excellent with our beginner riders and helping our more advanced progress their riding forward. His favourite treats are parsnips and often receiving lots as he’s a firm favourite with clients and staff. (Image to the left)

Chalky in RDA

 

DC came with Maggie a few years back and has exceeded expectations already. Being the youngest pony, we have, he is brilliant for RDA and adult riders looking to push their riding forward. He is also becoming a marvellous hacking pony. (Image below)

DC in the field

Beano is our only cremello pony on the yard & a very cuddly little chap. He’s mastered leading rein lessons, being a regular pony for RDA sessions. He’s a favourite on Saturday mornings & puts a smile on peoples faces. (Image to the left) 

 

Coco

 

Being the smallest pony, it is no surprise Coco has the biggest voice! A very noisy, cheeky chap who is best friends with Jimbob, Coco is also an old hand at riding school work. He’s brilliant at looking after little riders for their first few steps on a pony. (Image above)

JB (Jazzy Boy) is one of our younger ponies, learning the ropes he is certainly coming along nicely & proving an excellent hacking pony. Used in RDA, lead rein and off the leading rein lessons, he is coming along very nicely indeed. He is partial to popping over a small fence every now and again too! (Image below)

JB with one of our helpers

Lillee

Crystal

 

Joining us at the end of 2016, Crystal has settled in very well. Coming from a previous show-jumping home, she’s enjoying her lighter work load. Popular for on and off the lead rein lessons, she’s certainly proven invaluable to the school. (Image above)

Blue popping a small jump with a staff member

 

Blue stands at just over 13hh, and is relatively new to the school. He is starting to progress well in the school and is perfect for slightly older children. He used to be a show-jumper so knows where to place his feet over a pole or two. (Image above)