Carrington Riding Centre, Isherwood Rd, Carrington, Manchester, M314BH
Phone: 0161 969 5853 Email: info@carrington-rc.com

 

 

We are a busy, yet friendly Riding School. We are approved by the Local Authority, The British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools, FEI Clubmark and a The Pony Club Centre. We are the only riding school in the North West with all of these accreditations. 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.

Our facilities include an indoor school and four, all weather, rubber surfaced outdoor floodlit menages with comfortable viewing facilities and cafe. We are the only riding school to have our own Racewood Dressage simulator the most advanced of its type in the world. Our experienced and friendly staff can offer you riding lessons to suit all ages (upwards of 3) and abilities.

All our horses and ponies are chosen for their suitable temperament and are fully trained to ensure both the safety and enjoyment of our customers. During school holidays, we always offer a range of activities to both children and adults. You can check out what is available on this website. We also offer our very popular 'Pony Parties' and we recommend you book early.

Latest Information

FUN DAY AT CARRINGTON RIDING CENTRE

Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 11am-4pm
We are holding a fun day to raise money for 3 charities chosen by our Teen Pony Club Team.

There will be lots to do for children and adults and will include:
Pony Rides for children
Bouncy Castles
Bucking Broncos
Tombola
Just Horse Riders- Provides all clothing and equipment for horse riders
Lucky dips
Treasure Hunts
Pottery Painting
Face Painting
Dog Food stand
Cake Stand
Portrait Painting
Mini Photoshoots
Knitted Ponies
And much, much more!

We will also be hosting our usual Summer Show where there are classes for all abilities. Book now on 0161 969 5853

FUND RAISER This summer

Carrington Riding Centre’s Teen Pony Club is raising money for three very important charities:
1. Alzheimer’s Research UK
2. Christie’s Charity
3. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

The fundraising event which will take place on Bank holiday Monday 31st August 2015. These charities were hand-picked by members of our Teen Pony Club because they were close to their hearts. Therefore they are determined to raise as much money as they can so any contributions will make a difference.

There are 4 ways that you could help:
1. STALL HOLDERS- Do you have a product or service that you could sell or provide at our fund raising event?
We won’t charge you to set up a stand or stall, all we would like is a small donation from the profits you make. As all the money is going to charity, we do hope that you will be kind enough to donate some of your proceeds to our cause, although this is not essential.
2. 24 Hour ‘Rideathon’---We would love for you to attend our ‘Rideathon’ event by booking a half hour slot anytime between 10am Sunday 30th August and 9.30am Monday 31st August. We will provide you with a sponsor form for you to get as many sponsors as possible. We will need to take a £5 deposit which will be returned to you on completion of your session.
3. Sponsor our Riders- Please help raise money by sponsoring any of our riders
4. Tombola & Raffle Prizes- Please donate any unwanted gifts that we can use in our tombola or raffle. If you have any products that you would be happy to donate to our raffle or tombola, (these would be greatly appreciated!) please drop them off at the location below

Our fundraiser will be held on the 31st of August from 10am until 4pm.

Phone: 0161 969 5853       Email:info@carrington-rc.com
If you would like any more information please contact us for further details.
Please get in touch if you would like to attend this fundraising event and we would absolutely love to see you there,

Tori Peter Dressage Clinics

Fortnightly on a Friday Tori will be holding a dressage clinic for riders with their own horses.

Book by calling CRC a £10.00 deposit will gtee your place on your chosen date. Lesson time will be given closer to the date. Balance of £45.00 paid on the day.

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
 
SUMMER SHOW
Bank Holiday Monday 31st August
From 11am
All the usual classes will be running including equitation, games and jumping and there will be something for all levels of riders including lead rein riders AND adults!
All riders will receive a rosette and the winner of each class will receive a trophy!

DAYS ON THE FARM
Dates- All weekdays throughout the summer from 20th July- 4th Sept
Daily Times 10am-4pm
Don’t miss the chance to spend time at the farm during the summer holidays.
We have planned fun-packed days, which include 2 hours of riding, caring for your favourite ponies & horses and lots of fun and games.
All levels of riders from beginners welcome. Ages 5+
Please send a daily packed lunch, waterproofs and sun cream. Café open all day.
Cost £40 per day or £180 for 5 days
Places are limited so see staff as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

OVERNIGHT PONY CAMP!
27th-31st July
24th- 28th August inc
Ride and look after your favourite ponies all day every day & Sleepover at CRC!
Each day & evening will be filled with fun activities!
All levels of riders welcome, minimum age 8 years old
 Cost for full 5 day camp (Day & Night) - £360 including all food
2 Days and 1 night - £135 
1 day 10am-9pm -£65
FULLY SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES!

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC!   
Tuesday 28th July 11am-1pm
Tuesday 1st Sept 11am-1pm
Especially designed for our younger 'on the lead' riders!
Bring your favourite teddy and help us look after our ponies as well as having an hour's riding time on our ponies.
We will then all enjoy a picnic with our teddies!
Only £25

2 DAY CRASH COURSE FOR HELPERS
Mon & Tues 27th & 28th July
Thurs & Fri 27th & 28th Aug
Have you ever fancied helping out at our stables??
Well here's your chance to learn all you need to know about horse care, stable management and working in a riding school and livery yard environment in a 2 day crash course. Successful candidates will receive an A4 certificate
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost £90 including certificate. Age 10+.

DAY TRIP’    
Tues 25th August
Join us for a day trip to ‘The Pony Club Championships’ at Cholmondeley Castle.
You will have a fantastic day watching all the various classes and supporting our team at the same time.
Coach Leaving CRC at 9am. Cost £15
YELA & HELPERS are invited to volunteer too!

2-HOUR HACKS              
11am-1pm
Mon 3rd Aug & Fri 14th Aug
Is an hour just not enough? Come & join us for a walk, trot, canter hack out on the many scenic, off road routes that surround the farm.
Cost-£40.
Riders must be confident in canter!

Parent & Child Group Lesson
Ever fancied having a go? Come and ride with your child for half an hour for just £12 each!
Suitable for beginners or just off the lead riders! Every Wed during the summer hols at 11.30am

PRIVATE LESSONS, SIMULATOR SESSIONS AND HACKS AVAILABLE ALL THROUGH SUMMER!
Tel 0161 969 5853 to book

British Horse Society Stage 1 & 2 Training

At Carrington Riding Centre!
Want to update your equine knowledge, gain accreditation for your existing horse knowledge and skills, study for your own pleasure, complete British Horse Society examinations, or gain a professional academic qualification?
 
Then try one of our course!
 
PROGRESSIVE RIDING TESTS 1-6
These tests are equivalent to BHS Stage 1 when all six are completed (No exam is necessary).
Every Tuesday from 9th June. Time 6.30pm-8.30pm
Age 12+ Cost £25 – 2 hours Training- Modules: Riding & Care
 
BHS STAGE 1 TRAINING
Every Thursday from 11th June. Time 6.30pm-8.30pm
Age 14+ Cost £25 - 2 hours Training- Modules: Riding & Care
 
BHS STAGE 2 TRAINING

Every Wednesday from 10th June. Time 6.30pm-8.30pm
Age 14+ Cost £25 - 2 hours Training- Modules: Riding & Care

 Call 0161 969 5853 to book (payment required in advance)

COMPETITIONS!
We have two amazing opportunities for you to compete in this summer:
1. The Pony Club Championships 2015 at Chomondeley Castle- Tues 25th August 2015
2.Our Inter-Centre Competition where we will be competing against other centres at CRC- Friday 28th August 2015

SUMMER PONY CAMP 

Start organising you Summer Holidays!

‘SLEEPOVER AT CARRINGTON RIDING CENTRE’
INCLUDES 4 NIGHTS ACCOMODATION & ALL FOOD! ...
27th-31st July inc
24th- 28th August inc
Ride and look after your favourite ponies all day every day & Sleepover at CRC!
Each day & evening will be filled with fun activities!
2-3 hours of riding per day
All levels of riders welcome, minimum age 7 years old
Cost for full 5 day camp (Day & Night) - £360 including all food
2 Days and 1 night - £135
1 day 10am-9pm -£65
FULLY SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES!
Tel 0161 969 5853 to book (£50 Deposit)

POLOCROSSE TEAM SESSION
Starting Friday May 1st at 6.30pm-8pm
Cost £20 per session
EXISTING TEAM PLAYERS- Please book your slot asap!

Polocrosse is a combination of polo and lacrosse. It is a team game played on horseback, each team consisting of three players. It encourages a higher standard of riding throughout and stimulates a greater interest in riding as a sport and as a recreation.
It is suitable for ordinary children on ordinary ponies and encourages a strong and unselfish team spirit.
Do you want to be on our team or simply have fun learning and playing the game?
Polocrosse training is now taking place every Friday night for alternate teams.
JOIN IN NOW!
ALL RIDERS MUST BE COMPETENT IN CANTER!!
Tel 0161 969 5853 to book

 

ADULTS ONLY- NEW RIDING COURSE FOR RETURNING RIDERS
'TAKE BACK THE REINS'

 

 


GET FIT FOR SUMMER 2015 & GET BACK IN THE SADDLE!


It’s never too late to rekindle or discover a love of horses, pick up that journey and enjoy riding...

Fitting horses back into your life can be simple. Just half an hour of horse riding a week can boost your sense of wellbeing and help to keep you feeling healthy. Returning to riding may feel daunting but with the right horse to give you confidence it’s amazing how quickly you’ll get going again.

So, what is it?
It’s a series of horse riding lessons providing individual and group coaching, specifically designed to support your first steps in order to get you into the saddle. It will help you develop your skills so that you can horse ride out, depending upon your skill and confidence levels, perhaps in the open countryside, improve your fitness, and progress within the sport, making sure you have fun along the way.

Horse riding is a hobby for people of all ages and abilities so there’s no need to use the excuse “I’m too old!” or “I’m not good enough”.

Come and join us for our next course which will be starting on Thursday 15th Jan at 7pm, Sunday 18th Jan at 12pm The course will last for 7 weeks and will have no more than 6 riders in each group. The lessons will be made of half an hour horse preparation, 40 mins riding and preparing horses for return to the stables and 20 minutes social (tea & biscuits) to get to know your fellow riders and chat about experiences.
The cost per lesson is just £20 (payable in advance)

Call us now for more info on 0161 969 5853

MINI HELPERS CLUB

We have lots of young people who are desperate to help us at our stables however the minimum age to do the 'Helpers Course' is age 10.
With this in mind, we are starting a brand new club which will allow all our 'little people' to learn all about working on a stable yard under instruction and supervision. The session will be made up of a one hours riding lesson where all riders will be working towards their Pony Club Bronze Award and this will be followed by a half hour's session where all participants will start their training towards becoming a CRC helper.
The club is on every week beryween 3pm-4.30pm
Cost £18

All riders must be off the lead.
Pony club membership and uniform is required (£25 per year)

SADDLE CLUB- STARTS SATURDAY

The Saddle Club is a brand new club for children and young people from age 5-17 years old who love horses!
The Club aims to present an interesting and informative experience for all young people w...hatever 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
SESSIONS:

Saturday: 10am -12 noon- Mini Saddle Club
At Mini Saddle Club, children will work towards their Pony Club Efficiency tests starting at Test E. A half hour riding session will be included in every session.
Suitable for children aged 5-9 years old

Saturday: 2pm-4pm- Junior Saddle Club
At Junior Saddle Club, children will work towards their Pony Club Efficiency tests starting at Test D. A half hour riding session will be included in every session.
Suitable for children aged 10+

Saturday: 12pm-2pm- Senior Saddle Club
At Senior Saddle Club, young people will work towards their British Horse Society’s Riding School Assistants Certificate of Competence. A half hour riding session will be included in every session.
Suitable for young people aged 13+

We have opened two new slot for 'mini' saddle club which will take place every Sunday from 10am - 12pm
The session lasts for 2 hours and are made up of half an hour riding, half an hour care and one hour learning how to look after horses and ponies on our stable yard.
We follow The Pony Club's efficiency tests, which are recognised and accredited courses, starting at Level E.

Cost only £12 per session
All Saddle Club members will be required to join The Pony Club (£25 annual fee)
And wear a piece of uniform (Prices start from £8.99)

ALL MEMBERS WILL BE INVITED TO TRY OUT FOR OUR RIDING TEAMS AND WILL GET THE CHANCE TO COMPETE IN OUR INTER-CENTRE COMPETITIONS!!

Tel 0161 969 5853 to book
One weeks payment required in advance

For your application form click here

YOUNG EQUESTRIANS & PONY CLUB

YOUNG EQUESTRIANS is a new initiative in partnership with HOOF to enable teenagers to get involved with horses and other like minded young people with the same interests.
 This is a great chance for teens to achieve and enjoy a social life at the same time!
 The new course will takes place every Monday night for a two hour session. Each session will consist of an hour working towards YELA (young equestrian leaders award), and then an hour’s riding and stable management on alternative weeks working towards ‘Pony Clubs’ efficiency awards.We will be starting with efficiency test D and then moving forward on a progressive basis.
 Times: 6pm-8pm
 The cost is only £12 per night (registration fees applicable).
 These awards are seriously recognised within the equine industry.
 Minimum age 13. Suitable for up to age 17.
 A great way to make friends with like minded young people who have a passion for horses!
Tel: 0161 969 5853 to book

 

PARENT & CHILD CLASSES

Ever fancied having a go? Come and ride with your child for half an hour for just £12 each!
Suitable for beginners or just off the lead riders
Every Sunday at 1.30pm
13 stone weight maximum

PRIVATE LESSONS, HACKS, DRESSAGE & SIMULATOR LESSONS AVAILABLE ALL DAY EVERY DAY!

MORE GREAT NEWS FOR RIDERS & HORSE OWNERS

For the more confident rider you can join our British Riding Club.

Where we can provide accredited courses for adults who want to improve their riding and care skills and have a social with like minded people at the same time.

On this course we will be working towards the British Riding Clubs 'Riding & Horse Welfare' Stage 1. There will be a fun hack and a special dressage week included in the course.

This Club is open to HORSE OWNERS too who will be welcome to bring their own horse to the sessions.

The cost is only £25 for a 2 hour session and will include an hours riding in every session. Coffee and cakes will be provided after every session to enable you to interact with your fellow riders.

This is a great opportunity to belong to an established and recognised riding club as well as achieving recognised qualifications. Have fun and learn both at the same time.

COLLEGE COURSE
Very exciting news for 16 - 18 yr olds

Do you want a career in the horse world?

CRC are able to offer you the opportunity to do your 6th form studies in BTEC Level 3 horse care, management and riding.

If you think you might be interested, please call us on 0161 969 5853 or e-mail info@carrington-rc.com to register your interest. We will need you to complete an 'expression of interest' form so that we can send you further info!

Click here for more information

Download a copy of the form here

www.carringtonequinecollege.co.uk

TEEN PONY CLUB

A chance for teens to achieve!  Takes place every Monday night for a two hour session. Each session consists of an hour working towards a YELA (young equestrian leaders) award, and then an hour’s riding and stable management on alternative weeks working towards ‘Pony Clubs’ efficiency awards.We will be starting with efficiency test D and then on a progressive basis.    

These awards are seriously recognised within the equine industry.

Minimum age 13. Suitable for up to age 17. Only £12 per night