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 three, 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.
Aqua Rask Dressage Rider and Trainer
Now available at CRC for private and small group lessons.
Lithuanian born Aqua has competed successfully in the National Dressage Finals at Arena UK, Trailblazers National Championships and is a regular competitor at British Dressage competitions.
Aqua has recently teamed up with Carrington Riding Centre to be able to offer training and coaching to lesson customers and horse owners from both CRC and other yards.
Aqua will soon be competing in British Dressage on CRC’s fabulous new Dressage horse "Team Carringtons Wezyr”so watch out for them at BD competitions in the near future.
Aqua has this to say about the new partnership:
“I am delighted to be working with the team at CRC, the centre with it’s fabulous facilities gives me a fantastic base to work from. Training novice or nervous riders are my speciality. The centres state of the art Racewood Dressage Simulator gives me a unique opportunity to teach and coach nervous riders or those just starting out in dressage in a totally safe and comfortable environment. Coupled with the centres 3 dressage trained horses we can offer a facility not available anywhere else in the country. I can also take in horses for schooling and training. So if you have lost confidence in your own horse or you are just starting down your dressage journey I really can offer the full training package for both horse and rider”
Aqua taking a dressage session on Othello the centres advanced dressage simuator.
Please contact the centre for bookings and availability.
Special introductory Dressage Lesson offer for new clients.
One hours lesson with Aqua the hour will be divided between Othello and a dressage horse. Aqua will assess your riding and discuss with you your requirements. She will help you complete a registration form and this along with your printouts from Othello will form the basis of your training programme should you wish to continue for further coaching.
Price £35.00 saving £5.00
ABRS HELPERS COURSE
Have you completed the ABRS entry level helpers course and would like to take it further? From 31st March we will be starting the ABRS INTERMEDIATE (age 12+) & (age 14+) SENIOR Levels.
The course will take place at 11am on Saturdays & Sundays and will be for 2 hours. Cost is only £15 per session. You will also have the opportunity to stay at CRC for the remainder of the day for work experience which will give you a head start when taking your test!
Tel 0161 969 5853 to book
ADULTS ONLY- NEW RIDING COURSE FOR RETURNING RIDERS
'TAKE BACK THE REINS'
It’s never too late to rekindle or discover a love of horses, pick up that journey and enjoy riding.............So, what is it?
It’s a series of horse riding lessons providing group coaching, specifically designed to support your first steps in order to get you into the saddle. It will help you develop your skills 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 Sunday 16th March at 2pm. 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)
BIO-MECHANICS NIGHT with
ONLY 4 SPACES LEFT!
A level 3 Ride With Your Mind coach, Come & Join ‘Ride With Your Mind’ on Tues 11th March from 6-9pm where we will examine exactly how your riding affects your horse and vice – versa, plus many strategies to develop each horse and rider combination along correct and ethical lines of training, whatever your current ability.
Denise will work on helping you to develop a strong partnership, so that the horse can clearly understand the aids and you can develop a secure, effective seat enabling you to ride with feel and empathy.
Cost £25 per half hour session (payable in advance)
Tel-0161 969 5853
Have you put on weight over Xmas or simply made a New Year's resolution to get fit?? Then here at CRC, we have got some great new courses to help you do just that!
RIDE & SLIM
Join us on a Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon for our next course of ‘Ride & Slim’
A great way to exercise, lose weight and make new friends!
Every Thursday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm
This will be the perfect way to lose weight, exercise and have fun, all at the same time! Come and join us for a great night of ‘Ride & Slim’.
Arrive 15 mins early for your weigh in (optional)
then we will start riding for a half hour (cardiovascular targeted) fun lesson. Low fat refreshments and coffee will be served after the lesson where we can have an informal chat and social to swap ideas and compare notes with fellow riders!
This is a brilliant way to lose the pounds whilst having loads of fun!
Only 6 riders per group. Suitable for beginners
Over 18’s only
Just £13.00 inc. refreshments.
NEXT PONY CLUB COURSE
BOOK NOW TO ENSURE YOUR PLACE!!!
The end of the current course is fast approaching so we thought we’d give you all the information for the forthcoming events to allow you to plan your diary!
LAST NIGHT OF CURRENT... COURSE
Mon 24th February 2014
FUN & PRESENTATION NIGHT (New Members Welcome)
Mon 3rd March 2014
(Usual times apply) Parents Welcome to watch the presentations at 5.45pm for the younger groups and 7.15pm for the older group.
NEXT COURSE- Dates 10th March- 28th April 2014
Times: 6-9 year olds- 4.30pm-6pm
10-12 year olds- 6pm-7.45pm
The next course is going to be very exciting and with lots and lots to achieve!!!
PROGRESSIVE RIDING & STABLE MANAGEMENT
Progressive riding tests are a series of recognised equine qualifications and will reflect your ability!
The Pony Club Training structure encourages Members to take tests which enables them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding.
Details of all progressive riding tests can be found on the PONY CLUB website:
This is an 8 week course and still only £12 per night!!!
PLEASE remember to book your places asap. Sharon, Paula and Mary will be happy to help you with any questions about the new courses
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Takes place every Monday night for an two hours.
Each session consists of an hour working towards a YELA 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
All Participants will be grouped according to previous achievements and riding ability.