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 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.

Our Values and mission statement:

"To provide an excellent standard of affordable tuition with a classical approach from the start…"

  • Carrington Riding Centre is committed to making horses and riding accessible to the whole community. We offer opportunities to volunteers of all ages to develop in confidence and skills whilst helping others.

    Our Values:
  • We provide outstanding equestrian training. Commercial riding lessons provide the focus for all other activities and enable us to support those most in need.

    We also engage with vulnerable young people and adults, raising their aspirations and helping them to feel positively about themselves and their futures.

    By choosing to ride with us you can not only have a fantastic time, learn valuable skills whilst keeping fit but you will also be helping all sectors of the community.

Latest Information

The British Horse Society Two-Day Initial First Aid Course

16th & 17th October
Cost £111 for 2 days
 
This two-day course is for anyone who has had no first aid training, or whose qualification has lapsed. On completion you receive an ID card and/or certificate of achievement valid for two years.
After completing this, every two years you will then need.
 
Please call BHS to book on 02476 840500

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See the New Hoof Video Featuring Carrington Riding Centre

Pony Club Dressage

FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, CRC WILL BE HOSTING AN INTER-CENTRE PONY CLUB DRESSAGE COMPETITION!!
Friday 29th August

We will be competing against other Pony Club Centres and will need a team to represent CRC. There are limited places in the team so we are going to choose the competitors through a selection process.

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DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND...........

We have been asked to put on an extra day for our

PONY CLUB ‘Dressage Competition’ Course.

We will be holding a one day 'CRASH COURSE' on SATURDAY 9th Aug from 10am-4pm
There will be Two Hours of Riding and you will learn all about preparing and entering dressage competitions.

There is also a chance to be selected for our team in our inter centre competition on Friday 29th August...

Suitable for all abilities. Age 5-16 years- Grouped by age & ability
Only £40. Times: 10am-4pm

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 Thursday 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: 5pm-7pm

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! 

Carrington Riding Centre’s PONY CLUB

2 Day Course With ‘Sleepover!’... 14th + 15th August

A fantastic chance for you to complete Pony Club’s E or D test as well as doing lots of riding and having loads of fun at the same time!
All participants will ride for a minimum of 2 hours per day and will work towards their appropriate test.

Age 6-9 year olds will complete The ‘E’ Test

Age 10-12 year olds will complete The ‘D’ Test

TIMES
The days will start at 10am 14th August and finish at 5pm 15th August

BOOKING
Please provide your children with a sleeping bag and pillow, suitable clothing, toiletries, sun tan lotion if the weather is good, waterproofs in case of rain.
COST: £130 including all food and sleepover & 2 hours riding per day!
Please call 0161 969 5853 to book. £50 deposit

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT CRC!

SUMMER SHOW

Bank Holiday Monday 25THAugust
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!
Cost £10 per class

DAYS ON THE FARM...

Dates- All weekdays throughout the summer from 21st July- 29th Aug 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

OVERNIGHT PONY CAMP!

25th- 29th 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!



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 Wednesday throughout the summer holidays!
13 stone weight maximum

2 DAY CRASH COURSE FOR HELPERS

Thurs & Fri 28th & 29th Aug
Have you ever fancied helping out at our yard but can't make Thursday evenings?? 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+.



OVERNIGHT 2 DAY ‘PONY CLUB’ CAMP

A fantastic chance for you to complete Pony Club’s E or D test as well as doing lots of riding and having loads of fun at the same time!

All participants will ride for a minimum of 2 hours per day and will work towards their appropriate test.

Age 6-9 year olds will complete The ‘E’ Test
Age 10-12 year olds will complete The ‘D’ Test
TIMES
The days will start at:
10am 14th August and finish at 5pm 15th August
Cost £130 inc all meals

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

MORE GREAT NEWS FOR RIDERS & HORSE OWNERS

We are proud to announce that Carrington Riding Centre has just been approved to become a BRITISH RIDING CLUB.

This means we will be able to 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.

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

It will be a 9 week course 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.

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 will soon be 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!

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Download a copy of the form here

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

 

Aqua Rask Dressage Rider and Trainer

Now available at CRC for private and small group lessons.

Lithuanian born Aqua is currently competing successfully as a regular competitor in British Dressage competitions on the Carrington Sport Horses Wezyr (Viktor to his friends) at both Novice and Elementary.

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.

Click here for more details of dressage coaching

Click here for more details about Full Livery and Schooling choices

 

Please contact the centre for bookings and availability.

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”.

The cost per lesson is just £20 (payable in advance)