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.

 

Latest Information

XMAS EVENTS

WOULD YOU LIKE TO COMPETE BUT DON'T OWN YOUR OWN HORSE?

BHS COMPETITION FOR RIDING SCHOOL CLIENTS

We are very excited to announce that we have been asked by The British Horse Society to host a regional qualifier for their National Riding School Competition to be held next Easter, Wed 8th April 2015 at Warwickshire College.

The classes will be made up of mainly dressage, some jumping (for the under 12's) and some stable management and will be open to all riders from age 5 to adult riders. Classes will be grouped in age and ability

BHS XMAS QUALIFIER SHOW

Friday 2nd Jan –From 10.30am

The show that may qualify you to enter the British Horse Society’s National Riding Competition at Easter 2015!
There are 3 categories:
Age 12 & Under- Dressage, Jumping & Stable Management Theory
Aged13-17- Dressage Only BHS Test 2
Aged 18+- Dressage Only BHS Test 2
(Individual times of test will be announced prior to the show)
All tests can be collected from CRC or available by request via e-mail
The top 3 from each category will qualify for the National Competition next Easter
COST PER CLASS ONLY £7.00!
All participants should be able to canter.
Cafe will be open all day for hot food and drinks
Call now to book your place! 0161 969 5853

XMAS DAYS ON THE FARM

Dates- December 24th & 31st & January 2nd
Daily Times 10am-4pm
Don’t miss the chance to spend time at the farm during the Xmas 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 and waterproofs.
Please note that Café will be closed.
Cost £40 per day

EXTRA DAY ON THE FARM- Monday 22nd Dec 10am-4pm

SHOW PRACTICE

An Afternoon of Dressage and Stable Management

This is a four-hour session to help all competitors brush up on their riding, jumping and stable management ...skills ready for the show on Jan 2nd.

Tuesday 23rd Dec 12pm-4 pm
Age- Under 12’s
Cost- £25

XMAS HACKS

3 HOUR HACK FOR CHILDREN/TEENS

23rd Dec: Time: 10am-1pm
Cost £60. Max 6 Riders

BOXING DAY LEISURELY 2 HOUR HACK

26th Dec: Time: 12noon-2pm
Cost £40. Max 6 Riders

4 HOUR PUB HACK-ADULTS ONLY

30th Dec: Time10am-2pm
Cost £85 to include refreshments
Max 6 Riders
ALL RIDERS MUST BE COMPETENT IN CANTER!

PONY JUMPING CLINIC

Do you want to brush up on your jumping skills?
Come and join us for a fun filled session of learning how to jump on our fabulous ponies.
                                     Date:  Tues 23rd Dec
                                      Time: 2pm-3.30pm
                                         Only 6 places
                                             Cost £35
All riders must be competent in canter

2 DAY CRASH COURSE FOR HELPERS

Sat & Sun 27th & 28th Dec  
Have you ever fancied helping out at our yard?
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
Cost £90 including certificate. Age 10+.
Time 10am-4pm
ALL ACTIVITIES MUST BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE

A GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA

Carrington Riding Centre
GIFT VOUCHERS
BUY 10 LESSON VOUCHERS AND GET ONE FREE!!
Can be used for any type of lesson or in ‘JUST HORSE RIDERS’ too!
WWW.JUSTHORSERIDERS.CO.UK

Xmas Opening Times for Lessons

This year we have decided to give our staff and horses a good rest over the festive season so there will be limited availability for lessons between:
 23rd- 26th Dec & 30th-1st Jan.
We will be open as usual both weekends:
27th & 28th Dec & 3rd & 4th Jan
Tel: 0161 969 5853 to book!

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 & 12pm-2pm starting this Sunday 30th November.
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

PONY CLUB- NEXT COURSE

Mon 22nd Dec- Presentation Night

Parents are invited to watch the presentations:
5.45pm for the 1st group & 7.30pm for the 2nd group

Mon 29th Dec- Fun Night
All Pony Club members and new members are welcome to come for a ‘fun night’ filled with riding, fun, and games.

New BANDAGING & RUGS course!!
(in preparation for our brand new initiative………….POLOCROSSE!’
Starting Monday Jan 5th 2015

ACHIEVEMENT BADGES
All members will how to be able to put on stable bandages, a tail bandage, a rug and roller and a New Zealand rug and to prepare ponies for ‘Polocrosse’.
RIDING

This course will prepare riders to the next level according to the previous badge successfully undertaken by each rider.  New members will start at Bronze Level 1.
Bronze, Silver and Gold badges are available at Levels 1, 2 & 3 and include riding and horsemastership (caring for and preparing a horse/pony for riding).

Progressive Riding Badges are challenging, we must emphasise that good attendance is needed for members to have a fair chance of success. The Pony Club requires 70% attendance to be entered for the badge therefore members must attend a minimum of 6/8 sessions.

8 Weeks Training Nights starts -Mon Jan 5th 2015
Places for this course are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

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

BRAND NEW ROSETTE COURSE

ALL ABOUT NATIVE BREEDS, COLOURS & BEHAVIOUR!

All members will be able to recognise and identify 5 native breeds, know where they originate from, understand the physical characteristics and behaviour of the breed

RIDING
On the riding side, all members will carry on working towards their individual progressive riding standard.  

This is a 6 week course which will start on:
Sunday 30th November from 3pm-4.30pm.    
Suitable for ages 5 years-9 years
All abilities  including beginners welcome.

(Flexibility will be available over the Xmas period)
Cost is only £18 (payable one week in advance)

Places are limited so please call to book your place asap on 0161 969 5853

 

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

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

 

 


DO YOU WANT TO RETURN TO RIDING AFTER A BREAK OR WOULD YOU JUST LIKE AN ADULT'S ONLY GROUP LESSON?

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 Wed 27th Nov at 7pm, Sunday 30th Nov at 7pm 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