Carrington Riding Centre, Isherwood Rd, Carrington, Manchester, M314BH
Phone: 0161 969 5853 Email:

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.


All riders must wear a riding hat approved to current standard whenever participating in riding activities. While leading, mounting/dismounting and riding, hats should be securely fastened at all times. If the rider does not have their own hat, Carrington Riding Centre has appropriate hats available for hire.

Long trousers and suitable footwear are essential for riding and leading - this could be a sturdy shoe or boot with a smooth sole and small heel or footwear especially designed for riding. Trainers are not suitable for horse riding and riders who arrive wearing trainers will not be allowed to ride. Leaders must wear full, flat shoes suitable for a soft sand surface. For health and safety reasons open-toed shoes are not to be worn.

Jackets should be either removed or fastened to prevent 'flapping about'.

Watches and jewellery should be removed before riding.


We aim to start all of our lessons on time. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the planned start time of your/your child's lesson. Please also be understanding of delays.

The time for each lesson is inclusive of the time spent mounting and checking rider's stirrups and girths.

A responsible person is expected to lead a child participating in a lead rein lesson. The Centre cannot provide leaders. Parents are not permitted in the arena at any other time unless at the request of the instructor in charge.

Group lessons may be shortened to 45 minutes where there are 3 riders or less - charged at the same price.


All lesssons must be paid for in advance.

Cancellation fees are displayed in the cafe, on the yard, on price sheets and below; these fees will be charged unless the required notice is given.

Clients are requested not to bring dogs to the Centre unless left comfortably in cars. Please do not feed the dogs that live at the Centre (or cats should they approach you).

The minimum age for riders is four.

The maximum weight for riders is 13 stone.

Cancellation Fees

On any lesson where customers fail to turn up without cancelling, the full lesson price will be due.

1/2 hr Group and Private Lessons:

Cancellation on day of lesson FULL LESSON PRICE
Less than 1 weeks notice FULL LESSON PRICE

1/2 hr Group and Private Lessons:

Cancellation on day of lesson FULL LESSON PRICE
Less than 1 weeks notice FULL LESSON PRICE

It is important that you read and are fully aware of the conditions before riding at Carrington Riding Centre.

For more information call the Centre on: 0161 969 5853