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.
British Horse Society Horse Owners Course
Plus one hour of riding!
Sunday 19th April Time: 9.30am - 5pm
This course is the first in the BHS Horse Owners series and is designed for people wishing to learn more about the correct care and management of horses.
This level includes the following modules:
Horse Identification, Stable Management, Saddlery, Grooming, The Foot and Shoeing, Horse Health, Feeding and Watering, Purchasing a Horse, and Preparation for a Ride.
Who is this course for?
This course will suit anyone who is looking to learn more about the care and management of horses.
•Retired people who would enjoy studying and learning more about horses
•Potential Horse owners
•Parents of ‘horse loving’ children
•Students thinking of beginning a career in horses
•Students who ride on a weekend and would like to know about the care of horses as well as riding.
After completion of Level 1, we will be offering further training towards level 2, 3 & 4.
Call 0161 969 5853 to book!
PONY CLUB NEWS & NEXT COURSE INFORMATION
Mon 2nd March- Presentation Night
Parents are invited to watch the presentations: 5.45pm for the 1st group & 7.30pm for the 2nd group
Mon 9th March- Try Out Night For NEW MEMBERS!
New members are welcome to come for a try out night.
NEXT COURSE-MON MARCH 9th
PROGRESSIVE RIDING’ BRONZE, SILVER OR GOLD!
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 9th March 2015
EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
CLASSES FOR ALL FROM BEGINNERS TO JUMPING including:
Equitation, bending, dressage and jumping!
GOOD FRIDAY 3rd APRIL
STARTS AT 11am
All riders will receive a rosette.
Winner will receive a trophy
All classes only £10
Easter DAYS ON THE FARM
Weekdays Mon 6th April-Fri 17thApril
Daily Times 10am-4pm
Don’t miss the chance to spend time at the farm during the Easter 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
EASTER EGG HUNT!
Hunt for Easter Eggs on ponies!
Easter Monday 6th April
Starts 11 am – for one hour.
Suitable for Lead Rein Riders
(must be accompanied by responsible adult)
PONY JUMPING CLINIC
Friday 10th & 17th April. Time: 2pm-3.30pm
The clinic will for suitable for any young rider who wants to improve their jumping skills. All riders must be competent in canter.
Only 6 riders per class
2 DAY CRASH COURSE FOR HELPERS
Tues & Wed 14th & 15th April
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
TEDDY BEARS PICNIC!
Monday 13th April
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!
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!
Tues 7th & Wed 8th April
Thursday 9th April. Time: 11am-1pm
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.
TEAM & PLAY SESSION!
Adults & Teens
Sunday- 12th April-3.30pm-6pm
£30 per player
A combination of polo and lacrosse!
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?
We are organising an initial polocrosse training, playing and selection session where we will teach you all there is to know about the game. You will also get a chance to play the game on horseback and try out for our teams.
Information on future sessions will be provided on the day
All riders must be able to canter!
Cost- £30 per rider
MUST BE COMPETENT IN CANTER!!
PRIVATE LESSONS, SIMULATOR LESSONS & HACKS AVAILABLE ALL WEEK!
TEL: 0161 969 5853 to book!
DAY TRIP IN THE EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS- Wed 8th April
To The BHS National Championships
Come and support our team at this great day out at Warwickshire College where the competition is taking place.
HELPERS & YELA TEAM will have an opportunity to help out at this very prestigious show. This will look fantastic on the YELA teams log books and will be really useful for Silver & Gold candidates....
EVERYONE WELCOME- Any CRC clients, friends and relatives are welcome to join the trip and watch the show.
IT WILL BE A FANTASTIC DAY OUT!
YELA Team and Helpers (Over Age 10) are welcome to sleepover at CRC on Tues 7th April.
CRC TEAM & GROOMS- Please book your seat on the coach asap.
The only cost is towards the transport of £25 pp
LIMITED PLACES SO BOOK NOW!!
Tel 0161 969 5853
ADULTS ONLY- NEW RIDING COURSE FOR RETURNING RIDERS
'TAKE BACK THE REINS'
NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
GET FIT FOR 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
LOOK WHAT'S COMING TO CARRINGTON RIDING CENTRE
So what is it?
Polocrosse is a combination of polo and lacrosse!
It is a team game played on horseback, each team consisting of three players. Each player has a stick made up of a shaft like a polo stick with a loose twisted-thread net in which the ball is carried and passed from player to player and the object is to score goals. The team that scores the most goals in a match is the winner.
Polocrosse provides courage, determination and all-round riding ability on the part of the rider and careful and systematic training of the pony.
It encourages a higher standard of riding throughout and to stimulate among the future generation 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.
Adults and children are welcome to join our polocrosse sessions.
£35 per session
ALL RIDERS MUST BE COMPETENT IN CANTER!!
Tel 0161 969 5853 to book now (limited places)
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 new club will start on 18th Jan at 3pm-4.30pm
All riders must be off the lead.
Pony club membership and uniform is required (£25 per year)
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com to register your interest. We will need you to complete an 'expression of interest' form so that we can send you further info!
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