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

OPEN NIGHT

CRC are hosting an open night on Friday the 25th April from 5pm to 8pm

HORSE OWNERS & RIDERS OF ANY ABILITY WILL FIND THIS EVENING USEFUL
There will be various equine demonstrations including dressage and show jumping.
You will be able to listen to interesting equine talks from the local vet, saddler, farrier etc.

We will provide you with the most up to date information on all our riding options including The British Riding Club, Pony Club, elementary dressage lessons etc.

Find out about our summer camps and horse riding lessons for adults and children.
You will be able to have a mooch round the market many stalls that will be situated in our indoor arena to purchase equine products.

You can meet representatives from the British Horse Society, Pony Club, British Equestrian Federation and The British Riding Club.

There will be FREE PONY RIDES provided for children and FREE TRIALS on our amazing Racewood simulator.

We will also be launching our new college course for 16-18 year olds who would like a career in the equine world.

Our own teen pony club will be receiving their bronze awards through YELA so friends and parents are invited to watch the awards.

FREE Refreshments served all evening.

THIS WILL BE A 'ONE STOP' SHOP FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN HORSES!
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE GROUP HORSE RIDING LESSON-Winner will be announced on 25th April.

Any small equine business is welcome to display their goods or services at this event with no charge. Please contact Sharon for more info on 07852 935594.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO INVITE YOUR GROUP, SCHOOL, FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES, PLEASE E-MAIL ME FOR A LEAFLET ON info@carrington-rc.com

Click here to see more details

BOLEWSORTH- Friday 13th June

Do you fancy going to see a spectacular show jumping event? Bolesworth is the new 'Hickstead' of the North.

The organisers have offered to allow CRC clients the chance to 'walk the course' with an international rider......how exciting!!

As well as the amazing international show jumping there will be: Vintage Fun Fair, Stunt Bike Displays, 18ft Climbing Wall, Camel Rides, Newfoundland Rescue Bears, Birds of Prey Displays, Dog Shows, Food, Fashion & Lifestyle Festival and much, much more!

We only have 24 places so book asap.
Cost - £30 including entry and coach travel.
Worth taking a day off work!

FAO ALL HORSE OWNERS

SHOWJUMPING AT CARRINGTON RIDING CENTRE, FRIDAY EVENINGS! Starting April 4th

For more information click here

SUMMER PONY CAMP HOLIDAY!

Spend 5 days and 4 nights at Carrington Riding Centre

4th August 2014 & 25th August 2014

We welcome all children between the ages of 8 to 16 (6+7 year olds are welcome to join in the activities from 10am-9pm daily). We cater for children of all standards. We have over 50 horses and ponies here, so you can be sure that you are teamed up with a mount that is suitable for your needs.

For more information click here

 

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.

First course starts on Sunday May 5th from 3pm-5pm. 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!

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. She has recently qualified in the British Dressage Regionals on the Team Carringtons 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.

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”.

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

ADULTS

Want tro loose some weight and have fun doing it 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.