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
COMING TO CRC SOON THE FABULOUS VICKTOR
LOTS OF EVENTS FOR ADULTS ONLY!
WHY NOT TREAT YOURSELF TO A BIT OF 'ME' TIME OVER THIS BUSY PERIOD!
ADULT DAY ON THE FARM!
Fancy a day without the kids? Then come and join us for a fun day full of horses!!! There will be 2 HOURS RIDING (grouped in abilities, all levels welcome) and 3 HOURS OF HANDS ON STABLE MANAGEMENT
Learn how to tack up, feed, muck out and be safe around horses
Sunday 29th Dec & Saturday 4th Jan 10am-4pm Just £40
This will be a really good day.........BOOK NOW!
PONY CLUB (A care course) FOR ADULTS ONLY!
Every Monday evening at 8pm
Are you looking to buy your own horse or would you like to spend some time at our stables?
We will teach you all there is to know about taking care of your own horse! This will include stable management, horse care and maintenance, safety around horses, tack and how to tack up, injuries, signs of illness, field maintenance
JOIN US NOW FOR WEEKLY SESSIONS WITH... CARYS HUGHES
Only £10 for an hours session!
On Tuesday 10th December at 6-9pm With Denise O’Reilly, a level 3 Ride With Your Mind coach, one of only two coaches worldwide who hold this qualification................
Come & Join ‘Ride With Your Mind’ ‘Half Hour’ which ...will examine exactly how your riding affects your horse and vice – versa, plus many strategies to develop each horse and rider combination along correct and ethical lines of training, whatever your current ability. Denise will work on helping you to develop a strong partnership, so that the horse can clearly understand the aids and you can develop a secure, effective seat enabling you to ride with feel and empathy.
Cost £25 per half hour session (payable in advance) ONLY 6 SPACES AVAILABLE! TEL 0161 969 5853
TAKE BACK THE REINS!
Want to get back in the saddle or even try it out for the first time? Give our ‘Take Back The Reins’ course a go – it is a series of tailor made lessons aimed at boosting confidence and having a fun on horseback whilst making new friends.
The lessons will be made up of 20 mins horse preparation, 45 mins riding and 25 mins preparing horses for return to the stables and then a social (tea & biscuits) to get to know your fellow riders and chat about experiences.
Perfect for rusty or nervous riders!
Cost £20 for an hour and a half session
XMAS ASSESSMENT WEEKS ON OTHELLO—MON 23rd DEC- SUN 5th JAN-Anytime!
Let’s see how you’re doing………….come and have a full riding assessment on our horse simulator ‘Othello’. You will receive a half hour fully instructed lesson and a detailed printed assessment showing your position, balance and movements.
SPECIAL OFFER-JUST £15 for half an hour
GROUP & PRIVATE LESSONS & HACKS AVAILABLE for ADULTS ONLY, ALL DAY EVERY DAY
Prices start from £12
A GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA
BUY 10 LESSON VOUCHERS AND GET ONE FREE!!
CAN BE USED IN ‘JUST HORSE RIDERS’ TOO!
Tel 0161 969 5853
and for the kids
XMAS DAYS ON THE FARM
Dates- December 23rd, 28th-30th
January 2nd-4th inc
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. Café open all day.
Cost £40 per day
Classes for all!
Sunday 5th Jan -1pm-6pm
Lead Rein Equitation, Games and Clear Round
Junior Equitation, dressage and Jumpin. £10 per class
Rosettes for all participants
Trophy for every winner!
BOOK NOW-LIMITED PLACES
2 DAY CRASH COURSE FOR HELPERS
Sat & Sun 28th & 29th Dec
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 and a record of their success will be kept in ABRS files.
Cost £90 including certificate. Age 10+.
DRESSAGE TEST PRACTICE
Sunday 29th December at 3pm-5pm
Would you like to take part in the ‘dressage test’at our show on 5th Jan?
Come and learn and practice your test and experience some real dressage.
There will be 2 Hours Preparation, Riding and instruction.
Just £35. Limited to 6 places
Parent & Child 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!
Sun 29th Dec at 2pm and 2.30pm
PONY BEAUTY COMPETITION
Suitable for our younger riders age 3+
First you will wash, groom, pamper and plait your pony’s mane and tails and dress them with ribbons and bobbles to make them look beautiful.
You will then mount your pony and ride to show off your pony’s beauty. There will be prizes for the best looking pony and rider!
Smart Dress for all riders please!
Thurs 2nd Jan Time 11am-1pm
Takes place every Monday night for an two hours.
Each session consists of an hour working towards a YELA 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
All Participants will be grouped according to previous achievements and riding ability.
Ride & Slim
A great way to exercise, lose weight and make new friends!
Held no on Tuesday & Wednesday nights at 8pm
Due to popular demand we have now opened another session on Tuesday nights at 8pm.
If you’re anything like me you’ll always be wondering about finding new ways to help you lose weight..........well look no further!
Here at CRC we are introducing the perfect way to lose weight, exercise and have fun, all at the same time!
Come and join us on a Tuesday or Wednesday night at ...8pm for a great night of Ride & Slim.
Arrive at 7.45pm for your weigh in (optional)
Riding will then start at 8pm for a half hour (cardiovascular targeted) fun lesson
And then at 8.30pm low fat refreshments and coffee will be served while we have an informal chat and social to swap ideas and compare notes!
This is a brilliant way to lose the pounds whilst having loads of fun
Only six riders per group
Suitable for beginners
Over 18’s only
Are you thinking of owning your own horse?
Pony Club (A care course) For adults only
Monday evening at 8pm
Are you looking to buy your own horse?
We will teach you all there is to know about taking care of your own horse!
This will include stable management, horse care and maintenance, safety around horses, tack and how to tack up, injuries, signs of illness, field maintenance
Join us now for weekly sessions with Robyn Norton
Cost £10 for an hour’s session
Call now to book on 0161 969 5853
OTHELLO GROUP WEEKEND & EVENING SESSIONS
Every weekend, we are now offering group riding sessions on Othello for just £10 per rider. Each rider will get a 20 min fully instructed session to help improve your riding skills.
Group Session Times:
Friday 5pm-8pm Saturday 9am-11am Sunday 4pm-6pm