Carrington Riding Centre




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.

Phone Line Opening Hours-0161 969 5853:
Saturday and Sunday-9am-5pm


Cancellation Policy

To allow us to maintain our  prices, a strict cancellation policy is ALWAYS adhered to:

As advised when you book your lesson, once a booking is made, we cannot cancel or transfer it. 

Please also note that we do ride in the rain and we cannot cancel or transfer your lesson for this reason.

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

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

Terms & Conditions

Please note that during The covid 19 Restrictions, the following points must be observed:


  • All Members must provide their own PPE and sanitisation.
  • Toilets can be used  but we ask that all members to leave the toilets as they have found them.
  • All members must only arrive 15 minutes before their session and book in at our reception
  • We would ask that members do not attend if they are showing any Covid 19 symptoms

Terms & Conditions


  • When hats are tested against the requirements of a standard, they are done so with no extra additions on the hat i.e. with no head cam attached. Therefore, it is currently not known how the addition of a protuberance such as a head cam, affects how the hat would respond during an impact. Therefore, the use of head cams are not permitted at our centre. This includes use on the head, chest, bridle or any other part of the horse or rider.



  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the planned start time of your/your child’s lesson.  If you arrive late for a lesson, you will NOT be allowed to join the lessons and you will still be charged.
  • Please ensure the rider wears suitable clothing ie Long trousers, long sleeved top, shoe or boots with a small square heel. Trainers are NOT suitable. We will supply a safety hat for every rider. Watches and jewellery should be removed before riding.
  • 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.
  • All riders must complete the following rider registration form and agree to our terms and conditions before riding at our centre. once the form is submitted, you will be sent a code which you must provide when you attend our centre:
  • Every session must be booked and paid for at least one week in advance. We cannot accomodate any rider who hasn’t booked and paid in advance for their session.
  • Please wear suitable footwear i.e. a boot or shoe with a small heel, gloves and a safety hat that confirms with the current standards of PAS 015 and BS Kitemark. you are welcome to borrow one of our hats if you do not have one.
  • The riding time is inclusive of the time spent mounting and dismounting and checking rider’s stirrups and girths.
  • Clients are requested not to bring dogs to the Centre.
  • Please do not feed the Horse & Ponies, dogs or cat that live at the Centre.
  • Please note that although we will do our best, we cannot guarantee that you will have a specific instructor or horse/pony for your lesson.
  • The maximum weight for riders is 13 stone (riders will be weighed at our discretion).
  • Cancellations – As discussed on the phone, once a booking is made, we cannot cancel or transfer it. We also would like to mention that we do ride in the rain and cannot transfer lessons for this reason.
  • A responsible person is required to lead a child participating in a lead rein lesson. 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. A suitable leader that we deem suitable, may be appointed at our discretion.
  • Parents are not permitted in the arena at any other time unless at the request of the instructor in charge.
  • Please note the following ‘Riders’ Code of Conduct’ which you should read carefully:
  • I understand that riding at any standard has inherent risk and that all horses may react unpredictably on occasions.
  • I may fall off and could be injured. I accept that risk.
  • I understand that instructions are given for my safety and agree to follow instructions given to me by staff and instructors of the riding school.
  • I understand that wearing an appropriate riding hat and body protector may reduce the severity of an injury should an accident happen and agree that I will always wear a riding hat whilst riding, leading and grooming horses at the riding school. I understand it is my choice whether or not I wear a body protector.
  • I understand that the riding school will make decisions based on information I give them and agree to always be honest and volunteer information about: my abilities and riding experience, any previous riding accidents, any medical condition(s) which may affect my ability to ride
  • I understand that children are at particular risk around horses and agree that I will keep any children that I am responsible for, under close supervision when they are not being instructed by the riding school.
  • I understand that the riding school may refuse my request to ride for safety or operational reasons.
  • I understand that competing carries enhanced risk over and above general riding and agree that if I chose to participate in any competition or event, it is up to me to ensure that I have the experience and ability to ride the course including any jumps which form part of it. If I am in any doubt, I will use my judgment and experience and not enter.

For more information call the Centre on: 0161 969 5853