Carrington Riding Centre

Horse Riding Simulator



The Racewood Riding Simulator


Our new simulator is specifically designed to help riders of all ages and standards to improve their riding. It does not matter if you are a complete beginer, nervous new rider or an advanced dressage rider looking to improve your seat the simulator can and will help you. The simulator is in a brand new purpose built facility.

The simulator is the latest model from Racewood. It is life sized and like a real horse takes every different type of saddle; GP, Dressage, etc. It has six paces and it is sensitive to leg, hand and seat pressure. The simulator is capable of replicating complicated dressage movements such as piaffe, half pass and flying changes.


You can say good bye to straining lunge lessons that wear out your horse and put you at risk. This horse doesn’t buck or shy, he is 100% safe but still forward going and obedient at all times.

You will always have a good ride on Othello!




A Unique Combination


The ‘mechanical horse’ is an invaluable part of our teaching. Without the complications of teaching with a live animal, the simulator helps riders make small adjustments necessary to create a balanced and more effective riding position.You will learn in a sympathetic way to be more balanced and supple and your horse will thank you for it.



Ride and Perfect with the Interactive Computer


The horse simulator is used with an interactive computer screen that enables the rider to actually ride. You can choose from a simple walk, trot out in the country to a high level dressage test. Alternatively, you can practise riding school figures, transitions and dressage movements. Much can be learned from recording the performance and replaying it immediately on screen. A printed assessment in the form of a graph will be given to all riders to monitor and review their progress.


Simulator screen 2

Riding Simulator Interactive Computer Screen

How does it help?

Where a real horse may become tired and unstimulated, this horse performs to order. ‘Unlearning’ a ‘wrong’ posture can be difficult. The mechanical horse gives the rider a chance to practise a different balance taking this feel to the real horse.
Our instructors find the simulator excellent for assessing/improving technique in experienced riders, both for jumping and flatwork. It also helps build confidence in nervous or ‘returning’ riders, as it removes the unpredictability of riding a living animal. It is also perfect for a beginner to get a real ‘feel’ for horse riding and will offer the rider the confidence to develop their riding skills in a safe and controlled environment with a personal instructor next to your side. 

Simulator screen 1

  • Riding Simulator Interactive Computer Screen

Who does it help?

It can help anyone but specifically it helps:-

  • Beginner and nervous riders
  • Event Riders
  • Endurance GB Elite Squad Riders
  • Dressage riders-any level
  • Para riders.
  • Children
  • Novice and intermediate Riders
  • Rehabilitation – it is excellent for building up muscles and after injury/surgery
  • Anyone who wants develop a more balanced way of riding.
  • Saddle Fitting – Purchasing a saddle is an expensive business. Riders find trying the saddle out on the simulator is as good way to ‘test drive’ a new saddle.

Types of Sessions Available


PRIVATE LESSONS – Half hour Private Lesson- £35

OWN INSTRUCTORS -, Pony Clubs, Riding Clubs, Schools, Colleges and any equine groups are welcome. Please call to discuss.


Terms and Conditions

15 stone weight maximum

Lessons must be paid for in advance. Once booked, we cannot cancel or transfer the lesson.

Safety hats and correct footwear must be worn