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Full Day Horse Riding and Care Experience in Sussex

Enjoy a whole day of horse and pony fun during this superb experience; try your hand at grooming, feeding and stable management, as well as having a riding lesson with BHS approved instructors.

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This superb full day horse riding and care experience in East Sussex makes a perfect experience gift for a horse lover, or just an extremely fun outdoor activity to enjoy! At a British Horse Society approved, family-run riding centre in rural Sussex you will spend a whole day learning all about horses and ponies and enjoy a fantastic riding lesson! With over forty horses at the centre, including traditional cobs, sleek thoroughbreds and small Shetland ponies, riders of all abilities will feel comfortable - you can be matched up to a horse or pony that suits your ability and your size!

Featuring lots of hands-on care including grooming, feeding and stable management, you will be learning all about the care that horses and ponies require and will be taught about different riding and road safety aspects from B.H.S. qualified instructors. This is an experience that everyone can enjoy; whether you have never ridden before and would like to learn, want to spend some time caring for these wonderful creatures, or are looking for a unique experience gift for an animal lover, this activity is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Your Full Day Pony Club Riding Experience in East Sussex will begin on arrival at the centre in the morning, where you will meet your instructor and have a quick chat to ascertain your riding level. You will meet the horses and learn all about the care that horses and ponies require from your trained instructors - this usually involves plenty of grooming, feeding, stable management and general care, as well as a lot of interaction with the horses. There will be a stop for a buffet lunch in the middle of the day where you can enjoy a well-earned break, and then it's onto the afternoon session. Depending on your riding level and how adventurous you are feeling, you can either enjoy a riding lesson in the full-sized arena with a short trek afterwards, or go on an hour and half long trek through the beautiful Sussex countryside, with a lunging demonstration thrown in. The experience will conclude at 4pm.
 

Minimum Age: 7
The Horse Riding and Care Experience in Sussex is an all day experience, lasting from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Spectators are welcome, but visibility may be limited.
The Full Day Horse Riding and Care Experience in Sussex is available from Tuesdays to Fridays throughout the year.
You should wear comfortable trousers such as leggings and boots with a low heel (NO trainers) for your Horse Riding and Care Experience in East Sussex. A riding helmet must be worn too; you can bring along your own helmet if you own one, or borrow one from the centre.
The Horse Riding and Care Experience in Sussex is not weather dependent.
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Horse Riding is a timeless sport, much loved by many men and women across Britain, throughout the centuries. As much as horses are adored as family pets or used for work, horse riding is also a great way to exercise and keep fit. Leoni and I were hugely excited to be invited down to Ellenwhorne Equestrian Centre in East Sussex to take part in our own horse riding experience.


The Equestrian centre was located down a beautiful country lane near Hastings, with a picturesque scenery of green fields as we pulled into the stable car park. We walked round to reception and were met by the friendly and enthusiastic staff at the centre, including Casper the dog who gave us the warmest welcome! We were introduced to our instructor for our private lesson and set out to meet the lucky ponies we would be riding.


First of all we met BJ, a beautiful skewbald cob who Leoni would be riding. He was a ‘BFG’ of the horse world and was very friendly, we thought it’d be a good idea to get him on our side before we mounted. Next, we went and got our hats fitted with the instructor ensuring that these sat correctly on our heads and weren’t going to wobble all over the place. She then went off to get Badger, the horse I was going to be riding (well maybe more of a pony, he was a bit small but still adorable!)


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Our lesson was going to take place in the spacious indoor school and after mounting our steeds we set off around the track. Starting with the basics, our instructor ran through how to control, steer, stop and move forward on our horses. Learning it was one thing, but making our horses (who had a mind of their own) do it was a different story! We then learnt some steering exercises including figure of 8’s across the school and serpentine’s.


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Time to pick up the speed a bit now as we moved on to trotting. We had to master the rising trot so we were in rhythm with our horses. As I have some previous riding experience, I was allowed to canter around the school; Badger however took a bit more persuading to move his legs a little faster, bless him! We had a great private lesson, and the horses were just the teachers we needed to develop our riding skills. They definitely deserved a massive pat and some carrots in their dinners. The horses were then untacked and taken back to their stables.


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We want to say thank you again to Ellenwhorne Equestian Centre for letting us have so much fun and getting to meet some of your lovely horses! If you’ve always fancied a day playing ponies, you can purchase a one hour lesson here or a half day pony riding experience for the kids.


 


 


 


 

Price Price: £95.00


Who Group Size & Spectators:
Spectators are welcome, but visibility may be limited.


When Availability:
The Full Day Horse Riding and Care Experience in Sussex is available from Tuesdays to Fridays throughout the year.


duration Duration:
The Horse Riding and Care Experience in Sussex is an all day experience, lasting from 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Weather Weather:
The Horse Riding and Care Experience in Sussex is not weather dependent.


What to wear What to wear:
You should wear comfortable trousers such as leggings and boots with a low heel (NO trainers) for your Horse Riding and Care Experience in East Sussex. A riding helmet must be worn too; you can bring along your own helmet if you own one, or borrow one from the centre.


Requirements Requirements:
Minimum Age: 7


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