Welcome to Sunshine Riding School!
The nights are drawing in and the crisp evenings of moonlight and friendship are on the horizon. Our Horses are looking forward to spending time with you and continuing to develop your love and skill of riding. Our staff is ready to help you on your journey, so give us a call today. Sunshine Days to Autumn Leaves are just a trot away!
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It has come to my attention that some of you riders and parents have a desire to only work with a single member of staff, be it Kimberly, Wulf, Shannon, Bec, or Fiona. I have no problem with this but in order to accommodate you, we can only do it one way. If you want to work with a certain member of staff, then you will have to book a 30 minute private lesson with them at the cost of £25 for children under 16 and £30 for those over 16 years. The lessons will be fit in around the instructor’s teaching rota. These lessons are 1 to 1 only. This is the only way to guarantee exactly who you or your child will be working with.
To book these lessons, please call the office and ask for them specifically.
The summer is now over and Autumn has begun. This means that children and young people are back at school. To help ease back into the educational flow, we do have our after school sessions which may leave your weekends free for study and other fun & games. We are offering our classes this way:
- Tuesday at 4:15
- Wednesday at 4:15
- Thursday at 4:00
- Tuesday at 4:30
- Wednesday at 4:30
- Tuesday at 5:15
- Thursday at 4:45
- Wednesday at 5:15
- Friday at 4:15
- Thursday at 5:15
- Friday at 5:15
As we have purchased a cover for the rubber ménage, our lessons will be undisturbed by the weather. Wind and Rain will no longer be our enemy! You will have to dress for the weather as there will not be heating. Private lessons are available but will be in the Woodchip Dressage arena and will be subject to light and weather.
Riding is a wonder sport and (in my opinion) far more fun than the gym! We do understand that work can drain you, leaving you too exhausted for a 9:30 lesson on Saturday morning. With this in mind, we are now offering more evening lessons. Our school is covered and has interior lighting, so a ride after work won’t be stopped due to darkness and weather. So, please join us for one of the following:
- Tuesday at 6:30
- Wednesday at 6:30
- Thursday at 6:30
- To join Teenage Intermediates
- Friday at 5:15
- Thursday at 6:30
Oh Dear! Looks like VAT on the horizon…
As our riding school has developed and grown it has been a lot fun, but we are about to come to the attention of Her Majesty’s government. Unfortunately, this means I will be forced (yes, forced) to charge VAT, which is 20%. I am not expecting this less than wonderful tax to affect us until April 2016. Please remember that the price rise to lessons is due to this, so for example, a half hour beginner lesson will probably be £22 as the VAT will be £3.60 and the new Living Wage adds a £1 to every lesson. Sorry, but really not much I can do.
The riding school has 2 ménages. field working facilities, and has direct access to several bridle-paths.
- Horse riding operates 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday
- Direct bridleway hacking for experienced riders.
- We have a selection of group lessons, private lessons and hacks throughout the week.
- Jumping lessons and birthday rides by appointment.
- After School horse riding and evening lessons are available.
- Half day hacks and experience days available by appointment.
- A full programme of half day and full day activities takes place every school holiday and half term.
Sunshine Riding operates a blanket 24 Hour Notice for cancellations. Any cancellations in this window will incur a £20 charge payable immediately on your debit or credit card. Refusal of payment will result in suspension of riding.