Stable Days

Stable Days At Sunshine Riding

Stable Days are fun and exciting way to learn about horses and horse care for children and adults who are new or new-ish to the stable. Each day is set with a period of work, a period of learning and a period of riding all overseen by a trained, competent professional with years of experience in the equine world.

Stable Days and Stable Mornings happen only during school holidays and will NOT be catered for during the weekends.  Please watch the Home Page for the dates of the next Stable Day or Stable Morning.

How your day would happen

9:00am Arrive and check in at the office. You will need to fill in some paperwork for either yourself or your child. You would then be fitted with a helmet that meets the BS1384/1997 kitemark criteria. You will also be given a safety briefing and introduced to the trained yard handler who will be your guide.

9:15–10:30 Work with your guide and the Yard Manager learning and doing Mucking Out, Waters, Haynets.

10:30 Break

10:45 Return to finish any yard work and help sweep the yard.

11:15–1:00pm Groom horses

1:00–1:30 Lunch (you will need to provide)

1:30–2:00 Riding Lesson

2:00–3:00 Lecture – topics to be announced closer to date

3:00–4:00 Help bring horses in and feed dinner.

4:00pm Home Time!

£40 per person

Please dress for the weather and you MUST wear boots or Wellies.

STABLE MORNINGS

Stable Mornings are designed for our younger riders, ages 5 to 7, who would like to learn about horse care but aren’t quite ready for a full on day at the stables.  It is still fun and does include a riding lesson.

How your day would happen

9:00am Arrive and check in at the office. You will need to fill in some paperwork for either yourself or your child. You would then be fitted with a helmet that meets the BS1384/1997 kitemark criteria. You will also be given a safety briefing and introduced to the trained yard handler who will be your guide.

9:15–10:30 Work with your guide and the Yard Manager learning and doing Mucking Out, Waters, Haynets.

10:30 Break

10:45 Return to finish any yard work and help sweep the yard.

11:15–11:45  Groom your horse and learn how to tack up.

11:45  Riding Lesson up to 45 minutes

12:30  Bring your pony in, untack and feed them lunch

1pm  Home Time!

£25 per person

Please dress for the weather and you MUST wear boots or Wellies.