Welcome to the Blackborough End Equestrian Centre lesson details. On this page we have outlined some of the activities and lessons that are held on a regular basis.We also run regular competitions throughout the season, please check the events page. Lesson and hacking prices can be found on the prices link. We are unable to book lessons etc online as the everyday diary changes by the hour, so please ring in and our friendly staff will do their best to find a convinient slot for you. 01553-841212. All lessons and events must be booked in advance. All bookings are to be made by telephone and not email. Please see below for cancellation rules. At weekends and on Mondays and Fridays we close at 5.00pm.
Adult and teenager group lessons are run on Saturdays, Sundays and after 6.00pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Private lessons can be arranged on any day from 9.30am except Saturdays and also on weekday evenings. Hacking can be booked on any day and on Wednesday and Thursday evenings weather and light permitting.
For children who are complete beginners we run half hour group lead-rein lessons at regular intervals on Saturdays and once off the lead rein, we run half hour group off lead rein lessons and one hour group lessons at different levels on Saturdays, Sundays and some weekdays after school.
Adult coffee morning bookings for groups of friends can be organised in the week. Stable management and horse handling skills can also be learned - prices half that of riding lessons.
In addition, own-a-pony days are organised during the holidays on most Tuesday and Thursdays and full days run from 9.30am - 4.00pm. Half days can be booked and run from 9.30am - 12.30pm.
Showjumping and dressage competitions are run on four Sundays a year and regular riders can hire a horse or pony if they wish to compete. Extra events are run in the summer holidays.
Courses to prepare riders for the British Horse Society Stage 1 & 11 exams are usually run once or twice a year.
At weekends and on Monday and Fridays we close at 5.00 pm.
CANCELLATION RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Cancellations are to be made by phone NOT EMAIL
GROUP LESSONS: if less than 2 hours notice of cancellation is given or if clients fail to attend for their pre-booked lesson without cancellation they will be required to pay £10 extra on the next occasion they do attend.
PRIVATE LESSONS: (Including private pairs, private groups and private hacks) are to be paid for in advance at the time of booking. (those who book a number in advance need only pay for the next one booked)
FOR A FULL REFUND 24 HOURS NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IS REQUIRED.
2 HOURS - 24 HOURS NOTICE OF CANCELLATION - 50% REFUND WILL BE GIVEN.
LESS THAN 2 HOURS NOTICE OR FAILURE TO ATTEND FOR THEIR PRE-BOOKED LESSON - NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN.
General note - An exception will be made in the case of hazardous weather conditions making it impossible to attend.