Very friendly and helpful staff, great range of horses too. I am an advanced rider but my daughter is quite new to horse riding and we were both accomodated without any problems. Love the variety of lessons especially the parent and child class! Great little cafe with a friendly atmosphere..........would highly recommend
Well done CRC!
I think that there is a country person in all city dwellers,the inner you that craves fresh air, open landscape and the feeling of freedom only found in rural areas. Carrington Riding Centre is set in greenbelt land and is surrounded by 450 acres of lush countryside. It is the perfect place for urbanites to escape the rat race and is located just off the motorway and very easy to get to.
It caters for children and adults of all levels of skill and experience and provides reasonably priced lessons with enthusiastic riding teachers. I would advise beginners to join the group lessons which are good fun and cost approximately £10 although you advance more quickly with the more expensive private lessons which are £21.50 for an hours tuition for adults and £17 for children. The indoor school is large and riders can be watched over by spectators in the small cafe.
Serious riders can arrange private lessons with the professionals: Ryan and Janis but for most of us, Carrington Riding Centre provides fun lessons with good tempered horses, especially chosen for their gentle natures. If you don't have proper riding gear and there isn't a jodphur in sight in your wardrobe, equipment can be purchased from the onsite shop, but until you have established that this is something you wish to progress with, then leggings and wellies will suffice and hats can be borrowed free of charge.
The parent and child classes on Sunday afternoons cost only £10 per person for half an hour and they are a great way to spend time with the little ones. Pony parties are also held for budding jockeys who are treated to a 30 minute group lesson followed by interraction with the horses in the stables and party food in the cafe which can be brought in by parents or provided for a small charge by staff.
As I am classed as a returner, this riding centre has reminded me just how enjoyable riding can be and it has reawakened my love of horses. The staff here are friendly and encouraging and treat everyone equally whether you are a beginner, returner or a seasoned rider. Grand National here I come!
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