Riding Lessons and Accompanied Private Rides

At Rookin House Equestrian Centre, riders of all abilities are taught by professionally qualified staff on well schooled horses in a safe, enjoyable environment.

​Rookin House’s status as an approved Pony Club Riding Centre enables riders of all abilities to improve and gain experience through riding tests conducted at the centre.​

If you would prefer a more personal hack, you could book an Accompained Private Ride. Ideal for a more experienced rider who prefers a faster pace, or an inexperienced rider who prefers more individual attention.

Riding Lessons

Prices for guest instructors and clinics are on the arena hire & events section of the website.

Prices are per person as from 1st November 2021 with Rookin House Instructors.

Private lessons 1:1                                Semi-private 1:2

1:1      ½ hour           £32.50                       1:2      ½ hour           £27.50

1:1      ¾ hour           £42.50                       1:2      ¾ hour           £37.50

1:1      1 hour             £52.50                       1:2      1 hour             £47.50

Lessons can be  pre paid and booked in blocks of 10, which gives you a 10% discount so one lesson free.

Group Lessons 4 – 6 people–  1 hour £30.00

Riders are also welcome to bring their own horse to group lessons,  £25.00

Please note  For all regular rider bookings you must give a minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation or full payment is required.

Adult beginners or those returning to riding can gain confidence on sensible horses with expert support from qualified teachers. Riders have the opportunity, if they wish, of taking Association of British Riding School Progressive Riding Tests, which start at a basic level and provide an indication of a rider’s progress. Beginners do not need to purchase any expensive equipment or clothing. Our office can offer advice on what to wear and riding hats are available to loan but we do advise that you purchase a riding hat once you start to ride regularly.

Children of all ages are offered tuition which is safe, interesting and fun – learning to ride with confidence on well-mannered ponies with qualified instructors. Pony rides are available to enable younger children to gain confidence before progressing to lessons. Children can progress to taking proficiency tests in riding and stable management, gaining experience by riding out, jumping and taking part in competitions. We also run ‘own-a-pony’ days for children, subject to ability and knowledge, and during the school holidays children can stay over at Pony Camp.

Improvers and experienced riders can progress through a series of more advanced lessons, allowing them to progress in show-jumping, riding out, cross-country and dressage. Practical riding tuition is supported by theoretical stable management. Riders can advance from the Association of British Riding Schools Progressive Riding Tests on to the UK Coaching Certificate. Tuition towards GCSE & BHS Stages also available.

Horse owners are welcome to bring their own horses in for clinics or private tuition covering flatwork, dressage, show jumping and cross-country.

Pony Club and Riding Club activities are available either on your own horse or on a RHEC horse/pony. Schooling is also available. Competitions are regularly held please visit the arena hire and events section for up to date details.

Educational Visits

Horse Riding is a great activity for young people and very rewarding.  We can offer a half day session (3 hours) with a more hands on approach which includes basic aspects of horsemanship (grooming and tacking up), a ride out including instruction to make the visit an even more memorable experience. For Educational visits we can link the learning into core areas of the National Curriculum. The cost for a half day session is £400.00 for up to 12 people. Available mid week during term time.

To book or for further information telephone Deborah on 017684 83561 or contact enquiries@rookinhouse.co.uk. for further information