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Adult Riding Club and Adult Beginner Lessons

Weekly "Adult Riding Club" course 


Adult Riding Club on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings 10am-11.30am, Riding lesson, Stable Management, refreshments and get together. Costs £21 for the session. 


Adult Beginner Lessons 

It is a series of riding lessons providing individual and group coaching that has been designed to support your first steps in order to get back into the saddle. The lessons will help you develop your skills so that you can ride out in the open countryside, improve your fitness, and progress within the sport, but most importantly make sure you have fun along the way.

Riding is a hobby for people of all ages and abilities so don’t ever use the excuse “I’m too old” or “I’m not good enough”. Whatever your age or ability you’ll be with like-minded people, so there’s no need to feel self-conscious.

In fact many of the country’s top riders are in the prime of the lives! E.g John Whitaker 59 and Mary King 53!

Fitting horses back into your life can be simple. Just half an hour of riding a week can boost your sense of wellbeing and help to keep you feeling healthy. Starting or returning to riding may feel daunting, but with the right horse to give you confidence, it’s amazing how quickly you’ll get going.

So why not?

Nervous or lack Confidence? There will be qualified instructor available to guide you, and you can rest assured you’ll be matched with a horse to suit your ability.

Feel Unfit? Riding is a gentle way of getting exercise, fresh air and having fun. It will strengthen your core body muscles and tone your bum, tum, legs and arms. A relaxing cardiovascular workout!

Don’t like the thought of yourself in jodhpurs? To start with jodhpurs are optional! Riding fashion has definitely moved on; Jodhpurs now come in a wide range of flattering styles, fabrics and colours.

Haven’t got the kit? The riding centre will be happy to lend you a hat and all you need to start with are shoes or boots with a heel. That’s all the equipment you’ll need to start off with.

Feel guilty about taking time out from the family? Riding is a great sport that the whole family can enjoy and is a healthy way of spending time together.

It’s too expensive? If you’ve signed up to a local gym and have hardly hit the treadmill, it’s time to put that money to much better use by taking a weekly lesson or hack. You can also volunteer to help to help mucking out which is a great workout and you can still enjoy time spent grooming and just being with horses.

Don’t know anyone? Adult riding lessons will not only build your riding skills but will also give you the opportunity to socialise and build friendships both human and equine!

What will I Learn? For beginner riders who have never ridden, beginner lessons will see you well on the way to being able to walk and trot confidently without a lead rein, whenever you and your coach feel ready. 

If you have some experience then a few refresher lessons could get you ‘saddling up’ and confident enough to ride out with a group of friends. If you’re happy, then this might include short canters too.

We look forward to welcoming you at Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre to adult beginner lessons riding course. For further information or to book please email us your details to 
nixonclaire76@hotmail.com or valerie@swinhoecottages.co.uk and a convenient time to contact you. Claire's number is 07762773559 if you would like to speak to her for more information.