All new clients are required to complete a registration form to comply with Insurance & Good Practice Procedures,new riders are assessed prior to joining a group class to ensure their safety & comfort in a progressive learning environment
The registration form sets out our terms & conditions of service & include restrictions on photos & filming, use of mobile phones during lessons, smoking in grounds, a designated area is provided, Ball games, climbing fences & feeding horses & animals. Supervision of student & siblings & appropriate behavior around all the animals remember 90% of dog bites appear to be triggered by the action from the human (adult/child) towards the pet. (Veterinary Record 24.09.11 vol’ 169 no13)
Please supervise your child at all times & teach children how to keep safe around animals
The Center is closed on a Monday. Office hours are 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
If you wish to visit the center prior to making a booking you are welcome to do so but for you safety this must be by appointment only
RIDING LESSONS For Adults & children from ages 6 years & upwards
Weebly Wobble Class Pony rides & grooming miniature horse session for the under 6 years
TREKKING Half hour treks
Addressing specific areas of riding, posture, balance, classical seat,
Each work shop is different & will be advertised in advance.
See Diary dates page for
Next Adult Workshop. Next Children's Workshop
PONY or MINIATURE HORSE FOR THE DAY,
Gives a young person a chance to feel what it would be like to own your own pony & to experience the work & responsibility that would go with the privilege.
FUN DAYS. loyalty events exclusively for clients, celebrations of Easter, Halloween Christmas & sometimes just for fun especially during the holidays, Grooming, preparation, riding & pony games.
YARD SHOWS. The opportunity to take part in a real show environment at
Hooves and Paws, Watch our Diary Dates & News page for the next show
PONY PARTIES, the birthday girl/boy brings friends to groom, ride & celebrate their special day, Mums provide the Birthday tea in the tutorial room after the horsing around.
OUR PONY CLUB Hooves & Paws Pony Club is for children who do not own their own pony so they can experience & enjoy the same sort of activities of children who do, it has proven to be a very successful addition to our services program, it is exclusive to our clients and not open to the general public, this gives a sense of ownership for the children who we teach;. It provides them with preparational experience for shows & showing. Self discipline, “That there is no I in team” Develops social skills & pride in their appearance. They have great fun & the end of year presentation party is very special to them. I believe this type of Pony Club is still exclusive to Hooves & Paws.
PONY CAMP, Two full day of fun & activities with an over night stay in tents
exclusive to our clients
PRE SHOW TRAINING Ring craft
STABLE MANAGEMENT 6 Modules certificated Training & Assessment
STABLE MANAGEMENT & RIDING QUALIFICATIONS
TRSS Awards Level 1,2,3 & 4
ABRS Stable Management Test A 1,2,3, & 4
ABRS Equitation Awards 1,2,3, & 4 ongoing
SNVQ level 2 standard
WORK experience opportunities
Working Pupil & Apprenticeship placement, for further information
contact us direct or through your careers advisor
We provide services & programs tailored to the need of adults & young people with
"Challenges to Face & Additional Support Needs"
Including attainable qualifications
HOOVES & PAWS
EQUESTRIAN LEARNING CENTRE
Regulated, Governed & Approved by ABRS Association of British Riding Schools
SEA Scottish Equestrian Association Now HORSESCOTLAND
We providing recognised progressive, measurable education in riding,
horse care & management we are a training testing & exam center for ABRS
Our Instructors are all qualified UKCC Coaches. Our classes are not mixed ability
Our policy is & has always been to teach without artificial aids
such as whips & spurs
Classes available for the under 5yrs. Beginners,School Children & Junior students wishing to expand on their Riding ability & knowledge. Training to enable them to become helpers on the yard or for those who may wish to become teaching assistants can acquire awards or qualifications.
Progressive attainable qualifications for Adults of all ages wishing to expand their Riding ability & knowledge for personal or professional qualification purposes.
We offer lessons just for the fun & enjoyment but the benefit of training is understanding theses amazing creatures & thus being safer when working with Horses & Ponies in an enjoyable learning environment.
We pride ourselves on best practice & the ethical care of our happy healthy animals.
In our coaching we develop the use of natural aids & do not allow artificial aids such as whips to be used.
We have appropriate insurance & consider the safety for all involved.
Riding is a risk sport. Seek advice when choosing a Riding School from the
Regulating, Governing & Approving Bodies