At the Pony Academy we endeavor to provide children with an experience as similar as possible to having their own pony and have courses to suit all level of experience.
THE PONY EXPERIENCE (for ages 3+)
Our Pony Experiences are the perfect way to come and find out how you child feels about being around ponies before committing to a full course. They also give you, as parents and guardians, the chance to get a feel for what The Pony Academy is all about.
During the experience, children will help us fetch, groom and get the pony ready for the ride. After their ride around the field, they will help put the pony away, too.
Pony Experiences are a wonderful Birthday Treat for little ones! Let us know it is a birthday treat before hand and we will organize a special Rosette to commemorate the occasion.
We also provide Gift Certificates – perfect gift to send to that precious little someone in your life!
Cost: £35 for a 45 minutes private experience and £60 for a 60 minute experience for two.*
* Note: These experiences are payable upon booking and are non-refundable. If you are able to give us 48 hours notice, we will be happy to reschedule if necessary.
MINI RIDERS (5-6), YOUNG RIDERS (7+), SENIOR RIDERS (9+)
These sessions are suitable for first timers, beginners and children that have had lessons but not the experience of grooming and tacking up their ponies. The sessions run terms of 4 to 7 weeks (depending on the School Calendar) and are held on Saturdays and Sundays.
During these sessions, newcomers learn how to read and handle their pony, lead it and tie it up, groom it, tack it up, get on safely. They also learn the basics of balance and steering.
As they progress they will be supported (have a helper and be on the lead) as much or as little as they need, with the emphasis being on getting them as independent as possible, as soon as possible!
We teach the children horsemanship, horse care and riding (we believe ponies are not just about riding!)
Cost: £235 per child for the 6 week course, with an Early Bird Price of £195 if paid before the course starts. Lessons are 90 minutes long. Groups of 4 to 7 children maximum.
THE PONY SHARING PROGRAMME
After a few months, the children will invariably start to develop a special relationship with a particular pony. When this happens, and they can walk and trot off the lead rein, we invite them to become Pony Sharers. That means that they come to be with “their” pony every time they come, spend two hours a week with their pony and are invited to take part in extra Special Sharer Activities. Pony Sharing also means a different level of commitment to your pony. Please get in touch if you would like more information on Pony Sharing.
Cost: £165 per calendar month.
For bookings or further information, please use the form below, or call Monica on 07775 831544