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Riding School

Indoor riding school in the peaceful countryside

With a wealth of experience, we cater for beginner to advanced riders. Here at Plum Pudding Riding School all ages and abilities are welcome.

Please note due to the size of our horses we currently have a weight limit of 11 stone.

We educate our riders to:

  • Recognise each horse as an individual with unique preferences
  • Develop a mindful and positive approach to riding and training horses
  • Communicate with the horse effectively to achieve a positive partnership
  • Foster confidence and joy in both you and the horse
  • Achieve good balance and to ride effectively

 

Professional Instruction

Matt Purland – qualified experienced riding instructor (Coaching level 3 horse care). With a lifetime of experience Matt is dedicated to horses, sympathetic to complete beginners and happy to train more advanced riding in dressage and jumping. He is also training to become a qualified equine podiatrist.

Samantha Purland – Sam learnt to ride at Plum Pudding Riding School at age 3, and developed an interest in alternative horsemanship many years ago. Among her qualifications she has completed a Clicker Training for Horses Foundation course. With a gentle approach to riding and training, both nervous and experienced riders will grow in confidence. Sam is also hoping to gain a qualification in Equine Sports Massage.

Pony parties and days

Fun instruction and gymkhana games for birthday, hen parties or other celebratory events.

Lesson Prices

Lesson typePrice (per person)
30 mins£29
45 mins £39

Optional Extras 
Riding hat hire£1
Body Protector hire (required to be worn by all riders)£1

Rider registration forms

Rider registration forms are required for each participant, they will take approximately 5-10 mins to complete and can be filled out online at  https://plumpuddingstables.co.uk/rider-registration-form/

Opening Hours

We have different availability depending on what lesson type is required. Allow at least 14 hours notice when booking. 

Private lessons (1 rider)
Booking available 6 weeks in advance
 
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday9am-7pm
Thursday9am-7pm
Friday9am-7pm
Saturday9am-5pm
Sunday9am-5pm
Semi-private (2 riders)
Booking available 2 weeks in advance
 
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayOpen school holidays 9am-4pm
ThursdayOpen school holidays 9am-4pm
Friday9am-4pm
Saturday9am-4pm
Sunday9am-4pm
Private lessons (1 rider)
Booking available 6 weeks in advance
 
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday9am-7pm
Thursday9am-7pm
Friday9am-7pm
Saturday9am-5pm
Sunday9am-5pm
Semi-private (2 riders)
Booking available 2 weeks in advance
 
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayOpen school holidays 9am-4pm
ThursdayOpen school holidays 9am-4pm
Friday9am-4pm
Saturday9am-4pm
Sunday9am-4pm

 

 

What we offer:

  • rider biomechanics 
  • stable management 
  • intensive training courses 
  • pole work and show jumping 
  • guided lead rein hacks 
  • positive reinforcement training