Lessons & Pony days – prices effective from September 2018
As well as being a licensed Riding School, we are a Pony Club Centre, BHS Approved, and ABRS approved. We teach both children and adults, and we offer lessons tailored to individuals from School Year 1 (age 5), starting with private lessons on the lead rein. We also cover equitation theory, care and stable management sessions.
Our term time lessons are primarily for St Teresa’s girls. Pony days and adhoc lessons are available to non St Teresa’s girls and boys. We operate 12 months of the year, and we also offer daytime adult lessons. Our holiday weekdays are filled with immensely popular Pony Days.
Lessons are offered throughout term time Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, and Saturday 9am to 4pm. Sundays 9am to 4pm are usually reserved for clinics and training for those with their own ponies, in-house competitions, and joint events with local Pony Club branches or other schools.
|Price is per person||30 mins||45 mins||Hacking
If bringing own horse or pony, £10 discount is applied to lesson fee.
Child classed as age 5 – 16, and all St Teresa’s pupils.
|Termly Riding Lessons:
|1 x ½ hour private lesson per week||£450 per term|
|1 x shared ¾ hour lesson per week||£450 per term|
|1 x ¾ hour private lesson per week||£585 per term|
|1 x 1 hour Group lesson per week||£300 per term|
|Stable Management Course:
(BHS Care Stages, BHS Challenge Awards or PC Exams training)
(10 week term)
|1 x 1 hour session per week||£180|
Private Assessment Lesson 30 mins – Child – £40, Adult – £50
Pony Parties – Age 5+, 2 hour session to include ¾ hour pony decoration/dressing up followed by group ride & games. 4 – 6 participants @ £40pp to include party rosette. Party room available for ½ hour after riding – please bring your own refreshments and cake.
Arena Hire – Free to St Teresa’s pupils. Everyone else – £20 per hour + £10 for use of jumps if required (max 4 horses at any one time), Subject to availability.
In the holidays and in Half Terms, we offer a range of Pony Days to cater for all tastes, ages and abilities. Riders get the opportunity to take part in the full range of pony care activities, ride twice where possible, make friends by taking part in different games and fun activities and work towards Pony Club badges.
|Holidays||Price||Timings||Early Drop £15||Late Pick up £15|
|Christmas Holidays||£55 per day||10am to 3pm||From 8.30am||Up to 4.30pm|
|February half term||£55 per day||10am to 3pm||From 8.30am||Up to 4.30pm|
|Easter Holidays||£65 per day||10am to 4pm||From 8.30am||Up to 5.30pm|
|May half term||£65 per day||10am to 4pm||From 8.30am||Up to 5.30pm|
|Summer holidays||£70 per day||10am to 4pm||From 8.30am||Up to 5.30pm|
|October half term||£65 per day||10am to 4pm||From 8.30am||Up to 5.30pm|
As a Pony Club Centre, riders are welcome to join us in order to earn Pony Club badges and certificates, but we welcome riders that are members of other Pony Club Centres or Branches as well. Non-STE Pony Club members can earn badges and certificates with us, but can only take the Pony Club Tests (i.e. E, D, D+, C etc.) through their registered Centre or Branch.
|Pony Club Membership:
(those without their own pony)
|Centre Plus Membership (those with their own pony)||£76|
After School Club
The After School Club is where Pony Club members, and non-Pony Club members, can come and learn about the care of horses and ponies, including plaiting, points of the pony, feeding and more! Pony Club members can earn Achievement Badges in these sessions.
|After School Club:||1 hour session||£15|
|Book as 10 weeks||£135|
Ride Safe training is a BHS run course so riders can learn about the hazards on the road and how to be safe when out on a hack. Riders who are 12 years and over can join in to then be able to ride on a supervised hack around Ranmore Common, once the exam is passed.
|Ride Safe Training:||1 hour session||£20|
BHS Challenge Awards
These awards are open to members of the BHS and run in the form of booklets as Bronze, Silver and Gold. With the Silver Award being equivalent to BHS Stage 1 and allowing direct entry into Stage 2. The booklets are split into About the Rider and About the Horse, where the riding aspects can be covered in riding lessons while the care sections are booked separately.
A certificate is awarded upon the completion of each booklet.
|Challenge Awards||1 hour care session||£20|
|Book as 10 weeks||£180|
STE is a part of the National Schools Equestrian Association and is represented by students of St Teresa’s in Dressage, Showjumping and Evening. Training sessions usually run on a weekend, with the option of having a lesson of either a flat or jump, or both.
Whether for training or competitions, riders may ride their own ponies or occasionally may use one of the school’s ponies in any discipline they wish to try.
|NSEA Training||Own Pony||STE Pony|