Oakhanger Riding & Pony Club Centre

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Lesson Booking Information


To be able to offer lessons that comply with government guidelines and social distancing, we have made changes to the way we operate, as follows:-

‘Phased re-opening’.

Our re-opening will be phased, in-line with the Government guidelines, & to take into account, horse welfare & fitness, & the limited availability of staff.

Therefore, for now, we are only booking ‘one week at a time’. We will be starting by offering private lessons only, NO groups (sorry), this is in accordance with social distancing regulations!


For the moment, we will only take bookings from current clients who can walk, trot and canter reasonably competently. (If you are unsure regards your eligibility, please ask when making your booking enquiry.)   There will be no lead rein, lunge or jump lessons at this time and for the moment we will not be taking on any new clients. (Availability for lead rein, lunge or jump lessons, will change over the forthcoming weeks, as & when the social distancing rules are relaxed. Please follow our facebook page for updates).


Starting back up, next weeks lessons will be available on Thursdays & Friday’s, in the afternoons only, & on Saturdays, in the morning only.

Lessons for Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd (in the afternoon), and Saturday 23rd May (in the morning).

Week 1’s (Thurs 21st May – Sat 23rd May’s) lessons will be 30 minutes max to allow the horses (and riders) to adjust; thereafter, lesson time will increase in line with horse (and rider) fitness!


To book a lesson, all clients must fulfil the following criteria:-

- Clients must have their own riding attire, incl. hat, gloves & boots.

- Clients must be able to do their own girth and stirrups.

-Clients me be able to walk, trot and canter competently.


NOTE regards client weight limit – this is 12 Stone Max including clothes and boots. We will be requiring all clients update their rider registration information before booking.

To obtain a rider registration pack,  please send an email to oakhangerridingcentre@btconnect.com & I will reply with an information pack & instructions for you to follow. You must follow these instructions, before making a booking (see pack!)


Bookings will be taken ‘by phone only’, on Monday 18th May, & on a first come first serve basis.  Please do not email or FB regarding bookings. I am happy to answer any questions, though all bookings, & cancellations, must be done by phone.

For bookings, the office will be manned from 10am till 12 noon on Mondays please call 01270 876311.

Running on limited lesson availability, we expect to be busy with bookings, so if you cannot get through 1st time, please simply wait a while & retry… If you still can’t speak to me, please leave a voicemail on the landline, with your name, a return telephone number & I will call you back the same day (Monday).  

Note: Bookings will only be taken from people who have updated their rider information.  


(We do also still have some clients due a refund, if you contact the yard on 01270 876311, we will arrange this for you).


On a personal note (from Nathalie), I appreciate this is quite strict, & means not everyone can ride back with us yet, but this is the only way we can operate as a business at this time, as safety as always, is paramount. I thank you all in advance, our valued clients, for your kind understanding in this matter.




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License Holder: Nathalie Ecclestone

Number: CE/RE12/04032022

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