Where to start...
Some people ride to relax, others want to focus on learning new skills, some just want to give it a go! Riders from 5 to 85 are welcome at Larkrigg. The team of professionally-qualified instructors will help you to learn at your own pace and share the joy of riding with confidence.
Whether you are already a confident rider, an enthusiastic novice or completely new to horseback - Larkrigg's riding lessons will help you to build your skills, knowledge and confidence in the saddle. The instructors’ priorities are always the rider's safety and enjoyment, but their experience will also enable you to develop your riding techniques, improving your own or your child's abilities.
When customers first come to Larkrigg they are given a private assessment lesson so the next steps can be agreed and planned together. For complete beginners the next step may be a series of private lunge lessons to establish basic control and build confidence, for more experienced riders it could be about choosing the correct group lesson. Private lessons are also available to all customers who feel they need a little extra help or specialist training in some area.
It's about more than just riding...
Any experienced rider will tell you it's as important to understand and control your horse on the floor as in the saddle. Good stable management and basic horse handling skills are a core part of the Larkrigg teaching ethos. Learning how to groom, tack up and look after a horse can also be fun and a great way to build friendships so separate Stable Management lessons are available for anyone wanting to brush up on old skills or add new ones.
BEGINNERS/PRIVATE LESSON (Approx 20 - 30mins) Children over 5yrs = £17, over 14yrs = £20
GROUP LESSON (Approx 45 - 60 mins) Children over 5yrs = £17 over 14yrs = £20
STABLE MANAGEMENT LESSONS = £10
VOUCHERS - These can be a great gift to get someone started or even back in the saddle - call for details.
Children must be 5 years old, weight Limit of 13 Stone/82Kgs.
Dress - No trainers, jeans or shorts. Long trousers and shoes with a small heel a must.
Payment is Cash or Cheque we do not take cards.