Greatham Equestrian Centre

Welcome to the website of our small, friendly, family run riding school and livery yard located near Petersfield in the beautiful South Downs National Park.

Covid – 19 reopening update

Following the government’s recent announcement and roadmap for exiting the current national lockdown, we are pleased to confirm that we will be reopening the riding school on a staggered basis with effect from 29th March 2021.

Following further guidance today 22nd March 2021 from the BHS and Sport for England we are pleased to announce that all riding school lessons owed during the lockdown period have now been automatically rebooked to the same day as the original booking and will recommence the week beginning the 19th April, for all levels including beginner and novice that we thought would have to wait until May. Times may have changed slightly so please call or email to confirm your riding time. As per our booking conditions these auto rebooked lessons can not be moved to a different day.

We have now completed our Easter holiday schedule which includes Pony Club Rallies and pony days following the latest guidance. This can be found on the lessons and activities page. We have availability for new clients in all our Easter activities.

We have produced our own mini road map with all the important dates that you need to know.

March 29th 2021

Reopening of the yard to sharers only.

2nd April 2021

Easter Holiday schedule to begin.

19th April 2021

Riding school lessons to recommence, one adult helper from the same household/bubble for beginner lessons no spectators for all other lessons.

17th May 2021

One spectator per rider.

All of this of course is subject to change if the government roadmap gets delayed at any stage.

We look forward to welcoming you all back soon.

Please click here for our current booking conditions

We teach children, teenagers and adults, from complete beginners to those with a lifetime of experience.

All our horses and ponies are experienced and well schooled. We have cobs to connemaras, shetlands to warmbloods so we really do have the right horse or pony for every rider.

We offer semi-private or group lessons, lots of different activities for children and adults during the term time, school holidays, weekends and evenings. We also have superb hacking in the South Downs National Park and direct access onto The Shiprights Way from the yard entrance.

Our facilities include a floodlit 30m x 40m rubber surfaced ménage with a full set of Jump 4 Joy show jumps, 40m x 20m dressage boards and a covered viewing gallery.  A cross country course, jumping paddock and a full set of rustic working hunter jumps.

Viewings of yard and facilities available at first lesson – please contact us.

Wey Valley Dressage Evening 8th May 2019

Another successful outing for team G.E.C at the Wey Valley Riding Club Summer Dressage series. 7 of us hacked over to Highbrook to take part in classes ranges from introductory to novice level. Results: Intro Junior Class: Ellie and Albie 1st Flo and Sean 2nd Amelie and Topper 3rd Sienna and Rocky 5th Prelim 1 […]


Join us on Bank holiday Monday the 27th May for one of our popular pub rides. We will take a long hack from the yard to The Deers Hut in Liphook where we will stop for lunch before enjoying the hack home. We will leave the yard at 11.30 and return at around 4pm. Please […]


Introducing Pony Fun Fridays…. For children and parents. A fun way to introduce your child to riding with your involvement. You will get to lead a suitable pony whilst your child enjoys the ride. No previous experience with horses necessary as training will be given to leaders. Starting on Friday the 3rd May, throughout the […]