Lessons & Activities
Greatham Equestrian Centre is a fully licensed and insured riding school. We have horses, ponies, instructors and facilities to suit the needs of every rider – from absolute beginner (we are unable to accommodate adult beginners) to aspiring competition riders with their own horse/pony. We teach children from the age of 2 years. There is no upper age limit, but please note our upper weight limit is 13 1/2 stone (please see weight restrictions section below). Bookings may be made by telephone or via email. We will take your height, weight, experience and contact details. Please note we currently only accept payment by cash, BACS transfer or debit card (not credit card or American Express).
For all enquiries regarding lessons, holiday activities and bookings please call the yard directly, emails and facebook messages aren’t checked on a regular basis.
Our Christmas Holiday Schedule is now available. Please click here to download.
All riders must have read, completed and signed our Riders Registration form. Please click here to download.
Gift vouchers are now available from the office.
Riding school price list (from 1st April 2023) All prices are per rider
|Group Lessons||Adult 16+
|Flat Work Lesson (1 hour)||£35.00||£30.00|
|Show Jumping Lesson (1 hour)||£37.50||£32.50|
|Cross Country Lesson (1 hour, 6 max)||£42.50||£37.50|
|Children or complete beginners (30 mins)||n/a||£20.50|
|Semi-Private Lessons (45 minutes, 2 riders)||Adult||Child|
|Group Hack (1 hour, 4 or more riders)||£35.00||£30.00|
|Group Hack (1 hour, 3 riders)||£50.00||£45.00|
|Semi-Private Hack (1 hour 2 riders)||£60.00||£55.00|
We operate a block booking policy of 4 consecutive weekly lessons/hacks with full payment at time of booking.
Please note that mounting is inclusive of the booked time.
A surcharge of £2.50 will be added to the above prices if payment is made by BACS transfer.
Our child’s rate is for children aged under 16.
If you’ve booked a group lesson and only 3 or less riders participate the duration of the lesson will be reduced.
Hard hats must be worn. Due to current covid restrictions we are unable to lend riding hats.
No air jackets allowed. Body protectors are mandatory for jumping.
WE OPERATE A NO CANCELLATION POLICY, NO REFUNDS OR DATE TRANSFERS WILL BE GIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
We offer a reduced rate for our liveries and sharers.
Special rates are available to schools, colleges and clubs. Please contact us for further details.
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These are very popular and run during the school holidays. Children aged 4 years plus can come for a day of pony filled fun where they will ride, take part in pony care theory and practical sessions. The groups are split dependant on age and experience and move around the yard taking part in activities with different members of qualified staff. Test and badges are worked on during sessions of pony care for pony club members also. All children leave with a rosette and smile after a great day. Times and prices: Mini pony morning/afternoon – £35 for any age beginners, an hour and a half session, must have a parent present to help with mounting and leading, training will be given, suitable footwear required. Pony morning /afternoon for those aged 8 and above that are competent at rising trot off the lead rein £55, 3 hour session.
All levels catered for. Bring a picnic which will be enjoyed during the hack.
Our dressage starts at introduction level (walk and trot). These may be entered on your own horse or pony or your favourite riding school horse/pony. You will be given a score sheet and a rosette if placed. (1st – 6th).
Show Jumping and Clear Round Competitions
First learn how to “walk the Course”. The fences start at 30cm (approx. 1′) and finish at the height required by entries on the day. Our courses are well built with the emphasis on good riding encouraged. School horses and ponies are available for hire at these events, but please book early to avoid disappointment. Clear round rosettes are given to all riders who complete a clear round and place rosettes on competition days. Dress code for Show Jumping and Dressage competitions is competition wear i.e. beige, white or cream jodhpurs with shirt and tie or stock. Boots black or brown with same colour chaps. Blue, black or brown hat, silk and gloves. A tweed or black or navy jacket or a v neck jumper (black, brown, navy or green). Long hair must be in a hair net.
We offer these on a Sunday and are very popular with both teenagers and adults. Superb riding country which allows different routes to be taken en-route and home from The Deers Hut Pub in Liphook means a unique ride each time. We adapt our rides depending on experience levels, some are fast with plenty of cantering or some a sedate, relaxing ride with time to take in the beautiful countryside are available. Once we arrive at The Deers Hut, after approximately 1 ½ hours of riding, our horses are tied up close to the pub in the shade to specially installed tie rails. Food and drinks arrive promptly (pre ordered before departure). A large soft drink and roast beef, pork or mozzarella baguettes with chips and fresh salad are welcomed (included in the price). During good weather we dine outside on fantastic rustic benches in view of the horses or in cooler weather we are welcomed in to the warm comfortable pub. Non riders and children are very welcome to join us for lunch. A different route home also approximately 1 ½ hours makes this a superb horsey day out. £100 including soft drink and lunch. Reduced fee if on your own or shared horse/pony.
XC Schooling and other outings
Liveries, sharers and invited riding school clients are able to practice their learned skills away from the equestrian centre. Trips out to Fair Oak, Peake Farm, Compton, Crofton Manor and Chase Farm are arranged and transport provided. Help and guidance is on hand with our instructors there to help you with the challenges of new cross country and show jumps found in abundance at these super venues.
A fantastic fun way to celebrate your loved ones special day. Parties catered for all ages including adults. The guests arrive to meet the ponies where the birthday boy or girl can pick their chosen mount. The group then ride out in adjacent woodland accompanied by a qualified member of staff. The ride is approximately 45 minutes (plus 15 minutes hat fitting and mounting). On return the birthday boy or girl is presented with a birthday rosette. No previous riding experience is necessary. Due to covid restrictions all riders will need to supply an adult helper/leader either from the same household or bubble. Price on request
Hard Hats (to current BHS requirements) and suitable footwear must be worn; footwear must have a smooth sole and a defined heel; shoes with buckles, platform or ribbed soles or high heels will not be permitted. Body protectors and own hats are mandatory for jumping and advised for hacking. High visibility tabards are mandatory when hacking. High visibility tabards are available from Greatham Equestrian Centre. Regular clients are expected to wear correct riding attire. Clients which are regularly cantering must have their own hat and correct boots.
Group discount is given to bone-fide schools or clubs with minimum of 6 riders.
All new clients at Greatham Equestrian Centre are assessed in either a private lesson or suitable group lesson.
We expect to ride in most conditions and appropriate clothing should be worn.
To maintain a high standard of horse welfare it is necessary for us to impose an upper weight restriction on riders. Our current weight limit for flatwork lessons and hacking is 13 1/2 stone. For jumping lessons our weight limit is 12 1/2 stone. All our horses and ponies have a weight limit, all new clients will be weighed by a staff member prior to riding to ensure a suitable horse is allocated. Sharers and riding school clients are required to be weighed on a regular basis and if a horse or ponies weight limit changes.
Greatham Equestrian Centre is closed for lessons all day Monday, except for courses and holidays. We are open 364 days of the year for our liveries. We are shut on Christmas Day.
Greatham Equestrian Centre Pony Club
Please go to our Pony Club page for more information.
Greatham Equestrian Centre operates a No Smoking policy throughout its premises.
Horse Riding is a risk sport. We make every effort to ensure the safety of our clients and their property. Clients must accept the risk of personal injury or loss for whatever reason, while attending the establishment. We recommend our riders have their own personal accident insurance.
For BACS payments:
Account Name: Greatham Equestrian Centre
Sort Code: 20-31-06
Account Number: 90156442
Reference: Child’s name and date of ride
Pony Club Regional Show Jumping Championships
GREATHAM EQUESTRIAN CENTRE PONY CLUB ARE THE REGIONAL TEAM SHOW JUMPING CHAMPIONS!!! We have made history by being the first Pony Club Centre to Win the Championship in the history of the competition! The trip started at 10am on Saturday morning with the ponies all being collected from their fields. The team all enjoyed a […]
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 […]
PUB RIDE BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
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 […]