Christmas Activities 2023

Christmas Activities

This Christmas break, wrap up warm and come outside to meet our friendly ponies – we’ve lots of fun activities planned for the holidays: There are three Pony & Activities Camp days, Pony Hours and Led Hacks for beginners and children who would like to try riding for the first time, as well as Pony Morning and Pony Afternoon sessions that are open to all.  We also have 3 New Year hacks exclusively for children who are already graded and ride regularly with us!

Activities for everyone:
Led Hack (Pony Ride)

Saturday 30 December & Wednesday 3 January: 
10 am – 10.45 am | Age 3 – 12 years | £30

Meet our friendly ponies and join us for a gentle 30-minute Led Hack around the perimeter of the Equestrian Centre. This activity is suitable for beginners and parents are welcome to join us for the walk. Please wear wellies or boots for this activity.

Pony Hour 

Saturday 30 December: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm | Age: 4 – 12 years | £35
Thursday 4 January: 10.00 am – 11.00 am | Age: 4 – 12 years | £35

In this fun session children spend half an hour riding and half an hour getting hands-on on the yard learning more about ponies and pony-care.  This is a great opportunity for children to have fun outside, learn new skills and gain confidence around horses.  Children may be accompanied by a maximum of 2 adults (no siblings please) or can be left for the session. Please wear wellies or boots for this activity as our stable yard has muddy and uneven surfaces.
This activity is ideal for beginners.

Pony & Activities Camp 

Thursday 21 December: 10.00 am – 3.30 pm | Age: 6-14 years | £55
Wednesday 27 December: 10.00 am – 3.30 pm | Age: 6 – 14 years | £55
Tuesday 2 January: 10.00 am – 3.30 pm | Age: 6 – 14 years | £55

Join us for a Holiday Club with a difference! 

Children will have a full, fun-packed day at the Equestrian Centre – with a range of activities to get them active and making friends.  They’ll also be getting very hands-on with our friendly ponies, learning about grooming, feeding and mucking out, as well as enjoying a pony ride and decorating the ponies with chalks and accessories! 

This activity is suitable for children who have never ridden as well as children who can already ride.
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Pony Morning

Thursday 28 December: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm | Age 5 – 14 years | £40

Pony Afternoon

Thursday 28 December: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm | Age 5 – 14 years | £40

In these sessions children will join the Ride High ponies for a 45-minute ride and spend time with our team on the yard for a hands-on session learning more about ponies and how we care for them.  Parents must leave children for this 2-hour activity and will not be able to stay on site.

This activity is suitable for beginners and existing riders as groups will be split by ability for the ridden session. 

Activities for current, graded riders:
(All activities can be booked via ECPro)


Wednesday 3 January:

New Year’s L6 Hack
L6 | 10.00 am – 11.00 am | £35
Our L6 riders can join us to celebrate the New Year with an hour’s hack which will include walk, trot and possibly canter (ground and weather permitting).  This hack is only open to riders who already have regular lessons with us and are graded L6.

New Year’s Trot Hack
L3+ | 11.00 am – 12.00 pm | £35
We’ll be heading out for an hour’s gentle hack (walk and trot only), exploring the local countryside and practicing the skills we have learned in the school. This hack is open to our regular riders who are aged 12 and over and graded L3 – L6.

New Year’s Hack
L4 / L5 | 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm | £35
Our L4-L5 riders can begin the year with an hour’s hack.  This hack is only open to riders who already have regular lessons with us and are graded L4 – L5.

Christmas Holiday Schedule

Blue Activities are for current, graded clients only.  Yellow activities are open to all.

RHEC Christmas Schedule at 12 12 23

Important Information:

Please observe our Site Rules:

  • Please do not come onto site if you feel unwell.
  • Children should wear closed-toe shoes or boots as our stable yard has uneven and muddy surfaces
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking slot to enable hat fitting etc.
  • Please ensure pony tails are low (for hat fitting) and we would recommend earrings and jewellery are removed for safety
  • Children must wear trousers e.g. leggings, joggers or jodhpurs for comfort when riding.  Children wearing shorts or skirts will not be allowed to ride.
  • We have a strict 12 stone weight limit – please be aware of this if booking activities for older teens.
  • If the weather is likely to be wet, please bring a waterproof coat, gloves are also a good idea if it is cold.

How to book:

To book activities please use our online booking system EC Pro.  Please note that in order to use the system you first need to register your details. 
Here’s what you need to do:

1. Visit

2. Register by completing your account details

3. Verify your email by clicking the automated link sent to you by email (check your spam if you don’t receive instantly)

4. Login with your email and password details

5. Add riders to your account by following the instructions to click on the link to rider registration

6. Rider Registration must be completed with up-to-date details of each rider (including height and weight) so we can provide the most suitable pony

7. Submit your rider registration details by clicking the submit button

8. You can add more riders under the same account if you need to.

Once you have registered you can then download the EC Pro app from your app store or access EC Pro via your web browser. Just search EC Pro and then log in with your email address and password.
You can find Holiday Activities in EC Pro under: book a lesson>group lesson> then look up the date the activity is on to view and book it. 

We ask for 48 hours notice for a cancellation. Otherwise the full fee will be payable.  

If you need any assistance booking please contact Reception on 01908 666434 or email