Easter Holidays 2024

Easter Holiday Fun!

Visit our friendly stables this Easter for lots of fun in the fresh air!   

We have three Pony & Activities Camp Days, Pony Hour and an Easter Egg Trail that are ideal for children who are new to horse riding, as well as children who have ridden before.  There is also a 3-Day Riding Camp, Hacks and a Show Jumping Day for our graded, regular riders!

Full schedule  |  How to Book

Activities for everyone:

Easter Egg Trail

Good Friday, 29 March: Start times available between 10.00 am and 1 pm | Age 3 – 12 years | £35 

Join our ponies for a special Easter Egg ride!

Children will have lots of fun riding their pony around our tricky Easter trail, gathering Easter eggs.  They’ll each receive an Easter-themed (chocolate) gift to take home with them when they’ve completed the ride.

There will also be hot drinks available to purchase on the day, in aid of the Ride High charity, so we hope you’ll bring some change with you and support this good cause!

Children must be accompanied by an adult whilst on site and should only bring a maximum of 2 adults to accompany them for this experience.

Places are available at 45 minute intervals with a maximum number of 8 riders per ride.

How to book

Led Hack (led pony ride)

Wednesday 3 April:  11.30 am – 12 pm  &
Sunday 7 April:  10 am – 10.30 am | Age 4 – 12 years  |  £30

Meet our friendly ponies and join us for a gentle Led Hack through Loughton.
This activity is suitable for beginners and parents are welcome to join us for the walk. 
How to book.

Tots' Pony Hour

Wednesday 3 April:  10 am – 11 am &  2pm – 3pm | Age 3 – 5 years | £35

Our Tots’ Pony Hour includes a half-hour lead-rein ride and structured, fun activities on the yard, learning more about ponies and pony-care.  This pre-school activity is suitable for children aged between 3 and 5.  Groups are small and younger children can be accompanied by 2 adults (no siblings please).  Please wear wellies or boots.  

This activity is ideal for younger children who would like to try a pony ride and meet our friendly ponies.

How to book.

Pony Hour

Wednesday 3 April:  2 pm – 3 pm | Age 5 – 14 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.
This activity is ideal for beginners. 
How to book.

Pony & Activities Camp

Thursday 4 April, Friday 5 April, Friday 12 April:   10.00 am – 3.30 pm | Age: 5 – 12 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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Private Lessons

Thursday 11 April

This Easter break we have scheduled 30-minute private lessons between 10 am and 4.30 pm in the Indoor and Outdoor schools for one-to-one tuition. These are a great opportunity to work with an instructor on aspects of your riding that you feel less confident about, or just as a special treat!  L3 outdoor riders are welcome to book into Indoor slots if they wish.

Availability as follows:

Instructor School Times Available
Indoor School
10 am - 11.30 am
Outdoor School
10 am - 12 pm
Indoor School
11.30 am - 1.30 pm
Outdoor School
2 pm - 4 pm
Indoor School
2 pm - 3 pm

Please book via ECPro.

Activities exclusively for current, graded riders:

Show Jumping Day

Tuesday 2 April:
Varied start times for practice sessions |  Competitions: 2 pm – 4 pm | L3 (outdoor) – L6 |  £50

An opportunity for our regular L3 (outdoor) – L6 riders to have some fun show jumping!  Each level group will have an hour’s practice session and then stay on site for a fun show jumping competition in the afternoon, with rosettes awarded!  Parents are welcome to watch the competition session.  Numbers will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Level Practice Time Competition Time
9.00 am - 10.00 am
3.30 pm
10.00 am - 11.00 am
3.00 pm
11.00 am - 12.00 pm
2.30 pm
12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm

Please book via ECPro.

Easter 3-Day Riding Camp

Monday 8 April – Wednesday 10 April: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm | L1 – L6 | £250

This Easter our graded clients can join us for 3-days of pony-fueled fun! 

We’ll be riding twice every day (ridden sessions will be split by level) and parents will be invited to view the final ridden session on the Wednesday afternoon.   Out of the saddle, riders will be immersed in the yard’s activities, improving their knowledge of horse-care, whilst helping to look after the horses and ponies. 

Children should bring a packed lunch, their riding equipment and a coat each day. 

Improvers should bring a body protector to camp sessions as we may be jumping!

This activity is only open to our current graded riders and as numbers for camp are limited, we advise booking early to avoid disappointment! 

⭐ Please note it is not possible to book single days at Riding Camp. ⭐ 

Please book via ECPro.  (Find the Riding Camp for graded riders under ” Activity Courses” on ECPro). 

Hacks for Adults

Bank Holiday Monday, 1 April:

Walk Trot Hack:  9.30 am – 10.30 am | L6 Adult | £35

Walk, Trot, Canter Hack:  10.30 am – 11.30 am | L6 Adult | £35

Why not come hacking this Bank Holiday Monday? We’ll be heading out for an hour’s hack with our adult clients to explore the local bridleways.  Our first ride will include walk and trot and our second ride will probably include canter (ground and weather permitting).  These hacks are open to our current adult graded riders.

Please book via ECPro. (Find Hacks under “Group Lessons” on EC Pro).

Horse Mastership

Wednesday 3 April:  10 am – 11.30 am (non-ridden practice session) and
Thursday 11 April:  10 am – 12 pm (riders will be allocated a 20-minute time slot for the Ridden Test)  
 L3 (Outdoor) – L6

The topic this month is Road Rider and we will be looking at how to stay safe when riding on the roads, practicing signals and understanding signs and road markings. 

It is only open to existing graded clients, L3 (Outdoor) and over.  It is likely to be oversubscribed as numbers will be limited and therefore it will run again in the Summer Holidays.  This topic will involve a ridden assessment during the second session and you MUST attend both sessions to complete the course.  Participants must achieve a certain standard to receive the badge.

As this badge includes a ridden session, the prices are as follows:

Members – £16
Non Members – £35

Please book via ECPro. (Find Road Rider under “Activity Courses” on ECPro).

Please click here for more information about our Horse Mastership Programme.

Our Easter Holiday Schedule

(Yellow activities are open to all, blue activities are for current, graded clients only)

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 with a small heel 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).
  • All jewellery and body piercing must be removed when riding and doing any handling or ground work on the yard.  Stud earrings with butterflies are acceptable in the ears only.
  • 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 https://ride-high.ecpro.co.uk/

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 admin@ridehighequestriancentre.co.uk.