May Holidays 2024

May Holiday Activities

There’s lots of fun to be had at Ride High Equestrian Centre this May! 

With Pony & Activities Camp Days, Pony Hours, Led Hacks and Tots’ Pony Hours that are ideal for children who are new to horse riding, as well as children who have ridden before, it’s going to be a busy May at the Equestrian Centre!   The fun continues with a  Half-Day Riding Camp, Hacks, private lessons and Pole Work Clinics for our graded, regular riders!

Full schedule  |  How to Book

Activities for everyone:

Led Hack (led pony ride)

Wednesday 29 May:

1.45 pm – 2.15 pm
2.30 pm – 3 pm – LIMITED PLACES REMAINING

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

Tuesday 28 May: 1.30 pm – 2.30pm | Age 3 – 6 years | £40

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 6.  Groups are smaller for these sessions  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

Tuesday 28 May:  2.30 pm – 3.30 pm &
Wednesday 29 May:  10 am – 11 am | Age 4 – 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

Monday 27 May & Thursday 30 May:   9.45 am – 3.30 pm | Age: 5 – 12 years | £55 – FULLY BOOKED

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.
Find out more

Private Lessons

Wednesday 29 May | Graded riders and new riders | £52.50

During the May Half Term we have scheduled 30-minute private lessons between 10 am and 3 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:

School Times Available
Indoor School
10.00 am
11.00 am
11.30 am
Outdoor School
10.00 am
10.30 am
11.00 am
11.30 am
Indoor School
11.30 am
12.00 pm
12.30 pm
Outdoor School
2.00 pm
2.30 pm
3.00 pm
3.30 pm
Indoor School
2.00 pm
2.30 pm

Please book via ECPro.


Activities exclusively for current, graded riders:

Pole Work Clinics

Tuesday 28 May:
10.00 am – 11.00 am  |  L3 (Outdoor) | £35 – FULLY BOOKED
11.00 am – 12.00 pm  |  L4  | £35
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm  |  L5/L6  |  £35 – FULLY BOOKED

Pole work involves riding over trotting-poles lying on the ground at a controlled pace –  it is an excellent tool to improve riding skills for jumping.  In these pole work clinics we’ll be using the poles to focus on and improve steering, balance, impulsion and accuracy, with exercises appropriate to your level of riding.  It’s also a lot of fun! 

Please book via ECPro.

Hacks

Monday 27 May:

Walk, Trot, Canter Hack:  4.30 pm – 5.30 pm |  L4 and over | £40 – FULLY BOOKED

Friday 31 May:
Walk Trot Hack:  1.30 pm – 2.30 pm | L3 Outdoors and over | £40 – FULLY BOOKED

Why not join us for a hack this Half Term?

We have two one-hour hacks to choose from:
Our first hack will probably include canter (ground and weather permitting) and our second hack will be more leisurely and will include walk and trot. 
These hacks are only open to our current graded riders.

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

Half Day Riding Camp

Tuesday 28 May:   9.00 am – 1.00 pm  |  L1 – L3 (Indoor)  |  £40 – FULLY BOOKED

Our L1 – L3 (Indoor) riders are invited to join us for a Half-Day Riding Camp where we’ll be immersing ourselves in all things equine and having lots of fun with the ponies!  Activities are likely to include mucking out, grooming and tacking up the ponies, participating in a group ridden session in the school and untacking the ponies afterwards.  

 Places are limited so we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment!

Please book via ECPro.

Our May 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. 

Cancellation:
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.