Summer Holidays 2024

Summer Holiday Activities

Join us this summer break for plenty of fun in the fresh air!   

There’s Pony & Activities Camp Days, Pony Hour and Led Hacks that are ideal for children who are new to horse riding, as well as children who have ridden before.  We also have Half Day Camp, private lessons, Hacks, Pole Clinics and Show Jumping for our regular, graded riders!  Read on to find out more…

Full schedule  |  How to Book

Activities for everyone:

Led Hack (led pony ride)

Monday 22 July: 2.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Monday 29 July: 10.15 am – 10.45 am  &  11 am – 11.30 am  |  Friday 2 August: 2 pm – 2.30 pm
Monday 5 August: 11.30 am – 12 pm | Monday 12 August: 1 pm – 1.30 pm  &  2 pm – 2.30 pm
Monday 19 August: 10.15 am – 10.45 am  &  11 am – 11.30 am

Age 3 – 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

Pony Hour

Monday 29 July: 2 pm – 3 pm | Thursday 1 August: 10 am – 11 am
Friday 2 August: 3 pm – 4 pm |
Monday 5 August: 10 am – 11 am
Monday 19 August:  2 pm – 3 pm | Friday 23 August: 2 pm – 3 pm 
Monday 26 August: 10 am – 11 am

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

Tuesday 30 July, Tuesday 6 August & Wednesday 14 August:   
9.30 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.
Find out more

Ride & Care

Thursday 1 August:   2 pm  – 4 pm | Age: 5 – 12 years | £45

In this 2-hour session children will enjoy a 45-minute group riding lesson and spend the remaining time grooming and caring for the ponies.  This activity is suitable for children who are new to riding as well as children who can already ride as the ridden session will be split by ability. 
How to book

Private Lessons

2 August, 5 August, 15 August & 26 August

This Summer we have scheduled 30-minute private lessons 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.  Children who are new to riding can also book a one-to-one private lesson (select Assessment Lesson) and begin learning to ride.

Please book via ECPro.

Availability as follows:

Date School Times Available Instructor
Friday 2 August
Outdoor School
2 pm - 4 pm
Kat
Monday 5 August
Outdoor School
1 pm - 3 pm
Lucy
Thursday 15 August
Outdoor School
10 am - 12 pm

2 pm - 4 pm
Amber

TBC
Thursday 15 August
Indoor School
10 am - 1 pm

2 pm - 3 pm
Maddie

Loren
Monday 26 August
Indoor School
10 am - 1 pm

2 pm - 3 pm
Loren

Lillie
Monday 26 August
Outdoor School
10 am - 12 pm

2 pm - 4 pm
Lucy

TBC



Activities exclusively for current, graded riders:

Half Day Camp

Friday 23 August
9.00 am – 1.00 pm  |  L1 – L3 (Indoor)
9.00 am – 1.00 pm  |  L3 (Outdoor) – L6 | £45 

Our graded 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.

Pole Clinics

Monday 12 August:
10.00 am – 11.00 am  |  L5/L6 | £35 
10.00 am – 11.00 am  L3 (Indoor) | £35 
11.00 am – 12.00 pm  |  L3 (Outdoor) / L4  | £35

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! 

Show Jumping Day

Friday 16 August:
1 hour lesson + 20-minute competition round £50

An opportunity for our regular L3 (Outdoor) – L6 riders to have some fun show jumping!  Each group will have an hour’s practice session followed by a fun show jumping competition, with rosettes awarded!  Numbers will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Level Time
L5 / L6
9.00 am - 10.20 am
L4

10.30 am - 11.50 am

L3 (Outdoor)
12.00 pm - 1.20 pm


Please book via ECPro.

Hacks

Walk Trot Hack:  

Monday 22 July | 2 pm – 3 pm |   L3 (Outdoors) and over  |  £40 
Monday 29 July & Monday 19 August     2.30 pm – 3.30 pm  |   L3 (Outdoors) and over  |  £40 

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. These hacks are open to riders who already have regular lessons with us and are graded L3 and over.

Walk, Trot, Canter Hack: 

Monday 22 July  |  10 am – 11 am   L4 and over    £40
Monday 29 July & Monday 19 August   |   3.30 pm – 4.30 pm   L4 and over    £40

These hacks will include walk and trot and probably canter (ground and weather permitting).  WTC hacks are open to riders who already have regular lessons with us and are graded L4 and over.

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

Horse Mastership

Our Horse Mastership Programme sessions are open to our regular, graded riders.
Please click here for more information about our Horse Mastership Programme.

Grooming
Monday 12 August: 10.30 am – 11.30 am  |  All levels Prices below

If you missed our Grooming session in January, you can catch up now!  We’ll be learning how to identify items in the grooming kit and use them correctly to groom your pony.  This is a practical hands-on session where children will be working with the horses and ponies on the yard – please bring your hat and wear suitable footwear.

Grooming costs £10 per person (or £16 including badge) –  but is free for Pegasus and Unicorn members (or £6 including badge).

Please book via ECPro.

 

Road Rider     
Thursday 1 August:  10.30 am – 12.00 pm (non-ridden practice session) and
Friday 2 August:  10.00 am – 12.00 pm (riders will be allocated a 20-minute time slot for the Ridden Test)
L3 (Outdoor) – L6  Prices below

Following the popularity of our Road Rider course at Easter, we are running another course for those of you who missed out last time.

In this session we will be looking at how to stay safe when riding on the roads, practicing signals and understanding signs and road markings.

Road Rider is only open to existing graded clients, L3 (Outdoor) and over.  It is likely to be oversubscribed as numbers will be limited and we therefore recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.  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).

Our Summer 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.