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PONY RIDING TUITION – HAMPSHIRE

We are located in Curdridge between Wickham and Botley just off the A334 and facilities allow us to open for riding all year round.
We offer weekly riding sessions for children aged 2-8 (height and weight restrictions may apply)

These 20 minute riding sessions are designed to be fun for younger children, helping them to gain confidence in a safe environment without pressure with a member of staff working individually with each rider and parent/carer. Our Shetland ponies are very appealing to small children and the session can consist of a countryside walk or a more structured lead rein lesson in the arena. Riding hats are provided.

Opening times for riding lessons at the Hampshire branch:

  • Wed: 13.30 – 17.00
  • Thu: 13.30 – 17.00
  • Fri 1.30 – 4.30pm
  • Sat: 9.30 am – 1pm

NEW RIDER INFORMATION AND TERMS

Firstly we would like to welcome all our new riders to Pony Magic and would ask that all our customers have a read through our information. We also require all new riders to complete a rider registration form, which is necessary to comply with our insurance conditions. The form is basic and provides us with contact information and any details regarding medical conditions, which may affect riding. These forms are held in confidence and not used for marketing purposes. You can complete a form by clicking here and bring it with you on your first visit. Alternatively please ask for one upon arrival.

SHOP

We have our little shop and stock a range of children’s riding kit, jodhpurs, boots, hats etc as well as pony gift items and party bag fillers. Please ask for further details and gift vouchers click here to visit our shop.

PROGRESS SCHEME

We continue to offer our fun and simple progress scheme (optional to all riders) which has proved to be very popular, recognising the achievements of our little riders and helping them to progress in logical steps to more advanced riding and pony care when they are older. There is a one off fee of £25 to register and we can work with children during a normal 20 minute session collecting stickers for each of 5 levels to earn rosettes and certificates!

You can also have fun learning at home, email for our great new fact sheets featuring your favourite ponies!

rosettes

PRICE AND BOOKING CONDITIONS

Our price for a 20 minute riding session is £15. If you would like to book a full half term of sessions there will be a cheaper rate of £14 per session and a minimum of 4 sessions must be booked to qualify for the cheaper rate. All forward bookings must be paid for at the time of booking, 48 hours notice must be given for cancellations or postponement or the full cost of the session will be charged. This is a small price increase for 2018 but we believe this price still represents good value for money, as horse riding is a costly activity to provide and we provide a high level of supervision, thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter.

Pre-booking is essential so please call 07780 667122 to reserve a place for your child. We would suggest booking well ahead if you require a specific date or time. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your booked time to allow time for hat fitting etc.

From January 2018 all our riding sessions will take place at our new home;

Oaklands, Lake Road, Curdridge, Southampton,SO32 2HH.

SAFETY AROUND THE PONIES AND IN THE STABLE YARD

We aim to provide a safe and fun introduction to riding and ponies for younger children however it should be understood that riding can be a “risk sport”. Although our ponies are generally good natured and well trained they are still “flight animals” which means they can be startled by loud noises or sudden movement so we ask that you follow our instructions and approach the ponies quietly from where they can see you. Children should be closely supervised by parents at all times around the ponies and the stable yard where big horse and vehicles can be moving around.

Pony Treats
Our ponies do love treats such as apples and carrots but please do not feed them unsupervised, do bring treats along if you wish but we will generally give them to the ponies at the end of the day when they have finished working.

Footwear and riding hats
It is essential that appropriate clothing is worn while riding for comfort and safety. Riding boots are ideal however any boots that offer some protection around the ankle with a flat sole and small heel will be ok. The foot should be fully covered and unlikely to fall off , so that means no crocs, sandals or flip-flops! Wellies are often perfectly ok, children should also wear trousers they can move freely in. It is advisable for parents to wear appropriate footwear as well as we will be asking you to come along with your children and we will be going off road, conditions can get a little muddy! It is essential for all riders to wear a well fitting hat conforming to current safety standards and we have a selection available to borrow free of charge. The British Horse Society recognised standards are PAS015, ASTM F1153, BSEN1384 and SNELL E2001. Please ask if you are unsure, we will be happy to help!

Thank you for reading and do contact us if you require further information, keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the latest! All enquiries call 07780 667122 , Monday to Saturday 9 am – 5 pm.