Our Lessons

At Bentley, we have some very positive advantages to enable people to enjoy their riding in comfort and safety: principally, the indoor arena and the lovely woodland rides immediately adjoining the riding school.

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Price list

  • 1-Hour Group Lesson/Ride in the woods: £30
  • 1-Hour Private Lesson/Private Ride: £55 (only available Tuesday- Friday in term time)
  • Half Hour Private Lesson/Ride: £40 (only available Tuesday - Friday in term time)
  • 1-Hour Semi-Private Lesson/Ride: £45 each rider (only available Tuesday-Friday in terms time)
  • Morning Pony Club - £40
  • Afternoon Pony Club - £40
  • Sunday Morning Pony Club - £45
  • Weekday Tiny Tots - £20
  • Weekend Tiny Tots - £25

Indoor arena

We have a lot of wet weather in this country and it's not much fun learning to ride on an outside school in the wind and rain. Our large, purpose built and well lit arena makes us independent of the weather and enables people to ride at all times, including the dark winter afternoons and evenings. Young children are usually accompanied and there is a gallery in the school where friends and parents can sit and watch the lessons.

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Tiny Tots Riding Club

We have created a slot on a Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 11.30 and 12.15 dedicated to giving little ones the opportunity to ride, its a great way to get them used to ponies, developing posture and strength and above all, confidence. There will be a member of staff each assigned to leading the pony and helping to instruct alongside the lead instructor. Parents are welcome to walk alongside the pony. They can also have a little go grooming the ponies too.

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This is a midweek discount offer at £20 for the session. Please feel free to call, email or contact us on Facebook to book!

Lesson Times

The indoor arena and the adjacent woodland riding are complementary to each other and a great help in making the riding experience at Bentley as enjoyable as possible.

To further this, we cater for as many different levels of abilities as possible and we pride ourselves on correct allocation of horse and rider.

Giving us a call to book would be the ideal way to get to know what we have to offer and what lesson would suit you best to maximize your learning and enjoyment!

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We are happy to say that we are able to have a dedicated lesson/woodland trek for children that need a little more assistance.

If the weather is fine, we often take them on a trek into the woodland area, to enjoy the outdoors. If it looks better to have a lesson in the indoor school that day, the pace of the lesson and the vocabulary used by the Instructor will be appropriate to those children on the lesson.

Children will be lead by one of our efficient volunteers and we can provide a second person to walk alongside if necessary.

There are widely published benefits for children with special needs, not only physically but mentally too. Encouraging the children to sit up straight for the time they are on the pony helps to improve core strength and posture. Learning how to steer the pony as well as asking them to stand still or walk on, all encourages them to concentrate on the task in hand and improving their co-ordination and communication skills.

Saturday 12.15 - £45 (Activities Unlimited link to be added shortly)