Riding Lessons

At Newton Hall, riders of all abilities are taught by professionally qualified staff on well schooled horses in a safe (insurance provided by www.bva.org.uk, enjoyable environment. Newton Hall’s status as an approved British Horse Society Training Centre enables riders of all abilities to improve and gain experience through riding tests conducted at the centre.

Adult beginners

or those returning to riding can gain confidence on sensible horses with expert support from qualified teachers. Riders have the opportunity, if they wish, of taking British Horse Society Progressive Riding Tests, which start at a basic level and provide an indication of a rider’s progress. Beginners do not need to purchase any expensive equipment or clothing. Our office can offer advice on what to wear and riding hats are available for hire from the office.


of all ages are offered tuition which is safe, interesting and fun – learning to ride with confidence on well-mannered ponies with qualified instructors.  Pony rides are available to enable younger children to gain confidence before progressing to lessons. Children can progress to taking proficiency tests in riding and stable management, gaining experience by riding out, jumping and taking part in competitions. We also run ‘own-a-pony’ days for children, subject to ability and knowledge, and during the school holidays children can stay for a week, looking after a pony and riding for 3 hours per day.

Improvers and experienced

riders can progress through a series of  more advanced lessons, allowing them to progress in show-jumping, riding out, cross-country and dressage. Practical riding tuition is supported by theoretical stable management which takes place in our lecture rooms. Riders can advance from the British Horse Society Progressive Riding Tests on to the British Horse Society exams and up to the BHSAI Certificate.

Horse owners

are welcome to bring their own horses in for classes or private tuition towards all types of competitions including dressage, show jumping, and cross-country. Pony Club and Riding Club activities are available either on your own horse or on a NHEC horse/pony. Schooling is also available for young or problem horses.

Riding lessons are available 7 days a week during the daytime, with  evening lessons available Monday to Friday throughout the year.

Prices (from 1st March 2012)

Chief Instructor Senior Instructor Junior Instructor
1-hour class lesson £32 £29 £26
1-hour private lesson £55 £48 £37
30-mins private lesson £39 £36 £26
1-hour shared private lesson £42 £37 £31
30-mins shared private lesson £28 £24

Hacking prices

1 hour 2 hours 3 hours
Hacking £30 £48 £62