"A good horse makes short miles." - George Elliot
Equestrian at Coworth Park is housed in the purpose built American barn stables of The Polo Club. All the Loddon boxes have rubber matting flooring and are supplemented with hemp bedding which is recycled for use around the estate by the gardeners. We also have an automatic waterer system which reduces wastage of water used, all these facilities are vital to our eco-conscious operation as they reduce the amount of waste created by the stables. We have a specially created separate grooming barn where the horses are prepared for riding and washed down after exercise.
Setting out from the stables we have 240 acres of off-road hacking through our private estate, rides take in the views of the main house and estate cottages, the ponds, woodlands and the two international polo fields, whilst there are opportunities for a trot and canter on the oval gallop track with a synthetic sand and rubber surface.
For lessons on-site we use the fully fenced stick and ball field where we have a teaching paddock, 20 x 60 metre international dressage arena and an intermediate level show jumping course which can be altered to accommodate all levels of ability and confidence.
"A pony is a childhood dream, a horse is an adulthood treasure." - Rebecca Carrol
Equestrian at Coworth Park fields a team of highly professional and friendly staff, who are all qualified with the British Horse society to teach riders of every age and ability. The whole team is on hand to assist clients and guests with any request and strive to give a service that is bespoke to each and every ability, confidence and ambition.
We welcome riders of all abilities from 4 years, and the little ones can join us to learn how to brush and care for the ponies too. Riders from beginner to advanced level are ensured rides that are safe and enjoyable whilst enjoying the beautiful views of the estate on horseback. Our ponies and horses have been specially selected for their willing and kind temperament, they are also regularly trained by our team of qualified and experienced trainers to keep them responsive to their riders’ instructions and willing to please. We have a selection of ponies ranging from our tiny Shetland Fleur, to our seasoned competition ponies. Our horses range from a small Connemara up to a 17hh hunter, all of whom are available for lessons in all disciplines as well as instructional hacks.
Boot, saddle, to horse, and away! - Robert Browning
We have all the essentials in the stables for you to enjoy your ride in safety and comfort. Please head down to the stables a few minutes before your ride, and one of our team would be delighted to kit you out in your equipment, to ensure your comfort and safety for your ride.
You will also be pleased to know that we have selected all our saddles for their exceptional comfort for both horse and rider to ensure the best position for your ride, be it a gentle stroll, or a jumping lesson.
For further information and enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our equestrian team:
+44 (0) 1344 756763
+44 (0) 7584 280235