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Equestrian at Coworth Park sets a new standard in equestrian recreation and is open for all hotel and local residents to experience the thrill of horse riding, whatever their level or ambition in the saddle. With beautifully bred, well trained and immaculately presented horses available for all abilities to ride across our 240 acre private estate, there is no end of opportunity to explore the beautiful Berkshire countryside from the unmistakable viewpoint of being on horseback. For those wishing to improve their riding ability further, we offer one-to-one or group lessons in basic riding, dressage and jumping on your own horses or on our selection of well trained schoolmaster horses and ponies.

Champagne celebration ride (One hour) £95
For a special occasion, or just to enjoy the estate at its best, take advantage of our one hour ride, stopping off at The Barn for a glass of our Veuve Clicquot and a photo opportunity upon your steed. For those of all abilities, escorted by our qualified instructors and taken at the pace of each individual rider. From a sedate walk with a few opportunities to learn to trot for beginners, up to a good trot and canter around the estate for novice riders upwards. This ride is designed for everyone to enjoy the beautiful Coworth Park estate in comfort and safety on our beautiful horses.

“A pony is a childhood dream, a horse is an adulthood treasure.” – Rebecca Carrol

We have several ponies suitable for children aged 4 years upwards to learn to ride from scratch or for those with previous experience to improve their knowledge and skill with expert tuition and supervision from our instructors.

Own a pony half day (two hours) £200
Coworth Park’s younger guests are invited to join the stables for two hours of fun. Here they will learn how to groom and care for their own special pony, tack up and go out for a fun riding lesson to suit their abilitybefore taking home their own Coworth Park grooming kit bag filled with horsey goodies including a photo of them with their pony.

Kids riding lessons and hacks (one hour) £85 (£60 Monday – Friday)
Over 7’s can enjoy a ride on one of our ponies which will be selected to fit their size and experience. They can choose what they wish to do on their pony be it an hour hack out across the estate or having a 45 minute lesson in basic riding, jumping or dressage depending on their preferred interest.

Lead rein lessons and hacks (30 minutes) £60 (£50 Monday-Friday)
Riders from 4 years old can enjoy a half hour session on a perfectly prepared pony to learn the basics of riding and get to grips with the essentials of horsemanship. During their half hour session they will be given one-to-one instruction from our experienced trainers.

Children’s Birthday parties from £95 per child
Our team of ponies and staff are on hand to create and host a perfect pony party for groups of 4 children or more. They will have fun brushing and plaiting the ponies’ manes, painting their feet and making their coats gleam before tacking up and enjoying some steady gymkhana games such as bending poles, sack races, apple bobbing and much more. They can they re-fuel with a pony themed feast in the Coworth Park Kids Club and a bespoke birthday cake before kissing their pony goodbye and taking home their very own Coworth Park party bag.

To see England properly, I recommend viewing it from the saddle, for the smell and creaking of leather and the company of a horse give it an atmosphere imaginative people can today only find in old novels – A F Tschiffely, 1935

Around Coworth Park estate (one hour) £85 (£60 Monday – Friday)
“No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.” – Winston Churchill
A one hour ride for those of all abilities, escorted by our highly experienced instructors and taken at the pace of each individual. From a sedate walk with a few opportunities to learn to trot for beginners, up to a good trot and canter around the estate for novice riders upwards. This ride is designed for everyone to enjoy the beautiful Coworth Park estate in comfort and safety on our beautiful horses.

“When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have.” – Sir Winston Churchill

Riding lessons (One hour) £85 (60 Monday – Friday)
We offer lessons on our experienced and well trained horses and ponies in all disciplines and are very much the best teachers for any rider wishing to learn. Our expert instructors will offer guidance and tuition throughout the session to ensure every client gets the most out of this rare opportunity to ride such kind and knowledgeable horses. All aspects from jumping to dressage can be covered, and your instructor will tailor each lesson to your needs.

Weekday riding lessons (one hour) £60
Enjoy the beauty of the Coworth Park estate on horseback to the full, by taking advantage of our more relaxed weekday schedule. Be it a lesson or a hack, local riders of all abilities can enjoy preferential rates Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm. With well trained and immaculately presented horses available to ride across our 240 acre private estate, make the most of all the Berkshire countryside has to offer. For those wishing to improve their riding ability further, we offer lessons in basic riding, dressage and jumping on your own horses or on our selection of well-schooled horses and ponies.

Group riding lessons (one hour) £40 per person (Must be booked a week in advance)
We are delighted to offer the same high quality tuition in a small social group of 4 or 5 adults. Join in with these both fun and engaging sessions, you’ll practice many different exercises with the aim of improving your confidence and riding ability. Group lessons offer the opportunity to ride with other like-minded individuals, it’s a great way of meeting new people, and making friends and learning through watching your fellow riders. Riders should be able to walk and trot independently before joining their first group. Please contact the equestrian team to join one of our existing groups. Please note that group riding lessons are available Monday – Friday only on a regular weekly basis. Payment is in blocks of 10.

Equestrian at Coworth Park lessons
Book 11 lessons for the price of 10
Monday to Thursday £600 / Friday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) £850
Regular non-resident riders can take advantage of the exceptional facilities, horses and instruction by pre-paying for a block of 10 lessons and earning a complimentary 11th session. Lessons do not need to be booked at time of purchase but must be taken within 6 months of purchase date. 100% cancellation fee will be applicable for sessions cancelled within 7 days of the lesson start time.

Horsey Hotel £50 per night
Guests of the hotel are welcome to bring their own horses and ponies with them for the duration of their stay provided horses are insured and vaccinated. We will take the greatest care of your treasured friends and have them fully groomed and ready for you to ride when you wish to do so. We can escort you on our own horses around the estate to discover its charms on your own best friend.
NB This offer is subject to availability. Please contact the Equestrian Manager for further details regarding seasonal availability.

Please note that bookings are deemed provisional until a completed rider information form is received at which point it will then be confirmed. A 100% charge will be made for cancellations made within 24 hours of your lesson start time. Cancellations made prior to this period will not be charged. Bookings made with blocks on a regular weekly basis are subject to a 7 day cancellation policy.

For further information and enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our equestrian team:
+44 (0)1344 756 763
+44 (0)7557 114 998

Guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable ride

  1. We advise all persons participating in any equestrian activity to ensure they have personal accident insurance. Riding is a risk sport
  2. No dogs allowed in the stables or riding areas. No smoking allowed in the stable areas.
  3. All clients are required to wear a riding hat approved to current safety standards whenever participating in riding activities or handling horses, the chin strap must always be fastened when riding.
  4. Suitable clothing must be worn when riding and around the horses. Legs must be and arms should be covered, suitable footwear with a small heel and not too much tread should be worn and gloves that provide some grip. Please do not wear jewellery when around the horses or anything that flaps or could get caught.
  5. All riders under the age of 16 and adults participating in jumping lessons must wear body protectors, all riders will be offered body protectors prior to their ride.
  6. If clients or guests do not have the required safety equipment, Coworth Park will provide suitable hats, boots, half chaps, gloves and body protectors for them.
  7. All instructors are trained and competent to teach at their detailed level as well as being first aid trained.
  8. Bookings will not be confirmed until the rider information form has been completed and returned to the Equestrian team.
  9. 100% of the fee is charged at all times should any client cancel a booking within 24 hours of the lesson start time or 7 days in the case of weekly bookings.
  10. Please arrive in good time before your booked session time to be fitted for riding equipment as we cannot extend lesson times for those who arrive late.

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