Have you ever been on a horse? Would you like to try? Clip-clopping along at a gentle walking pace, this is the finest way to explore the huge estate, breathe in fresh air, relax into the moment and experience life from a new perspective. Even for the complete beginner, there’s no feeling of freedom quite like the adventure of being in the saddle.

Riding lessons

Beautifully bred, well trained and immaculately presented horses are 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.

HORSERIDING LESSONS

Children & Ponies

As well as an exciting way to explore, horse riding also adds fun variety to your exercise routine. It’s great for balance, posture, coordination – and gives your mind a complete break from its usual thinking patterns.

Own a pony half day

Coworth Park’s younger guests are invited to spend two fun hours at the stables. 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 ability before taking home their own Coworth Park grooming kit bag filled with horsey goodies including a photo of them with their pony. This is one of our favourite activities as it’s always full of such happiness.
Price: £200   Duration: Half dayCall to book

Kids riding lessons and hacks

Over sevens can enjoy a ride on one of our friendly ponies, selected carefully to fit their size and experience. They can choose what they wish to do, be it an hour’s hack across the estate or a 45-minute lesson in basic riding, jumping or dressage. We want it to be an hour of utter fun so like to leave it up to you to choose how it’s spent.
Price: £65 Monday – Friday / £90 Saturday – Sunday   Duration: 60minsCall to book

Lead rein lessons and hacks

Riders from four years old can saddle up for half an hour on a perfectly prepared pony to learn the basics of riding and get to grips with the essentials of horsemanship. During their session they will be given one-to-one instruction from our experienced trainers. Feel free to take photos of the lovely scene!
Price: £55 Monday-Friday, £65 Saturday – Sunday   Duration: 30 mintuesCall to book

Children’s Birthday parties

Our team of ponies and staff are waiting to create and host a perfect pony party for groups of four children or more. As well as a lot of cuddling they can brush and plait the ponies’ manes, paint their hooves and make their coats gleam before tacking up and enjoying some easy gymkhana games such as bending poles, sack races, apple bobbing and much more. They then 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 and a lot of happy memories.
Price: From £100 per child   Duration: 90minsCall to book

Teenagers & Adults

We’re fully kitted up to get you ready to ride. There’s nothing you need except trousers and excitement. You’re about to ride through a wildflower meadow and across green fields with amazing views of the gorgeous Mansion House. This is going to be something you’ll never forget.

Riding lessons

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.
Price: £65 Mon – Fri   Duration: 1 hourCall to book
Price: £90 Sat – Sun   Duration: 1 hourCall to book

Group riding lessons

We are delighted to offer the same high quality tuition in a small social group of four or five adults. During these fun and engaging sessions you’ll practise 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.
Price: £45 per person (Must be booked a week in advance)   Duration: 1 hourCall to book

Special Offer - Book 11 lessons for the price of 10

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 six months of purchase date. 100% cancellation fee will be applicable for sessions cancelled within seven days of the lesson start time.
Price: £650 Monday – Friday   Duration: -Call to book
Price: £900 Saturday – Sunday (and Bank Holidays)   Duration: -Call to book

Hacks & Special occasions

For the more experienced rider we offer a range of lessons, off-road hacking and an all-weather gallop track. And for the very young – our future horse riding stars – we love inviting you in for magnificent cuddling sessions with our gentle ponies. Equestrian at Coworth Park is for everyone to enjoy and we can’t wait to introduce you to the four-legged family.

Around Coworth Park estate

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.
Price: £65 Monday – Friday   Duration: 1 hourCall to book
Price: £90 Saturday – Sunday   Duration: 1 hourCall to book

Champagne celebration ride

For a special occasion, or just because, how about an hour’s ride around the estate, stopping off at The Barn for a glass of Laurent-Perrier brut champagne and a photo opportunity upon your handsome steed? This is a treat 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.
Price: £80 Monday – Friday   Duration: 1 hourCall to book
Price: £100 Saturday – Sunday   Duration: 1 hourCall to book

The ultimate horse check-in

The ultimate horse check-in starts with your horse’s name waiting on the stable door
You will be assigned a stable with a keepsake welcome card and then a personalised check-in (using guest collateral) taking dietary and bedding preferences
Special arrival treats await, such as a Himalayan Rock Salt Lick, homemade horse treats (made by Coworth Park’s pastry chef Lucy Jones using molasses, oats, honey) and home-grown carrots
We also offer use of a Coworth Park Numnah (saddle cloth) made of 100% pure cotton for the horse’s comfort
Equine manicure – hoof oil moisturising treatment – for the finishing touch
Luxury post-ride bubble bath in Coworth Park’s hot & cold bay with natural equine aromatherapy wash
Relaxing aromatherapy oil muscle massage and rubdown by expert stable hand

Horsey Hotel

£55 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 whenever you wish to do so.
NB This offer is subject to availability. Please contact the equestrian manager for further details regarding seasonal availability.

FACILITIES

  • Equestrian at Coworth Park is home to eight beautifully bred horses and ponies
  • Purpose built American barn stables for up to 40 horses
  • Loddon boxes with rubber matting flooring and organic bedding
  • Separate grooming barn where horses are prepared for riding and washed down after exercise.
  • Equestrian at Coworth Park is home to eight beautifully bred horses and ponies
  • Purpose built American barn stables for up to 40 horses
  • Loddon boxes with rubber matting flooring and organic bedding
  • Separate grooming barn where horses are prepared for riding and washed down after exercise.
The thrill of polo

Guards Polo Academy at Coworth Park

Coworth Park aims to introduce this increasingly accessible and popular sport to non-players through Guards Polo Academy’s private and leisure experiences, allowing polo enthusiasts of all levels to get a true taste for the game.

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Terms and conditions/Booking and cancellation policy

Terms & conditions

  • We advise all persons participating in any equestrian activity to ensure they have personal accident insurance. Riding is a risk sport.
  • No dogs allowed in the stables or riding areas. No smoking allowed in the stable areas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • All instructors are trained and competent to teach at their detailed level as well as being first aid trained.
  • Bookings will not be confirmed until the rider information form has been completed and returned to the equestrian team.
  • 100% of the fee is charged at all times should any client cancel a booking within 24 hours of the lesson start time or seven days in the case of weekly bookings.
  • 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.

Booking & cancellation policy

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 seven-day cancellation policy.

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Coworth Park
Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE


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Coworth Park

Blacknest Road, Ascot
Berkshire SL5 7SE