The combination of expertise, patience and superb ponies at Lavant House Stables, where safety is our number one priority, creates a wonderful and exciting adventure for your child.
All lessons (individual and group) are carried out by experienced, qualified instructors who are also chosen for their natural empathy with children. Our ponies are carefully selected and extensively trained.
We believe in teaching all the relevant areas of horsemanship to develop a well-rounded education. We know that riding also helps develop great social skills, builds responsibility in young people and promotes fitness and emotional well-being.
The environment at Lavant House Stables is designed to maximise the safety of
young people participating in such a lively activity.
Children have their own instructor responsible for their continued progress and enjoyment. Great partnerships and camaraderie flourish between both their instructors and fellow riders, so much so that the majority end up being part of Lavant House Stables for years. We see horsemanship skills advance faster than can normally be expected – often even against children with their own ponies.
For children coming to us for the first time, book a one-to-one Introductory Session.
This gives you the perfect opportunity to assess us at the same time as we are advising the most suitable future riding opportunities for your child.
Other than lessons and activities, we also provide gentle one-to-one Lead Rein Hacks for very small children (the minimum age to ride with us is four years old), hacking around our neighbouring farm for older children and have our own official Pony Club for non-pony owning youngsters.