Hacks

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Lead Rein (30 minutes)

Suitable for beginner riders and/or young children as a riding taster.


Riders will be led around the country park and can enjoy the views of Woodgate Valley on horseback. 


The minimum age for lead rides is 4 years

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Novice Hacks (1 hour)

Suitable for those new to the centre or improver riders who can control a horse/pony in walk and trot independently.


Enjoy the views of Woodgate Valley as you walk and trot through the designated bridle path.


Before you go on the hack, you must have a 30 minute assessment lesson so that we can ensure your safety and make sure we have chosen a horse suitable for your ability.


If you ride at the centre regularly and we know your standard of riding, you can book a novice hack without having an assessment lesson first.

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Canter Hacks (1 hour)

Suitable for new to the centre/improver riders who can control a horse/pony in walk, trot and canter independently.


You will walk and trot through the designated bridle path and then branch off into our enclosed canter fields.


It is important that a ½ hour assessment lesson takes place so that we can ensure your safety and have chosen the right horse suitable for your competence. This is usually done prior to the 1 hour canter hack, which if the standard of riding is acceptable can be arranged for the same day or at a future date. If not we will suggest a few brush-up lessons prior to attempting this ride.


Regular riders at the centre who we know are at the standard can book a canter trek without the ½ hour assessment.