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Happy Hooves Stables

  • Bedford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Attraction Information

What kid doesn’t love ponies?! Be your tots’ hero and give them the opportunity to ride a real-life pony at Happy Hooves Stables in Bedford. This is not your usual riding school, either.  It’s accessible for all and lessons are designed for the 2 to 12 year olds.

Learning to ride is fun and safe! The lessons take place in an enclosed riding arena, either on 1-2-1 or 1-2-2 basis, so each young rider gets the individual attention they need. Happy Hooves is all about the encounter between your tots and the animals. We’re willing to bet that becoming friends with a real pony is an experience your little ones will remember forever!

It’s a well-known fact that horses and kids respond well to each other and build positive connections. That’s why the pony encounters are particularly good for tots who face specific learning, societal and communication challenges. The trained instructor at the stables will make sure every little rider is having a good time, whatever their needs may be.

  • Meet lovely, friendly, cute ponies
  • Riding lessons for kids aged 2-8
  • Accessible for all, inclusivity is key
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Opening hours

Term Time
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Bank Holidays
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Kids from £20.00

Travel & Contact Information


Poppy's Farm, Silver Street, Stevington, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7QN, England

Phone number

07749 712800



Click here to visit Happy Hooves Stables' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Happy Hooves Stables has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Happy Hooves Stables has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Happy Hooves Stables is wheelchair friendly.

All children must be mobile, and physically able to sit astride a pony, a leader is offered per rider to assist.

Yes, Happy Hooves Stables have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Additional Info

Additional information


Severe weather may affect activities, but notification will be offered vis social media.

Additional information


Clothing for all weather, sun cream in warm weather, no jewellery. No trainers with laces, boots or wellies advised. Safety hats available for hire. Gloves advised in colder weather.

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