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Happy Hooves Stables

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

  • Staff with ponies at Happy Hooves Stables in Bedford
  • Girl with pony at Happy Hooves Stables in Bedford
  • Boy on pony at Happy Hooves Stables in Bedford

Attraction Information

  • Horse Riding and Stables icon Horse Riding and Stables

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor

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


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Happy Hooves Stables's website
07749 712800

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

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


General Admission
Kids from £20.00

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Weather policy

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

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Clothing requirements

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.

Guest suitability

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


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