- Horse Riding and Stables
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
BHS approved Park Farm Equestrian Centre offer a variety of well mannered mounts for riding and polo lessons (available April through September), which are available for all ages. Private farmland hacking is also available. It's also a working arable farm so there's plenty to see!
Instructors all have BHS qualifications and work well with nervous beginners through to seasoned pros. An introductory assessment session is for clients coming to the centre for the first time and is not just for your safety but to ascertain your needs, so don't be shy, it's not a test! During the assessment time you will ride, discuss your future riding requirements and complete an assessment, and either the Beginners' or Refreshment Courses will be recommended, depending on what's suitable. For those starting for the first time a beginners' course of 5 half hour private lessons is available and it usually takes place in their Indoor School, or Outdoor Arena. Weather plays a part in the decision! Kids will be talked through the basics, guided through the concepts and instilled with confidence and comfort where possible!
Hacking is also available on a variety of routes over their private farm land, which is an excellent incentive to the kids taking lessons to stick with it and do well! Once they're up to it, it's charming terrain to trek through and being out and about on the horses always seems like more of an adventure, doesn't it!? And remember there's nothing stopping you from learning too so it can be a proper family adventure!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
Getting There and Contact Information
Rectory Road, Oakley near, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 7ED, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Booking required. School hours: Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 10am to 6pm Thursday 10am to 7pm Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 5pm
Walks (4 to 5 years) 15 minutes £10 Adult Child Private Lesson 1 hour £55 £45 Semi-Private Lesson 1 hour £48 £38 Instructors Private Lesson 1 hour £50 £40 Private Lesson half hour £40 £