Riding Lessons

Since opening the trekking centre, Lisa’s main focus has been allowing clients to feel part of the family and enjoy sharing the horses as if they were their own.

The success of the trekking centre is down to Lisa’s ability to build the confidence of our customers and to encourage all our riders to advance their skills. Until 2016, this has taken place during the treks over Cannock Chase, but, following the development works at the centre, we are now able to offer riding lessons and courses in our covered arena with glimpses of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside.

The covered arena is open five days a week for lessons and children’s pony club. Quite a lot of clients are combining lessons with treks. We offer a wide variety of riding lessons to suit all our riders, from adults to children, or group bookings.  Please see our Events page for additional classes available in our arena.

Please refer to our full terms and conditions before booking.

Private Lessons

Booking Times:

For adults and children, from the age of 4 years:
Wednesday – Sunday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Private Lessons
Length of sessionCost per session
30 minutes£40 pp
45 minutes£52 pp

For The Children

4 Years Plus:

Six-week course (Saturdays) of
30-minute sessions

Riding ImprovementIntroduction to RidingIntermediateAdvanced
9.00am – 9.30am9.45am – 10.15am10.30am – 11.00am11:15am – 11:45am
For riders comfortable and in control at walk and/or trot, but with limited experience. Learning to improve trot and working towards canter.For riders with little or no experience. This lesson includes walk, trot, technique of trot, basic transitions and learning to steer correctly, with some fun pairs work as we progress.For riders confident at walk, trot and canter, looking to improve canter and progress with riding techniques.For riders confident in walk, trot and canter looking to further their riding skills with some polework, and intro to jumping.

Riding Clinics

Introduction to Barrel Racing

If you were inspired by the Western display at our recent Ranch Party Nights, and would like to try the exciting sport of barrel racing, this is your opportunity. In this three-week course, instructor Lucy will first teach you the basic skills of Western riding to enable you to then pick up the pace and try your hand at barrel racing itself.

45 minutes @ £45pp per week, three-week course on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month @ 7pm, commencing 9th October

Saddleless Riding Masterclass

The key to perfect balance – saddleless riding. Join owner Lisa Gregory for a fun evening that will improve your riding. This weekly saddleless session is for riders who are comfortable at walk, trot and canter.

45 minutes @ £45pp – first Wednesday in the month @ 7pm, commencing on 2nd October and running until April 2020


Polework – the key to rhythm, balance and straightness.  Join instructor Karen in our polework clinic, using a variety of jumping and ground pole combinations to improve your riding.

45 minutes @ £45pp – every other Thursday @ 7pm, commencing 26th September and running until April 2020

Introduction to Jumping

Take your first leap to jumping on horseback by learning the basics in a controlled environment.  BHS registered instructor Karen will teach the correct jump position and stages of the jump.

45 minutes @ £40pp, Saturdays @ 3.45pm

Western Riding

Yee-haw! Learn to be a cowboy. Join our Sunday clinic and try your hand at Western riding. Are you going on a ranch holiday? Then why not learn with us first, or perhaps you simply want to experience the Western style of riding.

45 minutes @ £40pp, Sundays @ 3.00pm


Cross Country – Returning Next Summer

Enjoy the thrills of cross-country jumping, learn to develop your seat in canter and positional work, whilst navigating natural obstacles and jumps at the centre.

After an initial assessment in the school, you will be coached by two instructors, one on horseback and one on the ground, to maximise your learning potential.

60 minutes – date, time and price tbc

Children’s Clinics

Magical Unicorns Experience

Weekly sessions of magical unicorns and glitter, spend the session turning your little pony into your dream unicorn.  Sessions include grooming, glittering, a riding session and a unicorn hot chocolate to finish!

45 minutes @ £40pp, Sundays @ 2.00pm
Minimum age 4 years

Pony Club

Cannock Chase Trekking Centre pony club is perfect for anyone who has always dreamed of owning their own pony! This is a fun and exciting opportunity to get up close and personal with one of our ponies. Each session is different, but will include a riding lesson and horse care. 

60 minutes @ £40pp or book 6 sessions for £210pp
Minimum age 4 years

Sessions for the coming season are not yet scheduled.

To book now, please call the office: 01785 711177