Riding Lessons

We are now open once more, following the third national lockdown.

There will be some changes to our regular lesson timetable; however, the timetable below has not yet been updated as we are finalising the details. Please do call us for more information.

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to operate under both the current government guidance/regulations and the general pandemic-related safety procedures in place at the trekking centre.

Please see our Facebook page for the latest information.

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 three 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 refer to our full terms and conditions before booking.

Private Lessons

Booking Times:

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

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

For the Children

4 Years Plus:

Six-week courses (Saturdays and Sundays) of
30-minute sessions

Please also refer to our Facebook page for the latest information on which sessions are running currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children’s Lessons – Saturdays

Riding ImprovementIntroduction to RidingIntermediateAdvanced
9.00am–9.30am10.05am–10.35am10.40am–11.10am11.15am–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.
£150£150£150£150

Children’s Lessons – Sundays

Introduction to RidingIntroduction to RidingIntroduction to RidingRiding Improvement
9.30am–10.00am10.05am–10.35am10.40am–11.10am11.15am–11.45am
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 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 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 comfortable and in control at walk and/or trot, but with limited experience. Learning to improve trot and working towards canter.
£150£150£150£150
Pony CareIntermediatePolework
1.15pm–2.00pm2.05pm–2.35pm2.45pm–3.15pm
Learn the basics of pony care, including grooming, tacking up / untacking, etc.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.
£180£150£150

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.

Please be advised that these clinics are not operating at present due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Please be advised that these clinics are not operating at present due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Polework

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.

Please be advised that these clinics are not operating at present due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Please be advised that these clinics are not operating at present due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Please be advised that these clinics are not operating at present due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Cross Country

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.

Please be advised that these clinics are not operating at present due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

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!

Please be advised that these sessions are not operating at present due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.


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. 

Please be advised that these sessions are not operating at present due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Minimum age 4 years

To book now, please call the office: 01785 711177