We have plenty of activities taking place this holiday!
Tuesday - Fridays we run our '4 day course,' working through our syllabus to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold in all aspects of Pony Care and riding.
Individual Pony days can also be booked through the week, including Saturday and Sundays.
One of our regular riders, 'Malcom' recently took part in filming for the new blockbuster film, 'Peterloo!'
He put his riding skills to the test, the photos look great, we cant wait to see the film!
New to Wednesdays!
Due to a high level of interest we have created a slot on a Wednesday mornings at 11.30 and 12.00 dedicated to giving little ones the opportunity to ride, its a great way to get them used to ponies, developing posture and strength and above all, confidence. There will be a member of staff each assigned to leading the pony and helping to instruct alongside the lead instructor. Parents are welcome to walk alongside the pony. They can also have a little go grooming the ponies too.
There is a midweek discount on this session so its now £15 for the half hour which is plenty of time in the saddle for that age!
Call, email or contact us on Facebook to book in!
James has been away for some work experience at a top racing yard in Oxfordshire.
He has ridden with us since he was a small child, more recently becoming a fully fledged member of our weekend staff.
Lauren travelled up to see him yesterday to see how he has progressed, it is safe to say he has taken to it like a duck to water! We are thrilled for him and excited for the future, as heartbroken as the girls may be that he has gone!
We had our Annual Council Licence Inspection recently which we passed with flying colours.
With all the improvements we have been making to the premises, the Vet and Council representative were more than impressed. They seem to love coming here, it must be Jim's tea!
Keeping you up-to-date with all things BRS.
Following a very busy day with our Annual British Horse Society Inspection in August, Bentley Riding School was awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ Grade for the quality of its Teaching, Coaching and Hacking. This was a delight to us all.
The ever-popular pony ‘Coco’ is now back from her maternity leave, having had her foal. ‘Pepsi’ (who just be the hairiest foal we have ever seen!) will spend the next few years entertaining the children, until she is old enough to join the riding school. She is pictured here with Linnet, one of Lauren’s prize-winning Connemara foals.
We are pleased to be able to share some staff updates with you.
Alex to re-join
We are very happy to announce that Alex re-joins the staff in November after gallivanting in Australia, teaching and taking rides out in the sticks!
A great welcome to Beth, who has joined the team full-time after completing her college course, where she gained her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management and is now well on her way to gaining her BHS qualifications too. Beth, along with the rest of nearly all of our staff, have been ‘homegrown’ here! They all learnt to ride here and learnt their skills through being a helper and then weekend staff. They never seem to want to leave! Lauren has been here over 20 years!
Courtney who also has a Level 3 in Horse Management is now working her way through the parallel track of BHS Exams.
A day out
Here are some nice pictures of the staff and liveries out with the ‘Cambridge University Draghounds':