Welcome to Fletchers Farm Riding School & Livery Yard, Fordham, owned by Emily and Tom Bradshaw since 2017.
The Riding School and livery yard at Fletchers Farm has been established since 2004. The Riding School is registered with the BHS, BHS Changing Lives Through Horses, Pony Club and ABRS and is currently rated 5 stars by the local authority.
We offer lessons for riders aged 5 years old and upwards in our indoor arena as well as outdoor maneges, and have horses and ponies that are suitable for complete beginners to participate in our full range of lessons, holiday and weekend clubs/ activities (some activites are for chiildren aged 4 years and upwards). For the more experienced and competitive riders we can offer advanced training sessions, shows and clinics. We also offer lessons on your own horse
Fletchers Farm Riding School has 15 horses and ponies ranging from 12.1hh to 15.2hh and a very experienced team to offer top quality instruction and care in a relaxed and friendly environment. We currently operate with a weight limit of 12 stone.
Fletchers Farm Riding School has access to extensive hacking in the beautiful Essex countryside with 7km of off road hacking around the farm which joins on to the East Anglian Farm rides.
If you would like to book a visit prior to booking a lesson please call the office on 01206 242210
We also run Pony Club courses for all abilities, shows, hacking and coffee mornings and many fun holiday activities such as pony days and Le TREC. We run many BHS and other educational courses and exams along with the new BHS Challenge Awards.
You can learn for pleasure or work towards BHS or PC qualifications. Contact us directly for more information.
Stage 1 Care Course starting Sunday 21st January 2024 - please see courses page for more details
*Birthday coming up? Our birthday parties are available for children aged 3 years old and upwards. Please see our childrens activites page for more details*
Fletchers Farm in partnership with the Essex Trust and The British Horse Society Changing Lives Program, are pleased to be offering a fully funded termly Horse Course on Wednesday mornings. We are currently taking referrals from secondary schools for children with anxiety who could benefit from this project to start in January 2024. Please contact the manager for more information.
**New dates for Kristina jumping clinics for 2024 now available to book**
Want to learn or practice horse/pony handling or care? Book a non-ridden stable managment session with one of our staff for £34 for 45 minutes (or our accredited coaches for £49.00 for 45 minutes)
December holiday activities are now available to book - for details of our activities on the calendar please click here
Please note a change to our cancellation policy with effect from the 15th September 2022 - notice required to move lessons is now 48-hour for groups and privates (riders under the weekly standing order scheme do have different terms). Please see further details under our terms and conditions page.
There is no filming of our group lessons
Hats available for hire - but must be booked in advance. All customers and leaders must wear gloves, these can be purchased from us, please contact the office for more details.
A polite reminder that riders must not wear shorts for their riding sessions.
RIDING SCHOOL YARD RULES – We have a number of requirements in place when you visit the yard, please see the Yard Rules tab for full details.