FLETCHERS FARM RIDING SCHOOL 
(FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE COLCHESTER GARRISON SADDLE CLUB) 

Activities 

Please note, all activities must be paid for at time of booking and are non-refundable, and bookings are taken up until 48 hours before the event/activity date. To find out dates and book click link to calendar ... 

PONY DAYS 

A fun filled day with a chance to get hands on experience with our ponies.  
Next Dates -  
Thursday 25th October 
 
You will be able to groom and spend time with the ponies and participate in practical and theoretical stable management. Includes a one hour riding lesson on a pony of your selection (subject to suitability).  
 
Open to all ages and abilities. Parents of children in the beginners group (lead rein level) will be required to return at 14.00 to assist with the lesson. 
 
Time: 10.00 – 15.00hrs (Please bring your own packed lunch, drink and weather appropriate clothes)  
 
£37.00 Loyalty Scheme Members or  
£42 per person 
 
Please note once booked these activities are non-refundable. 

SOCIAL RIDE & COFFEE CLUB 

These rides are for adults who have ridden in the past but their riding has lapsed. Come and enjoy a social morning arena based session followed by a coffee when the kids are at school! 
 
Social ride and coffee dates: 
Wednesday 31st October - 8 weeks £160 
 
 
Regain your skills, knowledge, fitness and confidence in a social environment and enjoy a coffee afterwards. So if you are feeling a little rusty and want to get back in the saddle then this is the course for you. 
 
Rides are booked in blocks and run during term time every Wednesday 10-11.30 am with coffee after. Course are either 5/6/7 weeks depending on school term and priced accordingly - £100/ £120/ £140 
 
Please note once booked these courses are non-refundable and we can not transfer the payments to lessons or other events. 
 
Please check out our calender page for details of our next course.  

TOTS RIDING 

Tots riding – For children 3 years plus to give them a taster for ponies.  
 
These session are 40 mins and run every Saturday and Sunday lunchtime. They involve grooming and pony care (15 mins) and a walk out hack (20 mins) led by mum or dad. 
 
Extra date - 
Halloween Fancy Dress tot/ lead rain ride 
Ring the office to book 01206 242210  

FESTIVE HOLIDAY FUN 

Holiday fun – these are fun days/ activities in the holidays involving gymkhanas, picnic rides, pamper pony morning, communication with horses and lots more. Ask in office for more details or see our leafets  
Next Dates include -  
Communicating with Horses - Tuesday 23rd October 
Pony Pamper morning - Halloween special glitter and ribbons - Tuesday 23rd October  
 
Communicating with Horses 
(for adults) 
A three-hour session with Cecile Devaux 
based on natural horsemanship techniques 
for handling and working with your horse 
The morning will include a grooming 
session, reading language cues, an in-hand 
session and a ridden session 
Places will be limited to six participants so 
please book early to avoid disappointment 
Time: 10:00 – 13:00 
£43 Loyalty Scheme Members 
£45 Non-members 
 
Pony Pamper Morning 
Our ponies love having a makeover with 
glitter, sparkles, ribbons and bows – don’t 
forget to paint their nails! 
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 
£10 Loyalty Scheme Members 
£12.00 Non-members 
 

birthday parties  

Come and enjoy your birthday at Fletchers Farm Riding School. Whether you are looking for a group lesson or hack with your friends, a fun day with the horses or a mix of games and activities we can cater for all. We offer tailer made birthday packages to suit any experience, group size and budget. Please call the office to dicuss options. 
Office number 01206 242210 
 
Party 1: 
For a maximum of six riders aged 5 years old and upwards. 
There will be a short introduction / fitting of hats & boots, followed by approximately 20 minutes of grooming. The children will then mount for their half an hour ridden fun games session (catering to the riders’ abilities). 
After the riding, there is then a 30-minute slot to use our room for refreshments, to cut your cake and give out any party bags (parents to supply these). 
We will supply jugs of squash for the riders, rosettes to all children plus a discount voucher for our pony days. 
Cost: £162. 
Time (subject to availability): 
 
Party 2: 
For a maximum of six riders aged 3 years old and upwards. 
There will be a short introduction / fitting of hats/boots, followed by approximately 20 minutes of grooming. The children will then have a half an hour ridden pony hack around the farm. 
After the riding, there is then a 30-minute slot to use our room for refreshments, to cut your cake and give out any party bags (parents to supply these). 
We will supply jugs of squash for the riders, rosettes to all children plus a discount voucher for our pony days. 
Cost: £150. 
Time (subject to availability): 
 
Birthday Treat: 
Why not treat a friend or relative to a horsey experience for their birthday? 
This one hour option will consist of a short introduction and fitting of hat & boots, and then a 20-minute session on grooming, followed by a 30-minute ridden section. Children will receive a rosette (adults are more than welcome to have one!). 
Cost: £40 
Times: Please contact us to arrange a time. 
 
If you would like us to tailor a party to cater for more children, or would like to book a group lesson for your friends instead, then please get in touch for an individual quote. 
 
Terms and conditions: 
- Party 1 and 2 options require a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 children in the booking. 
- For Party 1 and 2, a 50 % non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking - the rest of the money is due on the day of the party. For the Birthday treat option, our normal payment terms and lesson cancellation policy applies. 
- Party 1 and 2 options require that the person organising the party provides four adults who are happy to lead ponies for the ridden section (if all parents wish to lead this would be fine). 
- Parties are subject to availability - please speak to our office to check on provisional dates before sending out your invites to avoid disappointment. 
- All children must be supervised at all times whilst on the site. 
- Any children/riders attending must have a completed rider registration form signed by their parents/legal guardians. These can be downloaded ahead of time from our website and or completed on the day, but please allow time to do this prior to your party time (if completing on the day) so that the party can start promptly. No child can ride without one of these forms. 
 
General Information: 
In order to have a fun but safe time with us, please can all parents/children follow any Health and Safety requests from the staff on the day and ensure the below: 
Please do not allow the children to walk around the back of the ponies and or stand directly behind them. 
Whilst we do not want to dampen any party guests’ enthusiasm, ponies like to be approached quietly and from the side, please can parents ask their children to approach our ponies in this way. 
Please do not let the children feed any titbits whilst here as unfortunately this can lead to ponies biting. If they would like to bring carrots or apples we can show the children where to put them for the ponies to have in their feeds later on. 
 
If you require any further information or would like to discuss a variation on the parties above, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Le TREC 

Le TREC is a great sport for horses or ponies and riders of all ability to test your horsemanship and rider skills over a course of obstacles 
Next date -  
Spooky Halloween Le trec includung tots class - Wednesday 24th October  
 
Le TREC obstacles such as weaving in and out of cones, posting letters in boxes, limboing under low poles, leading your pony round or through hazards and many more.  
 
A fun activity for all the family and any abilities. After training and practice riders will be timed around the course with rosettes to the winner. 
 
£20 for loyalty members or £25 for non loyalty members, £15 for FFRS Liveries 
Please note once booked these activities are non-refundable. 

pony pamper days  

A fun 2 hour session of bathing ponies, learning to plait and even painting them. Suitable for all ages. Come prepared to get wet and mucky! 
 
Next date 
Tues 24th July  
Weds 8th August 

horse Ball 

Come and try it on your own horse or one of the school horses. 
 
This sport is suitable for novice/nervous riders as well as being fun and different for those who are more experienced riders. 
 
Riders will be divided into groups of similar heights with around 6 people per group. Sessions will last for approximately 90 minutes.  
Office number 01206 242210 
 
 
 
 
 

family rides  

A chance to share a lesson or a hack with a sibling or perhaps a spouse who would like to give riding a try. These ¾ of an hour slots are being offered at a reduced rate of £45 for the lesson for the two riders. 
 
Next date- 
27th July 
10th August 
31st August  
 
 
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