FLETCHERS FARM RIDING SCHOOL 
 
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children's Activities 

Please note, all activities must be paid for at time of booking and are non-refundable. 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.  
 
You will be able to groom and spend time with the ponies and start learning about stable management. The day includes a one hour riding lesson on a pony of your choice (subject to suitability). 
 
**Includes £5 voucher towards a one hour group lesson** 
 
Next date - 
Tbc 
 
10am - 3pm 
 
Call the office on 01206 242210 to book or 
 
On our Pony Day children can groom and spend time with the ponies and start learning about stable management. The day includes a one hour riding lesson on a pony of their choice (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. 
 
Price includes a £5 discount vouchers towards a 1-hour group lesson 
 
Time: 10.00 – 15.00hrs (Please bring your own packed lunch, drink and weather-appropriate clothes)  
 
£40 Loyalty Scheme Members  
£44 non-members 
 
Please note once booked these activities are non-refundable. 
 

holiday horse club 

Each morning consists of Pony/Horse care, a lecture and a one-hour group ride. You can take part in either single or consecutives days.  
 
Tuesday - Thursday during the holiday. 
 
Next dates - 
Tbc 
 
09.00-12.15 
 
The pony care will include catching ponies in from the field, grooming, tacking/untacking and other horse care, followed by a lecture or practical session then a one-hour group ride. 
To participate, riders in the Teen and Adult groups must be able to canter and have jumped small cross poles. Riders in the Children groups must be in our Intro level or above. We require a minimum of four participants to run the sessions. Places limited to six riders each day. 
 
To book call us on 01202 242210 or 
The pony care will include catching ponies in from the field, grooming, tacking/untacking and other horse care, followed by a lecture or practical session then a one-hour group ride. 
To participate, riders in the Teen and Adult groups must be able to canter and have jumped small cross poles. Riders in the Children groups must be in our Intro level or above. We require a minimum of four participants to run the sessions. Places limited to six riders each day. 
 
Single Days: 
£35.00 Loyalty Scheme Members 
£38.00 Non-members 
 
Book a full week (Tues-Thurs): 
£95.00 Loyalty Scheme Members per week 
£104.00 Non-members per week 
 

Saturday shetlands club 

Interested in learning more about caring for ponies? Join the Shetlands! 
 
A perfect introduction for children who want to learn more about pony care but have no experience. These non-ridden, fortnightly fun groups (the opposite week to Pony Club), will be split by ages, and sessions will cover grooming, tacking/untacking, stable & field care. The club will cover practical activities as well as games/quiz’s all based around pony themes. Children could move on from this group to join the Pony Club if they choose as they gain experience. 
 
Saturday Mornings fortnightly from 22nd February 2020: 
 
09.00-10.30 – 5-9 years old 
10.30-12.00 – 10 years old and upwards 
 
Cost - All sessions are £18.00 
 
Terms & Conditions - We do ask for all sessions to be booked and paid for in blocks of 4 sessions at a time (which will cover two months attendance) and a waiting list will operate for each group once it is full. You will be contacted towards the end of each block to see if you would like to book for the next set – priority will be given to those already attending, and then spaces will be offered to those on the waiting lists. Please note that once the blocks are booked, there will be no refunds should you then be unable to come to the dates you have booked for. 
 
Please contact the office for an application form to request a space. 
 

EASTER HUNT RIDE 

Come and have a mini hack on our ponies whilst looking for Easter clues. Solve the Easter word to receive your treat. Suitable for all levels and riders will be put together in similar abilities. Parents are actively encouraged to come and lead the ponies and to join in (Beginner and Intro group children will be required to be led). 
Suitable for children aged three years old and upwards. Ride will last approximately 25 minutes. 
From 10.30am 
£17.00 Loyalty Scheme Members 
£20.00 Non-members 
 
Next dates -  
Tbc 
 
10.30 onwards  
 
***Friday 17th April 2020*** 
Holiday tots rides 11.00 and 11.30am 
Approx 25 minute ride around the farm on our ponies - in the event the ground is too slippery then rides may be transfered to arenas. 
£15.00 
 
Call the office on 01206 242210 for more information and to book or. 
 
 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES  

Come and enjoy your birthday at Fletchers Farm Riding School. Whether you are looking for a group lesson or a hack with your friends; a fun day with the horses or a mix of games and activities, we can offer tailor-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 30-minute 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 too!) 
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 based on 6 children attending - the rest of the payment is due the day before party (along with the number of children attending) and any discounts due are taken off at the time of second payment. 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 or stand directly behind. 
 
No helium/inflated balloons on site, please. 
 
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. 
 
As we are a working riding school and livery yard, we would politely ask that noise in the portacabin must be kept to a minimum so that lessons in the arenas are not disturbed. If you feel this may be difficult, then please speak to us about booking a group lesson option for your party which has no portacabin time. 
 
Please do not let the children feed the horses & ponies any titbits 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. 
 
For further information on parties or to book a visit 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 -  
Tbc 
 
10.00 onwards  
 
Cant wait that long? Try our Childrens Obstacle session - full details on our calender page 
 
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. 
 
Loyalty Scheme members - £22 
Non-Members - £27 
FFRS Liveries - £15 
Riders on own horses - £20 
Please note once booked these activities are non-refundable. 

Plaiting for shows sessions  

This afternoon session will include a lecture and demonstration on plaiting for shows and turn-out, followed by a practice session.  
 
A chance to get some more non-ridden time with the ponies. 
 
Next date -  
Tbc 
 
14.00-16.00  
 
For children 5 years old and upwards. 
 
 
£14.00 Loyalty Scheme Members, £17.00 Non-members 
 

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 
 
 
 
 
 

tots riding  

Tots' Rides – For children aged 3 years plus to give them a taster for ponies. 
 
These sessions are pony ride of approx 20 mins - a great introduction for children to ponies and horse riding. 
They will restart for spring on 29th February 2020. The aim is for the ride to go around the farm, but maybe transferred to an arena depnding on ground conditions.  
 
Saturdays at 10.30. 
 
For all children aged 3 years old and upwards. 
Parents/guardians will be required to lead, and children aged 3 years old will need two adults, one to walk along side. 
 
Each group is a maximum of four riders. 
 
£15 per child, including hat hire 
 
Also why not join us for: 
Friday 17th April 2020 
Holiday tots rides 11.00 and 11.30am 
Approx 25 minute ride around the farm on our ponies - in the event the ground is too slippery then rides may be transfered to arenas.  
£15.00 
 
Ring the office to book 01206 242210 
 
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