Half Term Pony Days
Wednesday 18th and 25th February.
10.30am to 3.30 pm.
£45 payment with booking.
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Beechwood is situated in the beautiful Surrey Hills in the North Downs; an area of outstanding natural beauty.
We have our own farmland and woodland available to ride on and also extensive woodland bridleways allowing our riders plenty of off-road hacking. We have two international size all-weather menages, a grass school, a large jumping paddock with a full set of showjumps, a working equitation course, cross-country jumps and an indoor school.
All the horses and ponies used in the school have been chosen carefully for their suitable temperament and are trained to complement Beechwood's philosophy of teaching classical equitation where, above all else, we are hoping to achieve a happy, harmonious relationship between horse and rider resulting in every rider reaching their own personal goal at whatever level that may be.
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Winter is upon us and Christmas holidays loom near.
We have two Pony Days during the school holidays. We also have a Pony Club Rally for our keen pony club members. The adults have not been forgotten either as we are running their own Horse Knowledge day.
They Pony Days will run, as usual, from 10.30 - 3.30 with lots of riding and time to get to know your pony. We will be covering the information needed to pass the junior ABRS achievement tests, which will interest some of the children who are keen to get their riding and horse care certificates.
The special Christmas Pony Day will be lots of fun with seasonal music to ride to and the opportunity to dress the ponies in tinsel, ribbons and bows with mounted and unmounted party games. We would like to remind the Mums to dress the children appropriately for the weather and to bring a packed lunch.
The adult Horse Knowledge days will also allow the riders plenty of time grooming and caring for their horses, as well as lots of riding and some demos of riding theory – aided by some Christmas mulled wine to assist the memory!
Please note that on Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December, we are running lessons and hacks as usual at the normal times. Please inform the office if you are unable to make your usual appointment.
The horses and instructors are carefully selected and the horses are prepared at least 24 hours, often 48 hours in advance. Last minute cancellations can impact negatively on instructors and horse’s workload and make what is already a difficult time of year, even more testing!
We have been suffering from an increase in riders booking and then not turning up, with no notice of cancellation or less than the requested time given.
As from 1st January 2015, therefore, following recommendations from the BHS and ABRS and in line with other establishments’ policies, all adult rides (lessons and hacks) must be booked in advance and paid for at time of booking. By booking, you accept our cancellation policy which requires a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for week days and 48 hours for weekend bookings.
Please note that we are unable to take bookings or cancellations by e-mail. Please phone the yard to book or cancel.
Your understanding of the above is greatly appreciated.