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, Pony Club and ABRS and is currently rated 5 stars by the local authority.
We have horses and ponies that are suitable for complete beginners to participate in our full range of lessons, holiday and weekend clubs and activities. For the more experienced and competitive riders we can offer advanced training sessions, shows and an array of clinics.
Fletchers Farm Riding School has 15 horses and ponies ranging from 11hh to 16hh and a very experienced team to offer top quality instruction and care in a relaxed and friendly environment. We also offer lessons on your own horse.
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.
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 01206 242210
Hats available for hire - but must be booked in advance. Useful hat fitting information for customers:
A polite reminder that all riders and leaders must bring gloves to wear and no shorts for riders, thank you
05/01/2021 - Unfortuantely due to the national lockdown we are closed from today. Any rides booked will be kept on file as credits for when we re-open. The horses and the team look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
30/12/2020 - We are currently in tier 4 but can operate for adult and childrens private rides as well as childrens groups (children must be off the lead rein not not require assistance), please call or email the office for availablity. If you have booked into adult groups or a child beginner groups as a lead rein rider we will be in touch to discuss the options available.
Riding Vouchers available for purchase - please call the office 01206 242210
Birthday Treat Rides available - click here to go to the Childrens Activities page
RIDING SCHOOL YARD RULES – CORONA VIRUS
We have a number of restrictions in place when you visit the yard, please see the Yard Rules tab for full details but they do include:
1. Please wash your hands with soap or use hand sanitizer on arrival to the yard and leaving the yard for at least 20 seconds.
2. Practice social distancing – 2 m between people and do not gather in close proximity. Also please keep the number of people coming to the yard to a minimum, e.g. please keep spectators for lessons to one parent (and practice social distancing).
3. Riders must wear clean gloves in lessons.
4.If either you or one of your family members have a temperature greater then 37.8 degree centigrade or any symptoms then DO NOT enter the yard as you will need to self isolate.
5. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands afterwards.
6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Thank you for your support