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. 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 free Fletchers Farm hat bag and £5 voucher towards a one hour group lesson!** 
 
Next Date  
Thursday 30th May  
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 FFRS hat bag and 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. 
 

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 arena-based ride followed by a coffee and a chat. The Tuesday group is especially for those wanting to rebuild or increase their confidence 
 
Coffee, Confidence & Communication 
11am-12.30pm 
Tues 4th June - 16th July 
7 weeks - £140 
 
Social Ride & Coffee Club dates 
10-11.30am 
Weds 5th June - 17th July 
7 weeks £140 
 
To book call us on 01202 242210 or 
 
Regain your skills, knowledge, fitness and confidence in a social environment and enjoy a coffee afterwards. If you are feeling a little rusty and want to get back in the saddle, this is the course for you. 
 
Rides are booked in blocks and run during term time. They are on Tuesdays from 11am - 12.30pm and Wednesdays from 10-11.30am. 
Courses are either 5/6/7/8 weeks depending on school terms and priced accordingly - £100/£120/£140/£160 
 
Please note, once booked these courses are non-refundable and we can't transfer the payments to lessons or other events. 
 

TOTS' RIDING 

Tots' Rides – For children aged 3 years plus to give them a taster for ponies.  
 
These sessions are 40 mins long and run on Saturdays at 1.30pm and Sundays at 2.30pm
 
The children enjoy 20 minutes of grooming and pony care then a 20-minute walk-out around the farm, led by a parent or guardian. 
 
Each group is a maximum of four riders. 
 
£15 per child, including hat hire 
 
**Summer holiday dates are now on the calender page for Tots sessions for up to 6 riders and Teddy Bear Picnic rides** 
 
Ring the office to book 01206 242210  

May Half-Term HOLIDAY FUN 

Fun days/activities in the May Half-Term including 
 
** Introduction to Barrel Racing ** 27th May 
Learn this fun new riding skill at your own pace. No need to be fast & furious! 
 
** Children's Activity Morning ** 28th May 
A non-ridden morning of fun, games and ponies! 
 
** Jackie's Jump Clinic ** 29th May 
Brush up your jump skills, whatever your riding level 
 
** Pony Day ** 30th May 
A fun-filled day of grooming, riding and spending time with our lovely ponies 
 
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 -  
Monday 26th August  
 
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 
Please note once booked these activities are non-refundable. 

CLINICS 

We host a wide range of clinic here at Fletchers Farm 
Upcoming dates: 
 
Kristina Biggs - Showjumping Clinic - 23rd June 
Full details & date coming soon 
 
Sam Curnick Pole Work Clinic - 7th July  
BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapist and Equine Body Worker 
 
Pole work allows the horse to stretch over the back, relaxing all the muscles, but at the same time asks for all the body to engage to lift through the core and use muscles correctly. 
Ridden & in-hand sessions available. 
 
Time: 9 - 10am - In-hand sessions 
10 - 11.00, 11 - 12.00 & 12 - 1pm - Ridden sessions 
£30.00 Loyalty Scheme Members (includes horse hire) 
£40.00 Non-member riding school clients (incl. horse hire) 
£30.00 Riders with own horses 
 

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 45 minute slots are offered at a reduced rate of £45 for the lesson for the two riders. 
 
More dates coming soon  
 
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