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). 
 
Riders will be bubbled up with one staff member. Hats must be booked at the time of booking. Open to lead rein riders. All riders and leaders must wear gloves. 
 
Next date - 
Tuesday 27th October 2020 
Thursday 29th October 2020 
 
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 to assist with the lesson. 
 
Time: 10.00 – 15.00hrs (Please bring your own packed lunch, drink and weather-appropriate clothes)  
 
Cost 
£40 Loyalty Scheme Members  
£44 non-members 
 
Please note once booked these activities are non-refundable. 
 

Mini Pony days  

Two hour sessions that include a one-hour lesson and participation in practical or theoretical pony care/quiz or games. Riders can choose their ponies (subject to availability/suitability). Social distancing measures will be in place. 
 
All riders off the lead rein at walk and trot or above. 
Time: 13.00-15.00hrs unless specified otherwise. 
 
Dates - 
Wednesday 21st October 
 
Hats and boots can be hired subject to availability at £3 but riders must have own gloves. 
 
Cost for named or general mini pony days: 
£30.00 Loyalty Scheme Members 
£32 Non-members 
 
To book call us on 01202 242210 or 
Please note only five riders per session unless government restrictions allow more again. Riders must bring their own hats/boots/gloves and whips, and suitable clothing for the weather, as well as any snack/drinks required. Once booked these sessions are non-refundable however if there is a waiting list and we can re-sell your space we may offer you a refund. 
 

summer/Autumn 2020 - childrens holiday hacks  

Fancy a holiday treat? Come and join us at Fletchers Farm for a private 30 minute hack around the farm for 4 year olds and upwards. Parents must be available to lead their children. 
 
Next date - Tuesday to Sundays by availability 
 
Cost: One child £36.00 (includes hat/boot use) (or £38.00 with a rosette) 
Two children £62.00 (includes hat/boot use) (or £66.00 plus rosettes). 
 
Please note children/parents will need to wear gloves (we can provide disposable if required) and no shorts. 
 
Please contact the office on 01206 242210 for availability or book through our calendar page. 
 

CHILDRENS BACK TO BASICS COURSE 

Our four-week course is designed to give our younger riders practical time with our ponies and covers grooming, tacking and untacking, basic saddlery and signs of health/general behaviour. Its ideal for riders who would like to learn some basic stable management skills. 
 
Week 1 – General signs of health and behaviours 
Week 2 – Saddles and tacking up practice 
Week 3 – Rugs and turning out horses 
Week 4 – Bridles and tacking up practice 
 
We would suggest this course is ideal for 7 years old and upwards. 
Starts: Sunday 11th October 2020 
Dates: Sundays' 11 & 18th Oct and 1st & 8th November 
Time : 14.00-16.00hrs 
 
Loyalty Scheme members - £96 
Non-Members - £99 
Please note once booked this course is non-refundable. 
 
Please contact the office 
 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES & Treats 

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. 
 
**August 2020** Unfortuantely due to covid restrictions our normal birthday parties are not running. We can offer birthday treats for 1 or 2 riders together, please click the box below for further details, or you can book a one hour group ride for 5 friends, these can be lead rein riders as of 02/09 but only one parent to attend to lead for each rider due to restrictions of numbers of people on site. Please get in touch and we can chat through different options with you. 
 
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 Treats: 
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, with a 20-minute session on grooming and a 30-minute ridden lesson section. Children will receive a rosette (adults participants are more than welcome to have one too!) 
Cost: £43.00 for one rider 
£76.00 for two riders 
Beginner riders will need an adult from their family bubble to lead for the session and both rider and leader must wear their own gloves.  
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 -  
Wednesday 28th october 
 
Time: 11.00 onwards - times will be allocated 
 
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 - £25 
Non-Members - £28 
FFRS Liveries - £15 
Riders on own horses - £20 
Please note once booked these activities are non-refundable. 

Clear round jumping  

Come and put your jumping skills into practice with our clear round jumping. From 1.30pm a small course of either 40cm or 60cm approx. fences will be available for you to jump round. There is a 15 min warm up indoors on your choice of pony followed by jumping the course in the large outdoor arena. Chelsea will be on hand for any hints or advice whilst you are outdoors. Rosettes available for clear rounds. There is a jumping clinic with Chelsea on the same day in the morning, please see separate notices for details. 
Times will be allocated as you book your horse and more than one space can be booked per rider. 
 
Next Date: 
Monday 26th October 2020 
 
Cost: 
Loyalty Scheme Members - £15 
Non-member riding school clients - £17.00 
Liveries - £6.00 
Prices include horse use to our clients. Please note once booked spaces are non-refundable. If there is a waiting list and we can resell your space then we will refund. 
 

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 4 years plus to give them a taster for ponies. 
 
These sessions are pony ride of approx 15 mins - a great introduction for children to ponies and horse riding. 
They will restart from 11th July 2020. The ride follows tracks around the paddocks but maybe transferred to an arena depnding on ground conditions.  
 
Saturdays at 14.30 and Sundays at 15.30. Number of riders is reduced due to covid restrictions. 
 
For all children aged 4 years old and upwards. 
Parents/guardians will be required to lead. 
 
Riders and leaders must have their own clean gloves with them and hats must be booked at the time of booking - please call us for details of how to measure heads.  
 
Ring the office to book 01206 242210 
 
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