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Weekly schedule for lessons from June 2021

We are open:

Please look on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk for availability on the day you wish to ride. Classes alternate between flat work and jumping week to week and they change every SUNDAY. View dates.

Important information: Please book directly on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk for lessons and rides. View step by step guide. Gift vouchers can also be purchased online.

Time

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

10.00am

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Level 5/6

Level 5/6

11.00am

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Level 4/5

BR

Level 3/4

BR

12.00pm

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

BR

Level 2/3

Level 2/3

1.00pm

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Level 1/2

Level 1/2

2.00pm

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Level 1/2

Level 1/2

3.00pm

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Level 2/3

Level 3/4

Level 2/3

28/6-22/8
Level 1/2

28/6-22/8
Level 1/2

28/6-22/8
Level 2/3

28/6-22/8
Level 1/2

4.00pm

Level 2/3

George Watsons College

Level 1/2

Level 2/3

Level 1/2

 

 

22/6-22/8
Level 2/3

5.00pm    

Level 4/5

 

Level 4/5

   
6.30pm  

over 12yrs
Level 3/4

 

over 12yrs
Level 5/6

Pony rides

Sat & Sun:

10am & 10.30am

3-8 yrs

Braids rides (BR):

Friday: 12pm

Sat & Sun: 11am

Also by arrangement

Experienced riders only

7.30pm  

over 12yrs
Level 5/6

 

over 12yrs
Level 3/4

Classes alternate between flat work and jumping week to week and they change every SUNDAY. View dates.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to session.

If only one person in group lesson, lesson will last for 45 mins.

Private / Semi private session can be jump, flat or ride out for 45 mins.

Other lessons, evening rides etc. Please ask for details.

The yard is still off limit to clients. Please wait by benches for your instructor and horse and only please attend the stables if you have an appointment booked.

Only 1 adult spectator comes per rider and please leave the premise promptly after your sessions to keep numbers on site to a minimum.

Please wear face coverings when not mounted.

If you need to borrow helmets, we will have them available in the arena but if possible please purchase your own helmet and body protector. We insist all under 16 yrs wear body protector for jumping but strongly recommend everyone wears one.

Late arrivals:
Late arrivals will not be permitted to join group session after 15 minites. It is disruptive to other riders, safety checks cannot be completely properly done and horses need to be worked in gradually. Private sessions for late arrivals will take place but it will finish at the scheduled time. Please let us know if you are going to be late, otherwise horses will possibly go back to field.

Cancellation policy:
Any cancellations made by yourself more than 48 hours prior to the session, you will be refunded in credit on your EC pro account. Any cancellations made by Tower Farm will also be refunded in credit on your account. Read more.

Covid related cancellations:
Covid related cancellations within 48 hours may be entitled to 50% credit being placed on EC pro account. Please contact us by email with evidence of positive test or need to isolate to apply for credit.

An indication of the standards

Level 1

Total beginners of any age with no prior experience.

Level 2

Riders who can walk and trot independently and confidently.

Level 3

Learning to canter confidently and in balance, pole work. Working on jumping position, single fences.

Level 4

Confident in canter and balanced over a single fence, starting to link fences together.

Level 5

Capable of trotting without stirrups, cantering, & course of small fences about 50cm.

Level 6

Capable of jumping course of 75cm fences, cantering circles, lateral movements.

Which group to come along to?

Level 1/2

Beginners of any age. You will stay in this level until trotting confidently and had a small try of canter.

Level 2/3

Riders improving their seat, steering and gaining confidence in canter. Practicing trotting poles and introduction to jumping small fence. NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNER.

Level 3/4

Riders confident in canter, starting to jump balanced over fences, doing work without stirrups.

Level 4/5

Riders able to jump confidently around small course, starting to canter without stirrups, learning more complexed schooling exercises.

Level 5/6

Riders confident jumping a variety of horses at 75cms, learning lateral movements.

When we initially grade riders, we will normally downgrade someone especially if they have not ridden recently. Please ask an instructor to amend your grading if needed.

Ride outs

Treks
(group treks unavailable)

Walk & trot only
If you would like to ride out, please book a private/semi private session and select ride out. NO complete beginners or nervous riders, please.

Braids Rides

Walk, trot & canter
Level 5 or 6 riders. (Level 4 only with prior consent from instructor.) Assessment will be made in arena prior to ride to check ability.
Clients on the braids ride must be able to walk, trot and canter confidently.

Semi private rides
(private group)

Charged same rate as semi private lesson - but will go at groups own capability.

Recommended ages

For safety we recommend children should be:

Group lesson

from 5 years

1 hour ride

from 8 years

Pony ride

from 3 to 8 years

We have insurance in place for any age but these are our guidelines to make riding enjoyable and safe.


 Proprietor: Caroline Buckle BA, BHS II, TRSSCO, PC'A'

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