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Welcome to Glen Jakes Riding School


COVID-19 RULES AND REGULATIONS – UPDATED 22ND SEPTEMBER 2020

IF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN YOUR FAMILY ARE SHOWING ANY SIGNS OF CORONAVIRUS OR YOU HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS – PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE YARD!

  • ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR THEIR OWN RIDING HAT (PAS 015 standard with a British Kitemark), RIDING GLOVES AND CROPS, THIS IS DUE TO US NOT BEING ABLE TO LEND OUR EQUIPMENT OUT AT THIS PRESENT TIME.
  • Beginner riders must have a parent or suitable adult from their support bubble to be able lead the pony throughout the lesson as our staff and volunteers cannot be that close for that length of time.
  • At present we are not conducting, Walkouts, Hacks, Parties, Pony Club, Stable Management or lessons for under 4 year olds, therefore we only have lessons in our arenas available.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your lesson is due to start and leave promptly afterwards.
  • To limit the amount of people in and around the riding school, we ask that only 1 parent / guardian attend with a child under 18 years of age. Riders over the age of 18 years please attend the yard alone.
  • All lessons are to be prebooked and paid for in advance via card or the correct cash, as we do not have the capacity for any unexpected guests.
  • We can assure you that all tack is constantly being disinfected in between lessons and staff and volunteers are wearing masks when they need to be a little closer.
  • Allocated waiting areas and spectator areas are in place, please ensure you adhere to these areas and do not wander around, this is to ensure social distancing always remains in place.
  • For spectators, all areas are outdoors but do have an overhead cover. Please note there is NO INDOOR SEATING AREA.
  • Our tuckshop is open, please ask and pay for items when paying for your following lesson.
  • Our bathroom facilities are open however we do strongly discourage you from using them and try to go at home where possible.
  • In the event of a rider requiring first aid treatment, staff will wear the correct PPE before attending the rider.
  • Our weight limit remains at 15 stone, please do not be offended if we ask you to pop on our scales.
  • Our cancellation policy remains in place, please visit our terms and conditions page.

Please watch our video’s and adhere to our rules to allow us to stay open at this difficult time Thank you!


How you will now approach the yard


Leading your Childs Pony

Glen Jakes Riding School is a family run business, with a friendly relaxed atmosphere to make you feel at ease. Our qualified helpful staff provide educational, informative, fun riding lessons for all. We are open all year round, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday daytime and evenings 9am - 9pm, Wednesday 9am - 3pm during School Holidays, Saturday - Sunday 9am - 7pm.

We have established an outstanding reputation since 1990. The key to our success is that we provide a complete range of activities to suit all levels and ages of riding abilities from complete beginners to advanced level riders from tiny tots to mature adults. Our flexible timetable enables you to ride at a time that suits you.

We provide a high standard of tuition on our well mannered horses and ponies, because your safety is paramount. Hat hire is available at no extra cost (if required). No other riding equipment needs to be purchased for you to ride with us.

Due to our recent review of our horses and ponies workloads and capabilities our weight limit is restricted to 15 stone or 95kg.

We provide:-

  • Walkouts
  • Group lessons (Small Groups, Max of 8)
  • Private and Semi Private lessons
  • Fun but very informative Stable Management courses
  • Own your own Pony days/weeks
  • Many activities available for riders with special requirements/learning difficulties
  • Unforgettable Birthday Parties
  • Special Occasion rides
  • Jumping lessons/competitions
  • 1 Hour Hacks (learning riding and road safety awareness)
  • 2 Hour Hacks (for the more advanced rider, hacks to the Middlewood way)
  • Pony Club Training Centre
  • GCSE Equine Module Training
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteering, Physical and Skills Sections
  • Inspire Project Provider (You can spend your Inspire Project Funding on all our activities)
  • Lessons for all ages
  • Gift Vouchers
  • Invitations

Gift Vouchers

Image: Sample Of Glen Jakes Gift Voucher

Glen Jakes Riding School gift vouchers make an ideal gift. Why not treat a family member or friend to a unique, unforgettable experience. Our vouchers are available for all our activities, including riding equipment we have for sale. These are available to purchase from as little as £1.50, and can be redeemed to suit you, since they have no expiry date. Simply contact us to organise your chosen activity. Our flexible timetable enables us to offer a variety of days and times to suit you.

At Glen Jakes we realise that fun is an essential part of learning. We are keen to see progress in our riders, therefore Glen Jakes Riding School certificates are awarded for each level of riding / stable management achieved. Set your goal and leave the rest to us.

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Wednesday: Closed (9am - 3pm during School Holidays)
Thursday: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Sat - Sun: 9.00am - 7.00pm

We can be contacted by telephone and email 7 days a week.

Licence Holder: Rebecca Louise Homer, Licence Number: 19/01388/ANWELF

Image: Rider And Trainer In Consultation Image: Horses In Front Of Main Gate

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