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When you begin riding with us you will need to have an initial private assessment lesson. This helps us judge your current level of riding or introduce you to riding at Burcott if you are a beginner. Then your instructor will help you decide what to do next.

What can you hope to achieve with regular instruction? This depends largely on your own ambitions. We are quite happy to teach people who want to keep their riding purely as a hobby. However if you are keen to progress to owning your own horse or have your own horse and want to improve to compete we are able to help you. Instructors who compete themselves regularly are up to date with competition requirements.

Lesson Prices

Childrens lessons 16 years and under

Lesson                           Duration                     Price

Group                            1/2 hour                     £13-50

Semi Private                   1/2 hour                     £16-50

Private                           1/2 hour                     £20

Group                            3/4 hour                     £15

Led By Parent                 3/4 hour                     £8

Saturday Pony Mornings   10am-1pm                  £22

Adult lessons with Janet or Caroline

Lesson                            Duration                     Price

Group x3 or more riders   1/2 hour                      £15

Semi Private x2 riders       1/2 hour                     £16

Private                            1/2 hour                     £20

Group x3 or more riders    3/4 hour                     £16

Semi Private x2 riders       3/4 hour                     £17

Group                             1 hour                        £19

Private lessons with Nikki

Lesson                          Duration                     Price

Private                          1/2 hour                     £22

Private                          3/4 hour                     £27 

Lesson discounts

Lesson                                                              Discount

Livery Owners (each lesson)                                £1
Family (per family member)                                 £1
More than one lesson a week(full price thereafter) £1   

For the more ambitious…
In the summer good use can be made of our cross country schooling fences and our mini cross country field. We also have a show jumping paddock, great preparation for your season's competing!

We have recently re-started the very popular clients-only dressage competitions where you can bring your own horse with whom you have had lessons with Nikki, Janet or Caroline. Alternatively, for a small charge, you can borrow a horse or pony from the riding school. Our next competition is in September. Before that though we shall be doing some competition practice mornings or afternoons and a show jumping session for those who want to practice their course jumping. Please check out our latest news for more details.

Dressage competition

Those of you who are keen to compete but do not have transport may be interested in the idea of entering a Dressage Anywhere test. See their website for details Nikki is going to arrange a filming day for this.

Pony mornings
This is a recent addition to our riding school but has already proved hugely popular click here to find out more about Pony mornings.