Riding Abilities 

Never Ridden  – A person who has never ridden a horse/pony.

Beginner Rider – A person who can mount a horse, dismount a horse and stop a horse from walk. Confident at riding the horse/pony at a walk may have tried trot. 

Novice Rider – A person who is competent at riding the horse/pony at a walk and a rising (posting) trot, may have tried canter. A rider who has cantered but is nervous or hasn’t done so in a while. A rider who has only ridden Western style. 

Intermediate Rider – A person who is confident and competent at riding a horse/pony at walk, trot and canter in an arena. Has some experience of riding out. A rider who may have ridden to advanced standard in the past but is not currently a regular rider.  May have tried small jumps up to 2ft.

Advanced Rider – A person who is confident and competent at all paces and is currently riding regularly.  Can control a horse/pony cantering/galloping in company in an open space (e.g. the beach). Jumps over 2ft.

Horses/ponies are not led on ride outs (unless by special arrangement) you must be able and confident to ride a quiet horse at walk to ride out.

Your safety is important to us please do not over-estimate your ability.

All our horses are ridden English style with English saddles/bridles. If you only have Western-type saddle experience, you will be considered to be a Beginner/Novice rider unless you have taken English riding lessons.  For any advanced beach rides, riders  need to be familiar with English saddles, and have experience of rising trot and canter.


Rider Registration Form