Riding School

Covid 19 Update ~ Friday 26th March 2021

Great news! We open for lessons again on Monday 29th March, and we can run all of our lesson formats.

To all our regulars, please call or text Sarah to book your slot on 07899941509. If you haven't ridden with us before, we occasionally have spaces for lessons and keep a waiting list, so give Sarah a call to enquire.

Please remember that all of our Covid-safe procedures are still in place:

Masks are not obligatory as we are an outdoor activity.

It is essential that if you or any member of your household have any Covid 19 symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has symptoms, let us know - call or text Sarah on 07899941509 - and do not come for your lesson.

Updates will be posted on our Facebook page Whitford Riding Stables

Covid 19 Update ~ Thursday 25th Feb 2021

The latest government announcements look very promising for us regarding a long awaited return to providing lessons. We are waiting for confirmation from our governing bodies as to what format these lessons will be able to take, and as soon as we have all the information we will let you know. Fingers crossed we get to see you all very soon!.

Updates will be posted on our Facebook page Whitford Riding Stables

Covid 19 Update ~ Monday 4th Jan 2021

Sadly, here we go again. Due to the national lockdown we have had to close, and we cannot give any riding lessons until the current restrictions are lifted.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page Whitford Riding Stables for any updates.

Happy New Year from the team and all the ponies

Covid 19 Update ~ 25th Sept 2020

We have reviewed the latest Government rules and are working hard to continue to be a 'COVID-safe’ business.

Please remember that you must:

Masks are not yet obligatory as we are an outdoor activity.

It is essential that if you or any member of your household have any Covid 19 symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has symptoms, let us know - call/text Sarah on 07899941509 - and do not come for your lesson.

Anyone not wanting to continue with their lessons at this time please inform a member of staff or call/text Sarah on 07899941509

New Covid 19 Regulations from 14th Sept 2020 (Changes to the numbers who are allowed to meet in England)

If you're wondering about the effect of the government’s latest announcement on Whitford Riding Stables, we can tell you that our procedures already make us 'covid-safe' and we have a good track and trace ability.

To help us to look after you and our team please remember:

It is essential that if you or any member of your household have any Covid 19 symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has symptoms, let us know and do not come for your lesson.

We are doing our very best to ensure that you and our team are as safe as possible, and therefore will keep monitoring the situation. Any updates will be posted here on our Facebook page Whitford Riding Stables – please keep an eye on this as it provides the quickest form of communication with our customers.

Anyone not wanting to continue with their lessons at this time inform a member of staff or call/text Sarah on 07899941509

Lesson Prices from Friday 24th July

We hate having to put prices up, but all the increased costs make it unavoidable. This will allow us to continue providing a great service and to keep everyone safe in the current climate.

Adults – 16 years & over:

Children - under 16 years:

Any age:

There are no group lessons at the moment

We thank you for your continued custom and hope that you enjoy and appreciate the investment that we all put into Whitford Riding Stables to provide you with the best experience possible 😊

COVID-19 Update Friday July 3rd - Lead Rein Lessons Coming Soon!

As from Saturday July 11th we will be starting a limited number of lead rein lessons. All riders must wear their own gloves and be accompanied by an adult who is willing to help them mount and readjust the stirrup length if necessary.

We recommended that all children have their own riding hat, but for those who don't yet have one we will have a number of hats available to borrow. These will be thoroughly sanitised after every use and will therefore only be able to be used once each day.

We are looking forward to welcoming some of our youngest riders back. To book, please get in touch with Sarah on 07899941509.

COVID-19 Update Thursday June 18th

We have now started our shared private lessons, where two people, who are from different households, can share a half hour session. We are confident that we can easily maintain the social distancing guidelines with just two at a time.

At the moment we are unable to offer group lessons of three people or more unless all riders are all from the same household.

As from next week we will be able to offer lessons to new customers providing that they have their own equipment (hat and gloves, plus whip or spurs if needed) and are experienced enough to mount and dismount unaided and to adjust their own girth and stirrups.

Unfortunately for our youngest or beginner riders we are still not able to offer lead rein sessions. However as soon as this changes we will let you know.

COVID-19 Update

From Monday May 25th we are delighted to be taking the first steps towards reopening Whitford Riding Stables

There is still a long way to go, but we are looking forward to welcoming you back on the yard! We appreciate your patience and flexibility with our new way of working, which will continue to adapt as the situation changes. This will allow us to provide the best possible service while keeping health and safety as the top priority.

We are continually monitoring the situation, and are working to strict social distancing practices and hygiene rules at all times in the interest of customer and staff safety. We must politely insist that all visitors do the same and follow our new hygiene guidelines while visiting the stables.

Thank you 😊

Founded in 1964, Whitford Riding School is one of the longest established riding schools in Worcestershire. It is owned and run by Sarah Hedges with a small, dedicated team of staff. We have a variety of carefully selected, very experienced, safe and sensible school horses and ponies, and we cater for children and adults of all sizes and abilities. Small children are especially welcome, from 4 years of age. We run individual and group lessons, for adults and children, all day on a Saturday and Sunday. In the week we offer individual lessons for adults and children in the afternoons.


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