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Think “LOCAL” for your healthy exercise, recreation and making new friends.

riding poniesAt Little Hidden the riding school is closely linked to the farm itself. The horses and ponies live out in species-rich meadows, many hedges have been planted for their shelter, tracks surround every field and riders are able to see real farming in progress.

We believe it is important that riders have the opportunity to get to know their animals, to learn about grooming and tacking-up, to engage in the general welfare of the ponies and to share in some of the feeding and paddock management.

Sue Acworth, who runs the riding school, tries to ensure that riders of all degrees of experience are well matched to their mounts and that they go out with groups of similar ability. Safety and welfare of riders and animals is of paramount importance to us.


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Many children and adults ride regularly for an hour every week. During half terms and holidays we arrange both two hour and longer rides. Pony Days are also very popular with the children and their parents for whom they are a far better option than hiring a baby sitter!

Riding opportunities :

Most popular are One Hour rides for groups of Children of similar ability.

  • Beginner Adult Sessions
  • Experienced Adult Sessions
  • Corporate Groups
  • One and Two Hour Rides
  • Pony Days

Please note that the rates for 2018 will be as follows:-

ADULT 1 Hour            £30 2 Hour            £50
ADULT 1/2 Hour        £23
CHILDREN (under 18)  1 Hour            £27 2 Hours           £43
CHILDREN (under 18) 1/2 Hour        £19
PONY DAYS Day                  £59

Children go for a long ride covering new territory before returning to clean tack and picnic on the lawn. They then prepare for “Best Turned Out Pony” which is judged by the kids; this is followed by a Gymkhana with rosettes for all.

  • Pony Club
    We encourage children to become involved and we are able to provide ponies to attend local riding club events and to participate in Pony Club camps.
  • Parent Lead
    An opportunity for Mums or Dads to take their child around the farm on a leading rein for half an hour. The minimum age for this is 4 years.
  • Beginner Children
    From 5 or 6 years old small groups of children are led round the farm by a parent and taken off on a lead rein, in turn, by Sue to learn to rise to the trot before returning to the group.