Lessons at Bulby
Riders of all abilities and ages are welcome at Bulby. Lessons run during the week and at weekends from morning through to the evening. Booking online allows clients to choose their preferred type of lesson, check the calendar for availability and select and pay for their ride.
If you cannot find something that suits, please do call the yard to speak to a member of the team.
Information on the different types of lessons available is visible on the prices page.
Led by BHS Stage 5 Coach, top FEI dressage judge and 2018 Pony Club Coach of the year and Jade Cobb Pony Club AH and BHS Stage 3 qualified Instructor the training for BHS stages is strong with staff and clients achieving regular successes.
Veterinary students are welcome to train to gain veterinary school selection enhancing experience and qualifications to stand them in good stead in their future careers. We have one veterinary student who has gained her BHS Stage 2 and her lunge test, having started as a volunteer and progressed to becoming a member of staff.
Horse Owners Training
Those aspiring to own a horse are welcome to train at Bulby to prepare by theory and practical training in care and riding so that they are ready to take the next step. Established horse owners are also welcome for lessons on their own horses.
Popular with adults, our week day training offered by Linda Pearce and Jade Cobb offers stable management sessions and rider training, allowing clients to progress toward their Progressive Rider Tests and BHS qualifications.
International Dressage Rider and Coach to International Event Riders and International Dressage Riders, Tracy Woodhead, is a visiting Coach to Bulby. She is here on Tuesday mornings with two forty five minutes slots available
Timings: 8.45-9.30am and 9.30am to 10.15.
Clients at any level, keen to develop their riding and their horse's way of going are very welcome to train with Tracy. Please contact the yard for more information.
For those with a more relaxed approach and a desire to hack out we have a range of hack routes from 45 minutes to 2 hours on quiet roads and routes which stretch through woodland. For those who want to stop at our local hostelry the Griffin Inn are happy to tailor the ride to include a break for drinks and a snack. All hacks off the lead rein require new clients to have a short assessment in the arena for an additional fee of £15 per person.
Hacks for children range from 15 minute sit ons for ages 4 and under up to 2 hour hacks for competent riders who can walk, trot and canter independently (off the lead rein and without a runner). 45 minute splash and backs to the ford and Badgers Wood hacks are a popular way to explore outside of the arena either on or off the lead rein. All hacks off the lead rein require new clients to have a short assessment in the arena for an additional fee of £15 per person.
We have a range of disabled riders (both adult and children)who enjoy riding at Bulby. We do our best to make all clients welcome at the yard and to tailor what we provide to meet their needs. We have quiet country roads and acres of beautiful grassy farmland and woodland with a huge amount of wildlife to enjoy.
Please contact us to discuss your needs.
What to wear
Riding hat - we have hats for hire, hats must match safety standards see link
Foot wear - smooth soled shoes or boots with 1/4 " heel
Close fitting trousers - preferably without an inside seam
Jewellery - please avoid. If wearing rings please wear gloves
Gloves - close fitting -optional but for comfort especially in cold weather
Waterproof clothing - we love our British weather but it is unpredictable!
Please avoid wearing underwired bras- wires can cause severe injury
Body Protector - for jumping and hacking we advise clients to wear a body protector. We are able to lend these to clients for the lesson or hack. For examination assessments clients need their own body protector which must meet current safety standards.