Terms and Conditions

All Clients:

*Must have completed a Rider Registration Form before riding a horse. This will be countersigned after the lesson by an instructor.

*Must resubmit their Rider Registration Form if their details change.

(the responsibility falls to the Parent/Guardian if the child is under 18).

*We reserve the right to refuse you to ride a particular horse/pony if we feel that the safety of the rider or horse is in question.

*You reserve the right to change to another horse/ pony, providing one is available, and it is practical and safe to do so.

Punctuality and Arrival Times:

*Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the lesson/hack.

*If you are late, we unfortunately cannot make that time up as other clients will be waiting for their lessons to start on time.

*If we are late for whatever reason we will make up your lesson/hack time.

New Clients:

*Are required to attend a mandatory Assessment/Introduction Lesson before being allowed to book anything else. This allows us to ascertain your riding level.

Previous Clients:

*If you've not been riding with us for a year or more you will be asked to complete another Assessment Lesson.

​Payments & Cancellations:

*All Bookings Require Payment in Advance via our online booking service and then BACS transfer.

*It is a condition of booking that you accept our No Refund Policy.

*If you fail to turn up, you will be required to pay in full.

*Cancellations within 48 hours will be charged in full.

*Cancellations outside of 48 hours notice may at the discretion of the Classical Riding Academy be transferred to another date.


Riding Helmets:

*We do NOT provide helmets.

*Hats (all types): Should be PAS015 or BSEN138 standard (or better).

*Must be worn and fastened at all times while riding and leading a horse.

​Body Protectors:

*We do not provide body protectors, but strongly recommend you wear one whenever riding.

Extra Visitors and/or Friends of the Family:

*Please inform us beforehand if you wish to bring a visitor/spectator and we will let you know if this is possible depending on what other activities are taking place on site on that particular day. Any spectators must remain as quiet as possible and in full view of the Instructor and horse whilst the lesson is in progress.

*Children must be supervised at all times by a legally responsible person.

*Parents are asked not to leave your children unattended at any time during their stay at The Classical Riding Academy.

Smoking Policy:

*We have a Strict No Smoking Policy, if you are caught you will be asked to leave.


*We don't allow any clients to bring their own pets onto the grounds/premises.

*Guide Dogs are allowed with notice.


*All animals are unpredictable; Do Not Feed the Horses & Ponies at any time. 

*Don't enter any field, box or make contact with a Horse or Pony at any time, without prior authorisation from a member of staff.

Cars & Bicycles:

*We can't be held responsible for any damage to your transportation while on the premises/grounds/car park.

Personal Property: 

*We can't be held responsible for Damage, Theft or Loss of your personal property while it's on the premises.

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