Commonly Asked

When are you open?

  • Mondays: Closed (horses day off)
  • Tuesdays: 12:00-18:00
  • Wednesday: 08:00-20:00
  • Thursday: 08:00-20:00
  • Friday: 08:00-18:00
  • Saturday: 08:00-13:00, 13:00-17:30 (by Appointment Only)
  • Sunday: 08:00-13:00, 13:00-18:00 (by Appointment Only)

These times are related to the Riding School. The Livery Yard is completely seperate and these times have no relevance.

Do you supply the equipment? Like hats and boots?

HATS / HEADGEAR

We supply British Standard Riding Hats to all new clients FREE OF CHARGE. However, if you ride regularly we advise you purchase your own hat.

RIDING BOOTS / JODPUR BOOTS

We current have most of the common sizes available in limited numbers. If you ride, we advise wearing footwear with a heel, Wellington Boots are okay. The reason a heel is required is because it prevents your foot passing through the stirrup; in the event accident, your foot passing through the stirrup could result in the rider being dragged.

CLOTHING

There are not really any restrictions on what you should wear, although we make the following recommendations for first time riders with no gear of their own:

  • Jogging Bottoms or Some kind of Trouser (jeans can rub, so we advise against them)
  • Long or Short Sleeve T-shirt.
  • In Cold Weather a Jumper and Even a Coat is a good idea, although the school is totally enclosed, it can still be a little nippy during the really cold months.

 

 

What is a Rider Registration Form?

All new clients must fill in a Rider Registration form and have an Assessment lesson. This requires contact, medical, emergency contact details, it must be completed by the end of the your first Lesson with us. An instructor will fill in the final section as they will grade you on your current abilities.
This is by no means an exam, it's a Health and Safety requirement. We keep copies available on the premises, but if you wish to download, print and fill in one before you arrive you can get it here in pdf format. Available on the Left Navigation Bar.
You can download it here: http://www.chestnutsridingschool.co.uk/downloads/rider-registration.pdf

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