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Private Horse Riding Lessons

Festina Lente Equestrian Centre provides a wide range of private and semi-private horse riding lessons to both children and adults throughout the week, in a professional and enjoyable environment.

All levels from beginners to advanced are catered for – whatever your interests, we have the lesson for you.  If you ride in competitions or just for fun then Festina Lente Equestrian Centre is perfect for you as we have experienced,  qualified, patient, and friendly instructors who can help you achieve your riding objectives and goals.

We strongly believe that lunge lessons for all levels of rider hugely improve rider balance and technique so perhaps try one out privately and feel the difference.

Private lessons have one person per equestrian coach. Semi-private lessons have two people per equestrian coach.

Our Equestrian Centre Facilities

We strive to be a centre of excellence with a strong emphasis on equitation science training as well as excellent horse welfare standards.

We have a large purpose built floodlit indoor arena (24m x 60m) with a viewing gallery, as well as outdoor arenas and outdoor riding paddocks so you don’t have to worry about the weather.

Certified Learning & Exams

As an AIRE (Association of Riding School Establishments) approved centre, we also recognise the importance of certified learning so we can work with you or your child to prepare for AIRE or BHS exams.

What is involved in a Lesson?

Our highly experienced and qualified coaches work on the basis of positive reinforcement and use a range of learning aids. Our emphasis is on fun and learning.

We can create a personalised riding programme for you.  A variety of elements can be included in these lessons:

• Flatwork
• Jumping
• Lunging
• Dressage
• Cross country
• Long-lining
• Ground work

Our lesson plans also focus on the following areas:

• Self-confidence
• Personal responsibility
• Boundary setting
• Teamwork
• Communications
• Problem-solving
• Leadership skills

We also have our mechanical horse “Troy” which can be used for a variety of reasons: to focus on particular areas for improvement and learning, in particular the more experienced rider looking to improve their position and technique by using centred riding techniques ; for people who are nervous of horses but want to learn how to ride; or for people who are above our maximum weight limit.

Horse Riding Lessons for People with Special Needs

We also offer private riding lessons for children or adults with special needs where the coaching and supports are tailored to the learning style and mental, emotional and physical ability of the individual. we have specialised riding saddles for persons with physical disabilities and all our coaches are very experienced and have been specially trained to work with persons with special needs, click here to read more details.

We also offer Therapeutic Riding Lessons.  Therapeutic horse riding is a multi area therapy which is used for children and adults with a variety of physical, cognitive, emotional and developmental disabilities. Therapeutic Riding has been recognised to improve physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioural and educational skills as well as being a healthy and fun activity.

Duration of lesson

A private lesson can be of either 30 minute or 45 minute duration.

Lessons can be every week or alternate weeks, whichever suits you best. We have a variety of payment options for booking multiple lessons.

Lesson Availability

We currently have some spaces available in our Private Lesson timetable, please contact us to find out more details of available spaces : Tel: (01)2720704 ext 201, Email: to find out the most up date space availability.

Price List & Payment Policies

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Places are available 7 days a week so contact us now to book a place for you or your child.
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For further information or to make a booking please contact our Equestrian Centre Office

Tel: (01)2720704 ext 201


Festina Lente Equestrian Centre FAQ & our Terms & Conditions

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