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Activity days must be pre booked as numbers are limited

Half term activity programme.

We are running Two Days of special activities over the half term, Tuesday 19th February is a fun day, and Friday 22nd February is an Own a Pony day both start at 10am and finish at 4pm details of the format are shown below. The cafe will be open in the lunch hour or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, please ensure you bring clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day. 

More details are given below for all the days, if you have any queries  or wish to know more about activities please ring the stables 01823680280

Fun Days

The day includes a riding lesson practical hands on pony care and handling, mounted games,  the activities will vary depending on numbers, abilities and weather, the Cafe' opens at lunchtime, or you can bring a packed lunch. as a guide the age range for these days are about 6-12 years......

Numbers are limited £30.

10am - 4pm

Tuesday 19th February 2019.


Own a Pony Day

The own a pony days are designed for riders with enough experience to trot unaided in rhythm and balance with  the horse. These days are to give riders a glimpse of all aspects of looking after a pony as well as riding instruction.

10am - 4pm   Cost £40 



 Friday 22 February 2019

Summer Camp

Adults teenagers children who are confidant riders, this camp is not for any riders who do not canter. 

The non residentual camp will be held over 3 days from 10am until 4pm each day, it will be a mixture of horse management in hand skills combined with lessons flat and jumping (Optional).

The detailed daily programme will be arranged once we have an idea of numbers and standard, Claire (Sat morning instuctor) will instruct.

Numbers will be limited.


Cost £130 for three days, it might be possible if number permit for you not to attend on all three days if not all dates are convienient.


Jumping day

Jumping day........Riders must be able to walk trot and canter unaided and have done some jumping, the aim of the day will be to introduce you to Show Jumping and improve your skills, numbers will be limited and itenery decided when we know the standard of the riders. This day is open to all who are confident to jump

Numbers will be limited and possible graded if over suscribed.

10am - 4pm 

Cost £50


Instuction on outdoor riding and a woodland escourted hack.

The morning will consist of  instuction on riding outside,  the afternoon will be an escourted ride in the woodland, riders need to have control of their horse off the lead in walk and trot.

Numbers will be limited.


10am - 4pm

Cost £40


A course of four Jumping lessons. Dates Saturdays @ 4.45pm

The next course will be on Saturdays November 11th 18th 25th and December 2nd ,at 4.45pm.... these weekly coaching sessions are for a closed group of six riders, at the same time each week, the cost is £100 pre paid. Riders must be stable riding over a fence (60cms) if over subscribed the applicants will be graded and a second course run if required, The course is open to riders with their own horse or clients of Heazle using our horses. The course is not an introduction to jumping, we will run a course over half term and again in the summer hols suitable for those wishing to start jumping.  Please indicate to Chris or a member of staff that you are interested in joining these sesions.

Two day jumping course

We have no course planned at the moment......This course is over two days it is not neccesary to attend both days but priority will be given to those that want to do both days, day one Show Jumping, Day two Cross Country. Riders must be able to jump 60 cms (2 foot) competently.

Cost £40 per day, £75 for both days.


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Heazle is licenced and thoroughly inspected annuallyeach and every one of our horses and ponies are examined by a vet.

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Show Jumping course of 4 lessons

Next course will be Starting, watch this space

The cost of the course is £100 payable in advance or on the first night, the sessions will start at 6.15pm and have no set finish time.

Riders will be graded for the course and must be able to jump 2ft competently only six riders will be on the course, if we are oversubscribed we will put on another course.


Horse Riding Lessons and Tuition

Heazle Arena / Riding Centre and stables, is situated on the Devon / Somerset border just 3miles south of Wellington

and only 7 miles from Taunton. We offer tuition on an individual or group basis, adults and children by the hour or 45 mins. Riding lessons can be tailored to suit all needs and standards.You can learn to ride in safety and confidence with our friendly, enthusiastic and sensitive team of experienced, local staff.Bookings for riding lessons are taken either directly at reception or by telephone on 01823 680 280.

Our riding staff will select the most suitable mount for the rider’s age, experience and ability. On your first lesson our trainers will take time to discuss your previous experience and your requirements; whether riding for pleasure or training towards competitions.

As a new rider it is possible to start with private lessons, however as our group lessons are small and we match riders of simalair ability you may find the group option less demanding and a more social occasion. You may also find a 45 mins lesson will be quite long enough until your muscles develop, if possible beginers should try to ride at least once a week until you have mastered the basic's and toned the muscles used for riding.

During group lessons you will have other riders to consider. You also learn from watching your fellow riders and possibly get things right from their mistakes, individual time spent with each person by the instructor is less than with a private lesson, however on balance if you are a novice or beginer we have found the small group lesson to be more benificial than individual private lesson, where the expectation and pressure is naturally greater. For regular clients you can purchase a book which contains four booking vouchers ( there are conditions and restrictions ) these vouchers can give up to a 20% reduction on the cost of your lessons, if you only ride on an occasional basis or can only plan your riding at short notice then pay as you go will possible suit you best.

SUMMER EXTRA ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS. Vouchers can be used at there face value rate

Listed below are many activities aimed at adults teenagers and children please ask if you require more detail


Childrens fun days, generally on Wednesdays throughout the holidays, and half terms

10am - 4pm The day includes a riding lesson practical hands on pony care and handling, some mounted games, learning and fun is the theme of the day, everyone goes home with a rosette and the cafe opens at lunchtime or you can bring a packed lunch. as a guide the age range for these days are about 6-12 years. £25.


Own a pony day generally on Tuesdays or Thursdays throughout the holidays.

10am - 4pm  These days are aimed at more experienced riders and as a guide generally aimed at the 12 years and over, you will be allocated a pony for the day and you will look after that pony for the whole day, your tasks could include catching your pony in and letting him out at the end of the day, grooming picking out his feet, cleaning the tack, and putting it on, possibly you may be shown how to bandage, put on rugs etc, in addition you will ride possibly twice. riders do need an assesment by us to ensure they are confidant and competant enough to be safe and gain some benefit from the day. £35

Saturday 9.15am 10am Adult group lesson, ideal for beginners or those looking to gain confidence 45 min lesson £22

Various weekday evenings from 6.15pm or 7.15pmAdult lessons which are tailoured to suit various standards. standard charges applyPrivate lessonsAvailiable throughout the week at off peak times, £32 / 45 MINS or £37 /HOUR.Escourted rides through the countryside.

Availiable to approved and assessed riders only max of 4 riders per group £25 per hour, subject to weather.


Horse Riding Facilities at Heazle Riding Centre:

At Heazle Arena / Riding Centre and Stables on the Devon Somerset border, just 3 miles from Wellington and 7miles from Taunton. We have an indoor riding arena and an outdoor floodlit riding arena with natural and show jumps. There is a classroom onsite which also has cafe (limited opening) and a viewing gallery for the indoor arena for those who would rather sit outside there is a picnic area, Recent refurbishment allows full access to the tack shop, cafeteria and viewing area for clients in wheelchairs.  Heazle also cater for all types of livery, and hold many competitions throughout the year, we buy and sell horses and ponies as well as sadlery please refer to other pages on the site.


Horses at Heazle Riding Centre:

Heazle Arena / Riding Centre and Stables, are home to about 40 horses and ponies. The dozen that are used in the riding centre have been carefully selected to be safe and sensible and vary in size and shape to suit all needs, however we have a limited number that will carry riders in excess of 13 stones.


Who do Heazle Riding Centre cater for?

We cater for recreational riders both children (6years and over) and adults, on an individual or group lesson basis, we also welcome larger groups eg schools , clubs, on either a regular or one off basis.   For those with own horses  we provide private sessions which will help to cure problems you may be having, or assist in improving the horse and rider to acheive new heights  both on the flat or jumping, if you have a young horse you make want to hire the indoor arena and work on your own or even bring your own trainer.

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