Children can start riding at Wellington Riding from 5 years old. They start with half hour one-to-one sessions to help build their confidence and learn the basics. Once they are fairly confident on their ponies they are ready to join a one hour group lesson. This is normally after 4-6 half hour sessions. The first group is Falabella, this is an hours group and the children may be led. Once into a group lesson they will progress up the levels of groups as they improve. The group lessons are regularly assessed to ensure that the children are in the correct group for their standard of riding.
Children who can already ride can start at Wellington Riding with a half hour one-to-one assessment lesson. From the lesson your instructor will recommend what level of group lesson will be most suitable for you or if you need a few more one-to-ones before joining a group.
Our group lessons are after school during the week and on Saturdays. An assessment lesson can be booked at most times through the week and Saturdays depending on availability. Once you have joined a group lesson you will be regularly assessed to see if you are ready to move up a level.
The group lessons progress as follows: