NEW RIDERS – Please download and complete the form and send it to us – You will be added to our waiting and contacted in the near future to arrange an assessment. Sorry the waiting List is Currently Closed with 74 applicants on it
We do also offer non riding sessions where you come and groom, touch, smell and interact with the ponies on the ground. Please send the same form to us to apply but with a note on that you would like non ridden therapy sessions – These sessions often do not have a waiting list!
The Centre closes during half term to regular riders to allow time for Volunteer & Staff Training along with New rider assessments. The main Easter and Summer Holidays we will be offering alternative activities and sessions at an additional cost.
RIDERS FEES ARE PAYABLE QUARTERLY BY BACS OR STANDING ORDER IN ADVANCE
Riding Fees will be being reviewed in 2022 in light of Covid 19 closures and a lack of income for the past year. Riding fees are the only source of income for the centre and so while closed funding is of great concern.
Preferred payment option is online in advance:
Termly fees £378.00 incl VAT by BACS at the beginning of each term
Weekly cost is £40.00 Incl VAT per group session by arrangement only
Private sessions are subject to availability and on request only – Price on application
RDA Simulator sessions are £40 per session by arrangement only and in addition to your usual riding fees
Non Disabled simulator sessions are available by arrangement £40 per 1/2 hr session or £50 per 45minis session.
Non Disabled sessions on your own horse are available with Sarah Healing RDA Advanced Coach and Mentor, BHSL4 AND BD Accredited Para Coach £45.00
Simulator followed by a session on your own horse – £60.00 with Sarah Healing
Horse care sessions are £30 per session by arrangement only – This is an additional charge if you are also riding
Let the ponies work their magic – Non ridden therapy sessions for young people struggling with anxiety and mild to moderate metal health. Thursday afternoons. Email email@example.com for more details. £40 per session x 6 sessions.
24hrs notice of cancellation is required
VOLUNTEER SESSIONS (ABLE BODIED) are now available £40.00 per session – Please ask when you are next at the centre if interested
The Centre costs over £200,000 per year to run.
Please note our waiting list at present has 74 applicants – We cannot guarantee that you will be given a space once assessed as your suitability on riding is based on the assessment process. Lots of things need to be put in place first ie: size of horse required, volunteer help available, if you are able to sit up on the horse at assessment time, how you get on and off the horse – all have to be thought about carefully before we will offer you a permanent riding session.
Please be aware Riding is a risk sport and whilst we try to keep the risk to a minimum we cannot promise you will not fall off, be trodden on, nipped or kicked at some point. you must consider the risk before agreeing to our terms & conditions at the Centre.
All payments are now to be made by Bank Transfer where possible
All cheques are to be made payable to : Penniwells Riding Centre
Anyone failing to pay fees in the time period will be stopped from riding until fees have been fully paid. If you have problems with your payment or wish to discuss it further please contact the Treasurer, Eileen McGrath or Sarah Healing.
Please let us know if you are unable to attend your session as we have volunteers and ponies tacked up and ready to go
If you have any queries regarding payment please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Without fees paid on time we cannot continue to run efficiently.
IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER (HEAVY SNOW OR HIGH WINDS) PLEASE RING TO MAKE SURE RIDING IS STILL ON BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
Thank you for your co-operation and we hope you continue to enjoy your sessions.
Please fill in a gift aid form at the centre or ask for one to be emailed to you! This alone helps us raise over £3000 per year!