Cotswold Equestrian Academy

More then just a riding school

License number - 18/07253/ANIACT


Teeny Tots - 20 minute sessions

Age 2-5yrs


Semi Private

Under 16's

All lessons are now 30 minutes


Semi Private

Saturday Group

Over 16's

All lessons now 30 minutes


Semi Private

Standard fee








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Booking Details

We are open Tuesdays, Wednesday and Saturdays.

To book with a specific instructor please let us know and we will find the next available slot. Please bare in mind that our lessons do get booked up fast so to avoid disappointment, make sure you book in advance. Payment is required at the time of booking to secure your slot.

A great way to secure your lesson is to pre pay for a block of lessons, and take advantage of our offer - Buy 9 lessons and receive your 10th lesson free.

Keep scrolling to find out more about what we can offer for your child!

Children's Activities

Children's group lessons

Groups are split into beginner, novice, intermediate and advanced with a maximum of 5 children per group.

Children need to be 5 or over to join our groups at Cotswold Equestrian Academy and wear shoes or boots with a small heel and a well fitting hat either provided by the centre or their own hat.

All clothing must be a good fit for comfort and safety and any jackets, coats etc must be fastened correctly.

Children's private/semi private lessons

Available after school and 12pm  onwards on Saturdays. Suitable for all abilities

Friday evening Pony care courses with Jen Wofford

Group sessions 4-5pm ages 4-8yrs

Group sessions 5-6pm ages 9-15yrs

£15.00 per person

Each child will receive a workbook to accompany the course with useful factsheets and worksheets, awards given throughout the course.

Teeny Tots Riding Sessions

Suitable for all children aged 2-5 year old. A fun 20 minute session where children are able to ride our lovely, sweet ponies and develop their confidence, core stability, balance and coordination, whilst having a wonderful time playing games on horseback.

Pony Parties

We offer children's pony parties for children over the age of 5. Pony party bookings are for a minimum of 5 children and a maximum of 10.

Parties are for 1 hour and within this time children will receive a group riding lesson and a 30 minute grooming session where they will get to dress up 1 of our ponies. You are welcome to bring along a cake and party bags to complete this special occasion.

Cost per person is £25

Activity Days - Next dates: 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th April

These days run throughout the school holidays.

From 10am-3pm, just £40 per child. 

All children must be over 5 year old.

Activities include mucking out, grooming and plaiting, learning how to care for a pony, plus a group riding lesson.

As well as these activities, we also play lots of games, sweet hunt, play giant hide and seek and have so much fun.

Please bring a packed lunch and shoes or boots with a small heel.

Teeny Tots Riding Session

Come along to one of our teeny tots riding sessions and start your little ones passion for horses. Suitable for children aged 2-4years. Also available are semi private Teeny Tots lessons for 2 children to ride together.

Get in touch today to find out when we can start your Teeny Tots Riding Session

Safety First

Riding is a risk sport and whilst every effort has been made to ensure your safety whilst visiting Cotswold Equestrian Academy, animals can be unpredictable at times and injury can occur as a result.

To minimise risks, instructions given by staff at Cotswold Equestrian Academy, must be followed.

We have a weight limit for horse riding of 12.5st.

Our minimum age is 2 years old for all riding activities

We do hire hats, though it is recommended that you purchase your own, correctly fitted hat. We also advise the use of body protectors during riding lessons. Correct foot wear is extremely important and boots with a small heel must be worn for safety reasons. Suitable footwear must be worn at all times when at the centre.

Staff have been first aid trained to deal with injuries and all injuries must be reported to the Manager on site, and recorded in the accident book.