Earnsdale Farm, Riding, Equitation, Pony Club and Horse Riding

Riding, dressage, equitation, schooling and riding horses at Earnsdale farm Riding School
Horse Riding in an Indoor Arena, Floodlit Outdoor Menage with full
Livery, Equestrian, Stable and Teaching facilities

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Earnsdale Farm
Riding School
Duddon Avenue


Updated 19th December,  2016

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A Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
to all friends and clients, old and new


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A career as a Riding Instructor


One place is available  for an enthusiastic school leaver to join our team at Earnsdale.

Traineeship leading to paid apprenticeship.

Stage/Level 2 qualified after 1st year with progression on to full BHSAI – Stage/Level 3

and PTT teaching qualification

Start September this year.  5 days per week


Apply to Janine :  07903 412974



STARTING ON TUESDAY,  12th July, 2016

6.30 PM

Bookings being taken
£22 per lesson – 1 hour
hats will be provided


Still time to join this small group





Bookings are now being taken for

5 day courses, during the month of August, for youngsters between the ages of 7 and 17 years.
Novice entries are welcome for Level 1 - but you MUST be able to ride a pony off the Lead Rein.


Come and learn how to care for the same pony each day of the week.  Have a daily riding lesson and learn more about ponies, about feeding, tacking up, picking out feet – and of course, mucking out the stable.


Friday afternoon is a show afternoon.

Come and wow your parents with your ability on the pony and compete with the others in your group whilst parents and friends cheer you on from the viewing gallery.


These courses are graded from 1 – 6, so please enquire about your level


Level 1 is for children who are not on a lead rein but are still very novice.


You do not need to be taking lessons at Earnsdale to join one of these groups.


You may bring your own pony at a cheaper rate, if you wish.


£20 deposit to secure pony.
(non refundable in event of cancellation)


There are some vacancies on Level 1 of the above courses.


  This is suitable for children who are off the Lead Rein and are able to trot around the arena on their own on a pony.


Your child will have tremendous fun during the week and will learn a great deal from helping to bring their choice of pony in from the field each morning after having prepared it’s stable, give it’s feed and then how to groom the pony.   They will learn how to safely tie up the pony and when needed tie up the hay net.


Book very soon.

Vacancies on other level also, please enquire.







Please note that we have lead rein lessons for children of 4, 5 and 6 years old on Saturdays at 2 pm and also on Sundays at 3.30 pm

1 vacancy on Saturdays at 2 pm.  Sundays three vacancies

These last for just half an hour and the cost is £12


Loan of hats are included in all lesson prices



to book




or telephone 01254 702647


Do you wish to improve your riding skills?   Or are you a complete beginner, looking for excellent qualified tuition on good schoolmaster horses and ponies to take you safely through gaining confidence and balance on a horse?     We, at Earnsdale can help.

Third generation children now attending and learning

Correctly and safely at Earnsdale.  


Our standards are high.   You will not be cantering or jumping until we judge you are ready and safe to do so.


We can help with your theory and stable management knowledge, being well qualified ourselves and with many years of competing and teaching behind us.


We train school leavers for BHS (British Horse Society)

Examinations, Stage 1, II and III and also the PTT Teaching Certificate.   


Please let us know if you are interested in joining us this September and we will arrange an interview for you.

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Earnsdale Farm Riding School was established in 1984 by Proprietors Mrs Margery Comer and daughter Mrs Janine Crook.

In 2006, Jenny, daughter of Janine, joined the staff.    Currently she is our Head Girl.   Jenny has competed all over the country in local, county, agricultural and national competitions.  Showing, dressage and Pony Club mounted games teams.  With many successful riding examinations under her belt she is a very welcome and much sought after member of the team.

Amber Kilshaw is assistant Head Girl.    Amber joined the team on leaving school and came to Earnsdale as a student.   After qualifying for her BHS, Stages I, II  and her BHS Teaching Certificate, she  has become a vey valued member of staff.

Aerial view of the Riding School
Aerial view showing indoor riding arena, outdoor menage and other facilities.


Our facilities include an outdoor floodlit ménage arena 40m X 20m with sand surface and two access gates. Indoor complex comprises an extended riding arena of 50 metres by 20 metres with a sand and rubber surface, loose boxes for 14 ponies and horses, feed room, storage area, and farrier space.

New facilities also include spacious disabled toilets with hand washing facilities. Our viewing gallery is complete and is now in use with seating for over 30 people. The coffee bar should be completed soon.

There is also a Livery Yard adjacent to the outdoor arena, comprising 17 loose boxes, isolation box, wash box, staff room, storage area for hay, straw, haylage and equipment. We have a small, novice cross country practice area set in 1½ acre field with rustic fences, and approximately 20 acres of paddocks and grazing.

Our new heated Lecture Room is now in full use. It is light and airy being 30 ft long with tables, chairs, large whiteboard and all learning facilities. It's large windows allow views of the riding arena, whilst brightly coloured posters around the walls give this room a delightful ambience.

Our Staff room is equipped with a central table, whiteboard, notice board, staff lockers and refreshment facilities.

Car parking spaces are available on site for approximately 6 horse boxes, and 15 cars.

To obtain more information about Earnsdale Farm Riding School or to arrange a visit please contact us by telephone at 01254-702647 or email us by using the Contact Page.

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