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  24th March, 2016

Earnsdale has two vacancies for a private lesson on Saturday, 18th April, at 3.30 pm. and 4 pm.
£25 for lesson.  Your choice of horse.  Book now




12.30 pm


Preparing for BHS Stage 1 exam

Janine will be holding a FREE session
to discuss requirements of Stage 1, how to enter, standards required etc.   Q & A


Please just come along and have a chat. Booking is not necessary but it would be helpful if we know beforehand if you wish to come.


On subsequent Sundays at 12.30pm for the next 6 weeks we shall be holding Assessment and Preparation lessons with full training for BHS Stage 1.
these will be for 2 hours each Sunday and will cost £30 per session.

There will be a Stage 1 exam at Earnsdale on Friday, 27th May
Entries are via the British Horse Society
All forms are available from us





6.30 PM

Bookings being taken




Bookings are now being taken for

5 day courses, during the month of August, for youngsters between the ages of 7 and 17 years.


Come and learn how to care for the same pony each day of the week.  Have a daily riding lesson and learn 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.


£25 deposit to secure pony.



3 Vacancies for children on Beginner’s class
Sunday  afternoons at 2.30 pm

£18 per hour lesson includes loan of hat

Learn riding skills and some theory too then move up to next level when ready to do so







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

2 vacancies on Saturdays at 2 pm.  Sundays full

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.

Gerry - RVRC-2011.jpg

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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