Frequently asked questions
Can I come and look around?
Yes, we look forward to showing prospective new clients our extensive facilities, horses and dedicated staff. Please call 01664 823739 to make an appointment
Do I need to book a lesson?
Yes, please call to speak to one of our instructors on 01664 823739 or Julie Hyslop to discuss your requirements
How much do lessons cost?
Click on lessons for prices or call 01664 823739
Have you got a suitable horse for me?
Yes, please ring and talk to Julie Hyslop on 01664 823739 who has over 25 years experience matching clients to the right horse, whether you are a complete beginner, or feeling nervous, or want to improve your dressage, or have a regional dressage championship in 2 months! We are here to help you to achieve your goals
Will my instructor be qualified?
We categorically do not employ instructors who are not professionally qualified, and although our instructors may be over qualified for some levels – this can only help you gain more confidence and enjoy your VVEq experience even more!
Is there an age limit?
At present we only teach adults 14 yrs or older, but please ring to clarify
Are you insured?
Yes we have personal liability to £5m, abut as riding is a risk sport we do recommend clients to also have personal accident insurance
What should I wear?
Wearing suitable clothing is important for both the riders and horses safety and comfort. Smooth soled riding boots or Jodhpur Boots should be worn so that your feet don’t get stuck in the stirrups, trainers or wellies are not to be worn. Hats must comply with current safety standards, gloves are recommended to prevent blisters and to keep warm, jodhpurs or jogging bottoms are also recommended but any comfortable long trousers will be OK to begin with. Clients may also consider wearing a back protector particularly when jumping. All of the above can be purchased from S.Milner & Son on 01664 454839 or click here
Can you train me on my own horse?
Yes, please call Julie Hyslop on 01664 823739 to discuss your objectives
Can I hire your facilities?
Yes, please go to the 'Facilities' page for more info