An intensive is part study-break, part training camp and part riding holiday all rolled in to one. Comprising three or more days of individual lessons twice per day (or, if requested, including an in-hand or groundwork session each day), an intensive with us is an opportunity to make a significant improvement in your riding, handling and training skills in a very short space of time - oh, and it’s also a lot of plain old good fun!

The aim of an intensive is to give you, the rider, an opportunity to focus deeply on any (or every!) aspect of equitation, and we will work in partnership with you and your horse to design an individual program that explores your areas of particular interest. Once we have an understanding of your hopes and dreams, we will agree a mutually convenient time and duration for the intensive itself.

The whole experience will be about much more than just the lessons, however. In addition to riding you may be reading, watching or asking questions. We also encourage you to watch us teaching other lessons, working our horses in training or any of the other activities going on such as specialised hoof conditioning. 

If you are travelling from abroad, the Centre is within easy reach of international airports in Birmingham, London or Luton. We have excellent facilities including a 60x20 indoor school, modern stables with extensive turnout and a comfortable common room where you can relax between sessions. Bed & breakfast is available nearby (see list).

NB: Please note we are no longer able to offer intensives on school horses. You will need to bring a horse to ride. 



Lessons on intensives are charged at £50.00 

Livery (including turnout, bedding and ad-lib hay or haylage) is available for horses on intensives or other short visits

Overnight livery = £20.00, 

During the course of the intensive you may have some seat work lessons in conjunction with other students. You will always have at least one individual lesson per day.



Intensives can be arranged at any mutually convenient time to suit you and your horse. They are a very popular option, however, and we do tend to get booked up well in advance, so to avoid disappointment:


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Tel: 01327 361700

Mobile: 07803 196266


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