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Horse Riding

Welcome to the riding department. Our aim is to promote the enjoyment of riding and care of ponies, in a professional yet relaxed environment.

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Licensed Riding School

Sandroyd is a registered Pony Club Centre and a licensed riding school.  We are members of the NSEA (National Schools Equestrian Association) and our pupils regularly compete at the qualifying competitions and have qualified for the Championships for the last few years.

There are a range of ponies to suit all abilities, from beginners to competition riders. If your child would like to bring their pony to school, a limited number of livery places are available, either full or working livery (subject to suitability of the pony). Children are always welcome to visit the stables during break times, to help with the ponies.


Lessons are available on an individual basis, semi-individual, or small groups (no larger than 5 riders).  Riders are grouped according to their level of ability.  We also offer hacking in the beautiful Rushmore Park, all of which is off road.


Our facilities include an American barn stabling complex, an outdoor ménage, show jumping paddock and a custom built cross country course. All of which are available for lessons, competitions and external hire.

Tetrathlon Event

Our annual tetrathlon competition is a well supported fixture, by both schools and Pony Clubs, in the local area and now much further afield.

The next event is being held on Sunday 16th April 2023.

Sandroyd Tetrathlon Schedule 2023

 This year our event is sponsored by Barn Equine