Ireland's Riding School

Hayes Green Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire CV120BU

COVID Status : OPEN for individual family lessons

Group Lessons and Lead Rein Lessons to follow as soon as we are able.


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Contact : Michelle Ireland

Mobile - 07814 263013

Office - 024 7673 2468

Hayes Green Road
Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV120BU


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PRICES


Group Lessons (COVID RESTRICTIONS APPLY) - Half Hour (£15) ..... 45 Minutes (£22) ..... One Hour (£26)
Private Lessons - Half Hour (£25) ..... 45 Minutes (£32)
Birthday Parties - £20 per person (COVID RESTRICTIONS APPLY)

DISCOUNTS for block bookings


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CORONAVIRUS Restrictions apply


The government restrictions allows riding schools to offer limited lessons safely. This limitation is varying all the time so this web site will attempt to follow and advise.

We need to operate slightly differently to make sure both riders and staff are safe and that we operate within the current guidelines.

- Riders and members of family should not have had any symptoms in the previous 14 days.
- Parking onsite allowed. One family member can accompany the rider the rest must wait at the car.
- Please arrive 10 minutes before lesson starts. Use time to fit protective equipment if required. Hat, Back protector etc.
- If this is your first time please fill in the following forms and return prior to your lesson.
- Hard copies available at stables but not prefered currently. Form 1 Form 2
- On line payment is prefered and this can be done through this website using cards securely via PAYPAL


- A family member is allowed to accompany each rider but must go to waiting/viewing area after the instructor takes over.
- Please avoid sitting on any chairs.
- Avoid mixing with non family members observing social distancing at all times..
- Wash/sanitise hands thoroughly before mounting. (Provided)
- Riding gloves should be used when handling horse and riding.
- Riders should provide their own riding hat and gloves. Optional back protectors etc should also be your own.
- Under certain circumstances we can allocate you one of our hats which we will reserve only for you.
- Horse and tack will be sanitised prior to your lesson. Saddle, stirrups, reins and headcollar.
- When instructed you should be able to fetch the allocated horse and mount at block in menage.
- Family member can assist if required.
- You should be able to adjust your own stirrups and girth or be willing to learn as part of the lesson.
- Lessons will not include jumping
- Unmount and return horse to the stable or tie up.
- Leave yard promply and wash/sanitise hands on exit

HISTORY


Irelands Riding School has been up and running since 1991 and was started by Diane and Keith Ireland. . Diane already had several horses through competing at local shoes along with both the children who had learnt to ride as soon as they could walk.

Stables Photos

Getting horses on board was quite a task and this was helped by utilising Keith as a novice rider to test hoses suitability. Many horses were rejected, some as they disappeared into the distance with Keith hanging on. Soon a good stock of horses were on board and they looked down the drive to see if customers would arrive. George Phipps arrived with his grandchildren and they were underway.

Diane and Keith stood back from running the riding school to concentrate on just running the livery side and keeping the facilities maintained. Their daughter Michelle who had been there from day one eventually took over the Riding School and is now trying to get it back to it's former glory. We appreciate the supprt of our customers during this process particularly during the Covid crisis.

THE FUTURE. We are keen to introduce further community projects in using the facilities. Being on an estate we are aware that many older people live within a few hundred yards of the stables and we feel we can give them an outlet by allowing them into the complex, to meet the horses and to have a coffee and a chat. There are so many people out there that can't ride but could gain so much from just being down here. More news to follow during 2021.


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You can see above on the file bar photos of some of the horses that have been at the riding school during the digital camera age and the hope is to get the first photos scanned from the early days as time permits.