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Horse Riding at Buckswood

Whether you live, breathe and dream about horses or just fancy giving riding a go, the on-site Buckswood stables have everything you need. From the absolute beginner to the international champion, the Buckswood stables team have the expertise and facilities for a wide range of equestrian disciplines as one-off lessons, regular lessons, Saturday school for the local community and the Buckswood Riding Academy.


Animals are an important part of the Buckswood campus. Being a home and school for our boarders, animals provide some home-from-home comfort. The stables are home to 8 horses, a dog and lambs in the spring, who are all looked after by a friendly team of qualified stables staff. There is plenty of space for you to bring your own horse too with full and working livery available. As part of our riding programme our students are encouraged to get involved with all aspects of our horses welfare including feeding, cleaning and grooming.


The beautiful Buckswood campus, farm and woodland centre provides ample opportunity for show jumping, hacking, cross country jumping, eventing , dressage and tetratholon and our flood-lit sand school allows for year-round enjoyment and our students have the opportunity to take part in trips to events such as Royal Ascot, Olympia, Badminton or hook-up a horse box for an early morning beach ride at our local beach.


Email stables@buckswood.co.uk to find out how you can join in with:

  • Regular weekly lessons
  • Buckswood Riding Academy
  • Adult lessons
  • Taster sessions
  • Saturday School
  • Beach rides

Our Riding Academy highlights include:

  • On-site Equestrian facility
  • Beginners to advanced
  • Show jumping, Hacking
  • Stable Management
  • Cross Country Jumping
  • BHS qualified staff and instructors
  • Member of the national schools equestrian association
  • Trips to Olympia, Ascot, Badminton, Burghley, Hickstead and Point-to-Point
  • Show Jumping, Cross Country, Eventing, Dressage, Tetratholon
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Floodlit Sand School
  • Holiday programmes
  • Full and working livery available

Riding Academy students are also offered the chance to follow Equine studies classes. These classes can lead to various level of certification offered by the British Horse Society.

British Horse Society Levels

BHS Stage 1 – Basic Stable Management & beginner riding
BHS Stage 2 – Road Safety & Stable Management
BHS Stage 3 – Jumping & Advanced Riding


Horse Riding Permission Form

       Bronze Riding Program      

        Silver Riding Program       

         Gold Riding Program