Top EC is a Specialist Dressage Teaching Facility. We
always aim to match the ability of horse and rider. Our preference is to teach
hour lessons for adults, as we believe this enables a rider to develop at their
own pace within
a calm learning environment.
Lessons are held throughout the day, into
early evening and at weekends.
the more experienced riders we have some advanced level horses, however we also
have horses who are able to teach adult beginners and will start
off with 30 minute lessons on the lunge rein to encourage correct balance and a
seat, which is essential for good and safe riding.
When riders have the appropriate experience and confidence, there
are opportunities to sign up for our Cross Country & Show Jumping days, when we
transport horses and riders to a local purpose built facility, where there is a
chance to take your horse around the gallops (not for the faint hearted)!
Some hacking is
available for our regular clients from March to October by arrangement, and
subject to availability of suitable horses/ponies.
have a bridle path adjacent to our land, and some of our animals are good in
traffic and happy to hack out in the village. However, we would point out that
hacking is a very different experience to that of riding in the school, and to
comply with Health & Safety rules, we must reserve the right to assess the
suitability of the rider before signing them up for a hack.