Witherslack Riding School

Terms & Conditions

1. All clients:

2. Punctuality and arrival times:

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the lesson/hack/pony ride to allow time for hat fitting.
We aim to run on time and stick to the timetable, but occasionally lessons may run over time for whatever reason, so please bear with us.

3. Cancellations:

4. Bad weather or adverse conditions:

5. Vouchers purchases and redemption:

6. Safety equipment and riding wear:

Every time you handle a horse you are required to wear the appropriate P.P.E (Personal Protective Equipment).

Riding Helmets:
Riding hats are available to hire at no extra charge
Hats (all types): PAS 015:1998 or 2011, the SNELL E2001 or VG1 and we can no longer accept hats that are purely (BS)EN 1384.
Must be worn and fastened at all times while riding a horse.
Must be worn and fastened at all times while handling or a horse.
We strongly advise all customers to purchase their own helmet as soon as possible.
We recommend against purchasing second hand riding helmets in case they have been damaged.

Body protectors:
MUST be worn when Jumping, we strongly recommend that you or your child wears one whenever riding.
Riding footwear: clients must wear appropriate footwear while riding.
Riding boots are available to hire subject to availability at no extra cost

Allowed footwear:
Jodhpurs boots
Leather riding boots
Disallowed Footwear:
High heels
Hiking boots
We reserve the right to refuse footwear we deem unsafe
We recommend toe protection whenever handling a horse.

you should not wear jewellery of any kind, anything you wear you do so at your own risk. It’s the parents responsibility to check their child isn’t wearing jewellery.
Clothing: Please wear Jodhpurs or stretchy trousers like leggings. You will not be allowed to ride in shorts or jeans!
Snug comfortable clothing that allows you to move should be worn please avoid tight or flappy clothing.

7. Visitors and/or friends of the family:

8. General:

RIDING IS A RISK SPORT – your choice to ride is voluntary. We take all reasonable care to provide suitable and safe horses and ponies for all our clients.
No video or phone video to be published on youtube or similar websites without WHEC consent.

9. Agreement of terms:

If you do not agree with any of our Terms and Conditions, then you do not have permission to enter the premises and any bookings are null and void. Our no Cancellation Policy applies in this situation. Because our Terms and Conditions are available online and on request at any time, you have every opportunity to read them before booking any activity and a refund will not be available on failure to accept


Pony Parties

Open to children who don’t have their own pony; it gives your child the opportunity to gain knowledge in all aspects of equine care in a safe environment.... more

Riding Holidays

We have been running children's holidays for the last 15yrs and can promise a holiday that your child will remember for a long time. We have children that return year after year and we are delighted to help them learn to ride, learn to look after their horses.... more

Horse Riding Lessons

We also has a lot of experience with youngsters breaking and producing for competition. Re-backing and schooling problem horses. We love to teach beginners all the way up to advanced riders ... more