Our Equestrian Centre

The Equestrian Centre offers a rare combination – a school livery yard in the heart of a thriving co-ed day and boarding school. For students who already ride, or who want to learn, Sidcot is a popular choice, as we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere for both beginners and experienced riders alike.

Sidcot Equestrian Team

Keen riders, who own their own horse, will be encouraged to Join the Sidcot Equestrian Team. This gives students the opportunity to take part in lessons and clinics and team training in a wide range of disciplines. There are regular opportunities to compete both locally and at national events and we are very proud of the recent success of the Sidcot Team

Full Livery Offer

The advantages of keeping your horse here at the Sidcot Equestrian Centre are numerous including, full access to our shared facilities which include 30 x 40m floodlit resurfaced arena, show jumps, horse walker, solarium, hot shower and off road hacking.

We offer a full livery package at £160 per week which includes:

  • Bedding
  • Adlib haylage
  • Stable and field usage (depending on individual requirements)
  • Basic feed (feed supplements not included)

In addition to providing a comfortable and clean stable, we will speak with you to ensure (within reason) your horse’s needs are catered for to avoid boredom and the development of bad habits or stress related behaviours. This will be achieved by providing a good yard routine, adequate care, exercise, plenty of variety and human contact.

On a routine basis our professional staff will provide:

  • Mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Tack cleaning
  • Supervised free riding sessions
  • Exercise in horse walker

Staff can provide extra services at an additional cost.

In addition to our livery offer we are able to provide 1:1 or group riding lessons by our highly qualified riding instructors from beginners to advanced riders, this is at an additional cost of £28 for group lessons and £43 for private lessons (both prices include transport and a packed lunch). All lessons are 1 hour duration. These lessons provide a great opportunity for students to advance their current skills or explore new ones and will be tailored towards the student and their horse. Regardless of which you choose, our floodlit arena will provide an excellent facility for both rider and horse.

Keen riders will be encouraged to join the Sidcot Equestrian riding team, which gives them the opportunity to take part in lessons/clinics and team training in a wide range of disciplines.

There are regular opportunities to compete both locally and at national events and we are very proud of the school's recent success. Sidcot’s school team are the 2018 NSEA champions.

Riding Lessons

For those students that do not own their own horse, we have partnered with a local Equestrian Centre, Urchinwood Manor who are a BHS approved livery and riding establishment with British Eventing accreditation. Located 5 miles from Sidcot, set within 100 acres of pasture Urchinwood Manor is staffed by a highly experienced and knowledgeable team.  Horses are carefully chosen to provide a range that cater for all abilities from absolute beginners to more experienced riders, offering a range of individual and group lessons tailored to meet your needs. Riding instructors are able to provide tuition for all riders from beginner to advanced in a safe environment.

  • Facilities

Urchinwood Manor provide a range of facilities including an indoor and outdoor arena, cross country course consisting of jumps from 1’0” to 3’3” and show jumping courses.

  • Lessons

Lessons are held on a Monday and Thursday after school. The cost is £28 for a 1-hour group lesson and from £43 for a 1-hour individual lesson (depending on the qualification of the instructor). The school will provide transport to and from Urchinwood Manor and lessons can be booked directly with the equestrian centre (during term time).

If you would like further information please contact the equestrian team: equestrian@sidcot.org.uk