A Santolina pony week offers all the fun, excitement and great value for money that the pony day offers but multiplied by 4!! The week runs from a Tuesday to a Friday and you can choose either 9:00 am to 2:00 pm or 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for your week.
The week is structured so that children participate in a whole range of different activities each day designed to teach and improve their knowledge of how to care and look after horses and ponies.
The pony weeks are available during the Easter and Summer school holidays for children aged between 5 and 15, even if they have not ridden before.
The day starts with registration where all children are allocated a riding time based on their current Santolina riding level and a choose a pony/horse. They can ride a different pony each day if they wish (excluding Level 1 Foals lessons).
Children are then divided into groups of no more than 8 children per group and are supervised throughout the day by a Santolina Staff member.
All staff supervising children on pony days have obtained a CRB check. Whilst in their groups, children will not only cover all the activities available on the Pony Day but will also be able to learn about:
- Horse Diet
- Grass and Field Care
- Tack Cleaning
- Hooves and Shoes (meet the Farrier!)
- Lameness in Horses
- Breeds, Colours and Markings
Please contact us for an example schedule of a Santolina pony week.
The supervising staff member will get the children ready for their riding lesson and all children are fitted with a riding hat and body protector before being to the correct school to have their lesson. Please review our Body Protector Policy.
Children bring their own packed lunches and eat them with the rest of their group and their supervising staff member. We also have a tuck shop at the stables where children can buy a selection of sweets, drinks and crisps (with parents permission), so they may wish to bring along some pocket money. During the summer months, we are often visited by the ice cream van which provides us with more refreshing treats.
Please contact us if you would like more information on our pony weeks or if you would like to make a booking. Our Pony Week Form with the terms and conditions is also available online or can be provided on request. Please note that children who have not attended Santolina Stables before will also need to complete a Rider Registration form.