A Santolina pony week offers all the fun, excitement and great value for money that the pony day offers!! The week runs from Monday to a Friday 9am to 5pm 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 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 5 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 note for health and safety all children must wear a hat whilst at the stables. Please review our Body Protector Policy.
We ask all parents to provide the children with their own packed lunches, with lots of snacks! (Please let us know if your child has any allergies so we are aware) We endeavour to give the children as many breaks as we can throughout the day as working with horses is thirsty work!
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.