Have you ever dreamed of learning to ride? Have you ever wanted to get to know horses or ponies? Or are you an experienced rider looking for the opportunity to go further?

Just take a look at our website and give us a call. We look forward to welcoming you here at Shieldbank!

Riding Lessons at Shieldbank

We invite you to come and try riding at Shieldbank. It is important to us to teach in small groups so that every one of our riders progresses towards their goals. Private lessons are another option to allow greater improvements to be made and instruction to be tailored individually.

Our top priority is safety. Our goal is to help all our riders work towards having ever more control over the horses they ride.

The school horses are all well schooled and especially chosen for their understanding nature.


Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be in such harmony with a horse that you can stand in canter with the horse totally happy?

How about being able to jump on a horse softly in canter, or to jump down from canter without hurting yourself?

At Shieldbank you can learn to vault, which means you can learn to do gymnastics on the cantering horse. Together with Philip Beasley, 5 times Individual Male British Champion, you can go from grass roots right up to top national and international level.

We take children from 5 - 20 years. It is not necessary to have any previous experience of riding or gymnastics as full training will be given.

Vaulting is statistically the safest equestrian discipline and is the best possible basis for learning to ride or improving your riding. So why not come and watch - or even give it a try!