Riding lessons at Shardeloes Farm

We cater for all abilities from beginner through to advanced competition and have another of riding options available to you.

You can book lessons with us 6 days a week from 7am until 9pm, except Mondays (when we are closed), please note that our ‘off peak’ charges are only in effect from between 9am and 4pm Tuesdays to Fridays in term time. 10% discount during "off peak" times.

All adult riders, who are new to Shardeloes need to start by having an assessment lesson, regardless of experience. This includes some time on Merlin (our riding simulator) in addition to a real horse during a 50 minute session or all on Merlin for a 30 minute assessment.

Once you have completed your assessment lesson you have a choice (subject to your ability) of doing any of the below or see our courses page for more packages to choose from:

We have a crèche facility for mums and dads on-site with a fully qualified child-minder available between 9am – 1pm Tues to Fri for £10 per hour and also have various vacancies for group lessons, do please let us know what you are looking for, we are happy to create a training package around your needs.

Price list

We can provide you with a hat or body protector but we ask for a 50p donation towards our chosen charity of the year. 10% discount Off peak prices apply term time only Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm

Adults (14 years and over)

Trainee Instructor

(Minimum BHS 2 or equivalent)


(Minimum BHSPTC)

Senior Instructor

(Minimum BHSII)

Private Adult Lesson -                              50 mins
£55.00 £57.50 £60.00
Private Adult Lesson -                              30 mins £36.00 £38.50 £41.00
Semi-private Lesson (each, max 3) -     60 mins £38.00 £40.50 £43.00
Semi-private Lesson (each, max 3)-    30 mins £32.00 £34.50 £37.00

Group Adult Lesson (each, max 6)-       60 mins

£37.00 £39.50 £42.00

Children (13yrs and under)

Private Child Lesson - 50mins £50.00 £52.50 ££55.00
Private Child Lesson - 30mins £33.00 £35.50 £38.00
Semi-Private Child Lesson (each, max 3) 60mins £36.00 £38.50
Semi-Private Child Lesson (each, max 3) 30mins £28.00 £30.50 £33.00
Group Child Lesson - 60mins
(each, 4-6 people)
£35.00 £37.50 £40.00
Group Child lesson - Shetlands/Dartmoors (each4-6 people) 30mins £20.00 N/A N/A
Lead Rein Hack- 30mins £20.00 N/A  

Hacking & Cross Country

Accompanied Hack as above prices      
Cross Country Lesson (only available to assessed clients or on own horse) N/A £57.50 £60.00
Cross Country Course Hire- £25 per horse N/A N/A N/A

Riding Simulator

It is possible to hire "Merlin" for group events or private lessons. There is no maximum for groups but we recommend no more than 12 people


Freelance hire
Instructors must be qualified and have own insurance, copies of certificates required-(Total) 60mins - £40

30mins - £20

Group hire with Instructor - (Total) 60 mins N/A £65 £80


Pony club group lesson - Wednesday 18.30-19.30,  £25

Riders must be Pony Club members and able to walk, trot and canter.

Riding club group lesson - Wednesday 19.00-20.00,  £30

Riders must be Riding Club members and able to walk, trot and canter.