Sir Winston Churchill
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion."
"The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man"
Here at Hebden Bridge Equestrian Centre we can offer you a full and varied range of horse riding experiences and
lessons in horsemanship so that you can learn and enjoy various equestrian sports and leisure persuits and feel confident and safe around horses and ponies
Hebden Bridge Equestrian Centre is situated on the scenic moors of Wadsworth above Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.
Our Riding School offers horse riding hacks in which you can take in these far streached 360 views
In just 15 minutes you can feel like you are on the top of the world!
Visit us for the best in Yorkshire riding!
Hebden Bridge Equestrian Centre has good horses and ponies for horse riding lessons and pony riding lessons. To experience stunning scenery and Yorkshire horse riding at its best enjoy a horse riding hack. We breed Spanish horses (Andalusians) at our equestrian stables, the Spanish horse (Andalusian) is good in the riding school.
Our good ponies give pony lessons and for pony fun and pony games why not book one of our popular pony parties as a birthday treat at our riding school.
We have worked with horses and ponies all our lives and enjoy to share with you a wealth of experience so that you too can enjoy the exciting and varied world of horses and ponies!
We teach balance on the horse and understanding of the horse as top priorities, all our lessons, exercises and rides are based on these principles
On rainy days or for flat work lessons you can ride in the 40m x 20m covered arena and on pleasant days enjoy a ride out over the scenic Pennine moors.
You can get your riding muscles toned up with bareback riding and lunge lessons on our lovely quiet and friendly horses and ponies, riding up and down our purpose made hills also develops your core strength and forward seat ready to enjoy show jumping or 'cross-country' riding in the fields! Check out the exercises to keep fit in between lessons (Rider exercises on the address bar). We have competed successfully internationally in show jumping and two of our horses hold high jump records!
We also specialise in the new sport 'Working Equitation' which is great fun and can be enjoyed by all abilities and ages of rider! The Spanish horses that we breed here are well suited to this sport and have already won national competitions.
Beginner adult and child riders are well looked after and you will quickly gain in ability and confidence.
Our parent and child lead rein classes are a great way to learn together! Parents are taught how to lead our lovely, friendly ponies and children from the age of 4 years old can be led around the arena, even progressing to a quiet walk around the reervoir when confidence and abilities increase!
Children from the age of six years old can enjoy Pony Parties here - you do not need to be a pony rider either! Pony Parties are a great way to show your friends how much fun ponies are. Enjoy a birthday party with a difference!
Young riders at HBEC may also enjoy to come for the day in the school holidays! Pony days are great fun and a good way to learn about ponies and make new pony friends
Horse and pony loans are available for experienced riders at HBEC
Have a browse around our website and if you like what you see please give us a call and make an appointment to visit us or even book a ride!
Hope to see you soon - the HBEC team!
Tel: 844021 (Karen) please leave a message on the answering machine, we check it twice a day, thankyou.
40m x 20m covered arena
Purpose made hills for riding in the field
Direct access onto the heather covered moors surrounding our farm for scenic rides out
BSJA standard showjumps
'Cross-country' riding and jumping in our fields
Indoor lungeing arena
'Portacabin' reception and parents viewing area with 'brewing up' facilities and snack machine.
Toilet also suitable for the disabled