Some information about our Riding School

[dropcap style=”font-size: 70px; color: #052b51; font-family: ‘Droid Serif’, Arial, sans-serif;”] B [/dropcap] esides the stabling of horses, and instructing our riders who own these horses, we also have a riding school with horses and ponies that are owned by Sunny Park Stables. To be successful, we need riders and parent to commit to their allocated lesson time and day.

We have instructors who are contracted to Sunny Park and instruct children from as young as 3 years old to adults. They arrive on time to give their lessons and are not employed here full time.

Horses and ponies are usually tacked up waiting for the rider. It is very inconsiderate and unkind not to give plenty of time to cancel a lesson. Riders who continually cancel lessons will lose their time slot. Riding schools have to manage their time carefully if they are to provide a good service and contain costs.

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  • Builds muscle tone, strength and balance;
  • bonding with animals,
  • creates self-esteem
  • independence
  • hand/eye coordination and joint mobility;
  • socialising
  • healthy lifestyle

We can offer you excellent instruction on horses and ponies that are kind and experienced. Unfortunately accidents can happen; riders can and do fall off. We do our utmost to limit the risks that go with this sport.

Maintaining ponies and horses for a riding school business is very expensive – “horses eat while we sleep” is true and many riding schools have to close down because of riders cancelling lessons at the last minute, not allowing the instructor time to fill the lesson slot. Productivity and commission is lost.


Bad weather is never an excuse to cancel a lesson as indoor instruction will replace riding. If the instructor is here then the rider should be here. There is so much to learn from indoor stable lessons. Horse skills are not just about sitting on a horse or pony, it is also about learning everything to do with horses, such as:

  • Bonding
  • Grooming
  • Learning about tacking up
  • Understanding about what is required in the stable
  • We welcome anyone that can commit to this wonderful lifestyle.