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At Cheshire Riding School we hold regular training and exams for those training towards their Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship (II) Along with our weekly group training sessions we offer intensive days or packages for those wanting to focus on a particular area. As a BHS exam centre we have continued to receive A+ feedback from visiting examiners and also exam candidates for our horses and facilities. We have designated exam trainers who have excellent pass rates, gained by their own continued training along with their dedication to their learners.


BHS Stage One Training

Our BHS Stage 1 training runs on Monday evenings from 6 – 8pm. The session is split with an hours stable management covering the theoretical and practical elements of the syllabus. The stable management part of the course is ideal for those wanting to embark on a career within the industry or those who are thinking of owning or loaning a horse in the future. The course will help build confidence on the ground around a range of horses.

The riding part of the course is open to our riders who can canter. The session will help to improve the riders position using a range of exercises to include work without stirrups and poles. Riders will ride a range of horses to help improve their riding ability, and skill range.

The sessions can be booked as a two hour session, or for those who want to just focus on either the stable management or the riding separate sessions are available.

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BHS Stage Two Training

Our BHS Stage 2 course runs on Wednesday afternoons from 1-3pm. The riding session is at 1pm and covers both the flatwork and show jumping phases of the exam on a fortnightly rota. As a stage two exam centre our riders will have the opportunity to train on horses used for the exam. All our assessment horses are used to help riders build their confidence and feel in order to help them achieve the pass that we all strive for.

Our stage 2 stable management is at 2pm and covers the stage two syllabus on a rolling basis. The sessions are split between practical and theory sessions which will aim to increase your confidence and knowledge which is required for the industry. During the sessions you will work around plenty of different horses and use a variety of equipment. The correct lungeing procedure will be covered with the chance for all trainees to lunge made available.

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BHS PTT/Stage 2 & 3 Teaching Training

Our Stage 2 Teach training runs on Thursday afternoons from 1 – 3pm and Stage 3 Teach Training runs on Friday mornings 10am – 12pm. The sessions cover the theory and practical coaching elements of the exam. Each week a different theme will be run to ensure that all of those attending have the opportunity to deliver the full range of session plans. Theory sessions will cover the construction of lessons plans, lecture delivery and the theory of coaching and teaching. The aim of these sessions is to allow those training to develop their own style of coaching in order to deliver safe and informative coaching sessions.

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BHS Stage Three/Four Training

Our BHS Stage 3 training runs on Wednesday Morning from 10 am – 12pm and Stage 4 training on Tuesday 3 -4pm. The riding session will cover the flatwork and show jumping aspects of the exam, with cross country sessions bookable on a one to one or small group basis. As a BHS Stage 3 and 4 assessment centre we have several exams running throughout the year. Our clients who train here with us will have the opportunity to ride a range of exam horses which helps to develop feel for way of going both on the flat and whilst jumping. Our assessment horses are all well schooled, working beautifully on the flat with developed lateral work. Our horses that we use for the jumping sections aim to build confidence, have competed regularly and most of all enjoy their job.

The stable management sessions cover the practical and theoretical parts of the stable management assessment. There will be opportunities to lunge and to fit the range of tack required for this level of assessment.

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Stage Four Teach/ITT training available on request. If you have a specific area, aim or just an exam or training question, give us a call and we will try to assist in answering your query.


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We have a wide range of facilities at CRS, all of which are available to hire privately to those with their own horse. Please browse to see what we have on offer.

Large Indoor Arena

40  x  20 m full size arena with mirrors

 Large covered outdoor arena

38 x 22 m full size arena with mirrors

All weather farm ride

Our Farm Ride is open all year round

Show Jumping arena

All of our show jumps are BS standard

Working Hunter arena

Challenging jumps and undulating ground

Martin Collins Arena

70 x 35m Martin Collins surfaced outdoor arena

Dressage Arena

Available with white boards to hire: 40 x 20m + 60 x 20m

Hot wash box

Hot water available for bathing

Hot & cold drinks

+ food and snack vending machines 

Weekend Cafe

Weekend cafe serving hot meals and drinks etc

Indoor viewing areas

All of our arenas have indoor viewing areas

Large Car Park

We have enough spots to allow everyone to park


Our BHS qualified instructors are available 7 days a week for one to one and group tuition. Our experienced staff and horses can cater for riders ranging from beginners to advanced, and for those wanting to specialise in show jumping or dressage. We currently offer tuition for riders from age four and have a weight limit for our adult riders of 13 stone.

  • Private

    1/2 Hour
    • One on one tuition
    • Semi – private also available (max 3)
    • Available at any level
    • Wider range of times
    • To check availability call our reception
  • Beginners

    1/2 Hour
    • Mini group(max 4) week days
    • Group (max 7 riders)
    • Perfect for new riders
    • Lead rein/Off  lead rein
    • To check availabilty please call our office
  • Intermediate

    1 Hour
    • Group Lesson
    • (max 8 riders)
    • From Walk and Trot
    • Learn to canter and above.
    • To check availabilty please call our office
  • Advanced

    1 Hour
    • Advanced disciplines for the advanced rider
    • Dressage
    • Show Jumping
    • Cross Country
    • To check availabilty please call reception


We are accredited by all major establishments.


Our farm ride hacks are available 7 days a week and take in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Whether you are wanting to ride for 1, 2 or 3 hours we can cater for your needs as part of an organised group or an a one to one basis.

  • Social Strollers Club

    Come and join your Ride Leader Jane for a leisurely ride out down in the Cheshire country lanes and bridleways, stopping for a cheeky ice cream or pub stop with their horse en route.

  • Farm Ride

    The 1hr farm rides are a popular option for many of our clients. They are held daily throughout the year and can cater for a wide range of abilities from beginner to advanced riders.

  • Marbury Park

    On Bank Holidays and on set days throughout the summer, our longer hacks of 2 or 3 hours take place to Marbury Park, where the ride takes us through the historical parkland.

“We can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee a warm welcome”

– Andrea (owner)


We have carefully selected a large range of horses suitable for all levels of riders.

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    14.2 hds Liver chestnut Mare,...
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    16.1 hds Bay Gelding, who...
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    15.3 hds Piebald Mare. She...
  • Sam
    16.2 hds Bay Gelding, a...
  • Rufus
    16 hds Bay Gelding. Rufus...
  • Bounty
    15.1 hds Black Mare with...
  • Sweep
    13 hds Black Mare. Sweep...
  • Toffee
    13.2 hds Dunn Mare. Toffee...
  • Fergal
    17.2 Irish sports horse gelding....
  • Bruce
    Bruce is 16,1 Liver Chestnut...
  • Cracker
    15.1 hds Bay gelding used...
  • Dudley
    16.1 hds Black gelding. Dudley...
  • Molly
    15.1 hds Skewbald mare. Molly...
  • Eddie
    16 hds Bay gelding, the...
  • Henry
    16hds Tri coloured gelding with...
  • Lucas
    15hds Black gelding. This cheeky...
  • Arthur
    15.1 hds Piebald gelding. Arthur...
  • Comet
    14.1 hds Skewbald gelding. Comet...

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Our History

Cheshire Riding School is long established and started in 1999 and has been based at Brookhouse Equestrian Centre since 2005. The CRS ethos from day one has been to provide an enjoyable, friendly, safe leisure environment for its customers with excellent facilities and superb horses and ponies.

Cheshire Riding School is very lucky to be based at such a scenic location in the beautiful cheshire countryside. Undulating dry land, ancient woodland, stream, all weather farm ride, superb riding and livery facilities make Cheshire Riding School amazing for everyone to enjoy.


Andrea and Ian first discovered Brookhouse farm, a former dairy farm, when we were looking to relocate from the original base at Arley. The farm was in a very run down state when it was found and it has taken many years of effort and investment to create the centre we have now. We have previously displayed “before and after” pictures at open days and events of how the centre was created.


Our superb team of staff are seeking to help us become the best riding school in the country. Cheshire Riding School has won a number of accolades already and is very highly regarded by the BHS, ABRS, Pony Club and other equine bodies. Cheshire Riding School is a BHS accredited exam centre up to and including level 4. We have been chosen as base for three BBC TV programmes, a channel 5 programme, a visit from ITV, won safety awards and many compliments from regulatory and licensing bodies on how well the yard is run and our horses are cared for. CRS has consistently been rated highly commended in every category in BHS annual inspections.

Our Staff

We pride ourselves on having the most friendly, approachable and knowledgeable staff we can find.

  • Andrea

    Founder and Owner

    Andrea’s passion for many years has been horses. After successfully eventing her horse George she has followed her dream to share her knowledge with others and set up Cheshire Riding School. Andrea’s aim was to provide the community with access to riding in a fun but safe environment. Andrea enjoys seeing her horses and staff succeed  and is hands on in the business. Andrea can be seen giving Molly and the rest of the horses cuddles or helping to keep our exam candidates at ease on exam days.

  • Debbie

    Centre Manager and Chief Instructor

    Debbie is a BHS Stage 5 Perfomance Coach and Rider, she also has a BA (Hons) in Equine and a PGCE; she has a vast amount of experience in producing young horses and managing their daily care, she has gained experience working with a variety of horses including Olympic show jumpers, hunt horses, event horses and riding school horses, both in the UK and America.  Debbie enjoys training candidates towards their BHS assesments, aiming to educate to a high standard of horse husbandry and welfare.

    My mission at CRS is to continue to provide clients with an outstanding experience, I aim to do this by ensuring our staff care for our horses to an outstanding standard” 

  • Jane

    Ride Leader and Head Groom

    Jane is our Chief Ride Leader and has worked at CRS for 20 years.  Jane gained her BHS Riding and Road Safety award as a teenager, gained a BA from Bangor University and then completed a PGCE.  Jane also has her BHS Stage 1, EQL Level 2 & 3 and is a Level 3 Ride Leader.  Jane takes out most of our hacks and is very experienced riding outdoors. Jane is familiar with all of our local hacking routes and enjoys taking clients to Marbury Park, The Aston Ring and around our farm ride.

  • Mel

    Yard Manager

    Mel has worked at Cheshire Riding School for many years. She is kind, knowledgable and prides herself on high standards of horse welfare.


Cheshire Livery Stables is a BHS Livery and BHS Facilities approved yard.

We have a dedicated team of experienced and qualified staff to offer full, part or DIY livery for your horse that is first class.
Our happy liveries enjoy all year round turn out with well maintained fencing and grazing.
No muddy legs in winter as we are on dry sandy well drained land.

We offer on site tuition with our qualified instructors with excellent facilities:
– Secluded outdoor livery exclusive arena
– Large Floodlit indoor arenas with arena mirrors
– Round lunging pen
– Floodlit yard, car and box parking
– Jumping paddock and riding fields
– All weather farm ride and gallops
– Hot wash room
– Off road hacking
– Quality home grown haylage, hay and bedding delivered to your stable.

We are also the base for Bridgewater Riding Club so it’s great for those wishing to take part in shows without the need for a box and hacking distance from other competitions.

You can enjoy hacking through the open fields and ancient woodland, popping over our wide variety of cross country fences or ride along our stream and over our water features.

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    Brookhouse Equestrian Center, Cogshall Ln, Comberbach, Nr Northwich, CW9 6BS

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