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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a selection of the best pictures from our gallery, click the button at the bottom to browse more.
We have carefully selected a large range of horses suitable for all levels of riders.
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.
We pride ourselves on having the most friendly, approachable and knowledgeable staff we can find.
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 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 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.
Nicola has been riding since she was 7 years ols and started with her local pony club and has been with CRS since 2019. Nickie gained a Level 3 diploma in Equine and also a BSc in Equine Science. Nickie owns a horse called Rosie and is aiming to event her next season. Since starting with CRS Nickie has completed her BHS Stage 2 Teach and Stage 3 Ride and aims to continue training towards her BHS qualifications.
Lindsay is the Livery Yard Manager and has worked for CLS since early 2019; she has been a groom for some of the countries top showing horses, most recently Lindsay was the groom for ‘The Mag Pie’ who came first and Champion in the prestigious “Horse of the Year Show”. Lindsay has a wealth of experience in horse care, and has loved working with horses for over 16 years.
Holly started at CRS in July 2017 and currently holds her BHS Stage 2 Teach and is currently working towards the Stage 3. Holly loves competing her own horse Lucy in her spare time.
Christina has worked at CRS since 2017 and currently holds her Stage 2 Teach, Stage 3 Care and also gained a BSc in Equine Sports science; aims to complete the Stage 3 and work towards the Stage 4 Assessments in 2021. Chritinia loves nothing more than giving Romeo cuddles; i’m sure you’ll agree he’s definetly developed since she has had him on loan.
Harriet has worked at CRS since 2014 and splits her time between the recpetion and teaching; she is a BHS Stage 3 Coach and is currently working towards her BHS Stage 4. Harriet has competed in showing with her own horses to National Level.
Erin is BHS Stage 3 Coach and holds her Stage 4 Care and Management. Erin found her love for horses at a young age as a member of Burton Cheshire forest Pony Club. Since then she has succesfully competed in may disciplines and has spent time working with youngsters and horses with behavioural issues. Erin has also spent three summers training staff in the USA at a highly recognised summer camp before returning to what she enjoys most coaching. Erin works with Chester University’s Equestrian Team here at CRS and is also heavily involved in our Pony Club.
Alicia’s horse obsession started when she was 5 years old when she had her first riding lesson and has never grown out of it. Alicia has always worked with horses loves working at CRS due to the amazing variety of horses and lovely staff. Alicia has a degree in Equine Science and is a qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist; this allows her to massage horses on her days away from CRS. Alicia owns her own horse and loves nothing more than hacking around the Cheshire countryside.
Sophie has worked at CRS since 2015, she has competed in affiliated show jumping with her own horses. Sophie has completed her BHS training at CRS and currently holds her BHS Stage 3 and is now working towards the Stage 2 Teach Assessment. Sophie was awarded a BHS Scolarship to support her in gaining the Stage 3 in Complet Horsemanship.
Chloe came to CRS in 2016 straight from leaving school. She had completed her level 2 & 3 Work Based Diploma in Horse Care and Management and is now training towards her BHS Stage 2 Teach and Stage 3 Riding and Stable Managemen.
Amy started at CRS in 2019 and is currently studying a BSc in Equine Science. She enjoys most disciplines but loves nothing more than playing polo. Once she has completed her degree, Amy is aiming towards a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy.
Abbie has worked at CRS since 2006, she started as a helper and progressed to becoming a member of staff. Abbie has completed her BHS training at CRS and currently holds her BHS Stage 3 Care and Management, she is currently working towards the Stage 2 Teach Assessment. Abbie is approachable and always willing to help; she has a vast amount of experience with all types of horses.
Elin has been with CRS since 2015, initially as a helper and now a full time member of staff. Elin started riding when she was 3 years old, she currently owns 2 horses; 1 she is planning to event, and her other horse is a youngster, who she is backing and schooling her. Elin is training towards the BHS qualifications.
Kelsie joined our team in August 2020, prior to joining us she’d been teaching for around 3 years at another riding school. Kelsie has a huge passion for horses and loves being able to share that with everyone around her. She loves being able to help people to progress with their riding skills and knowledge, as well as general horse care knowledge on the ground too. She currently holds her BHS Stage 2 in Complete Horsemanship, and is working towards her Stage 3.
Izzy has worked at CRS since 2018, and started as an apprentice, recently completing the Level 2 Work Based Diploma. Izzy loves jumping and is now working towards the BHS stages!
Katie has been riding since she was 6 years old, she I started her journey at Foxes Riding School where she helped on the yard, Katie became a Pony Club instructor at 15; she now a BHS Stage 2 Teach Instructor and has worked at CRS since 2018. Katie has achieved the BHS Stage 3 ride, aiming to complete the whole of the stage 3 exam soon! At university I studied commercial photography and now have my own freelance photography business, (Shutter Bugz). Katie has photographed all the horse’s and staff at CRS along with XC lessons, the Macmillan hack and photoshoots with some of the Liveries at CLS.
Stevie has been working at CRS for two years and has recently completed her Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Horse Care. Stevie currently works on the livery yard and is now wanting to begin training towards her BHS qualifications. Stevie says ” CRS is an outstanding place to work with a happy friendly team”.
Sophie is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach and has been based at Cheshire Riding School since 20I7. Sophie has successfully competed at local and county level showing and dressage competitions on her home produced horses and ponies; she has worked as an instructor for the last 8 years and was one of the first coaches to pass the BHS Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship with the BHS Instructors Development Scholarship.
Elle started working at CRS in 2017 only having her BHS Stage 1 and is now a Stage 3 Coach. She has a bubbly and enthusiastic approach to teaching so is great with a wide range of clients. Elle loves organising Pony Club activities and hosting events during half terms for our younger members to take part in. Elle is keen to continue her training gaining more qualifications, enabling her to be more knowledgable not just for herself but for her clients too. Elle is normally the team member who answer all or your questions on social media.
Joined CRS March 2019 and has a Level 3 extended diploma in Horse Management. Has worked at Horse of the Year Show 2012 & 2013and has worked with horses since the age of 10. Natalie can be seen pampering the horses and loves nothing more than plaiting Tinkerbelles mane and giving Dudley his daily stretches.
Hannah has worked at CRS since 2006, and has kept her horses with us since the 1990’s. She started off riding with her Mum, our very own Jane, when she was 3 years old. She used to compete with her horse Ivor, qulifying for STARS, Pony of the Year Show, the North West Show Jumping, Showing and Working Hunter Championships. Hannah has her BHS stage 2 Teach and has a BSc in animal Behaviour. Hannah has been at the forefront of the progress of CRS and is now the happy smiley face of reception, ready to take your calls and emails. No doubt Hannah will be with us for another 20 years.
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.
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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