• Two Indoor & Outdoor Schools •

• Riding Lessons For All Abilities •

• Beginner to Advanced •

• Open Until 10.30pm – You Can Ride After Work! •

Runningwell Equestrian Centre is a BHS & ABRS approved training and examination centre.
We are ‘Clubmark Accredited’ and a busy Pony Club Centre.

We offer full time Work Based Learning Apprenticeships for City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care & Management or BHS Stage 1 and 2.

We provide both daytime and evening courses for BHS Stages I, II, III, IV & PTT Exams and Riding & Road Safety.
– Please go to our exam page for further details.

 October Half Term Events


Own A Pony Days – 25th and 27th October £55 9.30-3.30

Pony Club Competition Day – 26th October £50 9.30-3.30

Riding Morning – 28th October £45 9.30-12.30

Jumping Afternoon – 28th October £50 1.30-4.30halloween-fb

 All Children’s October events can be in fancy dress, PRIZES to the best costume in each event. Come and join us for some spooky fun.

Or just wish to further your equine knowledge ?

Then we have just the course for you
Stage 1 evening course starting January 2017 (Thursday Evenings)
11 week course covering everything you need to know to take and pass your exam
Subjects to include
Grooming, Handling , Colours and markings , Horse anatomy , Horse health , Horse husbandry , Health and safety on the yard , Rugs , Grassland management , Watering and feeding and horse behaviour.
6.30pm lecture and 7.30pm  ride cost of complete course is £450
Care only £165
Limited spaces
Book early to avoid disappointment
See our BHS  Training page for further details


Un Affiliated Dressage Championship
kindly sponsored by Savills

The leading combination of horse and rider on points over the season will receive a thermatex rug with the Savills logo as well as a trophy and championship rosette.

Intensive Training Courses
for BHS Stage 1 & 2

Monday – Friday
1 hours riding and 2 hours theory tuition per day, plus 3 hours supervised practical work on the yard. Cost £280 per week

The length of course will be depenant on individual requirements, these will be disscused at your assessment.

Private Assessment
For suitability available before signing up. 1 hour ride and theory session. Cost £50

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Bed and breakfast in shared room (2 people) £80 per week. Single room £110 per week

Lunch and evening meals are available in our cafe, or full kitchen facilities are available in the accomodation.

Local amminites 10 mins away by car.

Riding and Road Safety for 2016

 2017 Dates TBC

Training is provided prior to the exam, this is over two days and one evening which covers both practical and theory sections.
Training for your riding and road safety exam is booked direct with Runningwell and includes your horse

hire and your training for your exam. The exam needs to be booked and paid direct with the BHS
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Why not join us at Runningwell for a ‘Take Back The Reins’ course and re-kindle your love of horses and riding.
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Introducing ‘Young Equestrians’ at Runningwell Equestrian Centre

Your time, Your group, Your choice

A place for 13-18 year olds to socialise, have fun and learn about horses

Choose from many different activities

Kick on, Develop, Socialise and Rock Up & Ride

You Choose what you would like to do

  • Thursday evenings 5.30 – 7.30
  • Price varies depending on activities starting at £15 including dinner
  • Launching Thursday 23rd June 2016
  • Discounted for our weekend workers
  • Time to relax and get away from stress of school
  • Let your hair down and have fun with likeminded people

Gift Vouchers Now Available


Please contact us for further details

Runningwell Equestrian Centre
Warren Road, Rettendon,
Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DG
t: 01268 711 221
e: info@runningwell.co.uk

How well did our girls do at the team quest regional finals. We couldn't be prouder .
All of the ponies behaved perfectly strutting their stuff , flicked their toes and wowed the judges with 3 of the girls qualifying for the team quest championships in a few weeks time
The girls did a fantastic job on turning not only them selves out immaculately but also their ponies, and with an early start of 4am the girls really showed us their dedication .
It has been a fantastic year for our two teams, the Runningwell's legends and Runningwell's elites who before signing up to team quest had never competitively competed in dressage. They have gone from strength to strength in their riding both riders and ponies have drastically improved over the year and oh what fun we have had.
We will be off to Bury farm for the team quest championships on the 27th-28th October if any one wishes to come along and cheer the girls along
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Updated Points for our Un Affiliated Dressage league
Sponsored by Savills

Abby Cooper/Kirzo Master Jones – 92
Lorraine Morris/Lucy – 87
Lorraine Morris/Alfie – 84
Laura Steel/Chester –4 9
Nicola Borley/Lovelyhill Golden Heights – 49
Lorraine Alford/Utas Keras – 41
Susan Newbury/Spider – 39
Pam White/Laslo – 32
Wendy Caulfield/Tickety Boo - 32
Sarah Warren/Casper – 26
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Dont forget to get your entries in for our
Un Afiliated Dressage 10th October
Sponsored by Savills
Prelim 1
Prelim 13
Novice 24
£11 per class
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a full livery space has come availble on our 5* full livery yard
facilities include
- two 20m x 40m indoor school
- 30m x 60m martin collins out door school
- full set of jump for joy jumps including xc
- off road hacking
- big well ventilated stables
- onsite staff 24/7
- secure tack rooms
- lunge arena
- horse walker
- summer and winter turn out ( weather permitting )
- regular shows and events
- onsite instructors

includes daily care of horse , basic feed , hay , bedding , walker , turn out ,
for more details please call 01268 711221
or email us at info@runningwell.co.uk
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Unfortunatly our clear round showjumping tonight is canceled due to a clash of dates ... See MoreSee Less

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