We offer lessons for children from 4 years and over and of all abilities.
Our lessons are graded according to experience, starting on the lead
rein and progressing through to beginner, novice, medium and experienced.
We aim to make lessons fun and interesting, whilst still remaining safe.
Our instructors are all qualified and experienced in teaching children.

Lessons include games, jumping and hacking. Children can become
members of the Pony Club, using our ponies and take badges and proficiency tests.

They can join in own a pony days and riding mornings and through
the summer we run residential and non-residential camps.

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Special Horse Riding Events for Children

In addition to our normal lesson programme, we offer a variety of special school holiday events to keep all ages busy… For our current list of dates click on the calendar.

Own a Pony Days

A chance to own your own pony for the day! For children aged 6 years and over, the day starts with instruction and practice in caring for your pony. Then it’s on with the fun with a riding lesson and treasure hunt. We then stop for lunch and a quiz and finish with a fun gymkhana and more pony care. – Rosettes for all. Suitable for all abilities including beginners.
9:30AM – 3:30PM
£55.00

Childrens Riding Morning / Afternoon

A fun morning of riding and games! Starting with a riding lesson and followed by some time to groom and pamper your pony. The morning is finished off with some fun in our gymkhana. Suitable for all children aged 4 and above.Suitable for all abilities including beginners.
9:30 – 12.30 or 1.30 – 4.30
£45

An Introduction to Jumping for Children

Starting with basics, you will learn about jumping position and do some polework in your first ridden session. Then, your instructor will explain the basics of jumping in a lecture, and finally you will receive a jumping lesson on a kind and experienced pony. For children confident in canter.
9:30AM – 12.30 or 1.30pm – 4.30pm
£50

Dressage Improvement

For children who wish to improve their dressage, the session will include a lesson, lecture and run through of dressage tests.
9:30AM – 12.30 or 1.30pm – 4.30pm
£45.00

We are also a ‘Pony Club Centre’ for full details of the Pony Club and other childrens events please go to our Pony Club page.


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


Updated Points league 2017

Bekki Swift/Jackpots Jabularni – 99
Sharnie Whymark/Mountain Blaze – 96
Geraldine Lengden/Rohan – 83
Bernice Cage/Kilismanscharo – 78
Roxanne Carter/Hector – 55
Lianne Adams/Cedrus – 35
Nicki Borley/Lovelyhill Golden Heights - 33
Deborah king/Steffan III – 33
Elaine Taylor/Chester Glen – 29
Louise Bulless/Hollyfields Lord Gwynfor – 28
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****** Revised Camp Dates *****
Junior Res - 22nd - 25th July
Senior Res - 29th - 1st August
Junior Non Res - 13th - 15th August
Poss Extra Camp 19th - 22nd August
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Equusir is coming back to Runningwell on the 30thOctober-1st November
The BEST Box is a leading edge product arising from the growing convergence of medicine, science and engineering.

The Best Box uses infrared B deep heat treatment and spectral light analysis to identify and rectify isses within the horse.
It looks at various body cells within the body such as tendons,ligaments, bones and muscles. The treatment is focuses on the issues picked up and encourages self healing vis increasing the core body temperature.

The most beneficial way to use the BEST Box is over three consecutive days.
Day 1 : there is an initial analysis of the horse and a 30 minute therapy targeted at any problem areas identified. The cost of this is £150.00.
Days 2 and 3 : there are further therapy sessions and scans to determine the benefits of the therapy as far as the problem areas are concerned. The cost of these are £50.00 each.

Please see Ashbourne International for more infor and videos

We are taking limited bookings for either one day or all 3 ( if you book all 3 and your horse is in good health the other 2 days would not be required )
Please book with my self
You receive a full print out of the findings and improvement pages after follow up treatment on the 2nd and 3rd days
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Un Affiliated Dressage 9th October
Intro C
Prelim 7
Prelim 14
Novice 28
Continue to collect your points for the league to win a Thermatex rug
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We would like to wish our liveries the best of luck at the Quest Club regional finals this weekend, you have all done so well this year and we are looking forward to seeing all of the pictures and rosettes 🐴🏆🍀 ... See MoreSee Less

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