Getting Started

New Riders to Larkspur

First time riders to Larkspur are required to book a private assessment assessment lesson, which can be booked at most times throughout the week and weekends depending on availability. From the lesson our instructors can recommend what level of group lesson will be most suitable for you, or advise further private lessons before joining a group.

Simon and Pinocchio after a fabulous lesson

Discounted Riding

We will usually recommend our Discounted 8x Private Lessons for new riders (once a week).

This option gives our new rider time to build the basics and confidence at their speed and try a variety of horses in a one-to-one environment. It also helps us pair up the perfect partner to maintain the best and safest riding experience for your level. The one-to-one lessons helps you “find your feet” until you are ready to progress to group lessons or alternatively continue with private lessons.

Hat and Boot Hire

All riders are able to take advantage of our hat and boot hire at £5 per lesson, however we strongly recommend purchasing your own hat as soon as possible from a qualified hat fitter/retail shop.