KRC Sharing Scheme

 

We are delighted that you are considering joining one of our fabulous pony sharing groups with your child here are Kingston Riding Centre!  We offer 1, 6 and 12 month sharing arrangements.

 

This scheme is aimed at riders from as young as 2.5 years to 12 years and includes stable management and structured riding lessons. If your child is older, please email us and we will tell you about other riding opportunities.

 

A unique and fun experience that is different to the normal riding school formal lessons.  Your child instead, will be able to love, care, ride and most importantly bond with their pony. This is fantastic for their equine care, confidence and development and a great introduction to the world of horses.  What more could your pony mad child wish for!

 

And…what better way to learn all those important equine skills then to be nestled amongst 30 acres of beautiful countryside with bridle paths on our doorstep and two riding arenas (one indoors for those wet and windy days).

 

Please see below a brief guide on what we offer and the next steps to achieving your little ones’ equestrian dream.

 

What We Offer

To make our sharing schemes safe and open to all levels, we have devised three different options as below.

Option One

Supervised Sharing from 2.5 years

Each session is 1 or 1.5 hour weekly

This scheme is for our non-horsey and beginner families. You and your child will learn all aspects of pony care and riding under the guidance of a KRC instructor and within a group situation. These sessions run from Tuesday to Sunday and are offered within specific time slots.

Option Two

Bespoke Sharing – Slots to be agreed

Experienced Bespoke

This scheme is for our families who have had previous equine/riding experience and therefore are comfortable to take care of their pony independently.  These sessions can run from Tuesday to Sunday and, if available, can include joining in with the supervised group sessions.  A lovely added option for even more pony fun with friends!

Please note, to qualify for this a 30 minute assessment trial will be required prior to entering a sharing arrangement.  

 

Beginner Bespoke

We offer the same as above but with a member of KRC staff to supervise the 1 to 1 sessions. No assessment trial is needed. However, once you have gained enough experience and confidence, we will be happy for you to be independent without supervision of our KRC staff.

 

Sibling Sharing

This is for families who have children who fall in-between our age group categories and covers both experienced and beginner families. We understand that it might not be practical to come once in the morning and again in the afternoon for both children to have their fun! 

If this is the case for you then we can offer you the following:

Bespoke sharing

     You decide on what day and time would work best for your family (to be
     agreed with KRC).

    

Sibling sharing Sessions

Join one of our supervised group sessions.

 

BHS JUNIOR CHALLENGE AWARD PONY STARS

 

Pony Stars is our Junior Challenge Awards, helping children to discover, develop and nurture their love for ponies and the outdoors.

 

With over 100 topics for children to explore, Pony Stars will ignite a passion for ponies, build knowledge and cement friendships that will last a lifetime. This is a great way to learn how to care for your shared pony.

 

With four key groups, Pony Stars enables long-term progression with a range of activities that will develop knowledge, skills and self-confidence. In each group, your child will work through sets of challenges that make up topics within set themes.

IMPORTANT

Both options require one or both parents to attend with their child.  Due to Health and Safety Laws, any child under the age of 16 years are not permitted to be on the premises without an adult at all times. 

Children who are learning to ride and not yet able to ride independently need to be led by the adult attending with the child. The instructor will let that person know when leading is no longer needed.

Please be aware that by ‘families’ we are referring to one child and either one or both parents only per share. Any prams or buggies will need to be left by the office.

 

COST

Annual membership Fee 

To be renewed January 1st

£60.00

(Non – Refundable)

 

Initial 30 minute assessment lesson

 

From £40.00 depending on type of assessment.

1 hour assessment lesson

(30 minute riding/30 minute pony care )      

 

£75.00

Supervised Sharing 1 Hour Session

£250.00 for 1 month

£1,250.00 for 6 month

£2,500.00 for 12 months

 

Supervised Sharing 1.5 Hour Session

 

£350.00 for 1 month

£1,750.00 for 6 month

£3,500.00 for 12 months

 

Bespoke Sharing

TO BE AGREED

 

Lessons For Sharers

£40.00 for ½ hour

£75.00 for 1 hour

£5.00 extra for jump lessons

 

Sibling Sessions

10% discount applied

 

Pony Parties & any KRC event/activities

 

10% discount applied

Pony stars book

£25

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

1 MONTH’S NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR TERMINATION OF PONY SHARING SLOT

Missed/suspended shares

If you cannot make a session we do not reimburse for this.  We are happy to try and make up the missed share at a convenient time for both parties, but we cannot guarantee this. Please remember you are singing up to an ongoing club so will be booked in until you tell us otherwise or end the share agreement.

 

We understand we all need time off for other arrangements so we offer 4 sessions to be missed in a year. You must be riding with us weekly for 6 months to qualify for this. If you are a fortnightly rider we allow 2 shares to be missed in a year. We do require 1 weeks’ notice of any shares you are missing. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse for any illness or late cancellations.

Please note you will be credited the missed shares in the following month’s invoice.

 

Insurance

You would need to have a Public Liability Insurance Policy in place to cover yourselves when handling and leading the pony if entering an unsupervised sharing agreement.

Kingston Riding Centre would be responsible for all costs regarding the pony.  However, if the pony sustains an injury as a direct result of the sharers actions, then the veterinary fees would need to be paid for by the sharer.

 

Our Ponies

Here at KRC we have a selection of our own and privately owned ponies available for the pony sharing groups. Each pony offers their own individual personalities and abilities giving children a great opportunity to develop their equestrian skills.

All our ponies are very much loved and they enjoy being taken care of and fussed as much as possible!

 

 

Supervised Sharing Sessions Availability

Please note we have availability Tuesday to Friday in the week, just let us know when is convenient for yourself.

 

Tuesday    
Ages 2.5 - 5   9:30am – 10:30am   Beginner
     

Saturdays 

   
Ages 3 - 7 years  9:30am – 10:30am

Novice

Ages 7 - 12 years 11:30pm – 1:00pm        

Novice

Ages 7 - 12 years 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Intermediate

Ages 7 – 12 years 4:15pm – 5:15pm Beginner
     
Sundays    
Ages 3 - 5 years                     10:00am – 11:00am       Novice
Ages 5 - 8 years 11:15pm – 12:15pm Novice
Ages 3 - 6 years 3:00pm – 4:00pm Beginner
Ages 8 - 12 years   4:00pm – 5:30pm Novice

 

 

Bespoke Sharing

        To be agreed        

 

Equipment Needed

Own hat that complies with BHS Standards – Check the BHS website for the current safety  Horse Riding Hats & Helmets | Advice & Information | The BHS


For footwear, riding boots or wellies with a heel would be best.

 

Next Step

Should you wish to book an assessment session with us, please email us on the address below and we will send you our availability slots.

If you have not yet registered with us please do so by using this link
https://kingston.ecpro.co.uk

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Nicky, our KRC Manager, by email on Kingston.r.c@btconnect.com

 

We look forward to meeting you!

 

PLEASE NOTE - Should you wish to proceed with a sharing slot for your child, payment is due immediately upon receipt of invoice and shares are charged in advanced. If no payment has been made by the agreed start date, regrettably the sharing slot will not be able to go ahead.

 

 

Jack
Is the smallest pony in the yard but maybe the most cheeky.

Great pony for little people.

Nicknames - Jack jack

 

Spiderman
Likes the slower things in life having been a top pony club games pony in his younger days.

Great confidence giving pony.

Nicknames - Spod, Spidey


Petal
Petal is a very unusual colour has lots of spots which are shaped like petals and makes her look super cute. She loves fuss and attention from adults and children. Her best pony friend is Orchid and they love to do things together.

Nicknames - Princess Petal, Pet pet


Orchid
Orchid Orchid is a very pretty pony has won lots of prizes. She has a beautiful long mane and tail which she loves to have brushed and plaited. Her best friend is Petal and they love to hang out together. Nicknames - Porky

Nicknames - Mr Snowman