Adults and children welcome, Beginners to Advanced.
Open 5 days a week
Indoor and outdoor arenas
Good selection of safe and experienced horses & ponies.
Professional & friendly staff.
We offer a wide variety of lessons to suit all ages and abilities;
- Introductory assessment lessons
- Group lessons
- Private and semi-private lessons
- Lead rein lessons for our younger riders
- Lessons specifically designed to help adults gain confidence when getting into the saddle for the first time, or returning to riding. This is part of the national HOOF – Take Back the Reins initiative
- Please arrive 15 mins early and report to the office to allow us to book you in
After your assessment lesson we will discuss the best program to suit your needs and plans for the future.
Private and Semi Private lessons are a great way to get started, or if you wish to develop a certain aspect of your riding. They are often used in tandem with group lessons to give your riding an extra boost.
Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment, where your riding and general horse management skills will develop at a pace that suits you.
For more experienced riders we run a full and varied program of lessons, from dressage, show jumping and x-country schooling sessions and clinics, to musical drill ride lessons!
We offer discounts for block bookings of lessons, and off peak lessons, please ask in the office for details.
Confidence Building Lessons
Here at Tumpy Green we understand that not everyone is confident either being around horses or riding. We offer a very supportive learning environment, allowing you to set the pace. May be you are thinking of returning to riding after a long break, or you want to build you confidence over jumps. We hold both private and group lessons aimed at building your confidence in tandem with your skills and partnership with your horse. We offer free diploma courses, these are ideal for helping you build your confidence both on and around horses.
Fully licensed and insured, hat hire available.
We are fortunate at Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre to have direct access to a wide variety of off road riding, quiet country lane and bridle paths, this all put together means that we can offer a wide variety of hacking experiences. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, from open fields, wooden lanes, to stunning views.
At Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre we understand the importance of ensuring you are well matched with your horse or pony. If you are visiting us for the first time then an assessment lesson is a great start. This allows us to ensure you are mounted to the right horse, so that you can have both a fun and safe experience while at Tumpy Green.
Our hacks are led by experienced members of staff who will ensure you are able to make the most of your time. We even offer pub rides, a great way to relax in great company and make new friends.
Hacking also works extremely well when combined with lessons, it is a great way to test out the skills you have learnt in your lessons.
We also offer picnic ride days during the holidays, and evening hacks during the summer months.
We can cater for small or large groups, novices or experienced riders. Why not give us a call, or drop us an email to discuss your special event.
This will give you an opportunity to work on your riding on a one to one basis on a hack with your instructor. Instructional hacks will give you the opportunity to build you confidence in what can be a very different experience from riding in the school. We will be offering the Instructional Hacks at the same price as private lessons. To find out more speak to any member of the staff at the Centre or email [email protected]
Private and semi hacks are also available if there are specific things that you want to do on your hack. If you give the Centre a ring we can talk through the options with you.
We are currently offering the following hacking options
- Half day hacks
- Pub Rides
- 1/2 hour lane rides
- 3/4 hour hacks
- 1 1/2 hour hacks
- 2 hour hacks
- 3 hour hacks
- Evening hacks
- Instructional hacks
- Special events
During winter months hacking is subject to ground conditions.
Here at Tumpy Green we run a wide range of Activity Days for all ages. Activity days are great for giving you riding a real boost, as well as making new friends. All Activity days have plenty of riding opportunities, as well as an opportunity to care for your horse / pony through the day.
Here are just a few of the activity days we currently run;
- Own A Pony Day
- Competition Days
- Young Equestrians Days
- Pony Club Rally Days
We also offer half day activity days for our younger riders, and discounts for group bookings.
Our Activity days program can be found on our events calendar, please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre can offer fantastic birthday celebrations for all ages of children. We offer a flexible package to ensure you get exactly what you want! We understand how important birthday celebrations are and we ensure all children have a brilliant time, whether they are experienced riders, or complete novices.
Here is an example of one of the packages that is very popular for children’s parties;
1 1/2 hours package
Spend 30 minutes learning how to get the ponies ready for action and looking smart. Then it time for the main event! For your riding element you can choose from gymkhana games, a group lesson or a hack out around the beautiful countryside around the centre. The gymkhana games are very popular and a great way to burn off lots of energy. Your celebration ends with a quiz with plenty of sweets for prizes.
1/2 hour £20 per child
1 hour £25 per child
1.5 hours £39 per child
(Minimum group size 4)
We can cater for birthday parties all year and in all weathers, we have plenty of undercover areas, and a fantastic large indoor arena.
At Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre we can cater for groups small and large. We offer flexible packages tailored to suit each group. We have a wide selection of horses to suit all abilities, from experienced riders to those who have had no contact with horses before.
We can cater for all ages from 4 years upwards.
All groups have dedicated staff to ensure the visit runs smoothly.
Health and safety brief on arrival.
Horse riding makes a great team building event, and with our competitive packages we may well surprise you. So whether you are looking for a location for a team building event or fancy spending time with a group of friends give us a call to discuss what we can offer.
Example of a group package currently on offer
- Eligibility: Any group of over 20
- £15 per person
- 1.5 – 2 hours session
- Includes: 1/2 hour riding session and 1 – 1.5 hours stable management session.
- Stable management sessions can be built to suit your group’s needs, example activities include; grooming, mucking out, tack cleaning, plaiting etc.
- At the end of the session we hold a quiz to reinforce all that the group has learnt. Optional sweets for prizes.
This is just one example of the many activities we run for groups. So whether you would like to organise a Pub Ride for a group of friends, or a day / half days activities, or have a Gymkhana Games session – great fun for adults as well as children, please contact us to discuss.
We look forward to welcoming you to Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre.
New Improved HOOF Take Back the Reins Courses
- HOOF Private: 8 session of 1 hour £255
- HOOF Group: 7 sessions of 1 hour, plus a one to one assessment £150
HOOF courses are ideal for all those adults wanting to take up riding, return to the saddle after a break, or just build confidence.
To find out more or to book your one to one pre course assessment lesson just give the office a ring on 01453 899002 and speak to Lynsey.
What you will get; A one to one assessment session: Seven stage series of riding lessons, group or private: Detailed feedback and progression planning every step of the way. A dedicated area to relax with a coffee either before or after your session. You will be working with a dedicated instructor, who will help your plan your next steps after the course.
Leading to; Building confidence and your riding skills: Hacking out: Competitions: Learning opportunities – e.g. Diploma: Rekindling the bond between rider and horse: Riding clinics: Even horse sharing or horse ownership
To find out more about when the next course starts just ask in the Office or email [email protected]
There is lots of additional information on the HOOF website;
We run a flexible program of lessons, with private, semi-private and group lessons.
Subject to availability additional off peak groups may be possible for groups of 4 – 6. If you wish consideration to be given for another specific off peak lesson please see Lynsey in the Office.
Sample timetable, please beware that this is subject to change.
|Day ||Morning ||Afternoon ||Evening |
|Monday ||Closed |
|Tuesday ||Adult Group ||Adult Group ||Adult / Child Jump Group |
|Wednesday || ||Adult Group ||Dressage / Eventing Clinics |
|Thursday ||Adult Group ||Adult Group ||HOOF |
Riding Club Group
|Friday ||Adult Group || Adult Group ||Adult / Child Jump Group |
HOOF (Adults new or returning to riding)
Riding Club Group
|Saturday ||Adult / Child Groups |
Pony Club Groups
|Adult / Child Groups |
Riding Club Groups
Pony Club Mini’s (4-7 yrs)
Pony Club – Advanced group
| Closed |
|Sunday ||Closed |
We run a full program of events on Sundays, so why not have a look at our What’s On Calendar.
Current Instructor Availability
Tammy – Tuesday – Saturday
Nikki – Friday evening & Saturday
Aaron – Fridays
Kelly – Saturdays
Jo – Mid week (by arrangement)
Naomi – (by arrangement)
Please note for Riding Club lessons on own horse, owners will need to catch in and get the horse ready. This can be booked in via the office, however there will be an additional charge to cover staff costs. This is the only way we can maintain the significant reductions for own horse on Riding Club lessons, something we are very keen to do.
Exciting Equestrian Experiences at Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre
Adult Intensive Riding Breaks – Residential or non-residential option
Dates throughout the year.
In order to offer complete flexibility we offer our Intensive Riding Breaks as non-residential with an option to add accommodation. This allows us to ensure you have the accommodation you want, we have a number of options very close to the Centre from fantastic local B & B’s to camping. We also have onsite mobile home accommodation (2 bedrooms), for only £175 for 7 days, self-catering.
Set in the heart of Gloucestershire Countryside at Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre we are fortunate to have direct access to a wide variety of off road riding, quiet country lanes and bridle paths. This combined with our superb training facilities means that we can offer you a unique equestrian experience. Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre is a family owned Centre where we ensure professional, safe and fun intensive riding breaks. We tailor our breaks to suit the levels of experience of those joining us, combining hacking and lessons to ensure you have a great opportunity to build on your skills, whether you are a complete novice or an experienced rider.
At Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre we understand the importance of ensuring you are well matched with your horse or pony. So we start your riding breaks with an assessment lesson. This allows us to ensure you are mounted to the right horse, so that you can have both a fun and safe experience while at Tumpy Green.
What can you expect at an Intensive Riding Break at Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre?
After a briefing and an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the Centre and meet the horses, you will then have an initial riding assessment. This is nothing to worry about; it allows us to ensure we match you up with the most suitable equine partner for you break. Following the initial riding lessons we will discuss the program for your break to ensure it is tailored to you. We offer programs to suit all levels of experience from complete beginners to advanced.
Lunch may be a bar snack at a local hotel, or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch, during school holidays we also offer light refreshments on site from Tumpy T’s. After lunch you will have a one hour stable management lesson that will teach you how to care and handle your horse safely. This session will be tailored to meet your needs and interests. Then its time to get back in the saddle and continue your riding with a flatwork lesson and then a hack in the local countryside.
The first day is rounded off by ensuring your horse is safely put to bed and tack cleaned ready for tomorrows adventures.
After breakfast you will be enjoying the same riding plan as yesterday with a lunge lesson in place of the assessment lesson, a flatwork lesson and a hack as well as a stable management lesson. The lunge lesson is a fantastic way to get a real feel for the horse’s movement and work on your position, this is beneficial to all levels of riders, as it allows you to focus on specific areas within a controlled way.
We will start the day with a group lesson, building on your previous days lessons. This will be followed by a stable management lesson before lunch. After lunch we will be once again heading off into the local countryside, for a three hour hack. For those who would like to jump (and are able to!) the ride can included cross country fences from intro to novice level. Alternatively, those who prefer four hooves on the ground can just enjoy the beautiful countryside.
Your Intensive break will finish with a debrief where you will have an opportunity to discuss your next steps with your instructor. Then off home for a well-deserved rest!
Package price of £195 includes –
- Private riding assessment lesson x 1
- Lunge lesson x 1
- Group lesson x 3
- Hacks x 3 (inc 3 hour hack)
- Stable management lessons x 3
Accommodation and meals are not included in the package price. This allows us to tailor and accommodation to you individual needs. We can assist you with booking local accommodation which you can pay for directly.
Additional nights & riding are available
What to do next…
Call us on 01453 899002, we’d love to speak to you about your horse riding holiday!
We are now also offering weekend mini breaks
What to give your riding a real boost?
How about joining one of our camps?
We have the following camps running;
- Adults Camp (non residential)
- Easter Camp (non residential)
- Summer Camp (residential)
- Archery Camp
Each camp is suitable for all levels of experience, as groups will be divided to ensure that you ride with others of a similar level.
So what is Camp all about?
Camp is a great opportunity to improve your riding and horse management skills. It offers an intensive opportunity to make real improvements, while having fun in great company!
What will I be doing?
There will be a full and varied program including the following; Group lessons, hacking, stable management, flat work, x-country, show jumping, gymkhana games, BBQ and competition day!
What level of riding experience do I need to have?
Camp suits all levels of experience and ability. The program is planned to cater for everyone. Groups will be divided on rider experience.