Established in 1990 uplands riding school caters for all ages above 4 years with any capability, whether you have never ridden a horse, want to get back into the saddle or have been riding for years Uplands has something to offer you.
Specialising in teaching the nervous rider Bhs instructor Samantha Scotcher is very down to earth, Sam strives to help her clients become the rider they dream to be and then excel to more.
Eight year old Jennifer Boorer has been riding at uplands since she was 4 years old and has been loaning one of the uplands ponies for over 2 years, ‘I love uplands because everybody is friendly and helpful, I really enjoy lessons with Sam, being part of a group lesson and different trotting exercises are so much fun, Sam doesn’t let anyone worry about their riding , I am always told getting things wrong is ok, as long as I have tried, mistakes give us something to improve on. I especially love the summer shows, all the riders and their horses look very smart, the judges are friendly and the classes enjoyable. I can’t wait for this year’s shows !
The riding school is home to 19 horses and ponies, a mixture of breeds, a range of sizes and very different characters, each horse has a loaner to assist with the care and management of their horse, they also help run the yard with Samantha’s Husband and daughters, all contribute to the friendly atmosphere at Uplands from the moment they step foot on the yard.
Another Rider at Uplands, Carole Wilton wrote, I started riding again at Uplands about 3 years ago. I rode in my teens and hadn’t ridden for over 30 years so you could say that I was a bit rusty and needed to gain confidence as well as fitness! The confidence was helped by Sam the owner of Uplands who taught me not just how to ride again but how to tack up and care for the horses. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and i look forward to my weekly trip up to Uplands in all weathers. It is my weekly tonic!!
We are lucky to have a Rubber sand School to hold lessons in with a variation of jumps, if you prefer to be a happy hacker uplands is based within the north downs so perfect for those scenic hacks, with some beautiful views and surroundings, or just a trip to the pub ! In the Summer More riding surface becomes available with a working hunter field, showjumping field complete with a wall jump and a clear round course, there really is something for everyone at this fantastic yard.
Uplands riding school currently have an offer for Block bookings, if you book 10 lessons you will get the 11hth free.
For more details contact the yard direct 01233 712289 or 07761 740304 .
our current website is being updated but we have a new Facebook page up and running complete with the new price list and weekly updates from the stables, www.facebook.com/UplandsRidingSchoolLTD
We would love to hear from you !
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