Riding Tuition, BUCS and Schools Training

Summerhouse is the perfect place to develop your training in any area of equitation. We have a highly qualified equine team with both competition and industry experience, who will encourage positive and progressive learning to help you perform at your best. With the help of our top-class facilities, you also have the opportunity to practise in the perfect environment.

With a wide range of horses, we have something to suit any ability or type of rider. There are no limits to our tuition services.

Summerhouse also benefits from partnerships with BUCS, Pony Club and the British Horse Society which help provide structure and motivation for our clients’ tuition. For example, our Young Equestrians Club has a key focus on pony club badges and riding tests which encourage our clients to aim high and exceed their own expectations.

We offer riding tuition seven days a week, with daytime and evening classes available. Private, shared and group sessions, including lunge lesson and stable management sessions, are all on offer. If you have any specific requests, we are open to suggestions, please do ask. We also run specific exam training, intensive training days, as well as training towards competitions, and offer an annual in-house Summer Show, there really is something for everyone!

Lesson Costs

Training Packages For Universities & Schools

We currently run weekly training groups for Bath, Bristol, UWE and Gloucestershire Universities as well as offering intensive training days for Universities that have further to travel such as Swansea University who come to us for the quality of instruction and schoolmaster horses.

We can organise weekly sessions to fit in with university recreational sports activities. We train 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams as well as holding introductory trial days, team selections, organising and running regional BUCS competitions, providing facilities and horses for the entire event. We also arrange home friendly competitions and festive fun days. Anything is possible, just ask!

We offer discounts for students and regular riders, including our 10 lessons for the price of 9 offer, daily Facebook deals and seasonal promotions.

Summerhouse can even facilitate your entire event providing all of the following and more:
  • Indoor and outdoor, dressage arenas including set up
  • BS Show Jumping Course 
  • Professional course designed by qualified BS Course Builders
  • Warm up arenas and relevant equipment
  • Horses for the entire day for all sections (ranging between Stage 2 – Stage 4, schoolmasters and BHSI level)
  • An Events Co-Ordinator for the day
  • Qualified first aider for your event

We will make sure everything is prepared and sorted prior to the event, as well as the running of the show on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. Please contact us for a competitive quote

“Situated in Gloucester, Summerhouse brings BUCS & Recreational riders much closer to one another, one of the reasons for our move. Summerhouse offers something for everyone, from schoolmasters to beginner horses. Therefore, throughout the year we will be hosting clinics and competitions, as well as lessons at Summerhouse. All the instructors are fully qualified and have their unique ways of teaching and make every lesson fun! We can’t wait for all of you to come and share the Summerhouse experience!” – UWE riding club

Just For Schools

We arrange weekly riding sessions, stable management lessons and activity days for the following local schools:

  • Cheltenham Ladies College
  • Cheltenham College
  • Cotswold Chine School
  • Dean Close Prep School
  • Dean Close Senior School
  • Wycliffe College

We run an in-house award system, giving each and every individual student structure and guidance. We can also offer advanced training for teams, competition preparation and can organise mock competition days. Further to offering riding tuition, we also offer top class livery, schooling and training for your horse or pony. Our dedicated competition yard can help with training for both horse and rider when busy during term time, or aid during the school holidays.

Pony Club and Young Equestrian Activities

Pony Club is open to anyone between the ages of 5-18 If you love horses, enjoy riding and spending time with them, then the Pony Club is for you. Please see the Pony Club website – www.pcuk.org for membership forms.

Saddle Club is a unique chance to gain the knowledge and practical skills of taking care of a pony. Every month there is a Badge Day which is an opportunity to earn a badge to prove your skills and knowledge on the chosen subject.

In Saddle club there is also training provided to work towards the care section of the Pony Club Tests which range from E Test (basic level) – A Test (highest level). The Pony Club tests have practical and riding elements. These practical skills are covered in Saddle Club.

Young Equestrians is a programme created the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) in collaboration with The Pony Club. Thanks to Sport England funding, the project encourages young people aged 13-18 to reconnect and engage with equestrian sport.

Summerhouse is also home to Barbie, Sparkle and Beauty, our 3 American Miniature horses – The trio are the perfect birthday party hosts and are available to make your birthday dreams come true.

Pony Club Timetable

Young Equestrian Activities

Party Packages

Riding Information

I acknowledge that riding is a risk sport and participation may hold potential danger, and that all horses may react unpredictably on occasions. I understand that I must obey the instruction of the ride escort or instructor. 24 hours notice is required to cancel or rearrange a lesson horses are not guaranteed“ you may be asked to ride inside or outside.


I confirm that I have read and understand the terms and conditions (which can be found in the welcome pack, on request at Reception or on our website www.summerhouseequestrian.com) and to the best of my knowledge all the above details are correct.

This form must be completed by a parent or guardian of riders under the age of 16. By submitting this form you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy that can be found at www.summerhouseequestrian.com


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Summerhouse Equestrian
Bath Road, Hardwicke,

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