Firhill Stables

About Lessons

We tailor make lessons to suit the individual. Contact us to discuss individual needs. We specialise in one to one sessions allowing our riders to maximise their learning experience.
Lessons take into consideration learning styles, confidence, age and ability. As sessions are one 2 one it is guided by the clients wishes and specific learning outcomes
We also cater for Physiotherapy referrals with our own Physiotherapist on hand to liaise with both client and instructor ensuring we are aware of limitations.


Our school is hired out to local riders for training and clinics. We have numerous instructors that are experienced in Natural horsemanship to Horse agility, dressage and show jumping.

School Hire is 7.50 per person/per horse with an additional charge of £5.00 for use jumps.

We can be contacted via the website or telephone for bookings.

Young riders

Pony Parties!
Birthday Parties at Firhill or suitable home venues depending on space and age of children can be facilitated.
Music and PA provided plus prizes and activities throughout the event.
Catering is not supplied.

For adults

Social rides, pub rides,guides and holidays available.
Re-schooling and starting of young stock. Happy housewives group on Thursday
Ongoing support and training for all.

Normal price Member price
1 hour private lesson £30 £25
30 minute private lesson £25 £20
1 hour group lesson £25 £20
Lesson and hack £40 £30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Horse management day £40 £35 (10am - 2pm)
Hacking £30 £25
Training + lesson £50 £45 (training for exam work) (10am - 2pm)
Therapy session hourly rate £30 £25 (Non riding or riding)
£40 £35 (10am - 2pm)

For children

Normal price Member price
1 hour private lesson £30 £25
30 minute private lesson £25 £20
1 hour group lesson £25 £20
Lesson and hack £40 £30 (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Own a Pony day £40 £35 (10am - 2pm)
Hacking £30 £25
Doddles £25 £20 (30 - 40 Minutes)
Training + lesson £40 £35 (Training for exam work)
Therapy session £30 £25 (No riding)

Special offers

Lesson Vouchers and members rates Birthday and Christmas cards

What we offer

For adults

  • Reduced rate lessons
  • Horse owners certificates
  • Training for NVQ ,BHS, ABRS examinations
  • Apprenticeships
  • Confidence building
  • Competitions
  • Off road hacking
  • Pub rides
  • Re schooling
  • Holiday care
  • Social events
  • Lessons in preparation for competitions
  • Visiting instructors
  • Behaviour Clinics
  • Clipping and trimming service
  • Day trip sharing

For families

  • Help with buying suitable horses and ponies for your family
  • Advice and training looking at your suitability for purchasing your first horse
  • Training to prepare for above
  • Ongoing support
  • Holiday care to ease the responsibilities you face

​Our Pony pals

  • Club membership
  • Reduced rate lessons
  • Competitions
  • Own a pony days
  • Pony Pals fun days, picnic rides, birthday parties, progressive riding badges


  • NVQ in horse care
  • Horse owner's certificate
  • BHS stages and Qualifications
  • Grooms Certificates
  • ABRS Qualifications
  • All possibly leading to employment in the industry

The benefits of riding for all:

Our core skills

  • Balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Sense of achievement
  • Mobility
  • Muscle fitness/relaxation
  • Posture
  • Concentration issues
  • Motor skills
  • Fitness
  • Freedom
  • Fun
  • Healthy environment
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Problem solving
  • Exploration
  • Rapport
  • Friendship
  • Positive experiences
  • ach individual has the option of holding an activities file
  • Outline of skills that each wishes to achieve in both the long and short term
  • These will be updated each session and the student regularly receive feedback in progress
  • Monitoring, mentoring and goals can be flexible