With over 20 years as a BHS and ABRS Approved riding centre, Alstone Court offers a wide range of riding lessons from its equestrian centre in Somerset. So what will you get from Alstone Court during your riding lesson. You will receive a warm and friendly welcome and learn to ride in a safe and positive environment. Riding has a host of benefits, including: Stimulating mental co-ordination. Increasing mobility and body suppleness. Teaching an awareness of the needs of animals and their relationship with people. Strengthens muscles and improves posture. Improves fitness and self confidence. lesson The lesson plans we offer. ½ hours childs lesson – introduces the child to horse riding, teaches them the basics and gives the confidence needed to progress further. 1 hour childs lesson – builds on what they have already learnt and teaches all aspects of riding, they can join the pony club as we are a branch centre (see the pony club page) to increase their knowledge of horses and their care or could have additional lessons with Olivia and learn to jump. Hacking – for all abilities, we have 260 acres of farm land and ride along the banks of the beach and estuaries of the river Brue and Parrott. 1 hour lessons for adults – for those who want to return to riding or are absolute beginners, learn the basics and progress onto the discipline of your choice or ride just for fun! Private lessons – to improve on any aspect of your riding or to learn a new discipline (jumping, dressage) we offer private tuition that really aims to focus you and just you. What sorts of lesson structures do we offer? For all of our clients we offer lessons on a private or group basis. Lessons are tailored to meet all abilities and needs with assessments being given to make sure we understand your level and aspirations. Group lessons are small and we try to match riders of similar abilities as this helps to keep the lessons positive and moving forward. What sort of discipline do you want to try? For many of our riders they are happy just being on a horse, but for others they want to jump or do dressage or cross country. We can offer a mix of the disciplines and often integrate some jumping into our lessons if the riders want to do that. Alternatively we offer specific lessons aimed at jumping or dressage that takes you beyond our normal lesson plans. It is easy to book a riding lesson at Alstone Court We can take bookings via phone or email but cancellations must be confirmed over the phone.