Find Your Level

Moor Farm Stables is just a fifteen-minute drive from campus and plays host to a lessons programme accommodating riders of all levels. Use the table below to help you find the group that suits you best. Don't worry, you can swap around until you find the right spot. Feel free to message us to discuss where you might fit in best.

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Beginner Intermediate Advanced
Ridden before
Able to walk and trot independently
Started canter work
Confident walk, trot & canter
Jumping small fences up to 80cm
Lesson Dates Tuesday at 12pm
Saturday at 2:30pm
Thursday at 4pm
Friday at 1pm
Tuesday at 5pm
Thursday at 2pm

Beginners: Never ridden before at all/have ridden a few times/rode many years ago. Learning to walk, trot and starting to canter.
Intermediate: Can ride independently and is confident in walk, trot (sitting and rising) and canter. Working towards a more balanced seat and learning to jump small fences (up to 80cm).
Advanced: Must be balanced and confident in all paces (walk, trot, sitting trot, canter) with or without stirrups. Be able and confident to jump fences (up to 90cm). You will learn/establish lateral work and improve the horse’s way of going as well as your own.

What to Wear

Don’t let not having the equipment hold you back! Riding hats, boots, and body protectors can all be borrowed from Moor Farm, free of charge. We recommend wearing a long sleeve top if possible, and if you don’t own jodhpurs, wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings (anything without a seam).

Lesson Payment

Prices: We are incredibly pleased to be able to offer a one hour lesson (including transport & equipment hire) for £20! Moor Farm have very kindly offered us a special rate, as they are committed to increasing participation in equestrian sport!

Payment for lessons and training MUST be made before you ride, using the relevant link below. Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to ride until you have paid. Don't worry, all lessons cost the same, but we have separated the links to make our Treasurer's life easier!

Please note - You must be a member of the Riding Club in order to participate in lessons. Membership can be bought online through the Warwick SU website, alongside the necessary offsite sports club fee. You will not be able to have a lesson unless you are a member for insurance purposes.

FAQ

How do I sign up for a lesson?

  1. Follow the link at the top of the page. The form will be live from Monday to Friday for the following week and lessons are assigned on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Fill in the form with your name, student number, what lesson you would like to be in, your phone number, email, and whether or not you can drive.
  3. Check your emails on Monday for a confirmation email from Emily, this will let you know who will be driving you as well as who else is in your lesson.

When do I find out if I have a place on the lesson?

Annie will email you on Monday letting you know whether you have a place in the lesson. If you do not receive a conformation email, you unfortunately don't have a place in that weeks lessons.

How much will a lesson cost me?

Lessons cost £20 each. This includes travel to and from campus and then an hour lesson. This needs to be paid for after the lesson confirmation and before the lesson, or you will not be able to take part. Lessons must be cancelled 24 hours in advance or the full amount will be payable. When lessons are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, it may be possible to take the payment forward onto another lesson.

I have a car and can drive lessons, can I get a discount?

No, but your petrol will be reimbursed (see below).

So, how do I cover my petrol costs if I drive a lesson?

Driving to Moor Farm and back will cost £4.50 in petrol (£0.25 a mile), and this can be paid back to you in full.

Can I get lesson packages if I know I am going to be riding regularly?

Unfortunately we are unable to provide lesson packages so you will need to pay for each lesson separately.

How do I get a refund if I have booked a taxi to/from Moor Farm?

Please click the button below, fill out the form and our treasurer will get your refund sorted ASAP.

Drivers

All drivers for both lessons and teams will be reimbursed in full for petrol costs of £4.50 (£0.25 per mile). We have to process this through the SU, in order to do this we need you to:

  1. Fill in the following forms: (The vehicle registration form needs printing and giving to a member of the exec, please email us at [email protected] to arrange this)
  2. Collect a driver's card from the office at Moor Farm.
  3. Every lesson you drive, note down the date and type of lesson.
  4. When you want to claim your money back, give the card back to a member of the exec and we will fill in a money request form - the SU Finance Office will contact you when you can collect your money.
  5. Please contact us if you have any questions at all and we will get back to you as soon as possible.