Transport your little one back to the days of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with a Wild West adventure for kids. This children's Western pony riding experience is perfect for beginners and features a one hour riding lesson on a pony; he or she will then get a certificate to take home afterwards to remember the day by. The budding cowboy or cowgirl will be taught how to lasso using cow-horns, before tucking into a Western-inspired feast of ranch burgers and beans. The pony riding experience kicks off with a safety briefing, followed by an introduction to the riding school's friendly ponies. Next up - it's time to saddle up for a Western-style pony riding lesson for kids.
At least once a month between April and October, mainly on Saturday afternoons or weekdays during school holidays.
Minimum age is 4, max 12. Max weight 14 stone. Unsuitable for people with visual or hearing impairments. Epileptics need a medical declaration signed by their doctor, any other disabilities must be declared prior to booking to check suitability.
If it's raining - this experience can be held mainly indoors but please bring appropriate wet weather clothing if it looks like rain.
Lasts around two hours, with one hour riding time (depending on group size on the day).
Numbers on the Day
There will be up to six people taking part.
Parents are welcome to watch all the action. Their lunch isn't included, but can be booked (at least three days in advance) directly with the venue for £5 per person.
Wear a long-sleeved top, long trousers (jodphurs if you've got them) and sturdy boots or shoes with a small heel. Don't wear trainers or flat shoes. If you've got a riding hat bring it along; if not, one will be provided.
Traffic congestion at Lyndhurst adds considerable time to journeys made at weekends or holidays. Burley Villa is a British Horse Association approved stables whose staff adhere to all guidelines set by them. Complete beginners welcome.