Riding school events - Chelmsford Equestrian Centre

Why not get involved outside of your lessons

Regular events just for our riding centre clients who might want to test themselves and enjoy more horse time

The Chelmsford Riding School has a host of horse riding events available for our clients ranging from pony rides through to pony camps. A brief description of some of the events can be found below:

Tiny Tots Own-A-Pony :Ideal event for children riding in our Tiny Tot lessons or beginner riders. Children will spend 30 minutes “on the ground” grooming their pony, followed by a pony ride. Suited to children aged 4 and 5.

Mini Own-A-Pony : Aimed at children riding in our lead-rein lessons, with an opportunity for riding, games, and the chance to groom your pony. Our minimum age requirement is 5 years old.

CEC Saddle Club Days : Saddle Up! Not only will you be able to practice your horse management and care skills, but you will also have a riding lesson and a field hack. You will have the opportunity to be assessed on what you have learnt and achieve a CECSC Rosette or Certificate at your level. Minimum age for this event is 7 years, and you must be a member of the CEC Saddle Club.

Handy Pony :Open to J3 riders and above. A fun event, demonstrating skill and control, where you ride your pony round an obstacle course against the clock!

Clear Round/Top Score :Open to J3 riders and above. Please note for Clients and Loans only, 2 rounds maximum. For Liveries riding their own horses: unlimited rounds.

3-day Pony Rally :This event is open to Clients riding at J1 level and above. You’ll be allocated your own pony for the 3 days. You will learn the basics in pony care; grooming and helping to take care of your pony each day. You will receive riding instruction every day along with games and activities.

3-Day Pony Camp :Open to Clients riding at J3 level or above. A fun packed 3 days of riding activities. Dressage, clear round, gymkhana games as well as daily care for your horse or pony. BBQ and sleepover night is Thursday when you’ll camp in the field under the supervision of our staff. You must be aged 10 on or before the 23rd August to stay over.

X-Country Training :Polish up your X-country riding skills over our permanent cross-country jumps. Riders will be divided into groups of similar ability. Open to J4 level riders and above; also open to liveries and external riders.


We cater for every level of rider from: Beginner to advanced Flat work to jumping Casual rider to exam candidates