Escorted hacks can be booked by regular clients and course attendees. You must be at least 12 years of age and competent at walk and trot.
We are sorry that we cannot offer one-off hacks, but it is important that we know the rider and their abilities before taking them out, for their own safety and the welfare of our horses.
If you have to cancel your lesson, please try to give us 24 hours’ notice. This allows us to offer the place to another rider.
For this reason, we have to charge for any cancellations made less than 24 hours before the lesson start time.
We sell books of tickets for class lessons. If you buy a book of tickets you pay for 10 class lessons and get one free.
For details of any other special offers check our Events & News Page.
Body protectors are designed to absorb impact from a fall or kick from a horse. The only time we insist that a rider wears a body protector is if they are taking part in a course or clinic held outside in our jumping paddock.
However, we strongly recommend that children wear them when riding and that all clients wear them when jumping.
All lessons take place in one of our two indoor schools, so inclement weather is not a problem. In the event of heavy snow, contact us before you set off to check what conditions are like here. However, we are situated on a rural bus route so Hollins Road and Lumbutts Road are usually cleared and gritted. We advise you not to use Woodhouse Road in icy and snowy conditions as the steep hill can be treacherous.
If you want to attend one of our courses, we are happy for you to use one of our horses at no extra cost.
Don’t worry, all lessons on our courses are planned so that individuals can work at their own pace.
Group lessons are generally conducted in ‘open order’ rather than as a ‘ride’, so you are all working individually and can spend more or less time practising different elements according to your needs.
Yes, of course. Our instructors will be happy to provide advice and support and, if needed, we can arrange extra help and tuition. Being able to work with other horses in a safe environment will be a positive learning experience for him.
Yes, we have a car park where you can park your wagon or trailer for the duration of the course.
Please refer to the directions on our Contacts page for a wagon-friendly route to the centre.
Yes, the large arena is available for private hire, with jumps if required, when not being used for lessons.
It is also available for hire to local riding clubs.
Get in touch to find out about availability and prices.
Yes, you can buy gift vouchers for riding lessons from reception.
Although there are lots of cheap hats available on-line, we always recommend going somewhere where you can try on different hats and have them fitted by an expert. Different types of hats are different shapes. For example, traditional velvet-covered riding hats tend to be oval in shape, but jockey-style helmets tend to be rounder in shape.
The style of hat you buy is up to you, but it must meet the following minimum standards: PAS 015 with CE mark
Children’s hats are cheaper because prices are VAT free, but they go up to large sizes and will often fit adults too!
There are several equestrian retailers in the local area:
Naylors Superstore, Rochdale www.naylors.com
For riding wear other than hats and body protectors (which must be fitted by an expert) there are lots of on-line retailers too.
If you are a client, your regular instructor will be happy to discuss this with you, e.g. what your requirements are and how to go about looking for a suitable horse or pony.
You should always get a 5-stage vetting carried out on any horse that you are interested in buying.
Pop your question into the box below and we will try our best to get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, call us on 01706 812 736.
My Instructor Kate is the best, as she gets the best out of me, with lessons that are challenging and fun. I’m left very satisfied and looking forward to learning more. All possible thanks to well cared for chosen horses.
As a livery at Longfield, I feel that my horse is kept in safe hands and i have mountains of knowledge and help around me!
Having been a contented 'happy hacker' for many years I had developed several bad habits and needed some professional input... What a find Longfield Equestrian Centre has been! Well cared for, happy contented horses, great facilities and a truly wonderful, friendly and helpful staff. My instructor Kate has been superb. Taking time to understand what i want from the lessons, she has a great way of explaining things, is happy to answer any questions and has worked with me to improve my riding position and skills. I would not hesitate in recommending Longfield Eqestrian Centre to anyone.
I've been riding at Longfield for 7 years and I’ve never gone a lesson without learning something new. The best thing so far was going to the Pony Club championships in 2010, it was ace!