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I can thoroughly recommend a teaching holiday at Five Saints. Nikki is a brilliant teacher and the horses are fab. I never thought that I would learn so much in such a short time as I hadn't even stood by a horse before, let alone ridden one. It was a superb introduction to horses and riding in a lovely relaxed environment and needless to say I am now very keen to do more!
Sarah

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Learn to Ride / Teaching Holidays

These breaks have been a great sucess so we are continuing to offer our learn to ride/teaching programme for riders over 18 years old (younger students can be taken by arrangement). This package is aimed at total beginners to intermediate riders. The course covers the basic skills of horse riding and general horsecare & safety. You will also recieve a folder with all your course handouts.

Novice to intermediate riders in addition to covering the above course will be taught at their own level, please advise us of any areas you would like to improve in either flatwork or jumping.

Your week holiday ( 6 nights ) includes your accomodation, riding, snack lunches, tea/coffee anytime. Evening meals can be booked for the week in advance at a supplement of £100 per person. You may also book an extra nights stay and full day picnic ride at an additional cost of £100 per person.

Teaching holidays are available throughout the year excluding August, Easter & end of May bank holiday & 1/2 Term Week.

Please note that although lessons are quoted as 1 hour they can go on longer so we achieve our aims. The programme can also be changed on any day to suit your requirements, safety and weather conditions.

Mini Break

Your course will include the following:

  • 3 nights B&B
  • 3 x 1 hour riding lessons (flat or jumping, lunge lessons are for half hour)
  • 1 hour ride & stable management lessons.

You can book an additional night & full day pub/picnic ride at £100 per person.

Evening meals can be booked at £20 per person for 2 courses & coffee.

Week teaching holiday

Evening meals can be booked for the week in advance at a supplement of £100 per person.

You can book an additional night & full day picnic ride at £100 per person.

Your course will include the following:

  • 6 nights B&B
  • 4 hour lessons (flat &/or jumping)
  • stable management lessons.
  • 2 x 1 hour rides
  • 1 full day pub ride
  • Lunches (excluding lunch at the pub), tea/coffee.
  • Competency test either dressage test or showjumping course

Week Teaching Holiday Itinerary

Arrival

Arrival between 5-8pm. We will show you to your ensuite room, you have your own private entrance & garden. Evening meals (if required) are served at approximately 8p.m. Induction to your course

Day 1

Stable management
How to catch, tie up & groom your horse. Tacking up ready for your lesson. NB.This will be practised at the beginning of each day throughout your stay in addition to further stable management lessons, as will untacking and turning out your horse.

Riding
Stable management (as above)

Lunch

Riding
1 hour lesson

Stable management
How to untack and safely put tack away & prepare your horse for turnout.

Day 2

Stable management
Parts of the Saddle & Bridle

Riding
1 hour lesson

Lunch

Riding
1 hour forest ride

Day 3

Stable management
Tack Fitting & Safety of Tack & Safety equipment

Riding

1hr lesson

Lunch

Riding
1 hour forest ride

Stable management
Colours & Markings

Day 4

Stable management
How to identify types of horses and ponies.

Riding
Day ride to the pub at Caio. A relaxing day to enjoy the countryside. We will stop at the Brunant Arms at Caio for a pub lunch (not included). We will plan to be back at Five Saints at approximately 4 - 4.30pm.

This may change to a different day if it falls on a Saturday/Monday/Tuesday and will be exchanged for lessons or a shorter ride if we think this ride will be too challenging for your ability.

 

Day 5

Riding
1 hour lesson

Lunch

Competency Test
Not quite as serious as it sounds just a bit of fun at the end of your weeks holiday. For beginners/novice riders this will be a further lesson to go over what was achieved on the course or a very basic dressage test whichever you prefer. For intermediate riders this will be a dressage test or showjumping course, whichever we have been working on.

Departure

Breakfast 9.00. Leave at your leisure after breakfast.

Five Saints Riding Holidays

Week/Mini Breaks
Week or just a short break, you will ride a mix of half and full day rides...


Five Saints Riding Holidays

Learn to ride
Not just for total beginners this holiday is also for people who would like to improve their riding. Ideal for beginners - intermediate riders. The programme is totally tailored to your ability. Available as either a week/mini break


Five Saints Riding Holidays

Farmhouse Parties
For groups of 6 - 12 who would like exclusive use of our facilities. Great for hen/stag parties. Over 18's only

Get in touch...

nikki@fivesaints.com
t: 01558 650580

Gilfach Farm, Pumsaint
Nr.Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire
Wales, SA19 8YN