Happy Hooves Riding Centre

We have moved! We are all excited that our new base will be at Ivy House, Skelton Wood End, Penrith. CA11 9UB.


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Welcome to Happy Hooves Riding Centre. We are situated in the heart of Cumbria just outside of Penrith, 10 minutes from junction 41 on the M6.

Located at Skelton Wood End the former racing yard of John Jo O’Neill. We are we open 4 days a week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays to provide high quality riding lessons, Family mini walk hacks, equine
therapy, and pony days to both children and adults.

We pride ourselves in being very friendly and family orientated by providing a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy. We cater for all levels of riders from the complete beginner through to the more experienced, we cater for riders from 2 years old through to adults.

We have a wide variety of horses and ponies to ride for all abilities which are fully trained to ensure both the safety and enjoyment to our customers.

All Staff are qualified and DBS checked to ensure your visit to us is enjoyable and to be able to progress your riding skills whether it’s for pleasure or to gain the confidence to compete in any equestrian discipline.

We are the only riding school in the area to have our own Horse simulator, the most advanced of its type in the world. Mr Williams can offer technical riding lessons to nervous or returning riders and beginners through to advanced dressage riders.

Mr Williams also has a RDA (riding for the disabled) programme specially installed who can benefit riders with cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and autism. We also offer our very popular ‘Pony Parties’ and we recommend you book early due to current demand. We have own affiliated Vaulting Club gymnastics on horseback

Please Note the maximum weight for riders is 14 stone (riders will be weighed at our discretion).

We hold the maximum 5 stars by Westmorland and Furness council. (Licence Number: 003427/23)

Contact Details

Happy Hooves Riding Centre
Ivy House
Skelton Wood End
CA11 9UB

Telephone: 017684 84545  or 07730 027740 (To book lessons contact Jo Allinson)

Email: info@happyhoovesridingcentre.co.uk

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All Our Activities…

Riding Lessons

Half Hour Family Hack

Own a Pony for a Day

Ride and Groom

Adults/Ladies Club

After School Club

Birthday Parties

Pony Days

Lead Rein Lessons

Riding for the Disabled

Group Lessons

Lunge Lessons


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