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Summerhouse is a family owned business set up in 1978 by Sheila and John Weston and run by their daughter, Helen Gallop and granddaughter, Sara Gallop.

Helen holds the BHSI, is a BSJA course builder, a BHS examiner, an internal and external verifier and a Pony Club Examiner. Sara holds the BHSII, is a BSJA course builder and has an excellent competition record in British Dressage at National and Championship level. We have professional, fully qualified instructors including 1 BHSI, 3 BHSII's and 10 BHSAI's.

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced rider, we have the horses to suit you. We offer the chance for you to loan or own a school horse. A great way of having the experience of your own horse without the outlay. We also have a Pony Club for children without ponies and run summer camps every year. Our birthday and mini pony parties are very popular. The yard is home to 50 horses - ranging from Barbie our 26 inch miniature pony & Chester the 12hh lead rein pony to Saab our 17.3hh Shire Cross & Vince a 17.1hh Dutch Warmblood who is one of our Grand Prix dressage schoolmasters. We have horses to suit everyone's needs, whether riding for the first time or training towards BHS exams.

Facilities include 2 Indoor Arenas, 25m x 75m; an Olympic Size Outdoor Arena, Cross Country Course, heated viewing gallery, show office, 2 classrooms and Computer suite.

There are various activities held at the centre that range from lessons, competitions, clinics, to fundays and pony club camps. We pride ourselves in being a friendly, approachable yard whilst maintaining a very positive attitude to attainment and achievement.

We can help you train towards many qualifications as we are an NVQ training supplier and BHS 'Where to Train' centre for all exams up to BHSI. We hold training courses for each level every month. We also run First Aid, Assessor, Internal Verifier and Transport Qualification Courses.

We are a competition centre for British Dressage and BSJA and we also run Unaffiliated dressage and show jumping every month. We have 2 competition sets of show jumps and a cross country course. The Olympic outdoor arena is available for hire for shows, rallies and all kinds of outdoor activities.

Summerhouse is 5 separate centres in one:

  • Riding School
  • Training & Exam Provider
  • Summerhouse Pony Club
  • Competition & Show Centre
  • Livery & Loan

We look forward to welcoming you to the centre and providing a unique environment to achieve your goals & dreams. If you have any questions about our services please contact us on  01452 720288  - Our team are here to help. You can purchase everything in our shop from Lessons to Pony Parties!