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Independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 - 18 in Somerset

For students who already ride, or who want to learn, Sidcot is a popular choice. Sidcot Equestrian Centre is a British Horse Society approved livery and riding centre and a registered Pony Club Centre with over 90 Pony Club members.

Our Equestrian Centre has an excellent reputation, and is friendly and welcoming to beginners and experienced riders alike. After a day’s study students often come to the stables to relax by taking care of the horses, riding or competing.

At the Centre you’ll find 21 stables, a 30 x 40 m floodlit outdoor school and some of the most beautiful countryside in England to ride across. Our facilities and standards of equine care are well known, as is the quality of our teaching.

For experienced riders

Students can loan one of the school’s horses, take a lesson, or go out on a hack. For those who bring their own horses, either from the UK or overseas, we provide first class livery services and make sure that horses get the highest standards of medical and daily care. For experienced students who want to develop particular skills, we offer specialist training including dressage, show jumping and cross-country. There are also regular opportunities to compete at the school and externally. School teams are frequently successful at NSEA competitions.

For beginners

For a student new to riding, Sidcot is the ideal place to start. We have a range of horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes, carefully chosen by our Equestrian Team to ensure that everyone has the right horse for their level of ability. Students can book weekly riding lessons and then, when they are more experienced, go out on a hack in our 160 acre estate.


Interesting facts:

Wellington Academy, founded in 2009, was Wiltshire's first academy. Located in Tidworth, the academy is an 11-18 non-selective state-funded school, sponsored by Wellington College, an independent school in Berkshire.
The President of the academy is HRH Duke of York...

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