Lessons & Hacking

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We can provide private and group lessons, pony days, groundwork and stable management sessions, hacking, trekking as well as a range of equine clinics from both in-house and visiting coaches such as Kim Peters and David Gatherer

Our goal is to provide tailored equestrian services using simple and ethical training solutions designed to help both horse and rider achieve their goals.

We also hold seasonal events and clinics hosted by external instructors - check our events, social media or get in touch to see what is coming up

Equine activities to suit everyone

We offer lessons from age 4 onwards, offering private, restricted and group lessons. If you have never ridden with us before, the first session begins as an assessment lesson, which will allow our coaches to get to know you, and offer you the best ideas for moving forward.

Our coaches are all BHS qualified, and we offer lessons for all abilities, sessions can include groundwork, lunging, flatwork, trick training, showjumping, cross country, lateral work, TREC, polocrosse and gymkhana games. We are so lucky to have such a variety of horses and ponies to teach you all of the above.

At ESR we believe that the care of the horse and stable management is just as important as riding and our focus is on our equine and clients' welfare. We believe our horses are equals and partners and aim to instil respect and empathy for them from the very start.

If you're keen to gain accreditation and learn more about management and handling, we offer accredited BHS and ABRS equitation and stable management blocks, covering subjects such as poisonous plants, health and safety, breeds and colours, with riding tests from mounting and dismounting to riding lateral movements.

We do offer meet-and-greet sessions for children under the age of 4.

Please be advised we do have a 13-stone weight limit for riding.

Funding may be available depending on age, location and socioeconomic status.

Our hacking is varied, with both quiet country roads and open fields and moorland, all of which enable you to enjoy views over the Lammermuir Hills and Berwickshire coastline.

For those who have less riding experience or confidence, we can take you for a 30-minute stroll down our quiet lanes, or for those ready for a bit more, venture further afield to lovely farmland for a trot and a canter.

For our experienced adult riders wanting to live out their childhood dreams, we are lucky to be a stone’s throw from a range of beaches, with horses who love a gallop and a splash in the waves or a location of your choice.

We, unfortunately, cannot offer beach rides to those who are not confident in walk/trot/canter/gallop in open spaces, as our horses like to have fun on the 7-mile stretch at John Muir.

Please be advised we do have a 13-stone weight limit for riding.

Non-ridden, and with no knowledge of horses required, these sessions can be adapted to all ages and run as individual, couple, family or group activities.

With the patience of the horses and our practitioner to guide you, use mindfulness, sensory and self-care techniques to develop your inner calm, stay present and manage your day-to-day. It can also help you learn to improve communication, and teamwork skills and create healthy boundaries for yourself in a fun and friendly outdoor environment.

Horses are prey animals that don’t judge you, they see what's on the inside and are masters at mirroring your state; for example the calmer you are, the calmer the horse is.

Throughout the holidays, we can offer half and full-day Pony Camps for all ages which include not only riding and stable management but also games, teamwork and age-appropriate self-care sessions.

We also hold our own seasonal events as well as clinics hosted by internal and external instructors - with themes including showing, classical dressage, show jumping, TREC and liberty.

To see our latest clinics, pony days and competitions - check our events, and social media or get in touch to see what is coming up.

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Price List - as of Sep 2022

“We first went here when we were on holiday in Eyemouth. We had 6 children, all beginners and Dani not only accommodated us but made it the most wonderful and joyful experience. It was so wonderful that we have been travelling from Edinburgh for lessons ever since. It is my son's happy place. Since he has ASD it is so amazing to find a place as special as this where he feels at home.”