Equestrian

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Wonderful facilities

Riding has been established at Millfield Prep School since 2003 and as a BHS Approved livery yard and riding school, offers a fully comprehensive riding experience for riders of all abilities aged 5 to 13 years. Five full-time members of staff live in the farmhouse on site, and the whole riding centre is on campus within easy walking distance from the School and boarding houses.

We currently have stabling for 15 ponies, located in a picturesque converted farmyard with a modern barn stabling system as well as conventional stables.

Our first-class facilities include two all-weather arenas sited adjacent to the stables, one 20m x 42m flood lit outdoor arena - installed in April 2011 - Euro Track, and one 50m x 35m all-weather outdoor arena with sand and rubber surface.

We also have onsite, off road hacking, a selection of cross country jumps, round pen and all year turn out - with individual turnout easily catered for.

Warm and spacious male and female changing rooms and a secure and organised rug and trunk room ensure that pupils can transfer between riding and their school studies with ease.

Opportunities for pupils with or without ponies

Pupils can keep their pony on full livery at the yard and for pupils who are considering buying a pony in the future, a selection of our school horses are availiable on loan. We also provide a number of school horses to cater for those who wish to ride as a hobby once a week.

Lessons are scheduled before school, at lunchtimes and after school. Pupils of all standards are catered for.

Competitions and opportunities to learn

Pupils who have their own ponies at school and have attained the required standard of competence, attend competitions regularly throughout the term, including inter-schools competitions.

Stable Management

We offer BHS Junior Progressive Riding tests and hold stable management sessions at the weekend for those who wish to learn more about caring for horses.