Welcome to The Kiln Equestrian Centre, in Farnham, Surrey. We offer a livery service and professional tuition in classical riding not just pony rides! The Kiln EC offers exam training, facility hire, clinic and competition venue, horse schooling and livery as well as riding lessons and hacking on talented reliable home-trained horses and ponies.
We are pleased to announce that our new 60 x 30m indoor riding arena with waxed surface, completion of our upgrading and resurfacing of our 40 x 20m outdoor riding area will be complete ready for Saturday 8th March. We will soon be finished with upgrading our carpark and with the addition of 18 new specially commissioned stables to replace some of our former stables and. We hope these new facilities will make Kiln an even more exciting and rewarding place to ride, train and keep horses in 2014.
We welcome all horse lovers from 5 years through to mature people looking to ride for pleasure and everything in between! We also train experienced riders to improve their dressage, showjumping or cross country skills together with apprenticeship schemes and train people towards the British Horse Society exams for all those wanting to work in the horse industry.
- We work alongside Guildford College and land based training providers such as Keits to enable National Vocational Qualifications through Modern Apprenticeship Schemes in horse riding and stable management examinations and practicals for many young students and have done this since 1992.
Originally, Kiln Stables was born in the mid eighties in Farnham when it formed a base for the Farnham Riders Club. We were used to running many competitions and rallies in and around the area at Tweseldown, Merrist Wood College in dressage, show jumping and cross country jumping. Increasingly I was asked to give riding lessons to children and adults in the Farnham area so I established the Riding School in 1990. This grew and then excelled as a British Horse Society Centre in Badshot Lea, Farnham which was known as Kiln Cottage Stables. We stayed there until 2005 when we felt that we needed a better facility to ride in the forest without riding on the road so we moved to Holt Pound, Farnham situated near Alice Holt Forest, Frensham Common and The Bourne Woods. It is a beautiful Farnham location for all riders wishing to enjoy group or private riding lessons or the English countryside.
We have trained many riders and horses over the last 23 years and have about 27 horses available now ranging from 17hh event or dressage horses down through to general cobs and then small ponies for the children. Most of the horses here have been with us a very long time and know their job. The companionship and team spirit of all that come into contact with horses is held here in abundance. We are a very happy stables with a wonderful atmosphere for all to come with or without their own horse. If you have your own horse or would like one, you can find information about livery, breaking, schooling and shares under ”Horse Services”. Our training ethic is to be able to smell the ‘learning in the air’. Something that has been passed down through all the amazing trainers that have helped make Kiln Stables something special.
Trainers of note would be Pammy Hutton FBHS Talland and Pammy’s Mother’s books ’Thinking Riding’ by Molly Sivewright FBHS and lastly the late Ernest Scattergood, renowned Army Horseman RMP.
Chief Instructor BHSAI INT’T
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