Christmas Closure dates:
We will be closed on: Saturday 24/12/2022, Sunday 25/12/2022, Monday 26/12/2022
Friday 30/12/2022, Saturday 31/12/2022, Sunday 01/01/2023 and Monday 02/01/2023
We would like to take the opportunity to wish all our clients and families a lovely festive period and to give huge thanks for all your support.
What's happened this month:
In the past couple of months, we have two new horses, one which is specifically for disabled riders who we hope will be with us for many years to come. The other is for our able bodied riders who is proving to be a lovely lad and is doing well in he's schooling.
We continue our search for new horses and also additional staff. If you know of any horses who you may think would be possibly suited for our riding centre or someone who would like to work with us, please do send us an email.
Leybourne Grange continues to look for any voluntary "handy persons", if you think you would be able to help in fixing a fence, doing some painting, mowing, strimming and other help around the centre, please do give us a call or use the contact us form to send an email.
Our prices have from the 1st November increased for all lessons, this is due to the increases in just about everything! Electricity being a contributor, together with feed, shavings, shoeing, veterinary and the cost of maintenance for our centre overall. We have not had a price increase in lesson costs for a number of years. unfortunately, some of this cost will be passed to our clients in order to continue with the fabulous work our centre and staff provide.
Disabled Group Lessons: will rise to £12, Semi-private disabled lessons to £15, Private disabled lesson to £20
Able bodied Lessons: Group Lesson will rise to £20, Semi-private lesson to £22, Private lesson to £25
Hat hire: will rise to £1.
COVID Update 25/11/2022:
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND YOUR LESSON IF YOU HAVE COVID OR COVID SYMPTOMS.
If a member of your household has covid and you do not have symptoms you may attend your lesson, please do not attend with a person who has symptoms.
We are continuing to contact clients who have requested addition to our waiting list and are slowly moving forward with new clients. We have a long waiting list and will contact people on the waiting list if we have any one off riding availability. Please note when paying on arrival for your lesson we do not have any card facilities therefore we only accept Cash and Cheques.
Please remember that we have a 48hr cancellation policy, if your lesson is not cancelled with 48 hours notice you will be expected to pay for the cancelled lesson.
We have restarted most lessons, but need to gain an additional member of staff before we are back to our full lesson plan, we continue to have a long waiting list, people who regularly cancel without a good reason will not be able to retain their regular lesson. we will continue to place clients on our waiting list as requested, but it may be some time before a lesson is available which you may be able to attend.
During Covid and beyond - we have signed up to Smile Amazon - when your purchasing goods on Amazon - using this link will enable LGRCD to receive 0.5% of your purchase price as a donation to our riding centre from Smile Amazon. Can we please ask you all to click on the link, sign up and type in the Charity Search bar 'Leybourne Grange Riding Centre' - select this as your charity. You can save the Smile link to your favorites menu - using this link (not the normal Amazon link) each time your Amazon shopping will really help to support us. Thank you so much from all of us at LGRCD
Supporting us: Over the past year we have only had a small percentage of riders who have been able to attend lessons due to the ever changing Covid situation but the cost of keeping our horses remains the same. If you would like to make a donation to help towards the horses keep we have a PayPal Donation account - the link is at the top of this page. Just a few examples of prices:
Bag of carrots = £1, Bale of hay = £6, Feed = £10, large round bale of hay they have in the field = £40.
Of course, we know this year has been tough for many people and will continue to be so, but we would appreciate any help you are able to give, please support the centre while shopping on line at Easyfundraising and AmazonSmile. Thank you so very much.
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Please can we remind all riders/parents/carers that we have a 48hr cancellation policy. We are a self funding charity - and as such we need to ensure we have money coming in to pay for all of our expenditure. Failure to provide 48 hours notice of cancellation will result in the payment for that lesson being expected at the following lesson.
If you are not able to keep your regular lesson then please speak to a member of staff.
If you change your mind and no longer want your lessons then please phone us, leave a message or send an email from our contact page to cancel your future lessons.
We will not hold any spaces unless you have contacted us.
We are open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 5:30pm. All lessons must be booked via telephone or in our office, we do not take lesson bookings or cancellations via this websites email. Please give us a call on 01732 872844 to discuss your requirements. Lesson prices are available on the Riders tabs above together with information about suitable attire to wear for a lesson. We look forward to seeing you.