Welcome to Mountjoy Stables

Mountjoy Riding Stables is a delightful, fun, relaxed environment for ponies and children in Wiltshire. It is a licensed, insured riding school which was established in 1996.

Run by Carole and dedicated, experienced staff, the stables offer riding sessions for children aged 4 and over, mainly at weekends and during school holidays.  Many of the ponies at the stables have been here since young and have been brought on in a gentle though firm manner following horse whispering techniques.  Riders are encouraged to use voice commands, partly due to Carole's driving experience and the manner in which most of the ponies have been schooled.  We are proud of our ponies.  They all have their own individual character and are not kept for their looks, but are generally friendly, well - behaved and adorable.  Rides and lessons for children are held every Saturday, £15 for 50 minutes.  Sunday sessions are usually every 2 weeks, next one is 9th and then 23rd December for a Christmas themed session. The start time is 10.30am. The session runs for 2 hours and costs £18.  It consists of both riding and stable management. Note, on Sunday 23rd we will also run an afternoon 2 hour session, or bring lunch and stay for the day.

Part Loan a Pony: This scheme is aimed at children who are able to get to the stables more frequently and are keen to have more time to spend with a pony, both grooming and riding.  The cost is £100 per calendar month with an introductory charge (waived at present while the scheme is new) and riding is usually available at weekends and most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school.  Supervision is provided at set times and there is no requirement to look after the ponies as feeding, checking is done by us on a routine basis. The ponies will continue to do lessons in the riding school so it is like having a pony on loan and keeping them on a working livery basis.  

Special Events:  Activity days for children, the aim is to provide a fun day for children who have previously attended the stables and/or who have had an introduction to riding prior to attending.

Holiday fun days - usually Tuesdays in the holidays. Over Christmas this year the Tuesdays are difficult and we are looking at Thursdays, plus Friday 21st, riding as normal (except with tinsel) on Saturday 22nd and Christmas party session on Sunday 23rd, morning and afternoon. 

Specialist half day experience for adults and children.  Demonstrating and giving hands-on experience of 'join-up', horse whispering techniques and traditional schooling methods as used by Mountjoy riding stables. Includes grooming, leading and the option for children and lightweight adults to have a short ride. Perfect for gifts, £75 or discount for multi-buy, please ask for details.   Please note that this is an outdoor activity and our facilities are basic.  Once booked the experience can be postponed though and if found to be unsuitable a refund can be offered. If you are interested in last minute availabilities at a reduced rate please let me know.

Please note - we had an offer during summer with Groupon for the half day experience and may do that again next summer. 

Individual lessons available £25 for 40 minutes including half an hour riding, for children or lightweight adults, during off peak hours, subject to availability.  Children's birthday parties available, please ask for details. Mountjoy Stables is situated in Wiltshire.  Visits must be pre-arranged, please use the contact form. 

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