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Horse Riding Clothing Standards
For your comfort and safety it is required you wear a Hard Hat (to current BHS requirements) and suitable footwear must be worn to all horse riding lessons; footwear must have a smooth sole and a defined heel of 1/4 - 1/2"; shoes with buckles, platform or ribbed soles or high heels will not be permitted. Body protectors are strongly advised for jumping and mandatory for cross country. Thornton Park will provide a horse riding helmet, however riders taking up riding are advised to purchase their own. We regret that trainers and bicycle helmets are not acceptable.
All Horse Riding Lesson cancellations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance (we have a 24 answering machine in operation for out of office hours messages), if less than 24 hours notice, a cancellation fee of €10.00 for Private Lessons & €5.00 for all Groups & Pony Play Lessons will be charged.
Block Booking Discount & Gift Vouchers:
All Private Lessons may be purchased and paid in advance in a block booking for 10 weeks if required, a 5% discount will be applied. Gift Vouchers may be purchased online or alternatively are available for purchase at the reception during office hours.
All new clients at Thornton Park must complete a client information form on booking their first lesson. It is advised to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled horse riding lesson. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the first visit to Thornton Park in order to complete their details on the client information form.
We ride all year round regardless of the weather as both indoor and outdoor arenas are available.
To maintain a high standard of horse welfare it is necessary for us to impose an upper weight restriction on riders. Please contact the office regarding our upper weight restriction.
Group discount is given to schools or clubs with minimum of 6 riders, riding Monday to Friday
Thornton Park operates a No Smoking policy throughout its premises.
Horse Riding is a risk sport. We make every effort to ensure the safety of our clients and their property. Clients must accept the risk of personal injury or loss for whatever reason, while attending this equestrian establishment.
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