Equestrian Centre

Standlake Ranch

It is with great relief that restrictions have been lifted and the riding school is fully open.  Most beginner classes for children are fully booked and names are being formulated on a waiting list.    Taster sessions during the holidays including registering, yard tour, helmet fitting, riding and grooming ponies at £25 for an hour will be scheduled in every  school holiday with the chance to be added to the waiting list if the children enjoy their experience.  Dates for next sessions are Friday 15th July 11-12pm, Friday 22nd July 2-3pm (now full), Wednesday 27th 2-3pm,Friday 29th July 2-3pm, Wednesday 3rd August 2-3pm, Wednesday 10th 2-3pm, Wednesday 17th 2-3pm.   Please make sure they wear comfortable clothes, boots or shoes with a small heel.   Cash in a named envelope please as we do not take payment by card.  Please text Angela to book or to check for other opportunities for lessons, hacks or birthday parties in this summer holiday.

Pony mornings are suitable for children over the age of 7 who have had some previous experience of riding.  Parents do not stay for these sessions that run from 10-1pm costing £40.  During the morning they learn and carry out pony care, ride twice, do gymkhana racing  and do some activities from the BHS Pony Stars Programme.  Dates for pony mornings are Wednesday 13th, Wednesday 20th, Friday 22nd, Tuesday 26th, Friday 29th of July, Tuesday 2nd August, Friday 5th, Tuesday 9th, Friday 12th, Tuesday 16th, Friday 19th, Tuesday 23rd, Friday 26th of August, Tuesday 6th September. 

Please text Angela to register interest for the above sessions on 07788591007 

Clients registered on the waiting list will receive priority seeking places after the holiday for regular lessons.

Association of British Riding Tests in Equitation and Stable Management are next scheduled for September


Standlake Equestrian Centre is one of Oxfordshire's long standing riding schools, with 24 years of successful teaching.  

The riding school offers horse riding lessons and nature trail rides.  Our school is well situated near Witney and Oxford.  Children's riding lessons are our speciality, minimum age for a taster ride is 4, regular weekly lessons is 6.  


Standlake Equestrian Centre has a purpose built indoor riding school and specialises in teaching children.  We have 8 stables, 40 x 20 covered arena, A 60 x 25 outdoor arena and 20 acres of beautiful nature trail rides, totally off road.


The horses and ponies are well schooled and ideal for teaching riding lessons with friendly qualified instructors, and normally a maximum of 6 people per class.   The Chief instructor is Suzanne Pillans (A.B.R.S. Prins dip & BHSAI) and freelance instructor Angela Jackson (A.B.R.S. IT). The riding school is B.H.S & A.B.R.S. approved.

The A.B.R.S. Equitation and Stable Management Tests are available to all horse riding students twice a year and all students are trained through the riding lessons to prepare for each test.  



Card payment is not accepted, please do bring cash in a named envelope

Horse riding on our woodland trails costs £25 for 30 mins private for a child or £30 for an adult private

Taster hourly sessions for newcomers £25 per hour  Pony mornings 10-1pm £40. 

Please phone Angela on 07788591007 to book your lessons or hacks, or email her on angelajackson1911@gmail.com