Fat Pony Backpackers & Riding Center

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Horse Riding | Lessons | Outrides | Camps

Passion for horses

Owner Lorna Hardie is keen to share her passion for and knowledge of horses
She is a certified BHSAI and EQUASA instructor and has been an instructor for more than 40 years, starting at North Herts Equitation Centre, north of London.

Beginners Lessons

Individual or group lessons once-off or regular
Very suitable for kids
Safe environment with well-trained horses and patient instructors


Advance Lessons

Grouped according to riding level, or individual lessons
Dressage, jumping, equitation, showing
Qualified and experienced instructors

Practice Shows

Run according to same rules as affiliated shows
Suitable for all levels of riders
Great to introduce novice horses


By prior arrangement
Accompanied by experienced riders
Lovely surroundings such as sunset rides

Monique and chaka


Approach based on care and homestead lifestyle
Open for regular and new clients, and also organised for closed groups
Secure and homely environment (parents can stay over too)