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We are one of the longest established riding schools in the Grimsby area. Established in 1948 by the Woodhead family in the grounds of Weelsby Old Hall.

We offer expert tuition to both beginner & advanced riders. We will help you improve your skills to whatever level you wish to achieve. We offer both full time and part time livery opportunities tailored to your needs.

We are a centre for The Pony Club & The Riding For The Disabled (R.D.A). We are approved & accredited by the British Horse Society (BHS), Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) and by The Pony Club as a Pony Club Riding Centre.

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Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 4th August at 16:35

Today has been a bit different .Up with the lark I found I had a bit of time on my hands before Jo came to organise me so i found my way into the porta cabin It has had a lot of use lately and is in urgent need of some TLC.The girls were all busy in the yard but I asked Yasmin and Jade if they could spare a few minutes .We all had a ball Jade was not very domesticated when we started but with Yasmin driving her very hard she became much more proficient and can now clean a room a good deal better than when she started. .The banter between them was hilarious and kept making me smile as I cleaned out the filing cabinet and started to sort the books out. I will have to continue tomorrow but at least we now have clean chairs tables fridge and floors .and Jade managed to clear out all Charlottes' family and even demolished her webbed home. Thank you girls I really enjoyed your company .

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 2nd August at 21:39

I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Lisa and Tracy for arranging Holly's belated 21st Birthday party .How everything came together on Saturday was nothing short of a miracle We had Canter Club as normal, rides through the day until 4.00pm..Tracy having some private lessons and Amy holding a group jumping lesson All the party people then came to finish setting up and Lisa spent the day setting up the yard ,fetching furniture in and the outcome was she got very sore feet with all the running round Tracy got all her lights shrubs and decorations arranged with the help of the staff and the end result was stunning. I would like to thank Gary, Kevin ,and Kevin's mum for all the help during the build up to Saturday YOU WERE ALL GREAT
I looked on as it was all happening and couldn't,t help but think how proud Jean would have been to see everyone working together to make sure Weelsby looked her best .I am also pleased Holly's granddad was here in Jan to give her a birthday kiss on her proper day.
I do hope all those kind enough to come enjoyed themselves God Bless.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 31st July at 17:05

I have had the most perfect and amusing day .This morning I judged the first week's course Dressage Test and I was very pleased with the children's efforts. They were quite surprised to see me in the driving seat but did they pull out all the stops and Dylan the only boy rode a lovely test on Ella to win and he also tied for the grooming award .I am wondering if his gran had been gently pushing him to strive harder It certainly paid off .he deserved it. All the children rode well and JJ with Casia did his very first test and was very good. As I have said they impressed me and there were smiles all round at the award ceremony, Thank you Clare for giving them such a good week I think the painting of the fillers team challenge was a gem of an idea and the children loved it
Now we await the little novice ones next week Jill has the weekend to prepare herself for the fun and games

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 30th July at 21:32

The children had a very enjoyable games afternoon all in fancy dress the theme I think was something to do with power as even Clare had her superman sweat shirt on. Berti is covered in glitter which really suits his colour but I think maybe a bath will be the order of the day tomorrow if its still there.
I really enjoyed showing them all how to learn their dressage test by drawing the movements on a piece of paper and then going over it with their fingers .If they can visualise it that way riding it becomes a lot easier.
They are a real lovely bunch and our lad Dylan is holding his own very well as is the youngest member here who has come on in leaps and bounds and is taking part in everything but I think she will sleep for a week after tomorrow as she usually only has a half hour ride and she is getting tired so we have to be careful she doesn't, overdo it
I do hope the weather holds out for their big day tomorrow.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 28th July at 17:11

First day of the four day courses and despite the most inclement weather the fact Ian was here all morning and over lunch doing a clinic everything went well and Clare was very pleased with her eager charges. The ponies on the whole were well behaved and I hope they remain so.
The riders turning up this evening have the pleasure of riding the horses and ponies who have not yet had an outing so it is all go here we love it
Samwise is off to Pony Club Camp at Brocklesby tonight to give a demo with Emma .I do hope the weather is a bit better for them and it doesn't,t get rained off. Emma also gives a talk on what it is like for her to ride with her disabilities .Its very interesting

Weelsby Park Riding School
Facebook IconFri 24th July at 17:38

What a lovely morning we have had and how dare it suddenly get so cold this afternoon and try and spoil it.
The first summer dressage took place this morning and it went very well indeed.The ponies are getting plaited and groomed to a much higher standard now .I think it is because more Mums are getting involved and helping the little ones to plait up and as I said to one of the dads when was he going to have a go he just had a good laugh over the idea. I was put on score sheet duty and I sat near the arena and watched the tests between the adding up and I must say the riding is improving all the time and I was very impressed. I will have to judge them at next weeks 's course competition I will enjoy that.
On Tuesday evening we had a visit from a pack [is that what they are called??] of cubs. There were 16 boys under 10 years old and Jill and Claire had a ball with them .They all had fun and games on the ponies, they shared 8 ponies between them and were a credit to their parents and Scout Leaders. a pleasure to have in the yard and at the end of their stay crisps ,biscuits and squash were enjoyed, by all. They are welcome back again anytime.
our next competition is the Dressage and Combined training 0n friday28th of August and we have been able to squeeze another pony for a day in on 26th Wed of the same week.

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Weelsby Park Riding School

We are one of the longest established riding schools in the Grimsby area. Established in 1948 by the Woodhead family in the grounds of Weelsby Old Hall.

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Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 21st July at 12:06

Getting organised today!

Dressage times for Friday
Class 1
10.00 Kate - Blue
10.08 Hannah - Berti
10.16 Abbe - Crystal
10.24 Laura - Indi
10.32 Ellie - Harvey

Class 2
10.56 Holly - Sam
11.04 Alexa - Midi
11.12 Jade - Ellie
11.20 Ellie-Jayne - Piper
11.28 Holly W - Crystal
11.36 Lucy - Indi
11.42 Maddie - Widget
11.50 Ebony - Sam
11.58 Olivia - Piper

Class 3
12.22 Jess - Lizzie
12.30 Ellie - Cody
12.38 Evie - Scout
12.46 Amelia - Magic
12.54 Anya - Widget
13.02 Lynne - Lizzie
13.10 Georgia - Cody

Prize giving will follow each class before the start of the next one.

Good luck to all the riders, if you want to pop in and get a copy of your test to practice at home come and see me....we would welcome any parents, grandparents etc., who would like to come and support the children.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 20th July at 13:36

Busy weekend .Izzy out doing great with Cherry and her results on Saturday got her into the finals on Sunday where she got into the line up with a very creditable 5th brilliant for them both.
Claire bombed off for the morning Sunday to let her daughter Evie show my welsh pony Scout in hand. Their very first effort and she came home with a 1st Best Handler a 4th and a 2nd.This is something foreign to Claire who is usually mounted when she competes but Jade stepped in and put Evie and Scout through their paces last week and by the results she made a good job of it Well done all concerned
Now for the exodus of people and ponies to Hartbury for the RDA Championships Julie Emma Karen, Sarah Lisa and Jackie all qualified and Samwise Smokey Jo and Cody were the horses concerned .Unfortunately Cody decided he had a poorly foot and although we got him all better in time he had missed being ridden and they decided not to risk it. Sam Peck very kindly offered Jago for the Sunday riders which was so kind of her .
A very tired Shirley rang me this morning with their results
Julie on Sam won her Freestyle and then became the overall champion She also won her N.C Test What super results. Shirley called her music test and it was her late husbands Brian's music and it was very emotional for her I would have been choked up as well I am so pleased she won with it
.Emma in her classes was 2nd Freestyle and 3rd national championships also on Samwise .
Karen was 3rd in her class N Champ.Samwise
Sarah 6th freestyle on Smoky jo
Lisa 3rd freestyle Jago
Jacky unfortunately out of the rosettes but at least she had a go.
Samwise is having a well earned rest today and a leg stretch in the field .What a lovely pony he is. Smokey was a very good boy and all were pleased with him.
It is now holiday time fine weather ordered please.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 15th July at 13:37

News Flash !!!!!!!!!!! Holly has been selected for the Senior British Eventing Team at the Europeans later this year. What a proud Grannie I am Well done Holly and Luke xxxxxx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 13th July at 23:39

Panic stations today when I realised that I have not got the rosettes in for the summer activities.There is nothing nicer than the smile on a child's face when they eventually manage to win a rosette and we love awarding them .I rang our usual supplier Rosettes Direct and they have promised me our order by the middle of next week, considering we have them specially made and named I think that is an excellent service .Di Brown called in and I roped her in to help me add up how many we required and our maths was a little ropey to start with Lets hope we have got it right !!!!

The entries for the dressage tests are coming in nicely but I would love more little ones to try class one. You can always ask your teacher if you can go through the test on your normal ride it would benefit all the others who are riding with you.
Albert and Harvey were really good boys on Sunday and Evie Claire and Jill turned them out beautifully Clair's plaits were very good and anyone wanting a lesson in turnout just ask the staff .The fare was a big success and I was very pleased to help.
The Tiny Trotters class on a Thursday is full and Kate is taking names for one on a Tuesday evening from 4 to 5.30pm .The children are really enjoying themselves and are soaking up the instruction as it is being done in a very friendly way and if I may say so they are having great fun learning.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 11th July at 20:24

Summer Activities.
July22nd Pony for a day
July 24th Dressage competition the usual three classes entries are being taken now .
July 28th to 31st four day course with Claire.[three places left]
Aug.4th to 7th four day course with Jill [one place left]
Aug. 11th to 14 th four day course Claire two places left this is the most advanced one.
Aug.18th to21st four day course with Claire this is Full.
AUG 24TH AND 25TH two day adult course Now ladies you have been pestering me to put one in for you now is your chance .
Aug. 26th Pony for a day
AUG 28TH COMBINED TRAINING t The dressage test will add towards your Championship scores.
Bank Holiday 31st Weelsby Show Day .This will be in house as we haven't the room for horse boxes schedule of classes will be on display soon .those wanting to take part must fill in their entry forms .
The rest of the days not mentioned are riding as usual and we are also going to have a Hobby horse Gymkhana so get busy making your horses this will take place on a Saturday morning mid August.

I do hope there is something here for everyone who wants to have a go .If some of you would like to go on a hack across the fields please let us know and we will try to oblige you thank you Glenys

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We have had a lovely visit this morning from the children at St Andrews Hospice - plenty of smiles all around !

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Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 9th July at 23:29

What a good day .Son Ian here and happy clients but a very full yard as the RDA were here all morning as well .Ian worked his visitors outside in the ménage and the RDA used the indoor school. Then off Ian went to continue his teaching at home in flaxton and to say hi to Heidi I don't think she has seen much of him lately. He is so much in demand The proud mother in me is so thrilled for him as he is now the official dressage coach for the Irish Eventing team so his ticket is booked for Rio
Amy has competed today at Hartbury and has ridden into second place in the grand prix with only Charlotte beating her. I believe she has now qualified for the championships. Well done Amy. We are still waiting to see what Holly has been up to.
I had a very intelligent chat to the members of the Tiny Trotters today and they were very busy telling me all the parts of a bridle .it was ace to hear them they really ought to have been awarded stars I must get Kate some to hand out. If they continue to learn like this and remember it all they will be streets ahead of the others.
Any more for the hack on Sunday Claire is really looking forward to taking you out Get in touch

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 8th July at 20:41

Very happy tonight as Holly has actually rung to see how Rupert is getting on without her and Ian has just arrived to have his clinic here tomorrow but has one lesson to do now.
I will have to forgive Holly as she got back from her weekend away and went straight to Adding ton for training with three of her horses and is off competing tomorrow ,she is such a busy young lady.
I am now seeing a light at the end of the tunnel with the paper work Jo took pity on me and came to my rescue with some of it she is a Saint in disguise and it has made it much easier for me.
The RDA riders who are going to the championships are very busy rehearsing for their free style tests for which music is essential and Shirley Kay has the task of trying to source all the music I don't envy her one bit I would hate the job as it has to suit both horse and rider. Just to make the task harder Cody decided to wave a hoof about and after three days of poulticing and a very welcome visit from farrier Simon, the hoof was treated and everything is now back on track and Cody will be fit to go.
On Sunday I am going to let Jill and Mollie take Harvey and Albert to the St James Fare this is a one off as I don't usually let the ponies do this sort of visit but the school was so good to offer the Choir to sing a Hymn at Allan's funeral that I find this a good way to say Thank You .He was head Choir boy there during the war years and was proud of his association with the school. I am full of these little snippets of information hope you don't mind sharing them with me Good Night

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 6th July at 23:23

The screen on my computer reads "what have you been up to today" believe me you don't want to know", I have been trying to put some paper work in order and not having had any office training in my long life the trail extends over two rooms .The filing cabinet looks quite professional and I have remembered to put a name on each file but the job seems endless even with help from Rupert who keeps looking at the mess in amazement. Tomorrow Jo will be here so I will have to have some semblance of order it has nearly made up my mind for me to start teaching again I know I enjoyed it a lot more than what I have been doing for the past few days So watch out folks you might suddenly find me down in the school ordering you all about .Happy Days !!!!"!!!!

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 5th July at 21:35

A very enjoyable Sunday Dale's birthday get together after the 11.30 ride and a bottle of wine and cake went down very well .Anita's very clever husband had made the most mouth watering lemon drizzle cakes oh so tasty they melted in your mouth and Dale had a lovely cream sponge as well in case we were all very hungry. We had a moment of guilt when we thought of the extra weight the ponies would have to carry but it was a one off.
Then Sophie Minton and Sam Peck called in and after we had put the world to right they took Rupert for a walk on the beach .He really enjoyed that and it gave him a good appetite for his tea .They are such lovely girls and I was really pleased to see them. Sam tells me Jago is still hale and hearty and earning his suppers at the RDA centre where Sam works and
by the look of him on his photographs he is still a beautiful little horse [cob]
There was a yard full of very excited children here over lunch time for a birthday party and from the sound of laughter and chatter a very good time was had by all .You can also tell from the way the ponies behave they have a good time as well. We love party days as all the staff like to help and find it rewarding to help specially those who have never sat on a pony before. A Good Day x

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 4th July at 21:48

What a lovely week weather-wise we have had it will probably be the only summer time we get .Amy is celebrating her Birthday in Barcelona with her mother and Holly and I have been left looking after Rupert .He is being very good but after the pace of life Holly leads I do believe he finds me very boring but like anyone on holiday he is making up on lost sleep .
Our new recruits are settling in well and the riders are asking to have a go on them Big Sam lives up to his name and he is big but he can manage on a ride very well and Ellie is proving very popular I must say the choice we now have is across the spectrum and you riders are getting spoilt for choice..
The four day courses are about full so anyone still wanting to have a go must book soon. I have by request put on a Pony for a Day activity on Wednesday 22nd July as some of the schools will have already started their Summer Break A dressage competition will also have to take place as we unfortunately lost the Easter one so we have slipped behind on the series .Do not worry we will make it up
Very soon Samwise Cody and Smokey Jo will be making their way down to the RDA championships at Hartbury and we will have to get behind all the riders and wish them great success. I will have a very serious chat to the horses on how they are expected to behave but it's up to Shirley Kay and Jenny to sort the riders out.
Next Sunday on the 12th July as I have already mentioned the 11.30 ride are going out for lunch and I am going as well but in its place there is a special hack Pookie and Mel have already booked in so if any of you "old timers "" in brackets ha!! ha!! want some fun and a good old chinwag get in touch I now have the horses to let you enjoy yourselves .
Important as well Tracy ,s ride is on the Monday the 13th at 6 pm
these rides are not high powered drill rides but they are brilliant if you wish to be able to get your horse to offer you more obedience and let you enjoy the ride more. Her coaching qualifications are of the highest standard and the cost of the ride is done as a favour to me So well worth it Good Night x

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Weelsby Park Riding School
Weelsby Rd
DN32 8PL

Tel: (01472) 355562

Mail: info@weelsbyparkridingschool.co.uk

We are situated to the right of the popular Weelsby Woods Park on the A46 Weelsby Road which is easily accessible from A180, A16 & A46 which are the main routes into Grimsby. Our entrance is located 150 yards from the Weelsby Woods entrance on Weelsby Road.