About us

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
Mon 22nd September at 19:27

. Ian rang this morning to say he had arrived home safe and all was well in Portugal. He is so proud of his daughters and we will catch up on news at 7 am Tuesday before he starts his clinic at Weelsby. Early cuppa for me !!!!He also told me that the ground jury at the event in Portugal have awarded Holly an extra award for riding in their opinion the best cross country round of the day. I think that says everything and speaks volumes for the way Holly now rides and the brilliance of her horse Luke.
As we applaud Holly we will now come nearer home and congratulate Emma Wells on her results on Sunday at Bishop Burton. She took Cody to the BD Winter championship qualifier and rode two superb tests with scores over 70%.What a result VERY WELL DONE their next outing is Hartbury further to travel so it will be a weekend away. Keep it up Emma we are all rooting for you

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 21st September at 15:41

I am on cloud nine Holly has won individual Silver with a double clear and the team she is in won bronze Ian has rung and there are tears of joy all round .How proud can one be.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 21st September at 10:51

While I wait for Holly to do her show jumping round I thought I would remind you all of our grand final dressage competition. It is on Saturday 18th of October and there are 4 classes . 1Walk and trot .2 test 7 children 3 test 7 older teenager and adults 4 test 98.The entries are coming in already and Widget Indi Albert and Midi are already doing their quota of tests. There are special rosettes and awards for the winners and with it being on points as well there are a lot o you in with a chance . Please get you booking in soon to avoid disappointment. unfortunately for some of you there is no Cody as he is away competing at Hartbury with Emma we will all have to wish her success that day.
On another note Sam has told me that she is going to have to sell Spirit. When I first got Spirit he came with Lennie and the two of them have proved to be really nice horses. Lennie is busy carrying Huntsmen in Yorkshire and Spirit has been and is a great friend to Sam. He will make someone a fabulous horse as he can turn his hooves to anything I know Sam is heartbroken at the decision to part company but her reasons are personal .Someone is going to be very lucky if they buy him. He had hunted in Ireland before I bought him.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 20th September at 20:24

What my eyes will be like tomorrow I dread to think After spending ages on my laptop trying to find eventing in Portugal so I could find out how Holly was faring I managed to find the leader board and as it blinked and flashed as the scores came in my eyes got very tired but it was worth it to see how she had got on .She was16 th after the dressage and she had to go first as the trail blazer then again she was the first to go x country and jumped a clear in the time .There are only four riders to do it in the time so well done Luke and Holly. The team have dropped from gold to bronze place with the show jumping tomorrow Holly has ridden herself into silver medal place. I will keep you informed and I am a very happy Gran Where are you Lisa you could share a glass with me?????

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 15th September at 22:33

It is all excitement here as we wish Holly all the good luck we can to help her with efforts this week in Portugal with Luke. How I wish I was going but Ian is supporting her and the team so he will keep us well informed.
Today Emma wells and Cody had their test videoed to send up to be judged .When they were at the RDA championships the weather whipped up a storm when Emma's class was on and they had to cancel it before any accidents happened. They then asked all the entries to video their tests and submit the films to the judging panel This she has done today so now we have to sit and wait for the results.
For all the Grant lovers he has officially retired today .He has been a very good boy to have in the stables and he has helped a lot of riders to improve their skills. I myself love him to bits because of his character .He is always the first head I see in the morning when I draw the curtains looking over his stable door and I swear he nearly says good morning as he nods and whinny's to Marie as he demands his morning hay. I have seen him being a dream of a ride but as some of you found out if you went to sleep on him on him god bless you .He could take you by surprise and make you sit tight. .What a lovely lad I will miss him very much but he is going to Emma's and he has a field and a stable and he will be very spoilt
Thank you Grant from all your ridersxxx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 8th September at 15:06

What a brilliant day we all had at Burghley yesterday - I am just giving Glenys a full report of the days antics !!!

It could not have been a better day for Jill, the sun was shining and as always the atmosphere was wonderful. We heard the news that Jill was setting off around 11.30, after some confusion we raced across the park and tracked her down near the Lion Bridge Complex !! Both Jill and the horse she was riding, Jinx, looked so professional and Jill was thoroughly enjoying herself ! We were all so proud - what an achievement Jill !!!

We carried on with our day, plenty of shopping and some of us even managed a glass of fizz! Maddy was over the moon to meet Mary King and had her photo taken with her - apparently I am not allowed to wash her top as "Mary had touched it"!!

When the show jumping started - we all crowded around the collecting ring and the kids were stunned to see the likes of Andrew Nicholson and William Fox-Pitt warming up - the kids are going to jump "just like them" when they get back - I think the ponies here should be worried !!!

Lots of tired people at the end of the day but what a brilliant one - watch this space for the details of the next trip !!!


Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 2nd September at 18:16

Burghley Trip On Sunday !!!!

It is drawing closer ..... Jill is making final preparations and we all wish her luck.

If you have booked to go on our trip - the coach leaves Weelsby at 8am so please be here well before then to get your seat. We will be setting off for home at 5pm, so all being well we should return to Weelsby around 8pm.

For those of you still to pay, if you are passing we would appreciate collecting your pennies so we are organised for the day.

Fingers crossed for the sunshine !!!!!

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 31st August at 20:37

La la went out with Lisa and Maddy today and made a lot of children very happy at the Spar Shop fun day on Taylors Avenue. The way she allows them to pet and stroke her is wonderful..Today she was there for three hours and she stayed sweet the whole time .We all love her to bits and I am so pleased I found her Well done Lala
Now its all systems go for next Sunday and the outing Hope Jill is getting fit we cannot allow her to fail now Talk about Lewis needing a cushion after his marathon I think we will be lending Jill one after Sunday.

Weelsby Park Riding School
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Maddy and Jessica getting LaLa ready for her charity appearance .... Come and support the NSPCC Spar Shop fun day on Taylor's Avenue Cleethorpes - Sunday from 10.30 am

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Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 29th August at 21:10

It is holiday time for some of the ponies and Emma Wells has taken Samwise off for his break The news is he is thoroughly enjoying himself and eating and sleeping very well. The next one will be Cody it is nice for them to have a break it keeps them fresh. Magic is now starting to come back into work and her fans will be delighted when she gets back into proper work.
Amy and Holly are hoping to get back again this weekend they have a poorly Granddad and want to see him. They may have time to do a few lessons if you want to get in touch.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 29th August at 20:48

I do hope you have all remembered our clear round jumping tomorrow.I do not want to hear any more moans about only dancing round arenas if you do not turn up when we put jumping on the agenda. See you early in the morning

Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 26th August at 20:04

What a lovely day we had on Monday The ponies looked great more competitors than ever remembered the tests so we did not have to call out all day and the standard improved yet again. It was a win win situation all round. I will get my fabulous helpers to put the scores up and the latest league placing's. I think it is getting quite exciting now as we head towards the final We will let you know the date as soon as we have decided the best time to have it
Talking about finals we are heading towards out trip to support Jill and I must ask those of you who are going if you could give me your money for the coach .We need to sort it out so we know how big a bus we need.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 23rd August at 10:13

Well here are the long awaited times for our dressage fans!

Walk and Trot.

10:00 - Ryan on Sam
10:10 - Ellie-Jane on Blue
10:20 - Jessica R on Midi
10:30 - Sophie Gray on Cody
10:40 – Alexis on Snoopy
10:50 – Emma on Indi
11:00 – Sophie P on Albert
11:10 – Isobel on Blue
11:20 – Brook on Midi
11:30 – Jackie on Sam


Prelim 7

11:50 – Lucy Gash on Crystal
12:00 – Georgia Miller on Widget
12:10 – Jessica C on Piper
12:20 – Lynne Cusse on Sam
12:30 – Amelia on Grant
12:40 – Evie on Megan
12:50 – Anya on Indi
13:00 – Charlotte on Albert
13:10 – Fiona on Lizzie
13:20 – Izzy on Lucky
13:30 – Lucy Barnard on Crystal
13:40 – Sue on Widget
13:50 – Jessica K on Piper
14:00 – Jo on Sam



14:20 – Harley on Saffy
14:30 – Izzy on Cherry Pie
14:40 – Rosie on Frenchie
14:50 – Emma F on Lizzie

We wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 22nd August at 22:15

From the riding school's point of view we have had the most rewarding four days. Lewis is completely shattered but justifiably very pleased with the results of his teaching this week. I judged the dressage tests today and I found the improvement in all the children very impressive .They all tried so hard to show me how good they are getting that we had on occasion a bit of over-riding .I would sooner see that than a don't really care attitude .A very big thank you to all who took part for giving me such pleasure in judging your tests.
Thank you Lewis for giving everyone such a good time and listening to the parents it has been well worth the money they all agree your teaching has been first class. Also. a little bird told me your cooking and culinary expertise is not bad either, at least nobody starved. Thank you everyone for your help this week.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Facebook IconWed 20th August at 14:46

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all their birthday messages, cards and presents! I didn't realise I knew so many people!! Here is a picture of Lewis's camp all lined up ready for their grooming inspection. It is so great to see all of our ponies so well turned out. well done girls, great to see you all standing to attention! :)

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Where are we?

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.