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 2nd May at 21:19

Very pleased to see Ian today he had a busy clinic and Kevin very kindly did the indoor and outdoor schools when he had finished and made them look very good thank you Kevin.your help is so welcome and appreciated.
Tonight was Tracy,s ride and there were smiles all round when it ended and as Jo pook commented it was so nice to see Tracy all smiles because everyone worked so hard to get it right.Well done girls roll on for the next one we all missed you Mel hope you enjoyed your suprise outing
It was also lovely to hear from Amy about her very successful outing with her three bay boys as she calls them.gaining four firsts with them was a great achievement. We have Holly going out again soon oh dear its rather nail biting time with the two girls.
Cody Hugo and the new RDA horse George are very busy getting ready for their regionals and we have some very excited riders getting ready for the big day I do hope they all qualify .It wont be for the want of trying.
The bus is filling up for the Canter Club outing to the Heavy Horse Centre but please get in touch if you would like to join them ,we still have a few seats empty and it looks as if it is going to be very good .

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 1st May at 19:22

I have had two enquiries about Tracy,s ride Monday 2nd May and yes it is on but Mel cannot make it as the firm is sending her away for an award ??? She has to wear loose clothing !!!!!!!!!!! the mind boggles.I cannot wait to see what she gets up to.See you other ladies tomorrow.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 24th April at 18:35

Poor Kelly rose with the sun this morning drove Hugo to Hill House and back again without unloading because the event was cancelled so Hugo had to have his exercise at home.
Holly is in Ireland and in a CCI 2 at Ballindenisk she is according to her Father over the moon with a 2nd place only point7% behind Oliver Townsend and finishing on her Dressage score. this is on Master Caster well done Holly she has show jumping to do tomorrow on Fearnhill Facetime which is stood 7th in its section of a CCI 2.Lets hope she manages a clear round
Issy has had a long day out show jumping and has done very well and won a few rosettes .We now have show jumpers show riders and ponies and event riders and dressage horseS all attending the shows and doing well .Now the RDA are gearing themselves up ready for the regionals its practice makes perfect so they are all go It makes it very interesting in the yard .
Grace leaves us at the end of this week and we will all miss her lovely smile and sunny nature .She has gained her NVQ 3 and has a very exciting and interesting new job to go to still, i am pleased to say, with horses.We all wish her much success .Thank you Grace for spending your childhood with us It is now time for you to spread your wings . Don,t forget to call in and see us sometimes.x

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 22nd April at 17:25

Two days of sunshine and everything in the garden is taking off especially the weeds and son Ian gives me a lecture on his brief flying visits on the need to keep myself and the staff busy pulling up all the offending clumps of grass and weeds which insist on sprouting up where they are not wanted. As if thats all we have to do !!!!!
Tracy Rivett is starting the BHS Progressive riding tests next friday 29thApril so if anyone would like to join those who have already signed up please give me a ring or come and see me if you would like more details.
As we have been telling clients the riding lessons unfortunatly will have to have a small price increase from May 1st.we have absorbed the wage increase and all the other price rises for the past three years but we cannot absorb two more in one year. The cost of a one hour group will go to £25.00 and half hours to £13.00 and a half hour private lesson will be £ 30 oo. The prices stated for the courses will remain the same and so will the activity days we are all sorry about the costs but we cannot continue as they are.
Holly is in Ireland competing .It is very difficult keeping tracks as to her exploits as she seems to live a very busy life at the moment.I have to try and follow her on the internet not easy for someone like me who couldn,t even type a few years ago but hey i can do a bit on this computer now .I occasionaly mess it up but i have a very good friend who bails me out.
There will not be a dressage competition on May Day Monday as Ian is having a clinic on that day so there will be no room for us.There will definatly be one on Whit Monday and the crafty ones are already booking their favourite pony..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 18th April at 15:15

Apprentice position is available with us starting very soon .A nvq one or two will be an advantage please ring 01472355562 if you would like to arrange an interview . Thank you.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 17th April at 22:04

good evening a short memo to let you know Tracy is definatly here Monday evening for the Ride at 6 pm Have put your names down please let me know if you cannot make it Thank you

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 14th April at 11:12

ATTENTION CANTER CLUB.The first outing has been arranged by Lisa for this year on Saturday June 4th.
It is a visit to the Heavy horse Centre at North Cotes and.there will be a chance to interact with the heavy horses .see the birds of prey,the resident Alpacas and plenty more .Pack a picnic and meet at the stables at 8 30 am arriving back at Weelsbybetween 3 30 and 4.00pm.Mums are very welcome and if you are not a member of the Canter Club but would like to go on the trip please see Jill or myself.
The cost for the trip is £ 22 00 Lisa has managed to keep it to the same as a morning with the Club and it promises to be very interesting.. Please book your place with Jill Thank you .

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 13th April at 17:10

There was a marked difference to the ponies in the" pampering pony contest " even though some children appeared every dayand others only a few times the grooming got better and better as the children scrubbed and polished .There were some very good answers to the questions asked and the most improved winner was Isobel Cook who had Indi to contend with and his white bits took a lot of hard work and elbow grease to get clean.
Maddie stuck to her guns with Ellie who being a grey took a lot of keeping clean.I dont think she missed a day and she really impressed us .Anya also worked very hard with widget and although he insisted on having a stained hock EVERY DAY Anya also perserved and tried to get him clean .I know when Di and Anya took him to a competition on Sunday Di tried everything on this naughty hock and it still did not come persil white.White soap and blue bags included.I got the distinct impression Widget had the last laugh.
Sophie did a good job on Cody and Holly wools got more confident by the day and so did her Mum who did help Holly at first next time i will give her her own pony to groom and it can be mum V Daughter
It was also lovely to see June Wyatt showing her grandaughter Clarice how to do a good job with the curry comb and brush watch it June or i will have you back helping in the yard .We can still show these young ones how to do it properly.
Emily did a very good job with Lizzie and it did show that the girls who now help on a Saturday are really at home round the ponies now Good girl Emily
The little ones Jessica Kaitlin Jessica C and Erin also played their part and so did the Mums .We are honouring the promise of a ride so please note !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claire has suggested that Erin stays on for the 4pm ride sat
Anya and Jessica Cambell Wed 20th evening 7 15pm
Emily 6 15 wed 20th.
Jess and kaitlin can you make this Saturday at 3.00pm
Harriet and Holly Wools wed 20th at 5.15
Sophie and Clarice see Jill .on Saturday
Friday 15th april the riding course is due to start with Tracy Rivett Please let us know if you are attending or would you like to start the following week 22nd april

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 10th April at 20:30

I have just had a query regarding the ride Monday evening .Tracy is in London and will not be back but some would like to do what they did last time she was away and came and rode with Di Brown acting as Tracy,s eyes and taking notes .It was very successful Just give me a nod if you are comming and the ponies will wait for you xx
Amy has had success at the Dressage Winter Championships .Qualified for Four tests and gained rosettes in all of them finishing today with a well deserved 2nd place and her other ride came 8th
There was also three ponies out competing today and they also all came home with a rosette each >Huge smiles from the riders and big pats and treats for the well behaved ponies /horse. Well done everyone having read the test sheets we Know what to work on so its onwards and upwards. xx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 8th April at 19:02

The pony pampering has been going very well and Di Brown has been in the yard quizzing some of the children who have been taking part. She has been most impressed by those whom she has met while she has been here and the improvement in the grooming has been amazing ..The ponies all look great and Kate is organising when the children get their reward ride.It has even worked well for some of the parents and they have had a ball helping with the grooming as well.
If your child is a little nervous being around the ponies and learning how to handle them can be a very big boost to their confidence and their riding will improve at the same time.Also it can be very calming. I am a great believer in telling your ponies your worries and troubles .They listen and do not judge you and they keep your secrets so you can chat away to them and not get judged .Very good for the ego.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 5th April at 16:58

Tomorrow the 6th April Jill was going to have a countryside challenge but we cannot as yet get into the paddock to ride it,s too wet !!!!!! So we are having a great handy pony instead .This will start about 10 30 and it is £8 00 to take part .If you wish to have a go get in touch or come down early tomorrow so you can book your pony. It is all great fun and you are most welcome to have a go.The children who have already booked on the challenge will have the same pony . SEE YOU TOMORROW ???????????

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 3rd April at 22:10

I am such a happy Grannie tonight with Holly riding DHI Lupison in a CIC International at Burnham Manor and finishing safe and sound..There were 80 riders in her section and she finished 4th I was so pleased Ian was with her today and Jess Griffiths went down and took a fantastic picnic and fed everyone .What a lovely friend to the girls she is.
Amy dropped in as well today on a flying visit. but we managed to have a word with Holly before she was whisked away and she was buzzing .Well done darling .Then Amy had to fly off .Its her turn next she has her nationals at Hartbury either next weekend or the following one .I will have no nails left soon the stress of it all .
Kate and her daughter Chloe took LALA out to Kenwick today and had a real good time .Chloe was on a winning streak and the pony behaved brilliantly.She won two beautiful sashes and some huge rosettes and a very large Easter Bunny i think the judges had to have a quick change of a prize as they were giving bottles and it was not appropiate for a child so she got the lovely mascot a huge white bunny.instead

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 31st March at 19:51

Another lovely day here with the children doing their grooming .It is already making a difference and we seem to have happy faces all round .When the grooming duties had finished today i saw poles and drums arriving in the courtyard and i thought oh no what,s going on now but it was so the children could learn how to clean their saddles..They had much more room in the yard and the sun was shining on them so it was very nice to be out.and they could rest their saddles on the poles.
This afternoon there seemed to be a few little people Looking for something to do so Claire handed them all a hoofpick and set them weeding round the conker tree.now you Mums and Dads can get your gardens swept cleaned polished and weeded .
They have done so well and it is a pleasure to have them on the yard i am looking forward to see how much more they can learn to do by the end of next week.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 30th March at 19:56

When i looked out of my window this morning i really do wish i had been holding a camera. In the courtyard were six or seven little figures all very busy sweeping .The brush handles were higher than the children and two of them were wielding witches brooms .It only needed Snow White to appear and the picture would have been complete. They looked lovely in all their various coloured riding gear. The image will remain with me for a long time as they were such young children and working with such gusto .and really enjoying themselves. .

Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 29th March at 23:26

the grooming sessions have got off to a great start and there were plenty of little, medium,and a bit bigger children having a go today .One or two started over the week end but it seemed to really get started today.We were all pleased with the effort shown but we will have to see who can last the course.I know Jill was busy supervising them.
I was working in the office this morning and it overlooks the courtyard where Haley ,Jade ,Tash and Yasmin were topping and tailing the school ponies who did not have a minder and to see them all being so pampered was lovely.it was warm enough on the yard for them all to get a bit of sun.
Tomorrow we have an activity day so the ones who have a pony to look after can help the one who is comming for the day so the ponies will get a double dose of love and attention.
I do so thank all of you who have commented on the dressage on Monday .If you all keep on with the entheuism you were showing when you rode and your attitude afterwards when i spoke to you all individually i think the future of the school will be safe and the standard will keep going up. Good Night

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 28th March at 21:02

I judged the dressage today and it was a pleasure to see the children and the adults ride .i get very proud when i see the pupils here having a go .They do not have their own ponies to compete on and maybe ride at the most once a week but the entheuism and wish to have a go is so enjoyable for me and my staff .The wish of them all to improve and ride all the different horses and ponies make it really worthwhile for me to keep going.I must admit the test riding gets better and better.
A very big thank you to Claire who stood in the rain calling tests and organising riders she was great.Di and i sat in the trooper and slowly froze when we had finished neither of us could make our knees work it was hard work getting back to the house to thaw out. i think age is catching up with me i don,t know about Di. Lisa was also a great help she was our adderupper i love that word so saved us a lot of time.
I hope the parents who braved the weather were happy to see their children having a go and my oldies as they call themselves were very good .What really did impress me was the turn out of the riders .They all looked most professional thank you all for comming.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 26th March at 21:49

What a dfference a day makes what happened to yesterday .??
I have got round to doing the times for Monday and as we are not starting until 10 am it is not a rising with the lark event.

10.00 Ella Barker Trudi
10 10 Holly wools Crystal
10.20 Lilli Cox Indi
1030 Ruby Lala
10 40Ella Coggle Trudi

Prize Giving Class 1

11.00 Maddie Iggy
11.10Holly Lizzie
11 20 Anya widget
11 30 Georgia Ellie
11 40Isobel Crystal
11 50 Ebony Hugo
12 00 Evie Shamus
12.10 Abbe h Iggy

Prize Giving Class 2

12.30 Andi Smokey Jo
12 40 Pookie Ellie
12 50 Fiona Lizzie
1.00 Dale Hugo
1.10 Sue Widget

Prize giving Class 3

We look forward to seeing you all hope the weather holds !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 25th March at 20:39

A day of mixed blessings .To start with we have had the nicest day for weather this year and everyone i have seen today had a smile on their face.We have also seen some new faces and met some lovely visitors to Cleethorpes who rode and thoroughly enjoyed themselves .
Jill the darling came on her day off to take a little ones Easter Party .I saw some beautiful hat decorations and the egg hunt which followed the riding went down a hoot with Jill busy giving more clues when needed
Jade and Kerry kept the afternoon going very smoothly and Marie and Mollie and Danielle have been angels in disguise.Thank you very much girls .x
I had a phone call from Ian early this morning {he is away with the Irish team ]and it was pouring with rain and he wanted to know how i was coping . Today is my wedding anniversary and its been awful my first without Allan but this evening he rang again with the brilliant news that Holly and Luke have had a win at Gatcombe fastest clear round x country and clear show jumping so that has made me feel tons better as Allan always thought of Luke as his and he would be so thrilled with his Grand-daughter,s success..
I am keenly awaiting Holly to start competing my little horse Tomochichi but he is so very novice i will have to wait for some time to get any champers out.It will be all pay pay to start with .
Tomorrow is going to be a very busy day with the canter club Easter party Helpers will be most welcome .Sunday will be even worse as we are very short handed this Sunday and the next one but with a little help from our friends we will survive Ever the optimist me
I will do the times for Monday tomorrow and print them off Please all keep your fingers crossed for a dry day .

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 19th March at 00:46

I am sat here watching sport Relief and i take my hat off to Michael Crawford he can still make me laugh and i can well remember Tracy Woodhead taking him off at one of our open days there wasn,t a dry eye in the audience as she [with Stella Brocklebank,s help] had everyone helpless with laughter .Good memories.
Now to news time.Tracy Rivett has put her merry band through the Stable Management exam tonight and all have enjoyed the experience and some have already signed up for the next one which is the Riding and practical tests.they start on April 15th and start at 6.00pm but they will be a two and a half hour sessions as there will be stable work tack bandaging rugs etc to cope with plus the riding side .There is room for a couple more if anyone else would like to join those already doing it.Have a word with me if you wish to know more it is open to the over 12years of age but you must be a competent rider and really want to learn.
Please let me know if you would like to take part in any of the activities On Friday Morning,s Easter Party there are a couple of places left It starts at !0 am A good time guarenteed
I love it when i get unexpected visitors and most weeks there is someone from the past who will get in touch .either by e mail ,face book telephone or call in. It is so great to chat and go over good times.Last week a lady called Sylvia called in and dropped off some books for our horse library Lovely to see you again Sylvia you had some good memories of your riding days to recall.
Please will those who are taking part in the grooming a pony over the Easter Holidays and have not yet informed me of the days you will be attending pick up a form from either your instructor or myself so that i can complete the register .Thank you

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.