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
Wed 30th July at 18:15


Aug 5 -8 4 Day Camp with Claire

Aug 12 – 15 4 Day Camp with Jill

Aug 19 – 22 4 Day Camp with Lewis – Sleep Over !

Aug 25 Dressage Competition – All standards Welcome

Aug 26 Toddler / Lead Rein Morning Fun

Aug 27 Pony For A Day

Aug 28 Morning Hack

Aug 30 Clear Round Jumping


Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 30th July at 18:15



Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 26th July at 22:02

I wish I had a swimming pool today so that I could have offered a riding lesson followed by a lovely cool dip Paradise !!!!!!!!!
Today was very interesting Tracy Woodhead did a full day clinic and it was very informative .There was a flat work lesson in the morning .This was followed by theory and posture lessons and demonstrations Lunch then notes to be written on everything discussed and then a x country lesson. The feed back I got was so encouraging and I was so pleased to hear she is doing this every six weeks .What a good chance for the riders to take advantage of Tracy's experience and knowledge .
I often have a quiet chuckle at comments made to me by some people who want to book a horse but say they are too experienced to have lessons .My belief is you never stop learning and I still learn things every day. Even the top riders in the country have help .A good eye on the ground is the difference between doing ok and doing very well. Never be ashamed or scared to ask for help I never was and I learnt such a lot from so many good horsemen.
We now look forward to the young children coming next week on the first of our courses They are like little sponges soaking up information and trying their little hearts out. We love these weeks and the difference in the confidence gained over the four days is amazing Well worth the hard work.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 23rd July at 21:26

George's new house is looking absolutely super I think we will be able to sleep in this stable in great comfort It was quite unreal today to see Ian from Howarth's Timber painting the new lagging on the walls only a few days ago it was just a metal container and now it looks so different..
So busy in the yard today with horses arriving and others being vetted but we all like to have plenty going on makes life interesting. We are still trying to get all the raffle prizes out if we have called you please call back
Next week the holidays start in earnest and Jill's first week's course starts Tuesday29thJuly.This one is full and we are all looking forward to it.For any child who wants to come on a four day course and if you can canter a little there are a few spaces on the week starting on the Tuesday 12th August .See Jill or Glenys Woodhead for details

Weelsby Park Riding School
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Ian and Amazing Kev working very hard !

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Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 23rd July at 00:13

Wednesday is the big day for the RDA when their new mechanical horse GEORGE arrives. The photographs of the stable is on my own Face Book and I will try and get them onto this site so you may all see it.Please Di Brown call in and do it for me.xxx help
Ian Chesman From Howarth timber has been slaving away in this heat and may I add on part of his annual leave to get the cladding done round the outside ably helped by the ever willing Kevin it looks super .They are in a league of their own.
Cyril Jones.Shirley Kay Julie and David Holmes have got the floor down and the ramp installed Roy has painted it and it is all looking very good.
This project has been in the pipe line for a long time and the fund raising and the donations given towards it have been well worth the effort. Shirley Kay in the numerous talks she has given over the years always stresses on how many more Adults and children the RDA will be able to reach once George is up and running.
I am now going to make a plea on behalf of the RDA and say Please if you are free on a Wed or Thursday morning can you spare the time to help on the sessions with the riders on real horses and ponies. Horse sense is a great bonus as you are in charge of either a rider or a horse Please help them if you have a couple f hours to spare.
good night

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 20th July at 21:58

It has just gone 9 .15 pm and the yard is just clearing of cars and a horsebox as the RDA arrive back from Hartbury. Yesterday was not good as the heavens opened and thunder and lightning scared horses and riders and poor Emma after practicing diligently got her class cancelled. All is not lost as Shirley says they can video the test and send it in and they will judge the test that way. Today Sunday was very successful.Jacky gained two fourths, Mark. a second, and Karen two seconds Julie was a star and got a third and a first overall she also won a cup. Sam a newcomer to competitions won a 6th on her very first try. Didn't they all do well. Shirley was so tired she could hardly drag herself round the yard and Jenny has caught the sun quite badly I do hope she is not sore tomorrow Samwise and Cody are safe,. well fed and tucked up in their stables. Nice day off for them tomorrow . Marie turned up to put them away she is a star.
I do hope I have got all the results correct I will amend them if not
I am pleased to say that Lisa has had a lovely birthday and is still celebrating as only Lisa knows how .Lucky girl

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 19th July at 22:05

It has been a funny old day today. Two of my main staff were absent one at a wedding and one poorly so those left had to sort more jobs out. Amy appeared this afternoon and gave some very valuable lessons to some eager clients .It is lovely to see her at home and I wish it was more often. I think she is very impressed by my two little girls they show great intelligence in everything but their toilet training It is getting much better but I expect miracles
Michael arrived back on Thursday night he has had a very good trip abroad and on Friday night he and Lewis set off to Acton?? to help and support Holly who has a few horses competing over Sat and Sunday Change for them to see eventing instead of Dressage and nice for Holly .I have a sneaking feeling Lewis really wanted to see how Rupert has settled in .We both got very fond of him and we were sorry to see him leave .Holly has a super little dog now
We still have some raffle prizes to be collected please call if you can and collect your winnings. WE all enjoyed our day so much we are still talking about it and it made my day today to chat with Jake a little 5 year old who had a sit on a pony last Saturday and loved it so much he came for a lesson today. His mum rode with me up to her going to France and it was so nice to see her again. Jake was very excited when he went home and wants to come again I will have to get MUM back in the saddle as well
Do Not Forget The Raffle Prizes Good Night


Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 17th July at 20:27

Sad day today Rupert has gone to Holly.I will miss him but I still have two little girls here who certainly keep me on my toes .I really appreciate my marvellous staff who answer my calls for help so readily .They are much quicker at catching them when I let them out on the grass. Also they are brilliant time wasters we all spend time watching and playing with them.
Everything is ready for the big exodus tomorrow It was so nice to see the riders with Jenny all sat outside cleaning the tack. Tomorrow travel and Sat and Sun. Competition. They will meet up with Sam and Jago there as I know he has qualified one or two riders
Bookings are coming in for our trip in September .It is to Burghley on Sunday7th to support Jill on her marathon ride please see us and ask for details if you fancy a very pleasant day out.
Well worth the money and very good shopping !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 16th July at 12:05

We are now all systems go getting ready for the big week-end ahead for the RDA.The qualified riders are busy putting the finishing touches to the Dressage to music tests they are doing as well as their qualified tests. Shirley will need a holiday after this week=end it is a very big thing for the riders and Shirley Jenny and Carol have to support them all the way It does entail Samwise and Cody going away for three days. Let us all wish them a fine weather trip and much success.
I wonder if they will all stay sober I should be going with them to keep my eye on everyone

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 13th July at 21:24

It has been catch up day today and busy with clients .There were awnings to take down cars to rescue. things to put away and the porta cabin to clear so the party children at lunch had somewhere to have their birthday cake. Then the heavens opened and I had visions of flooded school and stables The horses in the indoor school on a ride thought they were going to learn how to jump water and Murphy showed them all how to cope in difficult times .He is a good boy. Then the rain stopped and all was well
Today we also celebrated Dales birthday in the usual 11.30 ride way Cakes and wine .yummy.
Georgia Grace and Cristiana were very busy this afternoon and were late finishing as they did some Monday jobs today to save time tomorrow as there is extra going on then as well. They are good girls and my trust in their abilities grows all the time. Molly also did her bit
The feedback from yesterday has been super and I must say thank you again to everyone .The helpers .we could not have run it without you. All the sponsors who gave so generously Lewis is still getting contacted with yet more promises so we will be a while sorting that out .we will have a figure for you all soon as possible and the raffle prizes which were donated were marvellous well done prize winners you lucky people ..

Weelsby Park Riding School
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The kids having a space hopper race at the end of a long day - where do they get their energy from !!!

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Weelsby Park Riding School
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Sudden burst of energy and the jumps are up !

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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.