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
Sat 28th November at 22:51

It seems to be all go here at Weelsby .and although there is a nasty bug hitting various clients and members of the staff those who manage to stay on their feet are doing a very sterling job.
The weather this week has not been good and the horrible wind can turn round and blow back where it came from.
lisa has got the Christmas bug and has got a Xmas tree today i hope the pines stay on until the big day ,it is many years since we had a real tree in the house so i am looking forward to seeing it when she has finished decorating.
A few parents have asked me to get them a Team Weelsby hoodie for their children as a xmas present so if anyone else would like one please let me know because they take a while to come as they have to get the name on etc.Don,t forget the xmas activities .The xmas parties are filling up specially the Canter Club one Members must put their names down if they wish to attend .More news soon.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 23rd November at 12:29

Please remember there is NO Tracy riding lesson tonight she is away.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 21st November at 21:50

Amy has sent her apologies for not being able to fulfill her arrangements with those who booked on her jumping lessons today but she was only informed on Friday that she would be needed to ride for Carl Hestor on Saturday at the dressage convention at Hartbury.
As her commitment to Carl comes first on her agenda she has put it all back to hopefully next Saturday .I think she has been promised the week-end for giving up this one.
I am assured she has had the most wonderful time riding in the demonstrations at Hartbury spesially as Carl put her up on Nip Tuck.Lucky girl

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 18th November at 20:24

Amy is back home this weekend and is teaching on Saturday, a nearly brave jumping lesson for beginners and a getting braver jumping lesson for the more confident!!!
Please get in touch and book your pony asap.

Tracey will not be here on Monday so there will be no lesson this week for her ladies, however Amy has volunteered her services if you would like a group lesson on Saturday ladies, please just give Glenys a call or message us here.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 17th November at 19:37

The Canter Club Party has been arranged on Saturday 19th of December.Please will those members who want to be on it put your names down and also the pony you hope to ride .There will be time to get your pony ready as it will go on until at least 10 30.
The open party is on the24th December starting at 10.00am.The ponies and riders can be dressed up with trimmings as Father Christmas will be paying a visit and he likes to see everyone having a great time.Some of the ponies have already been booked so get your request in soon so you are not disappointed.
If it is overbooked we can always schedule another one.
The rest of the holiday activities will appear very soon.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 16th November at 22:20

Emma and Samwise sallied forth on saturday to do battle at Vale View and with a win she has now qualified for the Winter Championships .Haven't they done well Sam is a star and now his halts are real halts and not hesitations the pair are on a roll
Our other rising star Izzy Loadman has also been awarded the Trophy for accumulating the most points in competitions on Cherry Pie with the North Lincs. Her new ride is also going very well he is called Gigalo and we are looking for great things to happen when they really get going i do hope Cherry doesn't get jealous?????? She is actually on holiday at the moment bless her.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 9th November at 12:11

Girls are you riding with Tracy tonight ??? Please let me know asap so we don't feed your horse. Thank you.x

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 5th November at 20:55

What a surprise to open the Horse And Hound today and read the lovely article about Holly .She kept it a big secret from me so it has given me even more pleasure to read it .Her love and admiration for her little big sister Amy is so heart warming and I know Amy loves her just as much . I am a very lucky Grandma xxx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 1st November at 17:32

The weather has been very kind to us today and the competition went very well . I would like to thank Di Brown ,Pat Bell, Carol Johnson ,Kate Claire and the super girls who work here Jade Grace Abby Mollie for the way they ran the yard and competition for me today. Thanks to Anita for the welcome fortification supplied[wine ]at the end which was most enjoyable.
The riding of the tests improves each time and the feeling of panic among the entrants is not nearly so noticeable. Well done to all who have taken part .There was a query today from some of the riders if it was possible to have a test riding lesson This can be arranged and it would be easier than trying to learn the movements during a class lesson. We will try and get a date organised as it would have to be run so you get individual attention We will see what we can come up with

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 31st October at 10:55

Times for Sunday
walk and trot
9.00am Chloe La La
9.08 Ruby Albert
9.16Hannah Indi
9.24Robyn Piper
9.32 Erin Midi
9.40 Evie R Harvey
9.48 Alexa Rupert h/c
9 56 Molly Peaches h/c

Class 2 test 7
10.10 Evie Scout
10.18 Caitlyn Saffy
10 26 Maddie Fimbal
10.34 Holly W Iggy
10 42 Ella Crystal
10.50 Olivia Albert
1o.58 Lucy W Piper
11.06 Alexa Midi
11.14 Lucy B Indi
11.22 Ellie Jane Trudie
11.30 Isobel C Crystal
11.38 Abby Iggy
11.46 Ebony Sam

Class 3 Test 6
12 00 Anya. Widget
12 08 Jessica Lizzie
12.16 Georgia Cody
12.24 Savannah Fly
12.32 Amelia Simon
12.40Ellie Jane Trudie
12.48 Evie Megan.

Class 4 Little bit older.
1 10 Gemma Smokey Joe
1 18 Anita Bee
1 26 Fiona Lizzie
1 34 Sue Widget.

Cup of tea or glass of wine time..

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 26th October at 18:51

The entries for the dressage are still coming in but once we arrange times the entries will close The test for class one is a walk and trot only but there has been a bit of a mix up for class two Claire has been teaching her pupils test seven and I have handed out a different test sheet to at least two who are taking part. Naughty me please put it down to my age !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will any of you in class two please check with us so we can put you on the right path. Class three and four are test six and I am correct on that one I am sorry if I have put any of you in difficulties but you still have time to canter round your gardens to practice and we will help you on Sunday.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 22nd October at 20:25

Tracey will have her usual ride on Monday evening please let me know if you are missing or if you want to join in. There are also a few places on Mon.for a private lesson with Claire.
There are three places left on the Activity day Tuesday 27th and two places for the Halloween party on Thursday morning .
Would any Canter Club members who are hoping to join in their party on Sat morning please put their names forward so we can have an idea of how many ponies will be required for their Halloween party on the31st Oct.
Friday the 29th will be very interesting as the names come in for those wishing to join in the Jumping don't forget it is a good way to get going as the jumps start very small for the novices and as the morning goes on the jumps get bigger so you can pick which height you attempt. We all know practice makes perfect and you all have to start sometime.
Sunday's Dressage looks like being busy and we are so pleased so many of you want to have a go.
The usual Sunday am riders will be offered alternative times or even a different day as it is holiday week so please enquire this coming Sunday morning about your ride on the1st Nov.
Now all we need is good weather Keep your fingers crossed please.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 15th October at 16:07

Tomorrow Friday 16th is the start of the BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Course which Tracy Rivett BHSI is taking for us. I do hope that those of you who are thinking of buying ,loaning ,sharing ,or leasing a pony or horse for the first time take this opportunity to learn the basics of looking after it.
It can start you off on the correct foot and save a lot of worry .It is open to anyone over 12 years of age and will start you off on the ladder.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 12th October at 21:20

Claire and her two daughters went out on Sunday and little ruby rode in her very first show .she won 2nd best rider and I think third in the pony class Albert thoroughly enjoyed his day out a nice change for him. Evie continued with Scout who is now showing signs of becoming the lovely pony we know he could be she managed to pick up a couple of ribbons on him and I must thank you Evie for your patience and determination .He has not been the easiest of ponies but he is certainly showing promise.
The star this weekend has been Jade who won a sackful of ribbons and sashes on Sunday afternoon .ending up by winning the Supreme Championship with her own lovely horse .Well done Jade you are a very good advertisement for us and with the work you put in you deserve the success. Now you must come down to earth and with Claire's help back Tim !!! Ian awaits a phone call.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 10th October at 13:47

Monday evening riders .Tracy is here are you coming for your workout just drop me a line ok

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 3rd October at 18:45

I am now a dog sitter .Poor Ralph has drawn the short straw and has been left unexpectedly in my tender care poor Ralph he doesn't know what he in in for.
Great excitement in the yard as we get used to the new arrivals and look forward to more arriving next week
Iggy who is the latest RDA pony is an absolute Gem .He is kind ,affable and tries his best to please what a find for them and what joy he will bring to those who ride him
JP has settled in well and I will have to keep him hidden or JP Sheffield will be pinching him back I hope we have him for at least two years.
The youngster Carl has sent up for Tracy to ride is absolutely beautiful and has settled in very well he has even visited the beach and paddled in the sea.
Natasha has arrived home after spending all the summer holidays helping Holly and is now at college studying for her teaching exams she is now so much more confident in herself. We have Mia here and Tash is hoping to find a grade one hacking home for her .So if there is anyone out there who can care for her please get in touch.
One comes home and another one goes off as Georgie Copley who is taking her stage three NVQ with us has been pinched by Holly to go and help out until the beginning of November She goes off tomorrow and we will really miss her but what an opportunity for her to gain experience with completion horses she is so excited.
Last tonight I have a very pretty welsh mare here who has been in Clair's tender care for a few weeks and she has turned a corner and is now starting to go like one of ours and she is for sale as I don't think she will be happy in the riding school if anyone is looking for a very nice horse with potential please get in touch. Goodnight x

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 3rd October at 11:41


We are looking for an experience person to join our team, working with a variety of horses from young stock to riding school veterans.
Must be motivated and enthusiastic.
Experience with competition horses would be preferable.
Hours by negotiation.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 27th September at 19:22

News Extra !!!!! Please read the visitor post Holly has put on its about her Snoopy We all had lumps in our throats as we watched him go keenly into JP's box and as he whinnied bye bye.but we all know he will really enjoy his retirement and what a bedroom he has I could put all the back place ponies in it and they would have room to lay down. It is where Holly wanted him to retire and Emelia their little tot will enjoy looking after him
Thank you Snoops for being such a darling and teaching so many children I love you xxxxxxx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 27th September at 17:20

a foggy start to the day but the yard was busy with Mums Grans and Children getting ponies ready to take competing.Di Brown was in her element and anyone watching the care and the finish to her Granddaughters ride for the day (I loaned her Widget)would have learned a great deal. Anya certainly did and it was like a breath of fresh air to see Di so happy and excited It was Anya's first ride away from weelsby and she did very well and we were all pleased with her Widget thought he had died and gone to heaven the last time he was out in the big wide world he was taking Amy and Holly cross country so he was very happy to be out .
Claire and her daughter Evie took Scout and had a go at a canter test in the first one Scout was naughty and bucked but Evie rode brilliantly and sorted him out and her determination bore fruit as she was 4th in her second test and that was with a penalty for going wrong well done for showing grit but take more care you don't throw marks away unnecessarily Evie
Third one who went was Alexia on midi.They did two tests and managed a very good 1st and 3rd place She rode well and as we went through her sheets the advice given to her was well worth her listening to.
The children and ponies looked lovely and I was so proud to see them all set off they were certainly a credit to Weelsby.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 22nd September at 22:30

as well as Alexis and Evies trip out on Sunday Izzy and Georgie went off jumping. Quite an exodus from our gates but exciting to know more want to have a go outside in the big wide world. Izzy had a very good day with Cherry Pie gaining 2nd spot in the 70 m thus qualifying for the uk sports horse, the British riders championship and 2nd round of the trail Blazers not bad for getting a place in one class but she had another go in the80m and in the jump off over a 90mtrack she got 4th well done the pair of you .
Georgie had rather a checkered time of it for some reason she fell off in the warm up arena and then had a very torrid time in the 90m class but Georgia is made of sterner stuff than a lot of aspiring young ladies and had a good talk to herself and with encouragement from Izzie's Dad Kevin she went and rode absolutely superbly and won the one m class. I tell you this true story to show you how proud I am of our youngsters who do not give up at the first hurdle but jolly well have a go I am very pleased of what you achieved Georgia and I know you will now go on from strength to strength Well done both of you I wonder what next weekend will be like we will all have to wait and see.
On a final note this evening we are all pleased to see Tasha back from helping Holly all Summer .Its been a very big learning curve for a 16 year old and she has had to work very hard and learn to stay on some very fit horses but she will be able to go off to college[ I think tomorrow ],knowing the experience she has gained will be put to very good use Thank you Tasha Short for helping Holly get through this summer and we will take good care of Mia when she comes home.Goodnight.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 19th September at 23:30

A good day for news today. Amy had a good ride on Carl Hesters young stallion at the championships and acquitted herself very well. In her words parts were a bit green but in others super so all looking good for his future.
Two eager beavers set off from Weelsby this morning to a riding club show at Winterton Alexia with Midi and riding at her first ever show came home with two rosettes and rode in a ridden class .I was very pleased with her as she has done dressage walk and trot classes but the thought of riding with a lot of others in an open field was rather daunting but she came home with a smile and a rosette well done Alexia
Evie took my pony Scout out and took him in an in hand class He won one and was second in the championship class a vast improvement as he has really tried Evie out in every way. She has been very good and has ridden him to orders very well He is one of the prettiest and best moving ponies I have ever had but he has had a bit of a mind of his own when it came to the riding bit .and I take my hat off to Evie for her dogged determination to win him over .we are progressing to riding classes soon and I have great hopes for Evie's future.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 16th September at 16:49

NOW WE HAVE A DATE TIME AND PRICE this is for the BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Certificates.Start date 16th October then weekly 23rd 30th then Nov6th, 13th 20th test day 27th Nov

.Time .6 30 pm to 8 30pm

The cost will be £115 00 pp and this includes the exam and certificates.

We all hope you will take this opportunity to take part and the parents or adults thinking of a loan ,lease or buying will find this essential
.Please ask or ring if you wish to know any more details

this involves a top BHSI and Advanced ABRS instructress Tracy Rivett

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.