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
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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Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 18th August at 17:23

The tents are going up ready for tomorrow and guess what it is starting to rain Typical !!!!!!!!!!!!! I do hope all the kids have bought their thermals.
Just a reminder for any parent who would like their child to have a "Pony for a day" there is one next week on the Wednesday. There is also a half day one on Tuesday Aug. 26th .this is for the small or very novice child who wants to find out what it is like to look after a pony .Please ring me for details 01472355562.
There are a few seats left on the bus for Jill's big day out" any more for Burghley " Good shopping day for those fortunate enough to have any money left over at the end of a school holiday.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 17th August at 13:09

What a week-end I am having I do so hope it continues and I don't get a sudden wake up call but this time it is son Ian who has at last been given the recognition he deserves and has been invited onto the International Trainers Club .What an honour and what a proud Mum I am.Well done Ian

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 16th August at 18:06

What a perfect birthday present my grand-daughter Holly has given me she has won the selection trial at Somerford and has been picked to go to Portugal in the British young rider team in September. I think I have got the time and country correct but I am so bursting with pride and love for her I cannot help but be excited. Amy is following the news closely and is keeping in touch. My husband Allan is very pleased as well as he has a stake in Luke and follows his progress very keenly.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 15th August at 18:05

Jill has gone home today on a high. Her little band of "campers
have had a very good four days and I judged their riding test today and I was very impressed .The enthusiasm of the children was infectious and they were a pleasure to watch. Well done Jill.
Now for the big one when the campers proper arrive for Lewis to take.
They are going under canvas so we are all praying for good weather My ruby and Rosie continue to thrive and they are really keeping me on my toes. They have decided to be andrex adverts and if not careful I am finding toilet rolls pulled out all-over the yard. OH dear I should have thought about the mischief puppies can get into before having two. Getting them to lead was as bad as titting a naughty foal .Ruby actually howled at me in temper but all is happy and peaceful now and they lead. Good girls.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Tue 12th August at 22:12

It is back to near normal again today. Jill has another little group of children doing a four day course and there was great activity in the yard this morning as Ian had a very busy clinic on the go and Lewis had all the young ones to contend with so Jill had her work cut out .As usual she managed beautifully and everything ran smoothly
. I am still reliving the super weekend I had and the e mails and phone calls I have received have been wonderful .I am so pleased that so many people had such a good time but the friends of Weelsby are like that Very loyal friendly and a pleasure to know.
I had a walk round the yards today with Kevin's Mum and we were trying to sort out where to put the super new plants I have been given .The wind has played havoc with the hanging baskets but all but two were rescued with some TLC.To make things look nice really takes time and to keep it looking really good takes dedication .I just wish I was able to do more .
Don't forget the dressage on the 25th and the clear round jumping on the 30thAug and there are a few seats left on the . Burghley trip onthe7thSept.to support Jill

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 10th August at 17:03

I would like to say a huge thank you to Lisa for helping organise my birthday party which Ian insisted we all celebrate this year. Our good friend Kevin did endless running around and Tracy made a wonderful job 0f the decorations. Thank you to all my wonderful staff who made the yard look great.
The bar ,the disco and the hog roast went down well and the rain stayed away. The cake is unbelievable
What was the highlight of my day was the company. Friends and relations came from far and wide Spain Germany,. Ireland and Barbados. Nearer home we had friends from many different parts of the country who all came together play catch-up .Ian's memory was brilliant and he remembered just about everyone
Pauline Strawson who as a little tiny four year old was my very first pupil spoke some very lovely words which made me quite emotional. Thank you very much Pauline you turned out a very good rider which was a feather in my cap. I have received beautiful cards and gifts for which I thank you all very much and I will treasure them.
I could not have imagined in my wildest dreams an event I was dreading could have turned out to be one of the happiest days of my life .Bless you all for helping me celebrate it

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 8th August at 18:35

Even the weather could not dampen the spirit of the children doing their competition today. I judged the dressage and the standard really pleased me.The tests were a pleasure to watch and the future looks bright. Some of the children got very wet and kind parents were turning up with spare dry clothes ready for the jumping phase this afternoon. We had to call off the x country as the ground got a bit slippery but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
It is always interesting on these weeks to see the children rise to a challenge and we do throw some at them.To see the attempts at plaiting manes and tails really pleases us . The turn out today was very good and all the children looked lovely.
Thank you Claire for giving the children such a good four days and thank you helpers and Di Brown

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 7th August at 15:51

What fun parents and children have had today painting the ponies for their Indian games. Lewis managed to get photographs of most of them and we all thought they looked super .How long it will take to remove the paint is quite another matter and I do hope we have not got odd coloured ponies for the next few days.Still everybody had a really good time and some of the parents have asked us to arrange a three day jamboree for them next year . Are there many more of you out there who would like a go. We can oblige

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Claire's Indians all ready for games !!

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Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 6th August at 21:47

It is Wed.evening and Claire has gone home very happy.The "campers "" who were getting everything wrong on Tuesday have turned themselves round and ridden brilliantly today. Claire has been most impressed especially by the children who have picked up the challenge of the more difficult ponies and made a success of it. These are the ones who will make the riders of the future .by showing such determination. I will look forward to seeing more improvement tomorrow.
Michael popped in said hi and has gone off again to look after another horse at a big competition. It. was great for him to be in Ireland and be involved and see the British Pony Dressage team win Silver Didn't they all do well.
I am looking forward to seeing my family this week-end please stay dry and sunny.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 3rd August at 22:13

A weekend to recharge our batteries and get ready for our next group of excited children on a four day course. Many people still call it camp going back to the days when we hacked out to Roxton Ulceby or Swallow to stay and sleep under canvas or in the farmers barn. What fun those days were and the hack out was a huge adventure . I know that for a fact as I usually led them all out sometimes as many as twenty or more horses and ponies and keeping order was a work of art.Can you imagine going to Ulceby today ?
I then had to return to spring clean and paint all the stables with help of course while Jean took the camp.O Happy Days.
My Puppies are growing and settling in very well. They have dug some nice holes in the back yard and nearly killed my fuchsia bush but with luck it will survive as it is the mummy of all the other fuchsias I have round the yard and it is very old Jean planted it in 1982.It has done well. Please rain stay away during the day Good night.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 1st August at 18:19

What a lovely start to the Summer holidays we have had this week. Four days of playing host to some very well mannered children who have been so good and happy and such a credit to their parents and most importantly their riding has improved by leaps and bounds.
I judged them in a riding test today and I was very impressed by what I saw .Jill was in charge this week and her famous water fight took place yesterday in the park and it was hilarious .only Jill could organise something so simple but so enjoyable for the children. It is now back to normal for the week-end and then we start again on Tuesday with the next bunch of eager children this time with Claire.
I do hope the weather is as good as it has been this week

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.