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
Thu 28th May at 22:19

Thursday night and Ian has sent me home again from the hospital where his father is still trying to stay with us .God bless him. It is good to get a good shower and have a bite of some food you really fancy.
Jo continues to be a tower of strength and I am so really grateful to everyone who is helping out while my mind is elsewhere .
News from Weelsby though is very good Shirley's band of riders from the RDA have had a good time qualifying at the regionals and now Emma Julie Karen And Sarah have all gained their places at the finals and there could be more so sorry if I have not mentioned your name .That means Samwise Cody And Smokey Jo will all have to be on their best behaviour at the finals .
Amy and Holly are continuing to do very well and we will bring you up to date on all their activities and efforts as soon as I have all to hand.
If anyone reading this is looking for a few hours work we have some hours available .but it is only for stable work mucking out etc and only for a capable person who can be trusted to work well on their own and the hours are early mornings ,.If anyone knows such a paragon of virtue please get in touch.
Also we are in need of a heavyweight horse .both the RDA and ourselves are looking out for a quiet pleasant natured horse who would suit our requirements .A good loving home awaits the right one .Please let me know if anyone out there knows where one is hiding Thank you Glenys

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 24th May at 08:43

Sunday morning and Ian has persuaded me to come back to Weelsby to freshen up. It is now nearly a month since Allan was admitted to hospital and he still fights on. What a heart he has and as for the nurses they are a breed apart They are wonderful and so caring and helpful
I must write a word on the feedback from the Canter Club outing .Everybody seemed to really enjoy themselves and the bus driver and the stud manager commented on the super behavour of the children .Both saying what a pleasure they were to transport and to show round . I am so pleased the children and Jill and company enjoyed themselves and thank you to the adults who accompanied them.
I am now going to say a huge thank you to Jo who is helping me with Weelsby while Allan is so ill. Lisa is also being so very helpful
and my biggest hug and love is for the staff who are being so kind to go[ as you say] Over and above their duties to make sure the yard runs really well/Thank you all from the bottom of my heart I know my ponies and horses are safe and well.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 18th May at 14:34

It's nearly half-term holidays again....only seems 5 minutes since they went back to school!
We have various activities planned, please call or speak to your instructor to book your place and pony.

Tuesday 26th - Beginners Guide to Showjumping with Auntie Di £25 12 noon to 2pm.

Wednesday 27th - Pony for a Day with Jill
£35 10.00am to 3.30pm.

Thursday 28th - Teddy Bear's Picnic lunch included
£25 12 noon to 2.00pm.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 14th May at 11:14

Backwards and forwards visiting Allan in hospital, thank you all so much for your kind words and support.

Much excitement here as we get ready for the Canter Club trip on Saturday, we are very much hoping to see lots of new born foals on their wobbly legs.

We have a few spaces left if anyone else would like to join us, it is the same price as Canter Club, £22.00 and leaves Weelsby at 9.30 returning at about 1.00pm.

We also have a new venture for us happening on Saturday morning with a corporate visit. Several ladies and gentlemen are coming to ride and enjoy brunch with us, so if anyone has work colleagues who fancy something of this sort please get in touch.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 6th May at 21:54

How lovely to see Ian calling in to give Holly a lesson on Luke as he makes his way to Badminton and ending up giving Amy one on him instead I think it is absolutely wonderful how sisters can get on so well and instead of sibling rivalry there is only love and encouragement for one another .
I also got a message from Saskia who rides with us when home from college. And she was so excited Holly was competing at a ODE at her college today and she was a fence judge. I do hope they had time to have a chat I have asked her if she knew any results as I have not heard from anyone yet.
Tomorrow it is Allan's birthday and his diet at the hospital is horrendous thickened glue only so I am wondering if I could stick a candle in a nice thick yogurt and see if he is happy with that .Jess has promised to make one of her delicious chocolate cakes for him but that is on hold .We can all look forward to the day when he can eat it.
Kate is away for a few days with Chloe .We are all so happy she seems to have come out of the latest procedure well and we are keeping La la up to scratch while waiting for her return

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 4th May at 19:01

Got back from visiting Allan today having walked up to the ward counting steps only to find he had been moved to b 7 but I thought breathe deeply and know it will do you the world of good the double distance .He was not too well as the move had tired him out but he rallied and when I relay todays results with the ponies and girls he will be well pleased.
I lent Chloe Harvey and he was a very good boy and Kate did her usual brilliant turn out job on him and Chloe got a 2nd and a 3rd place
Jade took Scout out for a couple of in hand classes and the clever boy won a 1st a good start. I think Jade also had success with her own horse Spirit Well done
Izzy popped out with Cherry and she also was in the winnings what a talented lot they proved to be.
I wish I had a large horse box which I could fill with some of the beautiful and talented horses and ponies I have here and give more children a chance to compete. Especially on a bank holiday maybe one day we will be able to do it
Well done all of you and thank you those who stayed at home and grafted .You are all great xx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 3rd May at 22:05

What a week .Tuesday night Allan had a fall and he has fractured his pelvis thank goodness Lisa was here and helped me until we could get the ambulance here and he was taken to the hospital .Got to bed at 4 am. He is still there being well looked after but fretting because he has to stay in bed.
I feel I am training for the marathon the times I am walking down those long corridors to get to the ward. I believe it will do me good and kick start me into a fitness regime ha ha
Amy has been up for two days and her granddad was so pleased to see her. There was time for her to give a few lessons between getting her hair done and from the feed back the lessons went down very well
The school is now finished except for the door and Paul has got that in hand with Kevin's help so hopefully soon we will not need Desperate Dan;s muscle to open and close it
What a day the girls had in the yard today .They were two main staff light Holiday and sickness and the heavy rain started to flood the stables. Slight panic set in as they couldn't.t find the keys to the shed to get the rods out They must start remembering to return them to me and that situation will not arise in the future Hurrah they found the keys and Yasmin was doing very well until they got stuck and she called for help .Actually she saw Kevin who had just driven into the yard and called out to him she" "needed a man causing great gusts of laughter from everyone in earshot .Kevin the saint obliged and went to town on the drain rods and got everything cleared and flowing .Kevin is worth his weight in gold and thank goodness he was here to help .We thought we might have to teach some of the horses to swim.
Great news though tonight Holly finished 7th in the advanced at Wellington Luke jumped a double clear and her other ride in the one* Riverside Vision also did a double clear and Holly's first ride on him gained her a 10th place She came home very happy.
Goodnight all

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 1st May at 18:13

Canter Club Trip !!! Saturday 16th May - We are going to visit The Limestone Stud in Gainsborough. It is going to be brilliant for the children to see the mares and foals and learn all about it. We are setting off in the coach at 9am and will be back at 1pm at the latest. The cost is the same as a canter club morning, £22.00 - the trip is open to anybody and everybody - mums welcome !!!! Please message or telephone Glenys 01472 355562

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 23rd April at 22:36

The indoor school is looking great .It looks bigger and smells much sweeter and the mirrors are so clean and bright the reflection is scary. Paul is not completely happy with it yet and on the way over to do a job on the docks he is calling in at 6am tomorrow morning to do a bit more. I only hope I can wake up in time to say Hi .He is a good lad and his partner Jane is really on the ball working with him.
Tomorrow is my oldest friend's big birthday. When my Father bought the stables in 1948 snowball had a pony here and so she has actually had a longer contact with Weelsby than I have .We both had a wonderful childhood here and found the place magical I think we both still do .Hope you have a lovely day Ann I am just peeved you are a bit younger than I am..xx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Mon 20th April at 21:19

I have had a visit to the dentist today .Arrived all primed up for the start of root canal treatment and ended up losing a tooth I have been instructed to eat rice pudding and ice cream !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and no hot drinks or wine .Good job Lisa is in Birmingham at a trade do she certainly would not enjoy my company tonight
Now exciting news .my gorgeous godson Paul and his partner Jane have come to work a miracle on the indoor school Paul is an industrial cleaner and as a belated birthday present he is operating on the SHED as he calls it and making it look clean and cool I want to hug him from here to Christmas I am so excited but I have a funny feeling he might suggest more deep cleaning in the future but methinks I will have to sell a horse to get that done I am lucky he is doing what he is .doing for me .His sister Judy was one of my bridesmaids and I was one for his Mother Ann but that's another story altogether.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 16th April at 15:24

We are getting very happy with our new rug and numnah room but I believe Tracy has already got her eyes on it for the liveries .I don't think she stands a chance as Marie has become very possessive about it and even started bossing me about as to what was going where and it made me chuckle but I did as I was told..
I am suffering aching arms trying to get hair off the rugs and numnahs they have sent me round to wash Marie is a godsend and does a lot of the washing but at times like this she has more than enough to do so I put in my eight penneth it does me good.
It was so lovely last weekend to have both Amy and Holly pop in
Holly had driven up to Market Rasen races with Sam who had a ride in one of the races .The horse did not do any good but it was very nice to meet Sam for the first time. What a lovely person he is
I hope we see more of him.
Tracy is having a ride on Monday 20th April at 6 00pm could you let me know if you would like to join Jane Mel Tash and Sam for a wonderful work out and very good company .

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 12th April at 22:58

If a job needs doing and you really need a helping hand all you need are three super stars in Jade Yasmin and Grace to get it done ,.Mollie did her bit but she had to keep popping off to help Claire and then superman stepped in as well and thank you Kevin we couldn't have done it without you.
Now I bet you are all wondering what we were up to cos I was there as well doing my bit. We were emptying and moving the huge rug container we kept in piper's end and the guts and determination of them all worked and it got moved and I now owe the older girls a drink Mollie will have to make do with a squash. Kevin I think I owe you a whole bottle Thank you all for helping with smiles and a lot of laughter and a few caustic comments. xxx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 10th April at 20:11

What a super day to finish the Easter Activities .The tests all went well except for a few minor hiccups e.g. forgot test / failed to listen to commands properly/ temporally dried up / all these are mistakes that can happen to anyone and the best place to get over the nerves is among friends riding your favourite pony with people ready to help .Well done to all who took part and we will hopefully publish the points results soon. The standard is rising and it is a pleasure to listen to all the comments .
I would like to thank Di Brown ,Jo short , Kevin ,Jill , Kate And Claire for helping this week. Also a very big thank you to the rest of the staff who have done over and above their duties with smiles on their faces and still find time to help the children. THANK YOU

Weelsby Park Riding School
Thu 9th April at 23:09

Another lovely day for the riders and the ponies. Jumping a course this morning and clear round rosettes given to happy competitors for a job well done. Smiles all round.
THEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saddles put on stands in the yard and cleaned by willing hands Yasmin doing a brilliant job starting on the soon to be new storeroom and getting the job well on its way.
Rugs washed dried and stored away ready to be moved to their new home when it is ready.
Kate doing her Carry On Trimming Stint and really enjoying herself doing it .and the ponies loving it as well
La la starting to get ready for her important outing on Saturday in the capable hands of Mollie. Ably assisted by Chloe
Jill busy with rides all afternoon and I must mention Lucy Gash who has spent over three hours de hairing Magic and then grooming her she now looks stunning and thank you Lucy please carry on the good work and Magic will love you forever.
Even I had a stint helping Izzy to do a spot of schooling for me on Brynn She was quick to grasp what I wanted and it was a successful lesson for both of them.
It has made my day to see the happy children and welcoming many new faces who have visited the yard today. Especially those on Holiday Tomorrow is Dressage Morning so it will be all systems go Let us hope for a dry and hopefully sunny day.

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.