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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 6th July at 23:23

The screen on my computer reads "what have you been up to today" believe me you don't want to know", I have been trying to put some paper work in order and not having had any office training in my long life the trail extends over two rooms .The filing cabinet looks quite professional and I have remembered to put a name on each file but the job seems endless even with help from Rupert who keeps looking at the mess in amazement. Tomorrow Jo will be here so I will have to have some semblance of order it has nearly made up my mind for me to start teaching again I know I enjoyed it a lot more than what I have been doing for the past few days So watch out folks you might suddenly find me down in the school ordering you all about .Happy Days !!!!"!!!!

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 5th July at 21:35

A very enjoyable Sunday Dale's birthday get together after the 11.30 ride and a bottle of wine and cake went down very well .Anita's very clever husband had made the most mouth watering lemon drizzle cakes oh so tasty they melted in your mouth and Dale had a lovely cream sponge as well in case we were all very hungry. We had a moment of guilt when we thought of the extra weight the ponies would have to carry but it was a one off.
Then Sophie Minton and Sam Peck called in and after we had put the world to right they took Rupert for a walk on the beach .He really enjoyed that and it gave him a good appetite for his tea .They are such lovely girls and I was really pleased to see them. Sam tells me Jago is still hale and hearty and earning his suppers at the RDA centre where Sam works and
by the look of him on his photographs he is still a beautiful little horse [cob]
There was a yard full of very excited children here over lunch time for a birthday party and from the sound of laughter and chatter a very good time was had by all .You can also tell from the way the ponies behave they have a good time as well. We love party days as all the staff like to help and find it rewarding to help specially those who have never sat on a pony before. A Good Day x

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sat 4th July at 21:48

What a lovely week weather-wise we have had it will probably be the only summer time we get .Amy is celebrating her Birthday in Barcelona with her mother and Holly and I have been left looking after Rupert .He is being very good but after the pace of life Holly leads I do believe he finds me very boring but like anyone on holiday he is making up on lost sleep .
Our new recruits are settling in well and the riders are asking to have a go on them Big Sam lives up to his name and he is big but he can manage on a ride very well and Ellie is proving very popular I must say the choice we now have is across the spectrum and you riders are getting spoilt for choice..
The four day courses are about full so anyone still wanting to have a go must book soon. I have by request put on a Pony for a Day activity on Wednesday 22nd July as some of the schools will have already started their Summer Break A dressage competition will also have to take place as we unfortunately lost the Easter one so we have slipped behind on the series .Do not worry we will make it up
Very soon Samwise Cody and Smokey Jo will be making their way down to the RDA championships at Hartbury and we will have to get behind all the riders and wish them great success. I will have a very serious chat to the horses on how they are expected to behave but it's up to Shirley Kay and Jenny to sort the riders out.
Next Sunday on the 12th July as I have already mentioned the 11.30 ride are going out for lunch and I am going as well but in its place there is a special hack Pookie and Mel have already booked in so if any of you "old timers "" in brackets ha!! ha!! want some fun and a good old chinwag get in touch I now have the horses to let you enjoy yourselves .
Important as well Tracy ,s ride is on the Monday the 13th at 6 pm
these rides are not high powered drill rides but they are brilliant if you wish to be able to get your horse to offer you more obedience and let you enjoy the ride more. Her coaching qualifications are of the highest standard and the cost of the ride is done as a favour to me So well worth it Good Night x

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 28th June at 23:25

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Today has been full of surprises. First some idiot rang me at four 0'clock.this morning and then didn't,t have the decency to apologise for wasting my time. I was awake so it was ok but I was not a happy bunny.
Then Jade came into work not well and when she went a bit vacant on me and started to worry Yasmin I sent her home. Hopefully she will be better soon .Then Amy came and gave some lovely lessons, she was most amused by Chloe who at only five demanded to go on her own so she could show Amy how well she was doing..
Then I let a little three and a half year old have a lesson [special dispensation] and ended up awarding her and five year old Ruby a golden smile ,[I couldn't lay my hands on the stars] because they both trotted the length of the school without missing a beat a real feat for the youngest one as she was on LaLa and she trots quickly. Claire was so pleased with them If the little ones are going to do that I may have to reconsider the starting age
A funny day all round the real highlight was seeing Amy she will be back in a fortnight if anyone fancies a jumping lesson and also in a fortnight if any of you lovely ladies fancy a hack there is a space at 11.30am because the ladies who always come at that time are taking me out to lunch Yippee so there is a space there. Just let me know.

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Sat 27th June at 20:50

Sorry Monday night riders i have been so busy this week I have omitted to tell you that Tracy will be taking her ride on Monday 29th everything got out of routine with Allan's funeral but she is hoping to resume Monday .Please let pookie know and let me know how many of you will be here Thank you xxxx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 26th June at 20:59

I feel I must pass this on as I get very proud when I hear of any achievements by one of our Weelsby girls or boys. Yasmin Willerton who has ridden with us for years went off to take her Equine Sports Therapy BSC last year and she passed with honours and has won an award for the best student that year .Her prize is a free week long advanced massage course .which we are encouraging her to go on. This is last years award being taken this year.
The results of her efforts this year is a Post Graduate Certificate which takes her half way towards a Veterinary Physiotherapy Degree. Yasmin works for me between her studies and my ponies and horses have benefited from her attentions as she had to have case studies to work on. This new one enables her to do dogs as well .I must find out if other animals are included .I did suggest she did humans and then she could do a session on the staff.
Well done Yasmin .

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 26th June at 14:26

you will have to excuse my capital letters today as I have a new keyboard and I have not found it the correct buttons yet. It has been and still is a traumatic time for me but I have such good friends specially Jo Lisa and Di who keep me busy and sane and my staff are truly wonderful .Ian also has been my rock and is keeping his eye on me even if only by telephone when he is working. I had a lovely time with Ian and Heidi last weekend and I hope to go again soon.
We have all come down to earth again after holly's win at bramham and she has already competed a couple of her novices so she is keeping her nose firmly to the grindstone and getting on with it Jo,s daughter Tash has gone to join Holly and is relishing in the hard work and at the same time getting valuable experience in a very busy yard.Amy is also busy and has some competitions coming up.
LaLa went on her official duty last Sunday to the Brocklesby Fair as a mascot to the RDA and she was in her element having her photograph taken with both adults and children .Jade has just come in and has shown me where the magic button is she's a good girl I can now do capital letters.
The Tiny Trotters got underway on Thursday and it was hilarious to see the little ones grooming LA LA they can reach her beautifully and she is so good with them. Please if you want your little ones to learn how to groom and tack up and do a bit of stable management this is where they can be catered for .Thursday 4pm until 5.30 pm £15.00 a session numbers will have to be limited for safety reasons and the children must wear their riding hats and strong stout shoes. Age is under 7 as they can do the Canter Club at 7 years. Put your name down with Kate or me.
We have a few places left on the four day courses please ask about them if interested they are so brilliant for fetching a rider on

Weelsby Park Riding School
Facebook IconTue 16th June at 17:38

It is very difficult to find the words to cover the last few days especially yesterday when we all said goodbye to Allan. Thank you is really not enough as friends pulled together from all over to make it a very moving and memorable service a wake crammed full of friends who had so much to talk about photographs to mull over and happy stories to relate. and then family and friends coming to the stables to finish off a very full day which I would not have got through without Ian Amy Holly and some very good friends and relatives.
Thank you for all the lovely cards letters and flowers .The messages were lovely and a great help .I will miss Allan so very much but we have super memories of our time together
Thank you
and a little picture to show a small handful of the Weelsby family

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Sun 14th June at 10:41

NEWS FLASH Holly has just won at Bramham Horse Trials She has won the CCI3Under 25years with the best dressage of the day and then jumped a double clear How proud her granddad would have been to hear this lovely news xxxxx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 14th June at 10:15

We are starting up a new club for the under sevens . This is for stable management only. They will be taught how to conduct themselves round ponies e.g. what. is safe and what is dangerous what tack is and how to put it on a pony .LA LA is ideal for this as the children can reach her. How to groom and even how to muck out Any parent who has seen Kate's Chloe pick up droppings safely in the indoor school at the age of five know the children thrive on helping and they may as well learn from an early age how to do it Safely There will be a chance for them to take tests which will enable them to get a badge.
A compulsory regulation is they have stout footwear and wear their riding hats with legs and arms covered.
We are hoping this will be on a Thursday evening soon after school finishes Times will be verified later and the sessions will be for an hour and a half and cost £15.00. Please put your child's name down if interested obviously numbers will be limited for safety reasons and the new club will be called
it will prepare the little ones for the Canter Club

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 7th June at 20:27

The end of a very nice day considering the circumstances. First a conversation with Christopher Woodhead my nephew in Germany and that was very informative. Then quick visits from some of the riders and parents with cards and good wishes which I loved and it is so humbling to receive such a feeling of love and hope from everyone. Then my nephew David Jobson called in and that was a bonus as I am very fond of my late sister sister Mo's children. He managed to finish off my crossword in record time reminding me of the endless times he joined me over a cup of tea to do the daily crossword when he was here I do miss him
Then Holly and Amy came to see me and take me out for a meal David and Tracy joined us it was lovely. Then back to the stables to say goodnight to the girls who have been wonderful today sorting out horses and riders and making sure it was going like a well oiled manoeuvre
Before the girls left Amy was upstairs when she called me and in the yard eating out of the cat's dish was a very large dog fox I wish I still had JJ she would have seen it off .Amy took a photo of it so we know who the intruder is.

Weelsby Park Riding School
Wed 3rd June at 21:32

You will all be pleased to know that Holly arrived home safe and sound and I would like to say a very big thank you to all the help she received both in Ireland and in England .Thank you everyone concerned in the care of her and looking after her yard. I think being without immediate family when learning of the death of her dear granddad was too much she is such a sensitive soul.
Claire Marie Grace Georgia Yasmin and Jade are doing a wonderful job carrying on the yard for me while I wrestle with all the paperwork etc And Jill And Kate are busy with the rides. All is going well and we are trying hard to be as normal as possible. Some might say I take a bit of looking after but with Jo Lisa Di and Snowy as my minders I am being kept well in check.
Allan's funeral is on Monday 15th June 3 pm at the Grimsby crematorium. Every day I am being told of how he helped someone .He was a very kind man and loved life .I am just one among many who will miss him very much
Thank you for the beautiful flowers and the lovely cards you have sent me .I will treasure the cards as the words you have written speak volumes Thank You Glenys xxxx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Sun 31st May at 13:52

A sad day for us all at Weelsby as Allan passed away peacefully this morning. Thank you all for the support you have given us and please spare a thought for poor Holly who is distraught at losing her granddad and is stuck in Ireland with friends trying to get her home as she was travelling with Angus who unfortunately has broken his foot in a fall x country and cannot obviously drive the lorry home ,
We will all miss seeing Allan here as he has worked tirelessly for us and the RDA behind the scenes since my sister Jean died and he has been a wonderful husband and father Thank you all xx

Weelsby Park Riding School
Fri 29th May at 23:04

The latest news from the girls is Amy has arrived in Grimsby and gone straight to see her granddad and sit for a while with her Dad who is staying tonight as he has sent me home again .She had a very good weekend last week riding in only her second ever grand prix and finishing a very creditable 5th We are all very proud
Holly is at tatts as they call it in Ireland and after the x country in her class she is laying 6th.We will wait with baited breath for the show jumping tomorrow and hope for the best. Good luck to you Holly .Carl has been kind enough to let Amy look after Luke while Holly is away which is so kind of him and sets holly's mind at rest.
We have had a lovely week here during the half term and the activities have been nicely attended. During the summer holidays I think we should encourage more novice children to partake in the full day riding activities on offer as they can really improve with the time spent under instruction while in the saddle .We will be hopefully running two and three day courses through the Summer holidays for very novice through to advanced riders please ask your instructors for details of what is already on offer
Didn't; Grace do well winning at Caistor ODE on Little Eddie he is a star congratulations to you both .We do have talented ponies here even though I say it myself..

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.

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.