We offer lessons for Children and Adults. There are beautiful Bridle paths for incredible outride experiences. We have a wonderful selection of ponies and horses that will ensure an awesome riding experience for both young and young at heart.
Learning and therapy through fun interaction with the ponies and the outdoors. We host pony camps every school holiday and keep your children actively busy. We do fun events on special days!
We offer birthday parties at the riding school or your venue. We provide ponies for special school functions and sports events. Our calm, well trained ponies are perfect for children to experience their first pony ride. Our ponies have added glamour and excitement to many public and school events!
LESSONS & ACTIVITIES
A selection of lessons and activities our horse riding school offers to students
Capriole Stables through the owner’s, Karen Portman’s eyes.
‘Horses and children are my passion. What a privilege to work every day on something that I love!
I studied Chemical engineering. Then was a partner in a specialised laser instrumentation business that we started and developed. The business sold out to an American partner and I found myself as a retired mom and housewife – free to pursue my own dreams.
I started taking ponies to nursery schools and developed a programme of equine interaction for toddlers.
I then did some extensive training of horse training techniques (Horse Whispering, T-Touch, Parelli, Clicker Training and other Natural Horsemanship work).
Alongside that I did courses on teaching and training, including the biomechanics course of Ride with your Mind.
The course I have set myself has had its difficult times. These have often related to losing a special horse. In 2013 I lost my dream horse, The Lippizaner stallion AMADEUS. Last year we lost my old competition horse Luke's Legacy.
Along the way there have been many more character who have added to my life and enhanced it. I am sure any number of past pupils will tell you about their favourite characters.
But as so many of the children who come on Pony Camps remind me when they get “I am living the dream“!’
Find the latest horse riding contest results of our riders, tips and tricks about your pony and riding techniques and many more useful information from Capriole Stables.