Severnvale offer a range of activities for children, including
clubs, fun days at half term, and birthday parties
In particular it’s Clubs provide a great way to learn to look after and ride a pony as these group sessions provide 1½ hours of fully supervised instruction, including riding, grooming, care of tack, and mounted games; as well as BHS Approved Tests.They are run by the Centre’s instructors who have a wide range of qualifications, expertise and experience and can cope with children of all ages and experience. Quite a lot of events take place during the school holidays, so look at the ‘Children’s Schedule’ or the ‘What’s on now?’ pages on this website, or on SVEC’s Facebook page, to see when they take place.
To book a place please speak to Juliet or Debbie, or just telephone the office @
While their children are busy, parents can take a ‘quite minute out’ and make themselves some tea or coffee in the Gallery Café if they wish to wait - and just put something in the honesty box.After school clubSaturday & Sunday clubs
Lessons are are run in the following groups - including during school holidays - just choose the group that is best for you.Beginners £18.50, with other sessions from £23.50Saturday clubHave fun while you learn to look after and ride a pony correctlySunday clubGreat fun while you are leaning to ride and how to look after a ponyPony clubOwn-a-pony day - a day of activities and learningCost: £40.00 per child (or £36.00 if Pony Club Member)Have-a-go afternoonCome along and give riding a go; no experience is necessary, as anyone regardless of age, ability or background can have a go - you might just find that you like it!Pony fun day - Special offer only £23.00Jumping clinic - an chance to improve jumping skillsTo book a place, or for more information on this very popular event please speak to Debbie or call at the office, or telephone the office @ 01291 623412Intro to XC day - see what Cross Country is aboutCost: £35.00 per child per sessionTo book a place, or for more information on this very popular event please speak to with your instructor, contact Debbie, call at the office, or telephone the office @ 01291 623412Mini showjumping competition -a challenging dayCost: £8.00 per Class and £4.00 for Clear RoundEntries will be taken on the day, or if you want to book a place, or get more information about this event please speak to Debbie, Gemma, or Marnie, or telephone the office @ 01291 623412Great Christmas Show -16thDecember2018A great festive event that is not to be missed - all welcome - hire our ponies or bring your ownJoin us for our annual Christmas Show, which usually includes, amongst other things:•Long reining•Gymkhana games, and•Show jumping starting at 1" 0"The tinsel will be out! - the ponies will be polished and ready! - so see you at 10 am All welcome - including the young at heart- but please put your names on the list in the office as no entries will be accepted on the dayFor more information, please speak to Debbie, or telephone the office @ 01291 623412 or download our special show programmeBirthday partiesLet us have the mess- and you have the enjoymentBook a birthday party for a minimum of 4 people and SVEC will do the restYou will groom your ponies, get them ready for gymkhana games and then have plenty of fun when playing the games. You’ll go back home tired and with a smile.You are very welcome to use the Gallery Café area for any food you wish to bring.Cost £22.50 per person- and a special Happy Birthday rosetteforthebirthdaychild
This is a great chance for beginners to learn all of the basic skills, both about riding and looking after their pony; and for more experienced riders to improve their walking, trotting, cantering and jumpingskills4 till 5.30 pm - split between 45 minutes riding and 45 minutes of pony careCost:£18.50persession
Something to look forward to after school!1½ hours of activities Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays- during term time
BeginnersGroup:9.30- 10.00 am - learning basic riding skills whilst safely controlled on a lead rein
Intermediate: Group12.30- 2.00 pm - covering walk, trot & cantering, and including 60 cm jumping
Advanced Groups:10.00 - 11.30 am - covering walk, trot & cantering, and including 75 cm jumping11.00 am - 12.30 pm - covering walk, trot & cantering, and including 75 cmjumping
NoviceGroups:2.45- 3.30 pm - covering walk, trot & cantering, and including 45 cm jumping3.30 - 4.15 pm - covering walk, trot & cantering, and including45cmjumping
Choose the group that is best for you -Beginners £18.50, with other sessions from £23.50To book a place please speak to Juliet or telephone the office @ 01291 623412- theclubstillrunsduringschoolholidays
Newriders:9.00am-10.00am-aspecialgroupfornewriderswhoarelearning using a lead rein; which includes mounting,ridinganddismounting.
Young riders:10.30am-11.30pm-aspecialgroupforyoungridersjustcomingoff the lead rein; who can walk and trot, or are just starting to learn how to canter; so that they can learn more of the basic riding skills and how to look after their pony.
Intermediate riders:10.45-12.15pm-aWalk&Trotgroupaimedatmoreexperiencedriders,whoareabletocanterandarelearninghow to jump; so that they can improve their riding skills, as wellasgainadditionalknowledgetohelpthemtolookaftertheirpony.
Choose the group that is best for you -Beginners £18.50, with other sessions from £23.50
Leadreingroup:3.00pm-4.00pm-aspecialgroupfornewriderswhoarestillusingaleadrein;which includes mounting, riding and dismounting.
To book a place please speak to Juliet or telephone the office @ 01291 623412-theclubstillrunsduringschoolholidays
Enjoy a day of fun and gamesIncluding pony craft, grooming, tack cleaning, mucking out and team gymkhana games11.00 am to 4.00 pmLook at the ‘Children’s Schedule’ or the ‘What’s on now?’ pages, or on SVEC’s Facebook page, to see when these take place
This training session will teach you how to prepare your horse and yourself, about course design, and even about designing your own course to jump later!These sessions take place in most school holidays between 10.00 am & 1.00 pm and 2.00 & 5.00 pm - please see the SVEC Facebook page for the dateswhentheseareheld
•Suitableforchildrenaged12yearsplus•Participantsmustbeabletowalk,trot,andcanter; as well as be able to jump a 2' 6" (0.75M) course and prepare their pony / horse independently for riding•Includesjumpinglesson,ponypreptimeand stable management•Mostactivitieswillbeundercover-however,suitable clothing must be worn to match the weather on the day - wellington boots or long riding boots are recommended•BookingrequiredCost: £40.00 per child per session
These ‘hands-on’ training sessions are organised and run by Debbie Wilding and designed to teach you how to approach and jump a course of Cross Country Jumps, so as to improve confidence, trust and technique These usually take place in school holidays between 10.00 am & 1.00 pm and 2.00 & 5.00 pm - please see the SVEC Facebook page for the dateswhentheseareheld
•Suitableforchildrenaged12yearsplus•Participantsmustbeabletowalk,trot,andcanter; as well as be able to jump a 2' 6" (0.75M) course and prepare their pony / horse independently for riding•Includescross-countrylesson,ponypreptimeand stable management•Some activities will be undercover and some outdoors - so, suitable clothing must be worn to match the weather on the day - wellington boots or long riding boots are recommended•Participants must bring their own body protector•Bookingrequired
•Nopreviousjumpingexperiencerequired•Suitableforchildrenaged5to11years-however, younger children may attend providing that a parent / carer remains with them•Activitieswillbeundercover-butsuitable clothing must be worn to match the weather on the day - wellington boots or long riding boots are recommended•Pleasebringapackedlunch•Bookingrequired
Severnvale Equestrian Centre, Tidenham, Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 7LL