Shrivenham Station Saddle Club & Pony Club Centre

Learn to ride at The Defence Academy in Shrivenham. Open to non-military personnel.


 We have a range of horses and ponies to suit a range of all rider abilities and sizes.

  • Hacks  Riding out in the local area on Saddle Club horses accompanied by one of our staff. We have access to 100's of acres of beautiful off road riding.
  • Lessons Private, semi-private and group options available.
  • Parent lead outs
  • Trotting Tots An interactive group session specifically for children on the lead rein aged 6 and under.
  • Pony Club We are an accredited Pony Club Centre and offer sessions on one of our Saddle Club ponies or you can bring your own pony.
  • Private Functions
    We can put together a function for your next special occasion, such as a birthday party, from as little as £15 per person. Functions range from Gymkhana games,  to showjumping for more advanced riders.

  • Loan a Pony Get an introduction to the joy of having your own horse, without the initial capital outlay. It is expected that each loanee will care for their pony as if it were there own. 

    Our floodlit indoor school ensures that you can ride throughout the year with evening lessons available during the week, whilst our outdoor jumping paddock and Cross Country Course mean we are able to offer you a wide range of riding experiences.

Formal Training

BHS Training

At the Saddle Club we are able to offer training if you are working towards to following equine qualifications:

Stage I - Riding and Care

Stage II - Riding and Care


Stage III - Care Only

Stage IV - Care Only

Pony Club

At the Saddle Club we offer training in:

Pony Club Efficiency Tests up to and including AH, including the Pony Club Lungeing and Coaching Certificates.  

Pony Club Progressive Tests

Achievement Badges


We currently offer training to a number of school aged children studying on a day release basis for their NVQ 1 & 2 in horse care.

Competition Training

Competition training is available. Simply talk to the yard staff for full details. 


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Upcoming Events

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Livery Availability

The Saddle Club currently has a number of boxes available for DIY or part livery.

For more information and to arrange a visit T: 01793 785489

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