STE is primarily a riding school, and we welcome pupils from the Effingham Schools Trust from Year 1 onwards, as well as welcoming children from other schools to enjoy the horses and teaching available.

We have a wonderful range of horses and ponies, which we keep schooled to a high standard, and they are suitable for a wide range of riders to enjoy.

Our specialist coaches are second to none and are all highly qualified and experienced across a range of disciplines. They will work with you to develop a personalised training program for your individual needs and aspirations.

We aspire to:

o    Develop and inspire all levels of horseman in a safe and beautiful setting, through high quality teaching with well-schooled horses and excellent facilities.

o    Enable riders to feel confident and secure in a variety of situations, both when mounted and on the ground

o    Provide opportunities to experience a range of aspects of riding and horse care regardless of ability

o    Enhance each rider’s position, balance, flexibility and control according to their prior experience

o    Improve knowledge and understanding of the horse’s paces, way of going and behaviour when ridden or exercised

During the school term times, we run private lessons Mondays to Fridays, 4pm to 7pm, and on Saturdays, 9am to 3pm.

During the holidays and half terms, we offer Pony Mornings and Afternoons which cater to all rider ages and abilities.

Riders get the opportunity to take part in the full range of pony care activities, ride as a group, make friends by taking part in different games and fun activities and work towards Pony Club badges.

Typically, the mornings run from 9.30am to 12.30pm and the afternoons run from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

Pony Days are open to riders of all abilities from lead-rein upwards, and from the age of 6 years.

STE is proud to be a Pony Club Centre. The Pony Club is an amazing organisation that enables children to get involved with horses and ponies whether they have their own pony or not.

To take part, riders don’t just have to be a Member of our Pony Club. Members of other branches are welcome to join us as well to earn Achievement Badges and certificates. However, they can only take the Pony Club Tests through their registered Centre or Branch.

We run stable management sessions during the school term for members to earn their Pony Club badges, and in turn learn more about all the aspects that go into caring for horses.

STE is an approved BHS centre. The British Horse Society is the National organisation that focuses on welfare, safety and education of both horses and riders.

The Challenge Awards is an initiative to educate riders and owners in horse care and riding. These Awards are open to members of the BHS and run in the form of tuition booklets at Bronze, Silver and Gold. The booklets are split into About the Rider and About the Horse; the riding aspects can be covered in STE riding lessons while the care sections are booked separately.

We run stable management sessions during the school term for those who want to complete the Challenge Award booklets and expand their knowledge for equines.

STE is a part of the National Schools Equestrian Association and is represented by students of Effingham Schools in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing.

Whether for training or competitions, riders may ride their own ponies in any discipline they wish to try. Only current St Teresa’s and Cranmore pupils with their own ponies can join the NSEA.