Below you will find some of our most asked question: If you have a question that has not been covered, please get in contact.
Q: What should I do on arrival?
A: Please park your car safely facing the paddock or in the paddock itself. Head to reception to find your rider registration form which must be filled in by adults, read the back and sign. Hats are available here, if you are confident and competent to try on and fit the hat yourself you can ask us to check the fit, if you are a beginner or novice and not sure how to fit a hat we are here to help please just ask. Boots are also available here though we cannot guarantee all sizes. For those who are riding out reflective fluorescent tabards are available for the small amount of roadwork for which the horses are well schooled. Feel free to have a look around, if we are not available to meet and greet you on your arrival please don’t worry we are probably busy with other riders and will be back shortly. Introduce yourself to our very friendly dogs or maybe the farm cat “Shakira”.
We will do our best to get you mounted as soon as we can but remember some riders may need more help or reassurance than others and others may be held up by the harbour bridge opening or lost en route. Whatever happens we promise you will get the full riding time you have booked so please don’t worry that your hour is being eaten up by unavoidable delays. Once you are mounted you will have the wonderful experience you have been looking forward to.
Q: If I miss or don’t want to ride can I have a refund?
A: Sadly we take pre payment or a deposit to hold a horse/pony for you to ride and if you don’t go we have lost out on that booking, for this reason we are not able to refund, you can however give your ride to another member of your family/group.
Q: What is your weight limit?
A: 16 Stone (105kg), we have medical scales on site to enable you to check.
Q: From what age do you take children?
A: Hacking from the age of 6 years or in their 6th year if they are confident, lessons from the age of 4 or in their 4th year again if they are confident and pony rides from the age of 2 years.
Q: Do you have hard hats and boots?
A: Hats are available in all sizes. We have a selection of boots which you are welcome to try. If you would like a hat liner these are available for a fee.
Q: Do you offer pony rides?
A: Yes, for all ages from the age of two. We offer 2 rides, one shorter ride and one longer ride with a beautiful rosette when they have completed their ride, mounting, dismounting and photographic opportunities are included in the 15 min duration.
Q: What are your current prices?
A: You can check our current prices by clicking the appropriate page.
Q: Do you take complete beginners?
A: Yes, we cater or all ages and abilities and have horses and ponies suitable for everyone. Beginners are put onto a leading rein from another horse, we can then help you with your riding and you in turn can enjoy the scenery while feeling safe.
Q: Will beginners be on leading reins?
A: Yes, you will be led from another horse by one of our experienced members of staff who will offer support and help on the way around.
Q: Where do you go?
A: We have access to number of scenic bridleways, coastal paths, park land some roadwork/lanes and most spectacular open downland.
Q: Do you offer beach rides?
A: Yes, we are located near to Colwell bay. Here on the island we are tide and time dependent. Deep paddling is a speciality. Please contact us to check availability and tide tables.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located half way between Yarmouth and Freshwater village on the A3054 road to Alum Bay and the Needles. The coastal breezer open top bus and the no 7 both go past Hill farm stables every 30 minutes in BST. Less often in the winter. Go to Finding us page for our address and map to locate us.
Q: Do we have to pay in advance?
A: For an advanced booking we do require a deposit or full payment depending on the time of year. Please check our tariff page for more details. Payments can be made by Bacs transfer. We do take card payments on site only but we are limited each month on the amounts so please ask when you book.