Hill farm riding stables has been in our family since 1965 and is now run by only two generations (myself – Jayne and my husband William Brown and my eldest daughter Jess Brown and part time my youngest, Annabel Brown) since the death of my Father, Lionel George Osman and my mother both in 2009.
The original stable block is a purpose built victorian building with cobble stone flooring in a most attractive setting with sea veiws of the Needles to one side and Lymington Harbour to the other. Once the West Wight coaching stable for Queen Victoria.
We have 10 horses and 15 ponies at our stables, ranging from welsh section A’s to thoroughbreds to cater for all sizes, ages and abilities.
At Hill Farm stables the flatwork riding or jumping lessons take place in an enclosed 40m x 20m manege with an up to date rubber surface.
We are perfectly situated for hacking through the scenic West Wight counrtyside with Golden Hill Parkland, The old railway line alongside the beautiful River Yar, Tennyson Downs, Afton Downs and so many more picturesque routes.
We offer special rates for parents, of children who already ride with us, who themselves would like to learn to ride, this is availables on weekdays only during term time. We also have adult special offers where you can pre-pay for six lessons/rides in advance and get a free lesson/ride on the seventh lesson/ride, these pre paid rides need to be used at least fortnightly. No refund can be given if you are unable to complete your course, however, we can advertise them on the board for you at a discounted rate. We also offer Pony Club discount prices for holiday activities to visiting members when membership cards or no.s are given.
Arrangements can be made for children with special needs and also riding for the disabled, though we are not an official RDA school.
PLEASE NOTE; WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CREDIT /DEBIT CARDS at Hill farm, there is a cash machine in Yarmouth Post Office or Freshwater village at any of the banks or on the co-op wall or sainsburys wall, we apologise for any inconvenience.