The Children's’ Saturday Club is great fun and teaches them learn to look after and ride a pony correctly. There is 1 hours of fully supervised instruction, which includes riding, grooming, the care of tack and mounted games.

In the school holidays children's' fun days and minimus jumping events are held from 10.45 am to 4.00 pm. These activity days include riding, games and treasure hunts, with prizes for all.

You can also hold your Birthday Party at the Centre!





Horse Horne Hound’s Total Horse magazine, selected Severnvale as one of the UK’s 10 best riding schools and training centres.

The Centre aims to keep up its position by continuing to provide a wide range of first class training.

Riding lessons, which are suitable for all ages and stages, are held throughout the week and at weekends.  

There are also clinics, training days, and specialist visits, regularly held at the Centre. Additionally, Lizzel and Eric are accredited British Eventing trainers and qualified to run event-training days.



The Centre regularly holds show jumping evenings and activity days for children. The aim of these is to improve and test the ability of the horse and the rider.

The Summer Show, which is held in July, provides an enjoyable day out for all of the family.

There are classes in this show for everybody, including a miniature Derby, Showing classes, Gymkhana games and a range of other novelty show jumping classes.





Children's’ residential camps are held so that they can enjoy the thrill of owning their own pony for a few days - while have fun, enjoy the outdoor life, and generally having the time of their life.  There are also a few one - day camps which are ideal for the younger rider.

A special three-day ‘hands-on’ camp for adults, includes valuable training in general riding, stable management skills and everyday maintenance

Additionally, there are a few one-day ‘hands-on’ camps, which offer valuable training in general riding stable management skills.




Adults and children of all abilities and ages are catered for by instruction that is appropriate to their needs.

The instructors at the Centre have a wide range of qualifications, expertise and experience. This includes eventing at national and international levels and a sympathetic understanding of the needs of nervous adults and children.

Additionally, Lizzel, one of the proprietors at Severnvale, is a Fellow of BHS, and is the National Coach to the British Junior Equestrian team.




Severnvale Equestrian Centre is a British Horse Society Approved riding establishment that carries out British Eventing Accredited training.

For the horse owner, the services available at Severnvale include full competition livery, breaking / schooling livery, part or ‘do-it-yourself’ livery. The Centre offers 32 loose boxes for hire.

The Centre itself, which is just two miles from Chepstow, is set in over sixty acres of grounds on the west side of the Severn Estuary. It is within easy access of the national motorway network.





The aim of the Severnvale Club, which is open at all clients - young and old -  is to have fun whilst creating a greater sense of belonging and providing a more structured progression with riding and stable management. There is a small annual membership fee payable each January.

It provides a good way to stay in touch by regular newsletters and by instructors awarding progress certificates.

It doesn't replace the Pony Club, which already exists, but runs alongside it.





Its easy to learn to ride at Severnvale, as the Centre provides lessons for all ages; from someone who has never ridden before, to those that want to just ‘brush-up’, or to improve their riding skills.

Severnvale’s instructors are friendly, and have a wide range of qualifications and expertise; as well as many years of experience of getting the best out of nervous adults and young children. Their main priority is the rider’s enjoyment and safety, as well as making sure that their riding ambitions are realised.

Lessons are given using carefully selected school ponies and horses of differing abilities and sizes, so they are suitable for everyone, from total beginners to the more experienced rider.

Where required, lessons can be given on the owner’s horse. Riding hats are provided for those who don't have their own.

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Severnvale Equestrian Centre is a friendly riding school; as well as a livery, training and competition centre

Severnvale is British Horse Society Approved and carries out British Eventing Accredited training 

It has been identified by Horse & Hound’s Total Horse magazine, as one of the 10 best riding schools and training centres in the UK

Find out what's new at SVEC
Look at the skills we have to offer to you
There are lots of events going on
Our Summer Show is worth looking at
Come and take part!!
There are childrens' and adult camps
See what our SVEC Club has to offer
We have lots of resources - come and use them
We have very good training facilities

Severnvale Equestrian Centre, Tidenham, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7LL

Tel: 01291 623412       e-mail: svec@clara.co.uk

The centre is open: 9 am to 8 pm Tuesday to Friday and 9 am to 5 pm Saturday & Sunday

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Riding lessons for all ages and stages

The Centre regularly holds one-day events, dressage and show jumping shows as well as activity days specifically for children. Generally, these are designed to improve and test the ability of the horse and the rider.

These include Walk and Trot Dressage Evenings that use specially written tests for Severnvale. The  aim is to help and encourage those starting out on their dressage career

There are other show events for the family.





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Have you been to see the infamous Marmite when you call at Severnvale? -  and do please read Marmites Blog.

Don’t forget - his season’s Dressage Events start on 13th April. In addition, this year's Adult Two-day Camp will be on 17th & 18th June - places for this are limited so book early!

Also, there are still some very special offers on riding lessons; so if you want to try riding for the first time, or you are new to it, do come along - it really is easy to take part and it will keep you fit!

Have you purchased a SVEC gift voucher yet? - they make a really good gift!!

You can keep in touch with what’s going on at the Centre’s FaceBook page; and of course, we still do really good children's parties!

Equestrian excellence

Severnvale Equestrian Centre