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.
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.
The Children's’ Saturday Club is great fun and teaches them learn to look after and ride a pony correctly. There is 1½ 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 Summer Family Show is on 9th August, so not long to wait! - get your entries in.
Not tried riding yet? - there are still some special offers on riding lessons which you really should not miss.
Don’t forget to visit the infamous Marmite when you're at Severnvale.
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
Severnvale Equestrian Centre, Tidenham, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 7LL
Tel: 01291 623412 e-mail: email@example.com
The centre is open: 9 am to 8 pm Tuesday to Friday and 9 am to 5 pm Saturday & Sunday