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Carrington Riding Centre

We are a busy, yet very friendly Riding School that provides affordable lessons to both adults and children.

We are approved by the Local Authority, The British Horse Society, FEI Clubmark, The British Riding Clubs, YELA. HOOF and The Pony Club.

We are based just a few miles south west of Manchester in the Mersey valley green belt. We are situated in 450 acres of open countryside yet still close to the motorway network and this allows us to offer fantastic off road hacking routes to our clients.

Our facilities include one indoor school and four, all weather, rubber surfaced outdoor floodlit menages with comfortable viewing facilities and fully stocked café.

We are the only riding school in the area to have our own Racewood Dressage simulator, the most advanced of its type in the world. On ‘Othello’, we can offer technical riding lessons to nervous or returning riders and beginners through to advanced dressage riders.

Our experienced and friendly staff can offer riding lessons to suit all ages (from aged 2+) and abilities. We pride ourselves in being extremely family orientated by providing lots of activities for all the family to be involved in together.

All our 50+  horses and ponies are chosen for their suitable temperament and are fully trained to ensure both the safety and enjoyment of all our customers.

As well as lessons and hacks, we provide various accredited courses which include both riding and care elements to children and adults. We are also a Polocrosse centre for those of you who fancy participating in something a little more ‘vigorous’.

Our Pony Club centre is one of the largest in the country and is split into three age ranges. Activities are provided for children and teens from age 5-18 years old. The course content is adjusted to suit the age of the child.

We can also offer jumping lessons to horse owners who would like to bring their horse to our centre to improve their jumping skills.

Who to contact

0161 969 5853

Where to go

Venue Address
Nursery Farm
Isherwood Road
M31 4BH
Venue Notes

By Road (from M60)

We are situated just off Junction 8 of the M60. Once off the motorway, follow the A6144 until you come to the second crossroads, take the left (CRC is signposted at this junction) and follow this down until you come to a left turn at the end. A barrier prevents you from travelling further down Isherwood Rd after this turn (so you have to turn left).

Public Transport

Our farm is accessible by bus. Buses: 241, 243 and 255 run to the nearest bus stop. It is then a 15-20 minute walk down Isherwood Rd to the farm.

Tom Tom

Alternatively, if you use a Tom Tom, our address is:

Nursery Farm, Isherwood Rd, Carrington, M314BH

 Please be aware that while this will bring you into our vicinity, it is not likely to bring you directly to the doorstep. Please familiarise yourself with the map(above) before setting off.

When is it on?

Days & Times
Please see website for opening times

Who is it for?

All ages
Supporting People With
Becoming older
Learning disability
Mental health
Autistic Spectrum
Challenging Behaviour
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Cost Information
Please see website for prices of different activities

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

There is a weight limit of 13 stone for riders. 

Riders have to be physically able to get on and off horses. 

Last updated date:
09 January 2020

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