Herons Farm








Royal Berkshire












Tel:  +44 (0)118 974 5228




Fax: +44 (0)118 974 5229










The licensed Equestrian centre is located in the Thames Valley on a spellbound 400 acre farm in Royal Berkshire, 2 miles from Pangbourne village and within easy reach of Reading, Newbury, London, Oxford, Windsor and Bath. The period stable yard has a listed octagonal barn, large Victorian boxes, an enclosed mews courtyard plus other traditional buildings with interesting architecture. The Modern stable complex is a fascinating new holmehold incorporating luxury stabling and client facilities, very pleasing to the eye and thought provoking.


The riding school (ABRS approved): Riding lessons for children over 4 years and adults of any age. Learn to ride on a private, semi private or group lesson, these are available for the beginner and the more experienced rider. Childrens parties, pony care, pony camp, childrens holidays, gift vouchers, dressage, show jumping, cross country and corporate days.

The quality sweet tempered horses and ponies are carefully selected and suitable for all levels of equitation up to BHS stage 3. The staff are warm, friendly and welcoming. See "Facilities"

We are very pleased to welcome our new addition " ITHACUS " our Mechanical Horse, otherwise known as the Racewood Dressage Horse Riding Simulator.
The Mechanical Dressage Simulator, simulates a life like horse which is capable of performing movements from Walk to Piaffe.  The interactive screen shows the digital horse doing Piaffe, Passage and Flying Change.  The simulator is incredibly useful for instruction aimed at all riders at all levels.
The Mechanical Horse Dressage Simulator has proved extremely beneficial to riders to overcome their nerves, gain confidence, increase fitness and can help riders recovering from injury. Our Mechanical Horse also includes a calorie counter, you will be amazed at how man calories you burn in 30 minutes of riding our equisimulator.


Hacking and trekking: These rides take you over unspoiled countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty with rolling hills, woodland tracks, open fields, and grass gallops. The scenery is spectacular which ever way you look.


The livery stables are brick and idyllic, with use of the large softtrack riding arenas. Within the estate there is a mile grass gallop plus farm tracks, open fields and woodlands.

Riding and non riding holidays, escape weekends, farm holidays, weekend breaks,  short breaks, bed and breakfast, lunch days, supper evenings. Stay in the homely 18th century historical farmhouse with loverly views. The house has an Aga, wood-burning stoves and luxury en-suite bedrooms, plus all the usual facilities associated with comfort. The garden has beautiful lawns with private picnic areas, country flower beds, a heated swimming pool and summerhouse within a walled garden. There is additional accommodation in the comfortable cottage stable flats, unusual and original with many interesting features. These stable flats are also suitable for self catering.




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SAFETY: Horse riding is a risk sport, we make every effort to ensure the safety of our riders. Horses are sometimes unpredictable and do not always respond or react as expected. All clients must accept the risk of personal injury or loss for whatever reason while attending the centre.


Riding Examination Courses - We can offer courses in riding and stable management and general horse care, leading to NVQ, ABRS and BHS Stages.














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