Pony Club Riding and Stable Management 

Ansford organises regular visits to a local riding stable, Divoky Riding School near Shepton Mallet, where students learn how to look after a pony, stable management as well as receiving riding lessons.    

The riding school caters for all riding abilities from total beginner on a lead rein to the more competent rider.  The afternoon is structured so that students are placed in groups according to their ability for their session.

The group leaves Ansford at 1.30 pm and returns to Ansford for 5.00 pm.  Transport is provided by school minibus and students are accompanied by an Ansford member of staff. 
Students will need to be collected from Ansford at approximately 5.00 pm. 
If the session falls on a Tuesday then students are able to travel home on the Ansford Extra Buses having pre-booked a seat via PE or Reception. 

The cost of each session is £26 payable in advance.

Students are able to eat their lunch on the minibus on the way to the stables as it is approximately a 25-minute journey.  

It is important that students wear appropriate clothes to ride in, no jeans or hoodies.

A jacket and a fleece if it is cold, riding boots and a riding hat if you have one.  If not, riding hats can be borrowed from Divoky.  

Students should bring a drink and snack to keep them going, all the riding and stable duties are thirsty work! 

The following dates are confirmed for this academic year: 

Tuesday 26th September 2017
Tuesday 21st November 2017

Tuesday 30th January 2018
Tuesday 6th March 2018
Tuesday 8th May 2018
Tuesday 19th June 2018

We request you register your initial interest when information will be provided together with two Consent forms one for Ansford and one for Divoky. These need to be completed and returned to Valerie Standing via the academy mailbox in the foyer.

Before each session, a reminder letter is sent out in which we request that you confirm your child’s attendance, together with your cheque for the sum of £26 made payable to Ansford Academy Trust. 

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Should you have any queries or wish your child to join the Pony Club then please contact: 

Valerie Standing 
01963 350895


Updated Nov 2017