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 by 5.00 pm. 

The cost of each session is £30 payable in advance.  Payments by preferably via Pay-Online although, cash and cheques will be accepted.

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: 

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 Restrictions, Pony Club has been temporarily suspended.

Wednesday  30th September 2020
Wednesday  25th November 2020

Wednesday  27th January 2021
Wednesday  3rd March 2021
Wednesday  5th May 2021
Wednesday  23rd June 2021

DATES FOR 2021-2022

Wednesday September 2021
Wednesday November 2021
Wednesday January 2022
Wednesday March 2022
Wednesday May 2022
Tuesday      June 2022

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