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Squirrelwood is proud to be an ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) approved Riding School.

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Founded in 1954 as the Association of British Riding Schools, the ABRS+ runs Britain’s longest-established Riding School Approval Scheme. Representing hundreds of the best riding schools across the UK.

Why ABRS+ Matters:

As an ABRS+ accredited riding school, we adhere to the highest standards for the well-being of our horses, the satisfaction of our clients, and the professionalism of our staff. Our commitment to excellence means your experience with us is as enriching and as safe as possible.

Unlock Your Potential with ABRS Awards:

Being part of ABRS+ opens up an exciting opportunity for you – the chance to participate in the ABRS Awards in Riding and/ or Horse Care. These awards, blending knowledge and practical skills, offer a tangible way for you to celebrate and track your progress on your equestrian journey.

You can take these awards just for fun and your own satisfaction but they may also come in handy if you ever fancy a career in the equine industry.

Some of the topics covered in the awards are;

Horse Care Awards

  • Learn Equine Care skills safely and correctly
  • Understand how to approach, catch, tie up and lead a horse or pony safely
  • Be able to safely and effectively handle and groom horses and ponies.
  • Learn to tack up and clean and care for tack
  • Be able to safely assist other riders in mounting, dismounting etc.

And much more!

Riding Awards

Introductory Awards (A- E)
These provide a gentle introduction for young children or nervous riders

Progressive Awards (1- 10)
From foundational skills to advanced movements and jumping, these awards take you on a journey through the levels of riding expertise.

For each level completed a formal certificate will be awarded.
Recognition of your skills and knowledge, these certificates stand as a testament to your dedication to the art of riding and horse care.

Elevate your skills, celebrate your achievements, and become part of a community that values excellence in all things equestrian.

To find out more or to start your journey with us Contact Us