We teach children riding from the age of 5 years and upwards.

All of our lessons are half hour sessions and are based on a maximum of three people of a similar standard sharing.

Riders may choose to ride weekly or fortnightly, with a discounted price to our regular riders.

We offer private riding sessions for one-to-one attention in the school holidays, which also enables riders with their own horse to experience our coaching expertise too.

We also offer hacks in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

All riders will have to have had a ridden assessment session first to assess suitability .

We aim to make all our lessons fun, whilst instilling confidence and a knowledge of the correct way to ride and handle ponies. We encourage the children to develop a partnership with each pony that they ride. Lessons are taken at the pupil’s own pace, supporting our belief that the child will learn when he/she is ready.

We teach the children to ride in an enclosed arena and also around the jumping field in the summer, where we have both show-jumps and rustic cross country style obstacles, as well as a small bank.

Christina De’Ath is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach in Complete Horsemanship (Stage 3) and is accredited by the British Horse Society.
Accredited Professional Coaches meet the highest professional standards within the equestrian body.

She also holds a United Kingdom Coaching Certificate level 2 as well as being a Pony Club examiner.

In her youth Christina gained her Pony Club ‘B’ test.

Tish Adams is British Horse Society Coach in Complete Horsemanship (Stage 4) and a Pony Club examiner and covers lessons.

Between them they have over 50 years of coaching experience.



Lesson Times


Children’s lessons are taught from 4.30 to 6.30 pm Monday to Thursday and from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays.



Cancellation Policy


Before booking the first lesson we ask clients to fill in a form providing their details, brief medical history if applicable, any riding experience if applicable and acceptance of our cancellation policy.

This enables us to place the rider in an appropriate level lesson.

We require 48 hour notice period of cancellation of lessons for whatever reason, including illness, otherwise a full lesson fee will be charged.


Children’s Birthday Parties


We host children’s birthday parties by arrangement and are happy to discuss your individual requirements.

Our covered riding arena makes a pony party at Moat Farm Riding Centre possible in all weathers!

Each child gets to groom, learn about tacking up the ponies and then ride the ponies (no riding experience necessary) in an enclosed arena with lots of fun and games included.

There are rosettes for each child as well as a picture of the ponies for the birthday child.

Hats and riding boots can be provided.

Please do contact us to discuss dates.


Contact Us


Christina can be contacted on 07815 782520
Tish can be contacted on 07786 911155 or 01284 830098