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Welcome to Pakefield Riding School

Pakefield Riding School is one of the oldest and best known riding centres and stables in the East of England. Pleasantly situated close to the countryside and Pakefield beach, we offer a wide range of activities to novices, experienced and advanced equestrian enthusiasts.

The school offers BHS Qualified Instructors with well mannered horses and ponies suitable for all ages and abilities and is recognised and approved by the British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools and Riding for the Disabled. So contact us today and experience it for yourself.

Lifetime achievement award for Tess and Gemma gets finalist in the Instructor of the Year award at the Equestrian Business Awards

At the 2022 Equestrian Business Awards in Nottingham we were delighted when Tess Hardy – owner and proprietor of Pakefield Riding School in Lowestoft won the Lifetime Achievement Award for her services in the equine industry. The award came with a special video message from broadcaster Claire Balding.

In additional to this we were also really proud that our Chief Instructor, Gemma Collison was also a finalist in the Instructor of the Year award category.

ln the category of Riding School of the Year, we didn’t win the overall award but we were honoured as one of the three best riding schools in the country.

You can read more at the Eastern Daily Press news post.

Visit the Equestrian Business Awards Facebook page.

(Image & Video: Equestrian Business Awards)

To find out more or to book your activity call us on 01502 572257

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This is an excellent riding school for children and adults alike, from complete beginners like my granddaughter, to adults getting back into riding after a few years away, like myself. The indoor school means lessons never get cancelled and the beach rides are great fun. The instructors and helpers are super friendly and knowledgeable, and the horses and ponies are calm and well behaved, making them ideal for learners and the nervous or apprehensive. If you're considering learning to ride, or can ride already and are just looking to go hacking, this is definitely the place to come.

Riding Lesson Customer

My daughter and I did a beach ride a few days ago whilst on holiday. The staff ensured we had correct horses suited to our abilities, the facilities and ponies were great. It was very well organised and professional, the girls who took us out were friendly and made sure we were all ok. My 10 year old daughter had several canters along the beach which she loved. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend this yard.

Beach Ride Customer

Thank you to everybody at Pakefield Riding School for the most amazing day for my sisters hen weekend! It was very well organised, everyone was so friendly and helpful. The two hours riding on the beach was fantastic and we are still talking about it. The lunch served was amazing and it was such a beautiful lodge and setting. I would recommend this to anyone! Thank you again!

Picnic / Parties Customer

My 6 year old daughter had her birthday party here. The staff and youngsters who helped with the party were brilliant. All of the children enjoyed the games and were delighted with their rosettes. Being able to use the tack room afterwards for our food was great. Thank you for a lovely afternoon. Highly recommend children's birthday parties here for something a little bit different from the norm.

Picnic / Parties Customer