We have a range of exciting pony related activities at Mount Mascal Stables, please see below.
Our qualified and experienced staff have a broad range of knowledge and specialist interests and enthusiasms. We aim to provide lesson options to suit any rider, regardless of age or experience. We believe that we can help you, whatever your equestrian goals and hopes. Once assessed, our clients are provided on-going coaching and advice against your requirements. We emphasise the importance of sound basics and take a step by step approach for you to achieve progress and success. Lesson options include private (121), semi-private (122) and group sessions for all aspects of riding and care. Our Starter Sessions are weekend group riding sessions and are a super introduction for children. Please click for further information.
In today's busy and mechanised world, we believe that hacking - riding in the outdoors - holds a special place in our sport. We also know that hacking involves learning skills that are difficult to replicate in the arena environment. Hacking is therefore a very important and separate activity. Our wonderful location means that our clients can enjoy off-road hacking in private woodland or explore further afield in the Kent countryside.
Our experienced team will help maximise your ride time in the great outdoors to improve and enjoy yourself. We do emphasise the importance of your ability to proceed beyond the arena. So, if you are new to us or have had a rest from riding, you will have an arena assessment first, to help ensure the safety and well-being of you and your horse. Hacking options include 121, shared (with friends) and group sessions. We also offer double sessions, this can include either a 90 minute hacking or a 45 minute arena session follwoed by a 45 hack. Best of both!
Pony Parties are wonderful & unique for both children & adult celebrations!
Children’s Pony Birthday Parties begin with a 40-45 minute fun ride - with lots of help at hand for each child and finish off with a mounted group singalong to the birthday child. After riding, party time takes place in our party room is set aside exclusively for special occasions. This is immediately adjacent to the fully licensed Clubroom - which is also open to you. Both have great views of the indoor arena equine action. Party food menu includes burger/veggie burger, nuggets, sausages/fish finger options all served with chips, squeezy yogurts for pud’ and squash drinks. The Birthday Table will be laid with beautiful rosettes for each child to take home. You are welcome to bring along the cake, party bags and extra decorations – not balloons.
The party price per child is £35, on booking you will receive a Birthday Party email with full information and Client Self-Assessment Forms to be complete by parent/guardian for each child please bring completed on the day.
Our popular Pony Zone Parties offer a longer stay at our stables – 3 hours in total! Bubbles of up to 12 children enjoy a wonderfully unique party experience with us. Children are invited to an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ holistic experience. As well as the standard 45 min tutored riding session, children will enjoy a second pony related experience – mounted games/bareback riding! Plus, have a personal guided tour of our Horse Hotel (yard), visit pony bedrooms (stables), marvel at the grand kitchen (barn) and learn what ponies like to eat to help keep their tummies healthy. Get hands on with grooming the ponies and learn why we do it and how to correctly and enjoy a tractor ride across our beautiful site across the fields.
The two options above are our standard package. If you have any special requirements, please do not hesitate to ask us. We will do our very best to fulfil your child’s wishes. Additional charges may apply.
To arrange your child’s Pony Party celebration, t 020 8 300 3947 or visit the office in person
We are happy to arrange tailor-made sessions for adult party groups for any occasion such as birthday, hen, stag, company treat/team building days etc. Please contact our office team to discuss.
Pony Club Centres are riding schools that are approved to offer children who do not own a pony all the benefits of Pony Club membership. Membership is open to young people between the ages of 5 and 25 years and membership costs from £38 per annum.
At MMS Pony Club centre, you can enjoy discounted Pony Club group lessons at £25 for 45 minutes. To be correctly allocated a Pony Club group you will need to have Pony Club 121 assessment session. These can be booked at any time and are priced at £45 - 45mins. During this session we will assess your riding and stable management skillls. Becoming a Pony Club member opens up a wide range of competitively priced holiday activities including camps, achieve test certificates and badges, and enables you to take part in fun and friendly competitions, go on outings and trips and attend events such as our famous annual Halloween Fancy Dress Party.
Additionally, as a member you can qualify for BHS training on the Mount Mascal Helper Programme.
To encourage young people to ride and to learn to enjoy all kinds of sport connected with horses and riding. To give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to educate members to look after and to take proper care of their animal and finally to promote the highest ideals of sportsmanship, citizenship and loyalty to create strength of character and self-discipline.
As a new member, you - and your family - can be sure of a warm welcome at our Centre. Our members are renowned for their friendliness and you are guaranteed to learn and make new friends in no time!
Tailor-made, fun-filled time for any child who is already riding or wishes to start learning. Activities vary to suit weather conditions but a typical popular Pony Zones includes a 45 min tutored riding session, stable skills, tractor ride, plus a second pony related experience – mounted games/bareback riding!
Given our superb covered arenas, these sessions will run 'whatever the weather' Children must wear gloves to ride and be accompanied with appropriate clothes, footwear along with some snacks and drink for snack time. Each child will leave with a rosette as a take home memory of the day!
If your child has never ridden and wishes to attend, we recommend a one-to-one, 30 minute assessment session @ £36, this half hour session helps ensure that your child will enjoy spending time with us on a three hour session.
Pony Zones are a great way to get started, improve and make new friends - equine and human!
We welcome exclusive Friendship and Class Bubbles, please inquire at the office.
Activities vary to suit weather conditions but a typical day will always include riding, stable skills and care, with the equine you 'own' on the day. The emphasis is on the fun and responsibility of 'ownership'. 'Own' A Pony Days start is a pm, Monday to Friday, including Bank holidays. 'Own' A Pony Days are available for private and group bookings and can be tailor made for all levels of experience.
As well as on-going training and career development for all our staff, we offer a wide range of options to anyone interested in learning and improving their equestrian skills and knowledge. We deliver BHS, training programmes to include Horse Explorers (12yrs - 18yrs) and The Challenge Awards (18+ yrs) plus ABRS, NVQ to young people following our Helper’s Programme and Work Experience Provision. We can assist with Duke of Edinburgh and Young Equestrian Leaders Award, GCSE and A level syllabi. We are always happy to tailor make programmes to meet ad hoc requirements.
A fun pony experience especially created for very little ones. Meet our lovely patient ponies for patting & playing, greeting & grooming plus care & riding time – a take home roseets as a memory of your time with us. Age guideline, pre school 3yrs - 5yrs.
Term time we run these every Wednesday morning 09:15 - 10:30 and also feature in our holiday activity schedule.
Price per child, £42 child
Extras and Small Print – Long trouser/leggings – Gloves to be worn - Boots not trainers - Long Hair tied back – Private groups welcome POA – Cancellation/change 48 hours
Our Pony rides are a super little introduction to our ponies and riding with us. These generally run on request however during the holidays we do advertise them as an activity and they run over selected dates and times throughout the holidays.
We also run the occasional themed Pony Rides - Christmas Festive Rides, Valentine Ride, Halloween Rides, Easter Rides etc. Your child enjoys a ride on our themed pony, has a photo opportunity against the themed backdrop and goes home with a treat and rosette as a memory of the occasion. These are a very popular choices and enjoyed by all the children that attend.
We are always happy to welcome a class or friendship bubble to enjoy exclusive Pony Rides, these can be booked via the office as a separate activity.
If you are hiring out our beautiful barn for special occasions/events, we can also offer Pony meet and greet and Pony Rides. Please call for further information.