Contessa Riding & Training Centre

Contessa is a leading Dressage Centre in Hertfordshire, providing Advanced Dressage lessons Lusitano stallions and warmbloods as well as riding for all levels

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Contessa offers Pony Birthday Parties. Fully insured, we can offer the perfect party for children aged 4 years and up.  Choice of a 1 hour party (Silver) or 1.5hrs (Gold). Parties run from 3 pm (Silver) or 2.30pm (Gold) on Saturdays & Sundays, some availability other days during school holidays. Parties run both indoors and outdoors.

We aim to create a fun & safe environment for the children during the party. For safety reason the maximum we cater for is 12 children. Every child receives a party rosette and the birthday child a painted horse shoe alongside a special rosette. Finish off the fun by bringing your cake and drinks in our clubroom or the straw barn area for warmer weather.

To book your party, complete the booking form and email for the attention of Dawn/Leila Contessateam@contessariding.co.uk, Payment is taken in full at time of booking and completion of rider registration form. We are able to cake card payments over the phone. 10 days notice is required for cancellations. You will be refunded in full less an admin charge of 20%. Any cancellation after this date are non refundable.

Download the birthday party booking form now:

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  • Silver Pony party (3pm start)A one hour session with 4 ponies/small horses. Includes:
    • Mounted games and pony fun
    • All children get a chance to ride. Children swap on and off ponies.
    • Fun safe environment
    • Painted horseshoe for Birthday child plus special birthday rosette
    • Party rosette for every child
    • Price includes hat hire.

    £180.00 – max of 8 children (Over 8 children an extra £20.00 per child we can only take 12 children for safety reasons)

    Gold Pony Party (2.30pm start)

    An hour and half session with 4 ponies/small horses. Includes:

    • Half hour supervised grooming and horse care. Including plaiting manes and tails.
    • Mounted games and pony fun
    • All children get a chance to ride. Children swap on and off ponies.
    • Fun safe environment
    • Painted horseshoe for Birthday child plus special birthday rosette
    • Party rosette for every child.
    • Price includes hat hire.

    £220 – max of 8 children (Over 8 children an extra £20.00 per child we can only take a max of 12 children for safety reasons)

    Health and Safety

    Although we take every precaution horses and ponies are unpredictable live animals.  Riding is a risk sport. Although we take every care, it is impossible to eliminate all risk. When you or your child rides you should be aware of the following risks: Injury from falling off the horse or pony, having your feet trodden on, being kicked, being squashed by the horse or pony, and being bitten.  This list is not exhaustive. All Children will only be permitted to ride and be around the ponies in suitable clothing and footwear, i.e. boots or shoes with a small heel or wellies, long sleeved tops and wearing standard hats (provided). No trainers. Parents are encouraged to be in suitable footwear to assist with children around the ponies.


Lilly

Lilly is a happy, popular and friendly mare. She is a great confidence giver especially when it comes to jumping. She loves the fuss and attention that she gets around the yard and especially being given lots of carrots and apples from young people.

Lilly is not only a talented jumper, she excels at teaching riders the basics of dressage.

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