A school girl going over a hurdle with her horse


Lucton School Equestrian Centre is set within 14 acres of the beautiful north Herefordshire countryside, with two all-weather outdoor arenas, and miles of off-road hacking. Our Equestrian Centre is run by Miss Coates, (BHSAI, SM, UKCC L2). Ms Coates is an experienced coach, and regularly competes at Horse of the Year Show on her home bred and produced show horses.

We offer riding lessons within the school day, and have a range of well-schooled horses and ponies to suit all abilities. Whether riders are complete beginners, competent riders improving their dressage, jumping, and competition skills, or training towards professional qualifications, we can help them improve their horsemanship in a friendly, encouraging, and safe environment.

For students with their own horses or ponies, who wish to compete, Lucton School has teams for show jumping, dressage, and eventing that train and compete regularly.

Lucton is a Pony Club Centre, and our students can opt to enjoy weekly riding or stable management sessions as they work towards their achievement badges.

The National Schools Association (NSA) deliver a Hicksted Arena Eventing Challenge from Lucton, which sees a number of schools competing, along with our own teams.

Livery/Arena Hire/Lessons

Pupils can bring their own pony or horse to school, with either full or working livery options. Liveries are looked after by our BHS qualified staff to the highest standards.

Our arena is available for hire both to pupils and external clients, please contact our School Office for availability. We charge £30 per hour to hire the large arena and £18 per hour for our smaller one.

Pupils with horses on livery are also welcome to join our local riding club, the Vale of Arrow, who regularly use our facilities for clinics and training sessions. We also offer private lessons for either 30 minutes (£25) or 1 hour (£50), or a 1 hour shared lesson for £28.

Equestrian Qualifications

Our Sixth Formers have the opportunity to study for the BHSQ (formerly BHSAI) qualification in coaching. A number of Lucton pupils have gone on to successful equestrian careers.