Horse riding in Malvern, Worcester, Worcestershire
Court Equestrian Riding School & Livery Yard , between Malvern and Worcester, Worcestershire attracts riders not only from the Worcestershire area but also from much further afield.
The Riding School is based at Priors Court, the family home of Roy & Sue Pendleton, where Claire Pendleton also lives with her daughters Tessa and Faye and son Jack, and partner Steve.
Priors Court is a 16th Century Tudor House, with an interesting history and a long equestrian tradition.
The Riding Establishment was started in 1995 and has grown to being one of the largest yards in the area covering both teaching and livery. It is a member of the Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS), and is licensed and inspected by Malvern Hills District Council, The school has qualified NVQ Assessors, and can provide NVQ/City & Guilds training/teaching in conjunction with provider partners.
Court Equestrian have published a book!
Written by Claire Pendleton, with photos by Wendy Barnwell, the glossy 12 page
children's story features one of the young riders from Court Equestrian (Tess) and
actual horses, the star of which is Leon.
Click here for more info and to order.
And the second book "Leon's Late" is being published in August 2014.
This photo was taken of Claire giving a demonstration during an Open Day in July 2010 at the Riding School in aid of local charities. Claire has been riding since she was 5 years old, and is a BHS AI qualified Riding Instructor and an qualified A1 Training Assessor.
The Riding School caters for adults, teenagers, and children. Whilst there is a large variety of horses and ponies among the 50 or so animals usually at the school, there is a high proportion of thoroughbreds, as Claire has brought on many ex-racing thoroughbreds to be particularly suitable for leisure riding, show jumping etc.Claire's 2 daughters show early signs of continuing their mother's interest!
Claire daughter Tessa shown here at 25 months. She started riding at 12 months in a basket saddle and then moved on to a Safari saddle with handle.
Tessa (at 3 years 8 months) and Faye (at 1 year 9 months) in September 2010:
Tess (aged 6) jumping Leon her own pony and Faye (aged 4) leading one of her favourites Pablo.
And below Tess (aged 7 1/2) jumping in a competition.
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