Callum Park Riding School in Kent
COVID-19 Customer notice - 19th March 2020.
Dear Clients and friends as of immediate effect Callum Park is now in self-isolation until further notice and all lessons and activities are suspended until this nightmare subsides.
We had put a raft of hygiene measures in place this week but in all conscience, we cannot be sure that these are sufficient especially when even our health service is struggling to do the same.
The risks here are relatively low as we are an outdoor, non-contact sport but It cannot be right for a business to put customers and staff in a position where they could contract this virus. The science is clear – mix with people and you will spread the virus – anything else is folly.
So, for the first time in 34 years we will be locking our gates today with a heavy heart, but the ponies intend to start a daily blog to keep you all posted and we look forward to emerging from this when safe to do so. All bookings are secured and will be rolled over in the future – no one will lose any money so hopefully this is one less thing for you to worry about in these times.
We wish you all the very best.
John & Lulu.
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My 4 year old had her first lesson today. Absolutely brilliant! staff were amazing as she’s not very confident. The place is lovely Looking forward to our next visit. Thankyou
at the stables there is lovely people and lovely well looked after horses and beautiful place to go riding
My daughter and niece both 6 had never sat on a horse let alone rode one, from the first lesson both myself and sister in law were amazingly impressed by the teaching skills, the horses look amazingly well cared for as does the beautiful grounds. The girls have become confident with the horses and absolutely love it. I feel completely at ease watching knowing they are in very safe hands with the amazing staff and can’t wait to see them develop their skills.
I have been riding for over 40 years and just took an assessment lesson at the very beautiful Callum park. the place is beautiful with lovely arenas and facility's , The horses are very well loved and cared for... I had the privilege to be taught by the owner not only is she very friendly she is extremely knowledgeable.... I'm so looking forward to my next ride
Amazing instructors. Friendly, helpful staff and wonderful facilities. My little girl adores going and is really coming out of her shell. Thank you
An excellent riding school. The instructors are amazing and my daughter loves it there.
Superb riding school and facilities. Very hospitable company. Highly recommend xx
Birthday treat for my 6 yr old granddaughter today , extremely pleased with her time on the pony , enjoyed it very much . Will definitely return and highly recommend, thanks all
Experienced Teachers and my children love there horses and very reasonably priced lessons
Highly recommend for adult novice Beth is a great instructor and keeps instruction simple building confidence in her students. Very happy I chose Callum Park
Callum Park riding school is a wonderful place for your child to learn to ride in a safe, friendly and fun way. It is run by the kindest and most dedicated team I have ever known with a wealth of experience. When my daughter decided she wanted to learn to ride I was apprehensive, I was worried about her safety and I was worried about the expense, not the cost of a weekly lesson, but the cost of what it may lead to, i.e “ Mummy can I have a pony”. But at Callum Park, they take care of everything, from making sure they are all wearing the correct, well fitting safety equipment to wonderful ponies who know their job so well, to the brilliant qualified staff. They even have a plan for when they are so confident they want their own pony with their amazing loan scheme which brings the joy of having your own ponies to children it would normally be impossible for at a fraction of the cost, and everything is taken care of so you have nothing to worry about. The greatest gifts horses gave my daughter are a brilliant sense of humour and oodles of patience, because nothing else works with a horse. She also learnt that hard work pays off and short cuts never work, but I guess the most important thing is the years of pure joy they have given her. And an added bonus is, they don’t have time for boys as well as horses until at least they’ve finished A levels. So my whole hearted advice would be, go for it and book a lesson.
Amazing centre! Taught me so much and love the people there.
Our teenage daughter only started proper riding lessons last October and she’s made such wonderful progress. We are not horsey parents at all so it’s all very new to us but she absolutely loves going to Callum Park. Thank you to everyone involved for helping her to find a passion x
Had such a lovely time at my daughters 6th birthday riding party. Everybody was so impressed at how much the children managed to do on the ponies. The instructor made it fun for them. The organisation went smoothly. The birthday food was excellent and more than enough (fed the parents too!). The cafe staff were accommodating and helpful. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere around the whole party in a beautiful setting. I usually come away from children's parties feeling frazzled but to I came away from Callum Park feeling totally relaxed knowing that everyone had a great time. Would definitely recommend. Thank you
My daughter has been riding here for now over a year and loves it so much. We looked around a lot of riding schools before we picked Callum Park. We picked Callum park due to not only the friendly supportive staff, well looked after horses but also the amazing facilities on site The riding school is so encouraging for all the riders too not just teaching them to ride but how to care for horses with their yard safety and own a pony days! Looking forward to many more years at Callum park!!! Thanks everyone who works so hard to make it one of the best riding schools xx
I rode at callum from the age of 11 to 20 also did my riding & care training there with my college years ago! I had the odd lesson few years ago before my youngster was backed as I hadn't ridden for a while as I was training my youngsters on the ground thought it would be best to have a few lessons haha...always lovely horses I've ridden there. Well schooled friendly horses. And beautiful facilities
I have been riding at Callum Park for over 25 years ago and I have watched it grow into the excellent riding school that it is today. They cater for all ages and also disabled. There is beautiful off road riding around the land (one of my favourite pastimes) Yes I still ride there at 81 years old. They have in house dressage shows (which I also like to compete in) They also have showjumping If you want to learn to ride or come back to riding I suggest you come to Callum Park where you will be welcomed by friendly staff and the owners.
WOW!!! What a day. I have never been to or had a party quite like the one I had here today! My birthday girls and all the girls who came have had the most incredible time!!!! Amazing staff, amazing ponies! Cannot thank you enough for making my girls birthdays so special!
Lovely place and lovely people. I have known the yard for more years than I care to remember and now my little pony Joey is there on loan and they look after him like he's one of their own, he's a happy boy :-)
The girls were brilliant today for Evie's 3rd birthday first lesson. She absolutely loved every minute of it although she did cry all the way home because she wanted to take Cupcake home with her. I have honestly never seen her listen so much to anything. Thank you so much cant wait to book up again xxx
My daughter Brooke has had 2 lessons so far with 3 more booked. They have been brilliant and she is learning so much and the smile hasn't left her face. Lovely place and people. Here's to many more lessons. Thank you x
Booked a one to one lesson for my daughters 9th Birthday as a surprise after having 6 lessons back at the beginning of the year. We had Beth take the lesson and she was fantastic with my daughter. Hoping I can bring her back again if she gets some Birthday money x
My autistic (severely autistic with other disabilities too) son, had his first private lesson with a young lady called Bethany. She was absolutely brilliant with him. He listened and learned so much and Also was hapoy to trot on the pony. I am so pleased and can't wait to see him thrive more thanks to Beth
Callum Park is great with my son who is definitely a one off.
Really lovely staff and lovely horses! We're so good when the horse and I fell over , they really care and know their horses - can't wait for my next lesson :)
My 3 and 5 yr old were a bit nervous at first but the instructors really put them at ease and let them go at their own pace. Definitely recommend. 🙂
Lovely place. All the staff are really friendly and helpful. The lady that teaches my daughter is very patient and positive with the kids.
After a long break, we returned to riding a few months ago. Vicky, who has taught my dad and I for many years, is patient, encouraging and overall a great instructor. All of the staff are welcoming, friendly and happy to help, facilities are clean and the horses are brilliant! Would definitely recommend.
Have been having lessons here for a while and it's excellent, Vicky is a great teacher, all the horses are very well cared for and the site is very clean and tidy. Had a great 'Own a horse day' yesterday too!
I have just had my first "Own a Horse Day", and it was fantastic! From start to finish it was a horse-mad girls ideal day. From grooming to dressage all in one day. Our instructor Vicky Jones, made the day both educational and fun. I can't wait to do it again. Highly recommended!!
What a great ridding school !!! Been on a " Own a horse day" today and it was fabulous (fun and educational). Vicky is excellent training instructor and I definitely look forward coming to my weekly lesson there. Facilities are great, very clean and pleanty of room in the car park. Horses and ponies are well looked after. My daughters love coming to Callum Park riding school too. Highly recommend to all.
My daughter loves it here and I know I'm gonna lose her every weekend,once she's done her yard safety. I'm so happy she's found something she's passionate about. The staff are amazing so polite helpful caring and make her work her butt of. I think this is gonna be her career path thanks guys u do a great job xxx
I have just started riding again after a very long break, Vicky has been fantastic and so patient with me. Today I actually felt like I will get my seat back - despite the protests from my legs ;o) Callum Park is a wonderful riding school which I would recommend without hesitation. The horses are happy and very well looked after and Vicky is a skilled instructor who has built my confidence and skills week after week. She is always cheerful and pushes me just the right amount each week. I look forward to riding at Callum Park for a long time to come, thank you ;o)
The first of many great lessons hopefully. Very friendly, and great instructors.
Had a birthday party here today, all the kids really enjoyed it, it was very well organised and the food was lovely xxx
Hi Just would like to say a big thank you for everyone who helped at Katelyns party today! She had a great time and the lady doing the horse riding party was amazing, thank you. Also thank you to Maggie who made wonderful food for the kids with hardly any left for the adults ;) thank you again we all had a great day! X Angela
Fabulous riding school for all ages and ability. Both my daughters learnt to ride here and now my grandchildren too; can't ask for a better recommendation than that!!
Thank you to all the staff on own a pony day who made Evie-Graces birthday so special. I can certainly recommend this event and thank you Lucy your a star ⭐️❤️🐴 X x
this place is amazing ! whether you are a beginner or an old hand at riding this is the place to go !staff are very helpful and nothing too much trouble.
Absolutely love Callum Park! I started riding there when I was young and then came back in 2013 to do the level 3 course that they run... I haven't left yet! Stepping into the car park always feels like coming home and the horses and people are absolutely wonderful! I recommend Callum Park to the ends of the earth!!! Definitely worth more than 5 stars!
Great place, daughter been going there since the age of 4. She can now jump, dressage and ride anywhere. Brilliant place at any age.
Callum Park is an excellent experience for the whole family. I had great fun and the horses were great. I really enjoy the cafe lots of tasty treats
My 3year old son takes part in the Saturday morning unicorns session. He absolutely loves it's! The staff are attentive and accommodating. Always friendly. Facilities are fantastic, stands to watch riders and cafe for the early morning replenishments. I would highly recommend Callum Park riding school if you have little ones- who are keen to ride.
I love Callum Park. Today I rode in my first dressage competition there. Thanks to their support and teaching I was able to participate. Something I would never have imagined doing. Brilliant facilities and excellent teaching. Thank you xx
Hello, just wanted to say the children had a lovely time at Jasmines birthday riding party on Saturday, all the leaders were lovely and the girls at reception were really good with the kids. Thank you
Went there through a recommendation from a friend and was happily surprised. All the facilities were clean and staff were very friendly. Will definitely be returning.
My daughter had been asking to start horse riding lessons for a long time. From owning a horse myself for many years, I had heard about Callum Park and knew of the good reputation so this seemed like the perfect choice. I couldn't have chosen better! The first thing that caught my attention is how clean the whole centre is! I have never seen a horse establishment so tidy but it seems to be something that Callum Park have perfected. The horses and ponies are happy, well turned out, gentle and kind as well as very well schooled. I am overwhelmed how quickly my daughter is progressing and she has certainly caught the horsey bug! It has also made me realise exactly how much I miss horse riding myself and I ride down there regularly now too on Henry who is just simply gorgeous and I love him! We both love every minute of our time at Callum Park and I am even contemplating one of the loan schemes offered smile emoticon (Keeping quiet from the hubbie at the moment though, lol). Not much else to say really. It is just a fantastic place, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and highly trained instructors. Would recommend without a doubt. Thank you Callum Park for making our time with you so enjoyable. x
Amazing party when I was 11! Recommend!!!!
Spent a lovely afternoon with my daughter today - her riding Freddy, me relaxing in the cafe with tea & cake. Highly recommend the experience
I had a lovely lesson with Leigh and Freddy today, highly recommended xx
The yard is acctually amazing! Been here for 10years, 8 years on pony club! Ride here! Amazing instructors and staff especially vanessa, Molly, Leigh, Lisa and Lulu!!! ❤❤
I also chose Callum Park on a recommendation. I have never ridden before so I was a little nervous to say the least. However, I cannot praise the staff or horses (Thank you Libby!) enough. The have been kind and patient with me and so far, not laughed once! smile emoticon My only regret is that I can't afford to come here more often, so, if anyone wants to 'buddy up' for a lesson please message me and maybe we can help each other with the costs.
As the yard farrier I think it's a great riding school one of the best in the area, it has great facilities with loads to offer and a great opportunity to learn, from the basics about horses,to advancing your career to a high level. They have it all.
Having a mid life crises. Got back on a horse after 18 years. The staff are patient and encouraging. Bless them they didn't even laugh when after getting on I promptly fell off.
I rode a callum and did my bhs grades with them some 20+ years ago and have since been back for a while its a lovely place with lovely people will always recommend to anyone wanting to ride for fun or for developing and enhancing what skills you may already have best place around xx
I used to come here when I was 9 years old! I was watching old videos last night and came across one of me riding here 15 years ago! Happy memories
I have know Lulu & John for over 20 years and am privileged to call them friends. Lulu taught me over 20 years ago when I was a working pupil at Callum Park and kept my first horse, Tarn there on full livery. I also bought my second, Oliver from there several years later, who I went on to compete in both SJ & Dressage. After losing both my boys through illness and old age, plus having my son in 2009, I'd officially retired from the saddle. However, that was after a little chat with Lulu a few weeks ago. I'd come down to watch my mum ride and she talked me into booking a lesson as I'd be fine (apparently). So after almost 7 years out of the saddle, thanks to her I'm back riding again. I love it and can't believe I left it so long! I can still ride pretty well too and am hoping to keep it up for the foreseeable! Thanks guys xx
I love this riding school probably the best one yet
We Booked a birthday party for our daughter's 7th birthday. She had a fantastic time with her friends riding the ponies. Parents guided the ponies with a member of staff directing and teaching the children basic riding skills. The lady in the cafe laid on some good food and was very friendly and helpful.
Laura has just returned to riding and has been made to feel welcome the staff are friendly which is important as she has learning disabilities she loves her lessons and always thanks me for taking her thankyou for helping with her self esteem really looking forward to her nxt lesson anne
I rode there today and the instructors, staff and the amazing horses/ponies where so helpful and kind
Fantastic experience for my young cousin, brilliant staff and a friendly environment, was particularly impressed with how clean everywhere on site was. The horses were lovely and seemed to be very calm and comfortable around people. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
I chose Callum Park on recommendation and have not been disappointed. The staff are wonderful, friendly professional and clearly highly qualified. My daughter loves riding there, not only for regular lessons but also attending for pony days. She has also just had a birthday party there which in Hannah's opinion was 'the best party in the world'. Thank you Callum Park.
Lovely school. Great horses. Good instructors
great riding school to learn . lovely horses and ponys . nice teachers that Will teach you alot :)
All five of our grandchildren learned to ride at Callum Park - they have all loved it . Saturdays wouldn't be the same without our visit (and lunch) there.
When I decided to take up riding a work colleague recommended Callum Park to me. The instructors are excellent and the horses are lovely. Great facilities set in picturesque surroundings, plenty of space for the horses, and there are always friendly helpful people around. I love riding here :)
Friendly, safe and fun riding School with well looked after horse and ponies for all abilities. Hacks round the land and jumping in the field in the summer, wealth of advice and knowledge from the instructors, loads of fun activities for kids, in house shows if you like to compete, there really is something for everyone.
Great instructors and horses, very friendly and good with kids, the kids love their lessons and teacher ( Vanessa) we have been going for a few years now :)
Fantastic facilities, fab ponies and lovely instructors!!! Highly recommend!!! Xxx
I love it ❤️
I have been riding there since I was three and the staff and horses are so friendly. It's a great all round place, would recommend it to anyone.
My little girl is loving her lessons at Callum Park x
It's an amazing place to ride and all the staff and instructors are lovely. I would highly recommend Callum park if you are starting your children into riding. I wouldn't be where I am today without Callum park
We are so pleased Molly was able to go to Callum Park, she has lots of fun with all her friends and we can visit her whenever we like. We keep in touch with what she is up to as they regularly put lovely posts on Facebook. Thank you Callum Park for taking such good care of her as she is so much happier than she would be standing in the field now she is out grown. Xx
Another great lesson !!
Great riding school. Lovely people, lovely horses. Would recommend over other riding schools in Kent