The children benefit from the equestrian department physically, emotionally and socially. Structured riding lessons are available for all pupils in the Main School. The full spectrum of abilities are catered for from complete beginners learning the basic skills to budding young riders who compete at NSEA competitions and everything in between. In addition to lessons in the newly resurfaced outdoor arena, all able pupils have the opportunity to hone their riding skills and improve their confidence in the freedom of hacking around the spectacular Malvern countryside with their peers. The pupils help to care for the ponies; between lessons the yard is bubbling with school children in wellies, sharing in their passion and learning about all things equine along with the valuable life lessons of responsibility and self-discipline.
Sarah Hance, Equestrian Manager
The Elms enters the National Schools Equestrian Association competitions within Herefordshire and we regularly qualify for the regional championships. These competitions happen throughout the year with The Elms attending around 8 per term.
Former Pupil Achievement
Isabella Rugman (left 2016) – 6th in the Individual Intermediate Eventing at The Pony Club Championships 2018 and has achieved some fantastic results throughout the year in British Eventing
Isabel O’Donnell (left 2017) – great results at British Eventing Novice Level and has started to produce her own FEI pony
Ed Bailey, Noel George and John Smith-Maxwell (left 2011) – leading amateur National Hunt Riders
Charlotte Green (left 2018) – qualifying for the Horse of the Year Show 2018 and successfully competing at all major shows
“Riding at The Elms is the icing on the cake. Having her pony at school is home from home. What better way to grow up at prep school?”
Riding License Number N-RID30