Educational Events

At Saddle Up we have a great offering of educational events to share, whether you are a small community group looking for a workshop, an individual horse owner wanting to expand their horsemanship skills or even someone completely new to horses we can help cater to your requirements. 


New for Summer!

Dachshund Party Fundraiser
Sunday 11th Aug 12-4pm

Celebrating their 6 month half-iversary the Dacklings invite you and your sausages to a fun day out at Saddle Up Ranch.
Join us for the Dachsy Dash, Dogstacle course, prizes for Most Dapper Dachshund & Perfect Princess all supporting our grass roots local charity. Market stalls, face painting, hot dogs, cake and Pawsecco (and non-alcohol option!)

Fun for human kids too, meet the unusual animals that live at the ranch and have a ride on the Haggis Express!

What's On ?

  • 1-2pm Play on our Dachshund sized obstacle course, browse the stalls and have your face painted
  • 2-3pm Therapy Animal talk and learn about our charity, Hot dogs, Cake & Pawsecco
  • 3-4pm Meet the animals and take a ride (well behaved humans only) on the Haggis Express

Entry by Donation

Upcoming Workshops

All workshops are a suggested donation of £25 per head, to attend a workshop please get in touch to book your space.

For the following workshops you can bring your own horse or work with one of ours!

  • Clicker training
  • Desensitisation
  • Relationship building
  • Confidence building
  • Groundwork games
  • Ridden Workshops

Barefoot Trimming

Barefoot clinics are theory based with cadaver and live specimens. Learn about hoof anatomy, shod versus barefoot, transition from shod to barefoot and the general upkeep of hooves

Date Time
17-07-2019 6pm - 7.30pm

Clicker Training and Games

It's not all about galloping through fields with the wind in our hair and sun on our backs - horses are very keen learners! Some are jokers too! Join us in one of our workshops to bridge the communication gap between you and your horse and have fun!

Date Time Workshop Info
21-07-2019 11am - 1pm Groundwork games

Non-ridden challenges, clicker training, flag work, trick training, how to catch a non-catcher!

Relationship and Trust

These workshops are aimed at getting you and your horse working together as a balanced team not a master / servant relationship!! If confidence has been lost, if you haven't worked with your horse for some time or if your horse can be spooky then these workshops are for you!

Date Time Workshop Info
14-07-2019 11am - 1pm

Introduction to the round pen:
why we use it, benefits to bonding, theory and practical demo of mirroring

Ridden workshops

Date Time Workshop Info
28-07-2019 11am - 1pm

Bareback Balance:
Improving your riding in a safe and controlled environment, increases bonding and understanding the foundation of body weight cues

04-08-2019 11am - 1pm

Soft Hands ridden workshop:
Introduction to feel, talk on pressure and different bits, bitless and bridleless demonstration. Ridden challenges! (Horses available or bring your own)

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