All you need to know

We took over Wirral Riding Centre from Barry in October 2008, over the past few years we have established the riding centre to become one of the biggest and best, BHS approved riding centre in the area. We have several coaches at our disposal to meet everyone’s needs, including RDA coaches. We are the home of Wirral & Chester RDA group, and Foresters Horn RDA group.


We conduct over 4000 rides for RDA riders in the form of group rides and private lessons, making WRC one of the biggest RDA centres in the country.

We are the home of the very active Northwest Special Olympic Equine Team, which was first founded by Mavis Ward, our landlords mother, many years ago.

We are heavily involved in helping our vulnerable community and surrounding communities with our tailor-made Alternative Provision programme in conjunction with the changing lives with horse’s programme run by the BHS.


We also offer alternative provision for students from local schools and local authorities who struggle to cope with the normal regime of daily school. We also offer apprenticeships for young people leaving school and wanting to train to join this industry-this is available fully funded for 16-19 year olds.

We are a busy registered Pony Club centre who meet every week to complete achievement badges, riding tests and learn all about horse and pony care.

We hold monthly showjumping competitions on the last Friday of every month, this ranges from small clear rounds up to intermediate and novelty classes.

All our lessons, events and competitions are booked through our new app-free to downlaod from all app stores



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Client Reviews

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Joanne Turner

Apr 15, 2021

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Fantastic


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Stephen Donaghey

May 03, 2021

SUN LEAD REIN

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Stephen Donaghey

May 03, 2021

SUN LEAD REIN

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James Edwards

May 11, 2021

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James Edwards

May 11, 2021

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Kelly Janjic

May 28, 2021

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Brilliant


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Kelly Janjic

Jun 01, 2021

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Little disappointed that I paid for both children on a private, to have a lady lunging a horse right in the middle of the arena!


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Kelly Janjic

Jun 01, 2021

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Little disappointed that I paid for both children on a private, to have a lady lunging a horse right in the middle of the arena!


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Kelly Janjic

Jun 09, 2021

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5

Absolutely loved it! David was great


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Kelly Janjic

Jun 09, 2021

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Absolutely loved it! David was great


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Kelly Janjic

Jun 09, 2021

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Absolutely loved it! David was great


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Kelly Janjic

Jun 09, 2021

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Absolutely loved it! David was great


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Kelly Janjic

Jun 09, 2021

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5

Absolutely loved it! David was great


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Nora Morrison

Jul 05, 2021

SUN LEAD REIN

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Lucie-Rae O'Leary

Jul 14, 2021

SUN LEAD REIN

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5

Lucie had a fab time.


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Lucie-Rae O'Leary

Jul 14, 2021

WED & THURS LEAD REIN

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5

The instructor is very good


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Kelly Janjic

Jul 20, 2021

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Excellent


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Kelly Janjic

Jul 20, 2021

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Excellent


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Katie Ledwards

Jul 30, 2021

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Kelly Janjic

Aug 06, 2021

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5

Great lesson again!!


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Kelly Janjic

Aug 06, 2021

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Great lesson again!!


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Jasmine Jones

Sep 14, 2021

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Pearl Betonio

Nov 22, 2021

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5

1st time here for my daughter and she had the best experience for of her lessons so far. Patrick is a very good instructor


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Anis thomas

Mar 13, 2022

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Lovely horse and lovely instructor felt I got the best out of the lesson and enjoyed it


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Peter Hirst

Mar 21, 2022

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All good Disappointed I couldn’t ride but mrs was well made up


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Samantha Entwistle

Apr 18, 2022

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Lovely lady greeted us and spoke directly to my little girl too. Instructor was great. Really liked the fact my little girl mounted from the block which she's never done in her riding school, normally leg up which my little girl has always struggled to do with her motor skills. So mounting from the block gave us both confidence in her. She then was asked did she want to do a lesson or hack for her first time. She was nervous so chose a lovely hack where the lady chatted to us both on the walk and didn't make us feel out of place for being there and newbies.


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Sasza Wild

Nov 19, 2022

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5

Disappointed yet again that unsuitable horse was chosen to work on canter. Child had very little tuition on this lesson.


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Thea Murray

Jan 21, 2023

PONY CLUB GROUP ONE

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Eva maria

Jan 31, 2023

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5

very good teacher and lovely horse


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Robyn Carroll

Feb 09, 2023

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Eva maria

Feb 13, 2023

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5

i love riding gem and the instructor was great ,cause she gave me freedom to practice at my own pace,but supporting me at the same time.


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Sasha Rainford

Apr 04, 2023

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5

Excellent


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Sasha Rainford

Apr 04, 2023

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Excellent


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Eva maria

Apr 20, 2023

SUN ADULT CHILD PRIVATE/ SE...

5.00

5

Nice Charlotte and lovely Lottie. i was able to practice my canter in spite of the rain ????


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Eva maria

May 01, 2023

SUN ADULT CHILD PRIVATE/ SE...

4.60

5

not very good lesson. i wasnt able to make Gem work. she is a lovely horse who with i learnt to trot,but i dont think is the right horse for me to learn to canter.i think at the beggining i need a more straight forward horse, to master the movement of the canter and the canter itself x


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Sophie Jones

Jul 22, 2023

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Natalie Roberts

Aug 12, 2023

DAY ADULT CHILD PRIVATE / S...

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Christine London

Aug 30, 2023

WED & THURS LEAD REIN

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Sophie Jones

Oct 20, 2023

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Janet Hall

Oct 22, 2023

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Sophie Jones

Oct 29, 2023

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Sophie Jones

Oct 29, 2023

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Sophie Jones

Oct 29, 2023

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Janet Hall

Nov 11, 2023

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  | Value: 4.00

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Janet Hall

Dec 30, 2023

PONY MANAGEMENT SUMMER BREAK

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Janet Hall

Jan 10, 2024

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Janet Hall

Jan 10, 2024

PONY MANAGEMENT SUMMER BREAK

4.80

5


4.80

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Robyn Carroll

Jan 16, 2024

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3.60

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3.60

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Janet Hall

May 05, 2024

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Sasza Wild

May 16, 2024

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5

Helen gave really thorough and clear instructions on technique and improvements. Would look to book with her again.


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Sasza Wild

May 16, 2024

SUNDAY 2PM CHILD PROGRESS G...

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Ellie gave good, clear teaching, right through the warm up and down time to coach the child. Highly recommend


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