Welcome to The 4 Gaits Riding School
We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly, warm welcome at our family run riding school. Positioned in the beautiful grounds of Bilsington Priory Estate you are sure to be stunned by the unique buildings that make up the Equestrian Centre, with oodles of history this sets the scene for a wonderful experience. With 1000 acres of off- road hacking from woodlands, fields, both grass and all- weather gallops there is riding for all.
I (Lisa Evans) grew up in a riding school, my ambition was to run my own, this began with a horse and pony in my back garden, slowly I worked my way up, I have been running the riding school for 15 years, becoming an approved Pony Club Centre in 2010, encouraging children and adults to appreciate and learn all aspects of equestrianism. My 2 daughters, who now work with me, have grown up in the riding school and both been riding since they could sit up!!
Our aim is to create a space for everyone and encourage adults and children of all spectrums to spend time at the riding school, whether you ride, enjoy a carriage drive or just simply bonding with a horse. We understand the therapeutic benefits of being around the horses. The believe there is a clear coloration between spending time with horses and a positive effect on your health and mental well-being. This is what prompted us to get involved with the RDA and gaining the accessibility mark in 2005. Since then we have worked along side many local schools and organisations, with amazing results in developing, confidence, self- esteem, responsibility and promoting well–being.
Our passion is to develop the next generation of equestrians, so we have a full diary of events to keep both children and adults busy.