Educational Provision Packages

Learning through horses

Courses for: Primary (5-11)Secondary (11-18) and Alternative Provision (5-18)

educational provisionUse our experience of teaching through the power of horses

Here at Penshaw Equestrian Centre we are a BHS-approved riding school and have over 40 years’ experience in teaching, riding and looking after horses.

We have a number of exceptional staff, who have profound experience in coaching and inspiring children of all ages and abilities in equine-related activities. We aim to teach children new skills using the power of horses for character development, focus and integrity, leadership, communication and care skills.

With packages across a wide spread of key stages, abilities and ages, we have carefully adapted our courses to give opportunity to learn for every child.  From one-off events for specific curriculums, to team-building days, to alternative provision courses, we have the experience and flexibility to adapt to your pupils’ needs.

Health and safety is a primary consideration, with all activities risk-assessed and method statements provided to make organisation of trips easier.

Here at Penshaw we ensure:

  • Fully-qualified staff experienced at working with children
  • Full risk assessments, method statements and insurance
  • Packages designed across key stages and abilities
  • Personal development and learning through the power of horses



Onsite Facilities

Our on-site facilities include a classroom, eating room and toilets which will all be shown to you in your safety induction upon arrival. We also have indoor and outdoor camping facilities as well as all of our standard equine training and livery facilities.

educationHealth and Safety

Health and safety is paramount to us. All of our staff are fully qualified and we are a BHS-approved equestrian centre, meaning that we are regularly audited and rated by the British Horse Society. We are proud to currently hold the highest rating possible.

We are a fully insured riding school, who have been delivering safe and suitable tuition to our customers for decades.

Our staff are DBS-checked have lots of experience working with children. We have a full list of method statements and risk assessments by key stage and activity. We also have public liability insurance and all course attendees undergo a full induction process beforehand to ensure their safety.


To find out more about our exciting horse powered Educational Provision Packages you can contact us either by messaging us on Facebook, calling us on 0191 584 4828 or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . Facebook message is our best method of contact as we don't always get to answer our phone and email messages what with running around with all of those horses. You can also download our Educational Provision Packages brochure.


**Lunch is not provided as standard and children will be required to bring a packed lunch for full-day sessions, although lunch can be arranged on request for an additional cost of £5 per child.

You can also read this article to find out the power of horses in children.