Beechwood Riding School was established in 1972 in Tatsfield. We relocated to Woldingham in 1987 where we have our own farmland and woodland available to ride on and also extensive woodland bridleways allowing our riders plenty of off-road hacking. We have two international size all-weather menages, a grass school, a large jumping paddock with a full set of showjumps, a working equitation course, cross-country jumps and an indoor school.
Our philosophy of teaching the classical and holistic approach to riding and horsecare was rather 'avant garde' in the 80's and we were often ridiculed for not allowing riders to kick and pull our lovely and extremely tolerant horses and ponies. Thankfully, after three decades, our approach is not only considered correct but is now widely taught across the country.
Over the years we have inspired young and not so young, to develop their riding skills. We have encouraged many to pursue equestrian careers and have vets, farriers, soldiers in the Kings Troop, instructors, competitive riders and professional grooms - one of whom is in royal service at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace - who have learned to ride and gained experience here at Beechwood.