Santolina members are able to loan a horse or pony. We offer 6 days, 3 days and 1 day loans as well as a Working Livery Loan. It’s a great way to test your knowledge and riding ability. It is also an excellent way to practice and prepare for owning your own horse in the future.
A loan gives our members the chance to spend the whole day at the stables taking care of the pony or horse of their choice. The price includes a 1 hour ride each day that you loan.
Each day that you loan, you are responsible for grooming and mucking out your horse or pony, taking him to/from the fields and ensure that he is tacked up ready for any lessons he may have. You will then get to ride with any other people loaning, structuring your own lesson.
Members must meet certain criteria before they are eligible to loan and must have passed our Loaners Test.
Please note that if you are under 12 years old, you are considered pre-loaning and will pay a different price.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to loan a Santolina horse or pony, please contact us.
One Day Loan
One Day Loans can be booked any day of the week, except Monday when we are closed, both in term time and school holidays. No deposit is required. You choose the horse/pony you wish to loan – they are loaned on a first come first served basis. On your loan day, you are welcome at the stables any time during our opening hours.
Please note that due to the high demand of 6 days loans during school holidays, you are unable to book 1 day loans until 1 week before you wish the loan to start.
Three Day Loan
Three Day Loans are similar to the One Day Loan except you get to spend 3 days at the stables and get 3 hours worth or rides in! 3 day loans can be booked any day of the week (except Mondays) both during term time and school holidays. They do not need to run consecutively. For example, you may wish to book a 3 day loan on a Thursday and come along after school and then book Saturday and Sunday so that you have the weekend looking after your favourite horse/pony.
As with 1 day loans, during school holidays we are only able to book 3 days loans 1 week before the loan starts.
Six Day Loan
These are available in term-time and all school holidays including Christmas holidays. A 6 day loan runs from Tuesday to Sunday. All six days must be within one week. Loaning during school holidays is a great way to boost your confidence, ride every day, improve your knowledge, your riding skills and meet loads of new friends!
Working Livery Loans
We now offer Working Livery Loans where you loan your chosen horse or pony (not all Santolina horses/ponies are available for this type of loan) week by week and, provided you have your own insurance, are able to take the horse/pony out on hacks and out to local shows. Terms and conditions apply to this type of loan. Please contact us for more information on Working Livery Loans.