We are a friendly, family run riding school and livery yard approved by The British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools and The Pony Club. Established in 1976 by the Sharp family and today managed by their daughter Leigh Belbin, the centre has a long-standing love of horses and teaching people to ride.
The Centre is set in the heart of Murton Village near Whitley Bay and the A19, with access to an array of country and beach hacking routes. On arrival you can expect to enter a comfortable environment where riders of all capabilities are welcomed by our friendly staff and horses. Based on our passion for horses and people, the centre’s ethos is to provide a positive learning experience, enabling riders to flourish in a supportive environment where they can develop life skills in addition to equestrian skills.
We offer riding lessons for all ages and abilities. We also offer activity days such as "own a pony days", Birthday parties, Corporate and hen/stag activites. A full list of all we offer can be found on Activities page
We offer a Full livery service and are approved by the BHS. Horses and ponies are cared for by our staff. Included in our full livery service is all hay, feed and bedding and mucking out services. Horses are mucked out and skipped out daily and turned out. Owners are expected to groom and exercise their own horses but arrangemnets can be arranged for this service also.
Our on site tack shop is fully stocked with everything the rider requires including riding hats, jodphurs, riding boots, gloves, whips and clothing. We also offer online shopping which can be collected when riding or items can be posted out to you. Please see our shop online page.
Equine Therapy & Disabled Riders:
Horse riding and stable management is employed as a therapeutic tool for our riders with mental/physical impairments. Riding offers freedom of movement and encourages physical and social development. In addition working with horses offers sensory and cognitive elements, which is helpful for riders with autism and learning disabilities. Our riders develop relationships with our horses, which assists in relaxation, communication and many life enhancing skills.
Alternative Curriculum in Partnership with North Tyneside Council:
We work with North Tyneside Council to offer NEET 14-19 year old students the opportunity to gain a Level 1 Qualification in Equine Skills on day release from their school timetable. The project enables students to gain practical equine skills by working with the team at Murton for 1-2 days per week. This experience allows students to take a step towards a career in the equine industry, with past students progressing on to local Equine Colleges and Racing schools.