Smallfield Riding School and Livery Stables is a bespoke Horse Riding School and Livery Stables in Horley, Surrey. We have over 30 years experience of working with horses and people. Samantha Larner is the owner and licence holder of the business and has 40 years of experience of working with people and horses.
We cater for the young and old, special needs, nervous riders and those that want to learn how to ride. We also teach stable management, cater for childrens parties and kids club, Toddler Group and Bownie/Beaver Rider Bage and everything in between.
Our aim is for people to enjoy spending time with horses, whether horse riding, grooming, working on the ground or just 'being' with the horses
Bella (31yrs) & Amariah (1yr). I love this photo. Poor Amariah was so ill over Christmas we almost lost her. She needed alot of TLC - and antibiotics! but she made it, against all the odds. Her surrogate mum is Bella. She is 31yrs old and retired from the riding school. She is still owned by Brenda who was here before me. She makes a wonderful mum and is slowly teaching Amariah that not all people are bad xxx
Meet Hope - our little rescue pony. She is 9.3hh and approx 8yrs old. She came to us very shy, covered in rain scald and very very thin. She is well on her way to recovery now, and despite her previously poor circumstances, she is very friendly and a perfect pony. Sparky has some competion now x
Hope has now gone to a more quiet one to one home where she will be pamperes and fussed over
Next is Raven 15.3hh 6year old ex racehorse. He decided racing was too much like hard work and retired at 3yrs and he's been with us ever since. This horse is a fantastic confidence giver for novice riders and also fabulous if you can ride. He just competed in his 1st one day event and got placed overall 7th out of approx 30, which was pretty impressive as it was only his second ever show.
This is Higgy 15.3hh 10yr old Bay ex racehorse, he's been with me for the past 6 years, he retired at 5yrs and won several races on the flat and over hurdles. He came to us with terrible feet, a bad eye, which he had to have a little nip and tuck on, and awful teeth!!!. Higgy is forward going, very honest, and great for the more experienced riders. He's loves to be ridden and jumped, and gets very excited when he sees his tack!!
Meet Jasper 15.1 hh Chestnut 11 yrs old gelding. He was in racing for a while but was too slow. He is great for novices and experienced riders, his youngest rider is 7rs old and she loves him. He is kind, slow and steady, great in the school and out hacking and as you can see from the photo - very nosey!
Meet my Boy Champ in his racing days - Prince of Paris, 16.1hh bright bay ex racehorse 6yrs. He won 3 times on the flat but racing wasn't his game so he came to us for a holiday and stayed!!! He is a wonderful, sweet kind horse who loves people and a scratch and is proving to be safe and steady both in and out of the school.
Lastly Meet my boy - Sabot D'Or - 16.1hh 9 yr old Chestnut gelding. Retired from racing as a 3yr old, and not used in the school. Racing didn't agree with him, he broke his leg as a 2yr old, and can be terribly accident prone, as it would appear is his current rider George!! Sabot sadly passed away on 10 October 2017. Is sadly missed.