Flying Start Children's Riding Centre

Hello, my name is Vicky; I am the owner and head instructor of Flying Start Riding School. I first began riding here at the age of 4, then progressed to become a helper, I returned as a customer with my daughter when she turned 4, and was presented with the opportunity to become the owner in 2014. I worked in the horse racing industry with Martin Pipes, where I gained my experience and equestrian qualifications. I am committed to maintaining Flying Start’s excellent reputation as a fantastic place for children to learn to ride.

Flying Start Children’s Riding Centre has been established for over 25 years, with an excellent reputation for specialising in riding lessons for children aged 3 years and up.

Members of The Association of British Riding Schools
Equestrian Business Awards Finalists 2022 - Riding School of the Year Category
Proud to be part of the Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy Campaign


40 Minute Group Lesson

Structured group sessions for riders of a similar ability with progression through gradings. - £20

Private Lesson

One-to-one tuition with our instructor. Caters for all needs and abilities - £30

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  • Amazing and fun learning

    thumb suzanne oxley
    March 24, 2022

    Fabulous stables! Wonderful enthusiastic staff, the children had a fantastic time, would highly recommend.

    thumb wendy margrett
    November 9, 2021

    Amazing stables xx

    thumb Michelle Cork
    September 17, 2021

    Lovely venue and very friendly staff.

    thumb Andrew Clark
    July 29, 2021
  • Great place for kids to learn and have fun. The staff are really friendly

    thumb Nick Shaw
    July 3, 2021

    Vicki and staff are all great my son loves it. Real sense of family between staff and students all very supportive of each other

    thumb Freddie Henry
    April 17, 2021

    My girls used to ride here and two years later (we now live in Cambridge) we still remember how good this Riding school is, which I think speaks for itself.... read more

    thumb Kimberley khanna
    November 3, 2020

    Great place to learn to ride, friendly staff.

    thumb David Chambers
    August 22, 2020
  • Fantastic all round, horses are well looked after. Staff are friendly and helpful and very informative. It's a great place to learn to ride.

    thumb Daza Sc
    June 18, 2020

    Absolute fun Decided to take my 3 year old boy for a ride and hish he loved it so much I will certainly make it his hobby Well done vicky nicky imi... read more

    thumb handsom77
    February 23, 2019

    The best riding school around!vicky and other members of staff are incredible and very dedicated to not only the ponies but customers and helpers and every person who arrives.the ponies... read more

    thumb Maisie Cridlin
    September 3, 2017

    I have been riding here at flying start since I was five (8 years) and helping since I was eight (5 years) . The ponies are well trained and a... read more

    thumb Ellie Harris
    August 13, 2017
  • Great instructors and ponies. Really informative and well structured first lesson for my nephew and niece. We will definitely be going back.

    thumb Sue Hamilton
    July 29, 2017

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Vicky Wyatt

Hello, my name is Vicky; I am the owner and head instructor of Flying Start Riding School. I first began riding here at the age of 4, then progressed to

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Bri Emery

I have been at Flying start for 8 years as a student and have gained a lot of experience and knowledge. I have just recently started working at flying start

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Tracey Harding

Hi, I’m Tracey. I joined the flying start team here at Gotton Farm after the big move. I assist with the everyday care of the horses and running of the

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Matt Bryant

With a background in leisure & management for over 16 years, I’ve joined the Flying Start team full time from May 2021 to help run the day to day operations

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Sarah Watkins

I offered to help at flying start 4 years ago and the rest is history. Over that time I have had the privilege of seeing the progression of the children,

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