The riding school

In 1972 I bought a little Welsh Mountain pony foal for £20. I named him Dylan.

I said to my parents I would bring him up, train him and sell him on.

Of course that was never going to happen. Dylan stayed with me until his death 38 years later.

Dylan and I began our riding school in 1977. The vet who inspected us for our licence, the late Peter Clarke, pronounced us a ‘special one – man band’.

Dylan was quickly inundated with children who wanted to learn to ride on him.

Some of those children, now grown up, bring their own children to learn with me today.

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By the early 1980’s Dylan was joined by two mares, Gypsy, a middle aged Welsh Cob and Ottie, a young Thoroughbred.

Other special, much loved ponies and horses have joined the team over the years.

I qualified as a BHSAI at Crabbet Park in Worth, Surrey in 1975.

I joined the British Horse Society’s Register of Instructors when it was created. We have recently been rebranded. I am now known as an Accredited Professional Coach.

The riding school is licenced by Lewes District Council and insured by South Essex Insurance Brokers Ltd.

I hold a British Red Cross First Aid at Work qualification which is updated every three years.

APC’s are required to attend a British Horse Society ‘Safe Guarding and Protecting Children’ training course and are also checked by the Governments Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Please contact me for availability, prices and if you would like to join the waiting list.

Meet the team

Meet the hard workers in the school.


Lucy Postgate Books Mirands Story Storms Story image

My books Miranda’s Story and Storm’s Story are now available.


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Riding lessons on my own quiet, well trained horses and ponies.


Hacking over the South Downs image

Enjoy the open space of the South Downs


Lucy Postgate History of riding school image

A visual history of the last few decades.