C.E.C is a small, friendly, family owned and run Equestrian Centre in East Hampshire. We are serious about safety here at C.E.C but we also love our sport and want people to enjoy it. Our lessons are engaging, progressive and fun. We are a Pony Club Linked Centre, fully licenced and insured with experienced, qualified, enthusiastic instructors and purpose built facilities providing a safe environment in which to learn.  Our latest inspection under the new DEFRA regulations by the Local Authority and their Vet has seen us awarded a 5                          rating under the new rating system.


We cater for all abilities from initial tots pony rides from 3 years and complete beginners to the more experienced rider either on private horses owned by the client or on the lovely school horses and ponies that we have here at the Centre. Offering group and private lessons.

We are only a very small centre, which to us, we see as an advantage. Relaxed and friendly. It enables us to focus on the clients requirements and provide that personal touch that perhaps larger centres are unable to do.  Our group lessons are small with a maximum allowance of 6 per group.  However, these are generally up to approximately 3 only, so attention is highly focussed on the riders and their learning goals.  Comprehensive records of clients progress are maintained so that you, the client can track your progress as can the centre staff and if necessary tailor your learning program for any specific goals that you may have. We don’t just offer lessons at C.E.C, we also hold clinics, shows, training courses, etc. of which anyone is welcome to attend.


Our focus doesn’t stop at the clients, its extended to all of our lovely horses and ponies too.  They receive the highest levels of care including daily turnout with a comfy well bedded stable at night with plenty of hay, feed and fresh water. Regular attendance from the farrier, vet and physio to keep them in tip top condition. They are regularly schooled by the staff and get to go out for hacks with them and the odd beach ride, show and sponsored ride.


Our mission here is ‘happy horses, confident riders’ and we strive to maintain that.


Dont just take our word for it...

"My daughter had a lovely day when she participated in own a pony day. She learnt all about the tack and cleaning of the ponies then had a great riding lesson . Will definitely do it again great value for money and brilliant teacher."

"Had a amazing lesson today, can't believe how much Jack and I have come on in only 5 lessons we achieved so much today so a massive thank you to everyone xx"

"Thank you Kate, Helen, Casey! Your efforts meant our spirits weren't dampened on this special day! We really appreciated your hard work ♡ The birthday celebrations were brilliant and all the girls had a fantastic time! Special thanks to Jackson, Finn and Scrunchie ♡☆♡"

"Thank you for a great lesson.
Very helpful and a very professional instructor. 
Thanks again for all your help and advice with my progression with Prospero"

"Lovely little communal yard. With all friendly faces to meet and greet you, excellent sized school and yard surrounded by miles of countryside and paddocks for the horses. They also have alot of different sessions and activities that you can take part in. Very reasonable. So excited for my first lesson on Tuesday, been too long off a horse"

"Brilliant! We booked myself, my other half and our little boy a lesson, both my other half and my little boy are beginners and the staff were lovely and amazing! My lesson was brilliant too!"

"Lovely quiet, friendly yard. My daughter had a great first lesson started it feeling very nervous but the pony she rode really took care of her and the instructor was understanding and gradually built confidence. One happy child back in the saddle after some previous bad experiences. Straight away booked another lesson."

"Such a lovely, friendly riding school. I can't believe how much A has come on since she started lessons with you. All staff are excellent and so patient! Am now very excited to be starting lessons myself! Would highly recommend to everyone."


Monday - 9.00 am - 17.00 pm *

Office Only (no lessons/activities)

Tuesday - 9:00 am - 7.30 pm *

Wedesday - 9:00 am - 7.30 pm *

Thursday - 9:00 am - 7.30 pm * 

Friday - 9:00 am - 6.00 pm *

Sat/Sun - 9:00 am - 5.00 pm *

*Closed for lunch daily between 1pm and 2pm


Catherington Ln, Catherington,  Waterlooville,

Hampshire, PO8 0TB, UK

02392 596120 or 07493 159980

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