Foxes Riding School is a family owned business established in 1972 by Janet Davey and has been run by the Davey family ever since. Anna Davey holds the BHS Stable Managers certificate and the riding BHSI, along with a Bsc hons Equine Science & Management. Anna is an International Dressage rider, competing at Grand Prix and has a national title. We have a large team of friendly professional, qualified instructors to suit everyone’s individual abilities.

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced rider, we have the horses to suit you. A great way of having the experience of your own horse without the outlay. We also have a Pony Club for children without ponies and run summer camps every year. Our birthday and mini pony parties are very popular. The yard is home to 44 horses ranging from 11.3 pony to 17.1hh Advanced Medium dressage horse.

We have horses to suit everyone’s needs, whether riding for the first time or training towards BHS exams. There are various activities held at the centre that range from lessons, competitions, clinics, to fun days and pony club camps. We also run monthly clients dressage competitions. . We pride ourselves in being a friendly, approachable yard whilst maintaining a very positive attitude to attainment and achievement. We run 2 British Dressage and 2 unaffiliated dressage competitions per month which include Trailblazer Championship Qualifiers. Through the summer we run 6 Showing competitions with many qualifiers eg Veteran, CHAPS,BSPA. We run 5 Show Jumping competitions through the summer.

Don’t just take our word for it!

Below are a few of our Foxes Facebook reviews from our lovely clients …peanut 3

My daughter has been to 3 other riding school and foxes is by far the best !! She loves her lessons, pony club, her instructer is fab ! And horses are all looked after fabulously. Tracey
I started my working career at Foxes when I left school at 16. We were very fortunate to have lots of very good instructors and were always taught to be able to get on a horse and get a decent tune out out of them. After leaving to pursue a change of career/marriage/babies!! I’ve always stayed loyal to my beloved horses and dipped in and out of my old hobby by having the odd lesson and hack but due to family/financial commitments these days, my old hobbies tend to get put on the back burner!! I finally took advantage of the discounted offer that Foxes put on their FB page and this evening I went along to my old workplace to get back in the saddle! I had a brilliant lesson with Jane, in the small indoor school, which actually somehow felt bigger than I remembered it?! I rode a lovely little horse called Kenny who certainly gave me a much needed workout! I didn’t realise how fit I obviously used to be all those years ago when I used to ride a couple of times a day!! I was also really chuffed to be able to pop over a jump again as I haven’t done that for a good few years either. I would like to say a big thank you to Jane for my fab lesson, I know I have a couple of bad habits! And you really helped me to understand Kenny and be sympathetic to his needs. Also to Kenny for being patient with an unfit mother of two! Thank you Foxes, for having your special offer, so I could enjoy something I used to take for granted all those years ago! Sarah



Fabulous riding school that set me on a life long love of horses and a career in the equestrian industry. Fond memories and happy to see they are still going strong 20 odd years after I started there. Jennifer
This has to be the best school for little ones in the North West. My 4 yr old has come on in leaps and bounds since starting at Foxes. Great instructors and wonderfully patient ponies. Would highly recommend. Janette


We really value our clients and customers feedback, please feel free to leave us a review on the Foxes Facebook page and/or if you have any comments on the website experience please take our really short survey to feedback to us – we are always listening!!