Check our Facebook Page to find out what's going on at Wilsden EC . We are regularly updating it with news and events, as well as activities to keep people busy during the lockdown. We have activites such as: badges, quizes and pony sponsorship.  

Please note that these are the hat standards we abide by. Check your hat has one of these stamps/kitemarks on, if you are unsure ask a member of staff for help.

We are OPEN for business!


A reminder of the follwing update: 


Important information to all clients - Due to the increased number of cancellations and no shows in the last few days/weeks, we have introduced a new payment system/procedure. From the 1st of September the following rules will apply: 


- New clients will pay via card over the phone or by bank transfer on booking their first lesson. 


- All clients will pre pay one lesson in advance (eg. if you're having a lesson on the 1st September, you will be required to pay for that lesson and the next one. Then each time there after you will be one week ahead.)


- The cancellation policy will be 48 hours notice via a telephone call or text message to 07501 257978 (not facebook message, as we do not always have time to check and respond to it). If 48 hours notice isn't given, you will forfeit the full lesson payment that you'e already paid. If you give 48 hours (or more) notice then your lesson will be carried over to next time. 


Please note there is currently a waiting list with clients on and we are turning many people away, therefore if you are consitently missing lessons we may be forced to give your place to somebody else. 

Congratulations to our Pony Club quiz team that reached the national finals, finishing 4th overall. Well done to Harriet, Jess, Alex and Maddie. 

Please check out our new online shop being provided by Your Name On It. Click on the following link to view the shop:


Or view our new designated page with all the information on: 

Online Shop

Although we are set to reopen our doors at the end of March 2021 you can still support us through our GoFundMe page below.


Pony Club achievement badges available through Distance Learning via Throstle Nest @ Wilsden EC


See our facebook page for the full information on which badges are available and how to order them. 

Massive well done to our three horse and pony care teams, who, in March went to the area 3 competition in Wakefield. 

All our teams were the highest place centre branch in their age groups.


The mini team came 4th overall.

The junior team came 5th overall. 
The senior team came 3rd overall.

Well done to our Pony Club Quiz team of Nicole, Jess M, Alex and Rachel who in March came 5th at the Area 3 quiz qualifier in York! We were impressed with your revision girls! Thanks to Nicole for driving everyone there.

Thanks to all who attended our recent craft fair, we raised a massive £350 for throstle nest riding for the disabled group!

Our Riding for the Disabled Group has a new website which will be update regularly with news updates and useful information.

Please can we politely remind all clients to refrain from feeding any of our ponies, this is anything at all, including: Carrots, Treats etc. 


It can cause ponies to become used to treats and develop bad habits as well as making them ill, which we have unfortunately had a recent case of. 

Important Notice to all Clients:


Please can we remind you of our cancellation policy, which is going to be further enforced by our staff. 


Unless 24 hours notice is given for a booking cancellation, you will be charged £10 whatever the reason. This also includes bookings where the client fails to turn up without notifying us. 


It is unfair that we often have horses ready and waiting. 


Thanks for your cooperation 



Our annual RDA charity dinner raised a total of £1340.43 towards the Throstle Nest Riding for the Disabled Charity. We must thank everyone for attending as well as donating and contributing during the evening. Also a thank you to all of you who donated prizes, to help us raise this tremendous amount of money. 

Congratulations to Aiden Smithies, who is a former client, who rode with us from 4 years old to 16 years old. He is becoming an apprentice jockey and has recently completed his first few races including a 1st place winner.

We would like to thank NEXT for their charitable donation to our RDA group.

We had the pleasure of attending the BHS annual awards, where we recieved an award for one of our horses JJ. The award was handed out by actor Martin Clunes.

In October, we were lucky to welcome HRH Princess Anne to Wilsden Equestrian Centre, to reopen our indoor arena, something which she did at our old address in Fagley. She was very positive and took lots of time to speak to the many people in attendance. 


We would like to thank Wilsden Co-op for having us as one of their chosen charities. 

We are located at:

Wilsden Equestrian Centre,



BD15 0LQ

(Opposite the Ling Bob Pub)

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