LEARNING TO DRIVE
OR
IMPROVING YOUR SKILLS

LOCATION & FACILITIES

Swingletree is one of the largest privately owned driving yards in Europe. It is set in approximately 70 private acres of unspoiled grass and woodland. Features include exercise areas, competition size dressage arena & cone area, X country obstacles & tracks, all surrounded by 35 miles of quiet country lanes.

The numerous horses vary in size from the small ponies to the magnificent 17hh coach horses.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

Whatever your experience tuition is tailored to suit your needs, tastes and ambition. Swingletree may be a professional driving yard with a high reputation, but the emphasis for visitors is relaxed informality. No-one will laugh at your lack of knowledge - we want you to enjoy your driving!

For complete beginners we will take you through the process of harnessing up and putting-to but it won't be long before you take up the reins to drive out with one of our experienced teachers.

   
For those with some driving experience we can help you work on specific items to improve your skills. We offer tuition with single or pair turnouts using our own horses and ponies, and showing and competition instruction for drivers with their own singles, pairs or teams.

Whatever size or shape (and however hairy!) your horse or pony we would be delighted to welcome you both to Swingletree to brush up your driving skills.

 

Lessons can be booked on a half-day or full day basis. Lessons commence at 10.30 am. Following a break for lunch (please provide your own lunch, we will provide tea/coffee) those on a full day course will go out again for another session from approximately 2.00 pm until about 4.00 pm.

We are delighted if you want to ask questions, and rather than give long lectures in our fully equipped lecture complex, we prefer to sit down and chat over a cup of tea or coffee

 

EXAMINATIONS

 

If you want to take BDS or other driving examinations we are able to offer full preparation for all BDS Levels and Modules.  Swingletree is a BDS Test Centre.

 

IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN TURNOUT

We will provide stabling at no extra cost. If you require us to provide hay or woodshavings these will be charged for as used. Please provide your own hard feed. Prior to arrival please ensure that your horse/pony has been recently shod. You should also have third party insurance cover.

DISABLED DRIVERS

Disabled drivers are most welcome at Swingletree.

LOCAL ACCOMMODATION

Local recommended B&B/hotels nearby.

HOW TO BOOK

Please telephone 01379-384-496 to arrange a suitable date and time or for more information email: john@swingletree.co.uk

John Parker, Swingletree, Wingfield, Nr. Diss, Norfolk, Great Britain IP21 5QZ
Tel: 01379-384-496

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