The Nicholls family moved to the picturesque north Hertfordshire village of Ickleford in 1965, and ran the family farm at Lower Green, starting a livery yard. Richard and Debbie Nicholls opened the riding school in 1990, catering for all ages and abilities. Richard and Debbie then concentrated on the equestrian side of the business becoming a
pony club centre (www.pcuk.org), and an approved British riding school (www.abrs-info.org). As well as riding lessons and a livery yard to suit owners individual needs, the centre now has a Saturday morning club, pony club rallies, school holiday activities, pony club summer camps, evening courses in stable management, BHS stage 1 & 2 Training , BHS Horse Owner Exams, riding and road safety training and exams and a variety of equestrian shows and providing qaulity, safe horses and ponies for sale.
The centre itself is based on the 16th century farm yard at Lower Green, situated on a bridlepath and offers miles of off road riding as well as access to bridleways connecting to Oughton Head Common, Holwell and Pirton. The 100 mile Icknield Way and Letchworth Orbital Track are also within easy distance.
Debbie, Richard and their staff offer a friendly and helpful service for all ability of riders from novices to those wishing to buy their own pony and branch out to the Local Show Circuit. A full livery service is available from assisted DIY to full livery. The centre is a member of the Association of British Riding Schools, approved pony club centre, licensed by the North Herts District council, and fully insured