Opening Times and General Information

                      

                      DARKY DALE FOREST STABLES – OPENING TIMES 2017

CHRISTMAS REDUCED OPENING HOURS ON :  27TH, 28TH, 29TH,  OPEN 9AM UNTIL 1PM, RIDES AT 10AM AND 11.30PM.

WE WILL BE CLOSED ON 24TH, 25TH, 26TH AND 1ST JANUARY. BACK OPEN AS NORMAL FROM 2ND JANUARY 2018

    • MONDAY                                Closed

 

    • TUESDAY                                10:00 until 6:00

 

    • WEDNESDAY                          10:00 until 6:00

 

    • THURSDAY                             10:00 until 6:00

 

    • FRIDAY                                   10:00 until 1:00   ( afternoon 2pm until 6pm is for competent sharers only so no guided rides available )

 

    • SATURDAY                             10:00 until 6:00

 

    • SUNDAY                                 10:00 until 6:00

 

    • We are only closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
    • We will also close on TBC
    • Please telephone 01547 530060 9:00 and 6:00 to make bookings.
    • First ride available at 10:00 AM and last ride at 4:30 PM. (Last ride between 1st November and 31 March is 4.00 PM)
    • Please arrive 15 minutes early if it is your first visit in order to complete a rider registration form and to be assessed for a suitable horse or pony. (or you can download the rider registration form off our bookings page and bring it in with you)
    • We have an approximate weight limit of 16 stone but please chat to us first. 
    • Please pay at reception before you ride. 
    • You can pay by BSO on line, debit card or credit card,( charges may apply/visa, mastercard, amex, diners international and jcb) or cash on arrival or cheques(regular customers only) made out to Darky Dale Forest Stables.
    • We require a non refundable 50% depositfor all our pony days, special events and childrens parties including all other group parties of 10 or more.
    • We ride in all weathers but if we need to close due to adverse weather conditions then deposits will be transferred to another suitable ride date.
    • WE WILL ASK FOR £5.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT PER PERSON WHEN TAKING YOUR BOOKING. WE REQUIRE 24 HOURS NOTICE TO CANCEL A RIDE OR WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE YOU 50% OF THE TOTAL BOOKING TO COVER STAFF TIME. OUR HORSES DO LIVE OUT ALL YEAR SO THEY CAN LIVE AS NATURAL AS POSSIBLE, THIS MEANS THAT THE STAFF HAVE TO CATCH THE HORSES AND GET THEM READY FOR YOUR RIDE IN THE MORNING SO PLEASE ONLY CANCEL IF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. HORSE RIDING IS AN OUTDOOR SPORT AND WE DO RIDE IN WET WEATHER.