Telephone: 0161 624 2849
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    Excellent Facilities

    We have stables for over 60 horses, indoor and outdoor arenas, classroom facilities and even a cafe serving food and drinks.

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    Learning With Croft End

    In conjunction with Reaseheath College, we offer equine courses ranging from Certificates to Diplomas.

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    Lessons for Children

    Children over four can enjoy riding and learning about horses with our friendly instructors.

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    The Croft End Team

    Our friendly team will make you feel welcome and ensure your Croft End experience is second to none.

  • Our Horses

    When riding at Croft End we'll match you with a horse that suits your individual needs. We have a range of horses of all sizes.

  • Open Hour

    Sundays from 2 - 3 come and look around. We'll introduce you to the ponies and show you our facilities, give information on lessons and more...

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    Croft End Livery

    Your horses individual needs are met by our livery team. We even offer a holiday livery so your horse can stay in luxury while you are away.

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    Try out our horse simulator, Troy - available for 30 minute lessons.

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    Croft End Accreditation

    Accredited and a member of the British Horse Society. See our certificates here

History of Croft End

Croft End was set up in 1998 by Steve Kenworthy, Pat Shepherd and her sister Carole Lyon. Initially with only two horses – the riding lessons began. Word quickly spread of ‘The Two Sisters’ and it became clear that more horses were needed. Today Croft End is home to more than sixty horses!

The success of Croft End has been down to the attention to detail and professionalism of its founders. They pride themselves on ensuring each and every horse is healthy and happy in their work. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Equine Industry and in 2008 Croft End was approached by the British Horse Society who wanted to use Croft End as a location to shoot their promotional short film.

The film continues to be used by the BHS to promote standards of horse care and the benefits of being affiliated with the BHS.


Croft End is also a BHS Approved Training Yard and NVQ Assessment Centre providing an opportunity for those that wish to develop a career with horses or simply want to know more about caring for horses.

Facilities and services offered continue to develop at Croft End and in response to high demand – a purpose built stable block ‘The Court Yard’ has recently been built to house Full Livery Clients.

Steve, Pat, Carole and all the staff work tirelessly to maintain the standards at Croft End, and this desire to provide an excellent service to all our customers is the ethos at the heart of Team Croft End.

Riding is a Risk Sport - Your choice to ride is voluntary. We take care to provide suitable horses and ponies for our customers, but all animals can be unpredictable. We strongly advise you take out full personal accident cover.