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Westonbirt Summer School offers a range of specialist Countryside Courses that can be added to the programme for Summer School students. These are an opportunity for students to spend the summer practising passions or exploring enthusiasms.  

All the courses listed below can be customised around the student or students to suit their individual needs. We provide courses in; Clay Pigeon Shooting, Polo, Flying and Riding!

Summer Shooting

SUMMER SHOOTING

Click here to download our Summer Shooting Brochure 

An additional benefit of attending Westonbirt Summer School is its close proximity to one of the UK’s leading shooting schools, Lady’s Wood.

This is a top class facility, well equipped and led by some of the best professional instructors in the country.  Westonbirt’s students can add lessons of clay pigeon shooting into their course activities.  Clay Pigeon Shooting is an additional option and available to students who attend the summer school for a minimum of a fortnight.

  • All age ranges accepted
  • £600 for 2 week course includes:
    • Gun fitting
    • 1:1 professional tuition
    • 6 hours of shooting
    • Shooting certificate on completion of course
  • 2 Children under 13 can share lessons for the same course price (£600)
  • Target Clays and cartridges are charged extra to a top limit of £50 per lesson

Please contact Dominic Oxnam at doxnam@westonbirt.org for more information or to book a place. 

Summer Riding

SUMMER RIDING

Westonbirt Summer School has an established relationship with Barton End Equestrian Centre. A friendly riding centre set in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Barton End is a riding centre that offers a wide selection of activities to suit all standards.

All riding instructors are qualified to a high level (BHSII, AI or PTT qualified) and provide an enjoyable riding experience. 

Whether a beginner picking up the reins for the first time or an experienced rider preparing for competition, we offer a relaxed yet highly effective learning environment. With a wealth of experience catering for all ages, we have the skills and experience to help you advance. Barton End is approved by both the BHS (British Horse Society) and the ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) and has more than 40 horses and ponies. 

Lessons can be had in our show jump arena or mini cross-country course, or one of our off-road hacks in the beautiful Cotswold countryside around Nailsworth. Further your passion with clinics, training sessions and competitions which run throughout the year for riders at all levels.

  • All age ranges accepted 
  • £500 for 2-week course includes:
    • 8 hours of riding 
    • Riding assessment 
    • 1:1 professional tuition 
    • Stable management 
    • Customisable programme to suit the individual requirements
    • Riding certificate on completion of course
  • Group bookings can be accommodated
    • Up to 3 people semi-private 
      • £350 per person for 2-week course
    • 4 people or more group 
      • £300 per person for 2-week course

Please contact Dominic Oxnam at doxnam@westonbirt.org for more information or to book a place. 

Summer Flying

SUMMER FLYING

Click here to download our Summer Flying Brochure 

Westonbirt Summer School has unique access to Cotswolds Airport home to Freedom Aviation, our aviation partners. Freedom Aviation is the perfect place for you to learn to fly, or continue your flying adventures if you already have a Private Pilot's Licence or are working towards it.

  • £275 Intro to Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL)
    • Familiarisation with basic parts of the aircraft
    • One hour trial flight 
    • Aircraft hire
    • Instruction 
    • Landing fees 

 

  • £1999 Private Pilot's Licence Course - 8 Hours
    • 2 hours of general handling (flying in the aircraft, including flying straight and level, turning and basic use of the instruments)
    • 2 hours navigation (including how to use navigation equipment in the aircraft as well as planning on the ground prior to the flight)
    • 2 hours aerobatics (2 x 1 hour aerobatic flights in Citabria)
    • 2 hours land-away to another airfield
    • 1/2 day engineering and aircraft knowledge
    • All briefings, aircraft hire, fuel, instruction and landing fees included

Please contact Dominic Oxnam at doxnam@westonbirt.org for more information or to book a place. 

Summer Polo

SUMMER POLO

Click here to download our Summer Polo Brochure 

Westonbirt Summer School is in partnership with The Beaufort Polo Club to provide students with an exceptional polo experience for beginners and experts alike. The Beaufort Polo Club is the foremost centre for the development of polo in the Cotswolds and home to the famous Tomlinson polo dynasty. 

The Beaufort Polo School, is under the careful tutelage of Olivia Lamphee, HPA qualified instructor and manager of OKL Equestrian. She aims to continue the great reputation established by Claire Tomlinson and Caspar West whilst providing a fun and relaxed environment for young and new players to develop their skills

  • £1,200 per person - Higher Level Polo Player (Individual) 2-week Course 
    • 8 hours of professional coaching 
    • HPA team coach
    • 1:1 tuition
    • Use of Indoor riding school (including heated viewing gallery), Wooden Horse, Stick & Ball and Practice ground depending on needs of the student. 
  • £850 per person - Higher Level Polo Players (Group) 2-week Course 
    • 8 hours of professional coaching 
    • HPA team coach
    • Use of Indoor riding school (including heated viewing gallery), Wooden Horse, Stick & Ball and Practice ground depending on needs of the student. 
    • Minimum 2 students must be registered at the same time 

 

  • £960 per person - General Polo (Individual) 2-week Course
    • 8 hours of professional coaching 
    • 1:1 tuition
    • Suitable for beginners  
    • Use of Indoor riding school (including heated viewing gallery), Wooden Horse, Stick & Ball and Practice ground depending on needs of the student. 
  • £700 per person - General Polo (Group) 2-week Course
    • 8 hours of professional coaching
    • Suitable for beginners 
    • Use of Indoor riding school (including heated viewing gallery), Wooden Horse, Stick & Ball and Practice ground depending on needs of the student. 
    • Minimum 2 students must be registered at the same time 

Please contact Dominic Oxnam at doxnam@westonbirt.org for more information or to book a place. 

Summer Specialist Sports

SUMMER SPECIALIST SPORTS

While Summer School students will have access to fantastic activities run by our staff as part of the course. There is an opportunity for students to have expert one on one tuition from our professional coaches in certain sports. 

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Swimming

Prices are arranged on an individual application basis for one on one private lessons. This allows us to create a programme that is individual to each student's needs.

Please contact Dominic Oxnam at doxnam@westonbirt.org for more information or to book a place. 

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