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Horsepower Partnership

Ridgway Hall, Horderley, Shropshire, SY7 8HW

A Privately run Nature Reserve set in 22 acres of ancient woodland in the heart of Shropshire nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Ridgway Hall is home to a mixed herd of native ponies (Shetland, Irish Cobs, Welsh Section C and Exmoor) who are major partners in our Equine Facilitated Learning & Coaching Practice.

15 mins drive from the Medieval Market Town of Ludlow and local train links from mainline stations.

Facilities:  Access to our woodland track, outdoor arena, indoor training facilities and woodland walk, round pen and woodland shelter form safe spaces for EFL coaching and development sessions.

The Horsepower Herd:

Practical learning sessions with up to 8 ponies and horses from mini-miniatures to 16.5 hands.  The herd encompasses  both mares and geldings and ages 3 years to 24 years – with as varied personalities as our unique fingerprints and all are kindly temperaments.

The environment, tasks, and exercises will also create a feeling of ‘connectedness’ which will have a lasting affect of health, well-being and morale for the months to come across the trainers and the students.

This approach will make them more aware, more productive, more open to solutions that have the right fit and also how to make EFL work for themselves and clients.

Additionally, we will be creating new ways for well-being, bringing down stress, frustration and overwhelm and raising up feelings of connectedness, calmness and collaboration.

We do this through connecting with nature, the horses, trainers and clients alike– (harnessing nature based activities) using the consulting and coaching approach approved by Athena Herd Foundation.


There are many reasonably priced locally hotels with twin rooms from £60 such as:

The Oak Ridge Room – Next door to our location within a short walk

(Janet Cobb)

The Clive Arms – Homepage – Clive Arms (

The Feathers – The Feathers Hotel – Guest Reservations

Travelodge – Travelodge Ludlow Hotels


The Horsepower Partnership is a no smoking and no alcohol environment.


Travelling to Ridgway Hall:

By Car:

From the North, take A49 South towards Craven Arms, by-passing Shrewsbury.

From the West Midlands, the M54/A5 joins the A49 South of Shrewsbury.

From the South East take M40/M42/M5 to Junction 4, then A491, A456 for Kidderminster; A456 to Cleobury Mortimer then A4117 for Ludlow.  At the Ludlow By-Pass roundabout turn right onto A49, then follow signs for Craven Arms, pass through Craven Arms and turn left towards Church Stretton and Bishops Castle (Jewson on the left and Britpart on the right).  Follow the road for 2 miles and turn left at the sign for Bishops Castle.

Come over the Iron-bridge and follow the lane uphill for 1 mile.

Turn right at the Red Traffic Cone (which we will place their for you) into Ridgway Hall.

By Train:

From London, First Great Western service from Paddington to Newport, change for the Manchester line and arrive at Craven Arms (we can arrange to collect you from there (arrange in advance with us please) or taxi is available there).

From Birmingham, change at Shrewsbury for the Arriva service to South Wales and disembark at Craven Arms.

If you arrive at Craven Arms on the North Bound Service, it is necessary to climb the stairs from the platform, over the bridge and descend on the other side.  The station is not manned and there is no lift so travelling light is recommended.


Sturdy Walking Boots (preferably not trainers or wellies).

Layers for warmth and cooling


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Events at this location


thu30may(may 30)9:00 amsun02jun(jun 2)5:00 pmONSITE CERTIFICATE IN EQUINE FACILITATED LEARNING – MODULE ONE (Midlands) May 2024


thu30may(may 30)9:00 amsun02jun(jun 2)5:00 pmONSITE CERTIFICATE IN EQUINE FACILITATED LEARNING – MODULE ONE (Midlands) May 2024