Equine Assisted Learning Banbury Hill

Equine Assisted Learning (EAQ) sets and monitors quality standards for its equine assisted learning centres and provides training and qualifications for facilitators and others involved with equine assisted learning. EAQ Approved Centres are based throughout the UK. EAQ Banbury Hill Equine Assisted Learning is a not-for-profit organisation based on a 7 acre site beside an old Roman Hill Fort near Sturminster Newton. There are lots of things to do on the site for people of all ages, from helping with the ponies to digging the vegetable plot or planting seeds in the polytunnel and the greenhouse. EAQ Banbury Hill offers sessions for children, young people and adults. Outdoor activities are available throughout the summer holidays with pony picnics, den-building, outdoor cooking, bonfires, and arts and crafts which all form part of the week-long programme.


Venue address
Banbury Hill
New Road
Sturminster Newton
DT10 2HF
North Dorset

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Bespoke sessions and nationally-recognised qualifications are available for: •children from the local schools who need to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem, •those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; •young people on the autism spectrum or with ADHD; •children and young people who have been excluded or are close to exclusion from school, •carers - young and older, •parents and foster carers, •adults in recovery from addiction, •people with mental ill-health, •people with learning difficulties, •those wishing to learn more about horse awareness and develop their skills in natural horsemanship. Prices vary - please contact the centre for further information.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Banbury Hill  New Road  Sturminster Newton  Dorset