Blazing Saddles

Remember Lyn Fernee’s generous offer of riding lessons for theatre members?  Well, the first group of intrepid wannabe riders - Felicity Clements, Sarah Drew, Rebecca Polling and myself, Patti Griffiths, - tried the noble sport of kings and loved it.


We arrived on a lovely sunny day and Lyn got us onto some jolly mounts and off we went to the training ring – well, more of an oblong really. Two of our number were complete novices and two of us had ridden in the dim and distant past, slightly more dim and distant for me. 

Lyn was an absolutely terrific teacher; kind, informative, encouraging and vastly entertaining. We all learned how to control our agreeable steeds and by the end of the lesson were completing a circuit which included going in and out of poles and some gentle trotting. AND WE ALL GOT ROSETTES!!! It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon and I recommend it to anyone who has ridden or has always fancied a go. Lyn couldn’t have been more encouraging.

Lyn is a British Horse Society Accredited Coach and is offering lessons to our members, with income to be split with BLT. She is offering a one-and-a-half-hour session which would include learning how to handle the horse, bond with them by doing a bit of grooming, and then a forty-five-minute lesson. The price for this would be £50, with a generous 40% coming to the Brick by Brick fund.  The offer is available during February, March, and May, and you can book sessions with Lyn directly on 07887 692665.

Lyn is fully qualified, insured, DBS checked, Child Protection checked and up to date with First Aid training. She can also offer lessons for children on little ponies if required! She’s happy to hear from anyone, even absolute beginners, because she specialises in nervous riders!

Booked lessons (up to four people) are subject to appropriate weather conditions and are offered a short, 30-minute drive out of Brighton. Unfortunately, she has to set a weight limit of 13.5 stone for anyone having a lesson.

Please contact Lyn directly (07887 692665) to book a lesson or if you have any questions, she’d be happy to hear from you. This is one of those great opportunities where we get to support a member’s local business, while also helping to fundraise.