Pine Lodge School Home of the Equine String Festival and Lusitano Horse

Pine Lodge School of Classical Equitation was established in 1988.

The ethos of the school dates back to the 17th Century with Pluvinals "Training of the King". Plus the teaching of many great masters in the intervening period. It must be remembered that classical equitation has its roots in training horses for battle.

Please click here to see Holly Barber and Sasa at the World Working Equitation Championships in Austria 2014 SPEED ROUND

Please click here to see Holly Barber demonstrating her skills with her Lusitano horse Galan at the Lusitano Breed Show 28th July 2012.

Please click here to see Holly Barber riding Rafa at the Working Equitation European Championships 2009, Holly was lying 5th in this phase of the competition.

The main criteria of training at Pine Lodge are;

  • The Quest of Lightness
  • No involuntary Movement
  • Any direction easily
  • Crookedness is the enemy of equitation
  • The art of doing nothing

Because of the history of Classical Equitation, working equitation was the natural progression of the school viz video.

Our horses are trained to a minimum level of flying changes and lateral work. Of course some are established in Piaffe and passage. This gives the advanced and novice riders a feel for riding lovely horses with great movement and functionality. We have mainly Luistanos in the riding school because of their fantastic temperament and trainability. These are the indigenous horse of Portugal.

We breed Lusitano horses and have them for sale.
We also offer a livery service.
Training holidays are always popular accommodation for riders listed on our website.
Schooling customers horses whether trained or not or just improved.
Many of our working students and pupils have gone on to be well respected professional riders and trainers

Current courses and projects

It is important to know we are an international school. We have people from all over Europe come and have lessons at our famous small family run riding school. Please contact Sue Barber on 07765000869 or email us at

Also Tailor made courses mainly for adult riders of any ability on your horses or ours.


Pine Lodge wins Supreme Lusitano Championships at Suffolk Show

Supreme Champion - Bombastico, owned and ridden by Julianne Fernandez
Champion- Gelding XIS, owned and ridden by Julianne Fernandez

Holly Barber and Sasa currently placed 10th in World Equitation Championships

Great results for owners Fernandez with Bombastico and Xis @ Lusitano Breed Show 2014

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Horse riding - Beccles, Norfolk - Pine Lodge School - Horse
Riding school - Wymondham, Norfolk - Pine Lodge School - White horse

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07765 000 869

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