Carrie Vinson Equestrian 

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Carrie Vinson Equestrian offers highly professional services including; riding lessons and hacks, and buying or selling horses, ponies and equestrian gear. Carrie has been around horses all of her life and is very passionate about her business and animals, as a result she has established many positive relationships with like-minded people. Her business specialises in trying to match horses with riders to form the perfect partnership. She became a qualified BHS AI instructor in 2004, and in 2013 she was licensed to run her own riding school, which is based in Pilning.

We have had a fantastic year so far at CVE, and it is so great for me to see all of our riders progressing each lesson. Our liveries at the yard are now full and we have some wonderful loaners for our riding school ponies! Charlotte and Dolly have been out competing, and this wonderful partnership are the 2'6" Champions at Hartpury!

The yard is taking shape, our fields have now been reseeded and rolled, and we are waiting to hear about our planning application so we can go ahead with completing our stables.

Thank you everyone for you support as always!

Carrie                                                                                                                                                               June 2015

References and testimonials are available for all aspects of my business, and I have hundreds of happy customers; if you would like to speak to any of these people then I am more than happy to arrange this.

The Riding School

Carrie Vinson Equestrian has a small, friendly, up and coming riding school, with a selection of horses and ponies who suit people of all different abilities, from complete the complete novice right through to accomplished riders.

Carrie is fully insured to teach both adults and children from the age of 4 years old, with no maximum age limit. All riders will be personally taught by Carrie, who is a qualified BHS AI. 

The riding school also offers:

  • Group and Private Lessons
  • Hacks
  • CVE Pony Sundays - running on Sundays with other ad hoc sessions
  • Pony Days (Own a Pony/Groom and Ride)


Please see the Riding School page for more information!

The Horses for Sale

The horses that are for sale have been ridden by a variety of different riders including Carrie herself, and are schooled and hacked out (alone and in company) during the sales process


Please see the Horses for Sale page for more information on the horses and ponies that Carrie has available for sale.

All of the horses & ponies for sale are open to trial, and any vets and instructors you may wish to view your potential new equine are welcome to come to see us. I have supplied horses and ponies to many riding schools and RDA centres, and I gain a lot of business through word of mouth. All horses and ponies are fully warrantied (with a full money back guarantee). Our promise to you is to match the rider with their horse, and to tell you absolutely everything. Our horses are hacked both alone and in company, including over the M4 and M48. If you are looking for your Equine Partner this please call to discuss your requirements.

All our horses are up to date with the farrier, worming, teeth and vaccination.

Horse Sales Please Note:

- Our published prices are subject to change at any time; this is based on the horses time with us and the work completed.  As you can understand the more work we put in, the more we need to ask.

- We do not do Distance Selling, unless the horse is unbroken!

- The horse sales element of my business is based at a different location to my riding school (GL11 5DX)

Schooling and Breaking Services

CVE is now able to offer a limited number of places for schooling.


Please contact us for further information if you are interested in breaking or schooling your equine.

Tack and Rugs for Sale

Carrie Vinson Equestrian also offer a variety of horse and rider wear for sale, from rugs and tack, to jodhpurs and boots.

View our Tack for Sale page to see the horse and rider wear that we have available, or speak to Carrie if you are after something that is not listed on the page; pre-payment is required. Alternatively join us on Facebook at Carrie Vinson Equestrian to hear about items that come in for sale.

Join us on Facebook for the latest information on horses for sale, schooling opportunities, riding lessons, and activities taking place at CVE


09/03/2015 07/04/2015 Own a pony day - 4 spaces left & 09/04/2015 Easter Egg Hunt

9/03/2015 Newly for sale welcome Ruby 14.2 hh Dun Irish Cob

01/03/2015 lead rein lessons reduced in March £10.  Group of 4 under 18's group lesson for £10pp

This is a March 2015 offer!

13/01/2015 - Activities and Events

The first of our activities for 2015 have been added to our Events page - please check out the page to see the fun you and your children could be having at CVE. More events to follow!

15/11/2014 - Helpers Wanted!

We are currently looking for helpers to assist with the riding school on weekends. Duties include stable management, horse care, tacking up, and leading ponies in lessons. Helpers are rewarded with riding opportunities Helpers MUST be over 12 years of age!

10/10/2014 - Halloween Parties on 31st October!

10 AM - 12 PM or 1 PM - 3PM.

Pony riding and Halloween games including; Pumpkin Carving, Apple Bobbing, Fancy Dress and lots more.

Daisy has her outfit ready - we look forward to seeing your little ghouls on the day!!

Limited spaces available, £20 per person, 50% deposit required to secure place.

10/10/2014 - Holiday Fun 28th October

Fun packed pony day, filled with lots of activities. Mounted and un-mounted. Limited spaces available £40

10/10/2014 - Pony Club Sunday 19th  Oct

Extended 3 hour session covering 2 stable management badges plus the Riding E Test! Limited numbers apply so book your child's place soon. £30

09/10/2014 - We Welcome Daisy May Vinson

Congratulations to Carrie who gave birth to Daisy on 8th October. We welcome you to the CVE family and cannot wait to meet you! xx

23/09/2014 - Fantastic Open Day!

We had a very successful Open Day on Sunday. It was great to see so many faces (new and familiar ones) there. We would like to thank you all for coming, and for the support that was given so willingly, and hope to see you all again at the yard soon.

Open Day: Sunday 21st September. 12:00 - 16:00.

Come and visit our new yard and see all that we have to offer! Programme to follow shortly, but we offer a fun filled afternoon with displays, opportunities to ride and meet the horses. We would love to see you all there!

09/09/2014 Photo Competition:

Submit your best pictures of you riding Tommy, Bubbles or Maple for use on our website. Winning entries, chosen by Carrie will win a half price lesson!. Closing date: 24th September 2014

09/09/2014 - Special Offer:

Book Sunday Club for all 4 weekends in October and receive a 25% discount (£60 must be paid upfront - the normal cost of 4 Sunday Club sessions is £80)


Introducing special lessons to take place on Mondays, catering for people with learning and physical disabilities. These are offered at a discounted rate - please contact us for further details.

*** Current restrictions mean the rider must be able to stand unaided and be able with assistance to mount and dismount a horse from a block***

1st September 2014:

Our new ménage has just been completed and we look forward to running our first lessons this weekend!