Lara Lain Horses – Freelance Horse Rider & Coaching – Pembrokeshire, West Wales

// Updated June 2024 //

Hi there,
Thank you for visiting my website!

My name is Lara Lain – I am a freelance horse rider, horse sitter and horse riding coach / trainer offering my help, experience and services to horses, ponies, owners & riders across Pembrokeshire in West Wales.

I run Horse Sitting Pembrokeshire – offering myself as a reliable, experienced horse sitter to take care of your horses whenever you are struggling for time or perhaps off on a well deserved holiday! You can count on me to look after your best friend.

Prices start at £30 per visit
Call or text me with any questions; 07519 768 833 

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I am in my late 30’s and have been riding since I was 5 years old. My first love and main passion is showjumping but as I always say ‘any excuse to be with the horses’ so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are in need of an extra pair of hands for your horse/pony or if you want a kind, experienced and positive coach to help improve your own riding.

I am delighted to help horses, ponies, owners & riders with anything they may need. I am small and weigh around 9st so can ride anything 13hh and up – anything smaller I would be happy to do work from the ground for you.

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I love training riders and can help you with anything from improving your confidence, to getting the basics right, to having more fun showjumping and everything in between.

I have competed in various disciplines over the years, ridden many ponies & horses and also ridden in different countries. My pony competed in the Welsh team as a 138cm and my best horse went from British Novice to Grade B & winning at 120m level with me – he went on to be amazing Grade A, a real life unicorn! Read more about him in Horse & Hound.

I have worked at Horse magazine in London and travelled around lots of the UK show jumping and chasing rosettes at National Finals. I have been trained by some highly respected riders and I always try to take all of my learnings forward, to the horses & riders I spend time with now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you offer as a Freelance Rider?
I ride other owners/ riders horses & ponies if they want any kind of extra help. This could be a rider who has lost their confidence or perhaps an owner who is going on holiday. It could be a rider who wants their horse jumped or schooled to a higher level that what they usually do. I essentially offer myself out to ride other peoples horses & ponies as/ when they need me.

When are you available?
I am free flexible hours all week days and weekends, all year around (yep, winter riding in the worst of it is totally fine!). I work as a professional marketer and am very lucky to have a supportive boss who gives me the freedom to work with the horses too.

Prices start at £30 per visit
Call or text me with any questions; 07519 768 833 

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What horse riding coaching and training do you offer?
Please note; I am not officially qualified. I offer years of my personal experience plus many tips, tricks and strategies that I have learned from being trained by various coaches during my own years as a competition rider. 

Are you insured to ride other peoples horses & train riders?
Yes. I am fully insured for both coaching and riding other people’s horses.

What horse riding services do you offer?
Hacking, schooling, pole-work, grid-work, jumping, fitness work, horse care, horse sitting, yard cover – anything and everything depending on what support the horse/pony and owner need.

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Do you take on problem horses?
I am happy to help with all horses in most cases but I avoid ‘problem’ and deemed ‘dangerous’ horses for safety reasons and always advise for those type of horses to go to people who confidently deal with them often. I know trusted people who will take on all sorts and look after the horse in the process – so I could connect you. Let me know what you need help with and let’s see what we can do. Please just ask and we can chat.

What do you charge?
My prices are always fair and always reasonable, they are worked out on a case-by-case basis starting at;
£20 per horse/rider per visit
plus £10 diesel & travel time visit;
total starting price is £30 per visit if you are within 20 mins drive of Pembroke.

Diesel & travel time adds on depending on where you are but I ride, teach and horse sit all of Pembrokeshire. I send you the quote of costs to check all is agreed before we move ahead with a booking.

Where are you based?
Lamphey, near Pembroke.

How can I contact you?
Call me 07519 768833 or text/ Whatsapp. Or message me on Facebook profile ‘Lara Lain Horses

Thank you for visiting – I hope to hear from you soon
~ Lara Lain Horses ~