My kids are very lucky because we get to go riding every weekend. Although we’re based in the countryside for the weekends I know that most little girls and boys in the city also like the idea of riding and grooming a pony. It got me thinking about riding in London, and what the options are out there. Kristy’s pulled together a list of the top London equestrian and riding schools that cater for both adults and children. If you try them out please get in touch and let us know how it goes.
Established in 19t61 Dulwich Riding School prides itself in being part of London’s riding lesson’s heritage. Their drive and determination is shown through their passion to uphold the school’s reputation and standards attained by their founder Mr James Thomas Bellman.
Address: Dulwich Riding School, Dulwich Common, Dulwich, London se21 7ex
Telephone: 0208 693 2944
EQUICISE is a breakthrough fitness concept for horse riders of all abilities, ages and aspirations. The concept is simple – the fitter, more balanced and supple you are then the better you will ride. They use techniques such as their simulated experience and Yoga to improve your skills and ultimately strengthen and improve your fitness.
Address: Wimbledon Village Stables, Wimbledon, London SW19 5DX
Telephone: 020 8946 8579
Hyde Park Stables offer adults and children group and private horse rides, horse riding lessons and arena lessons, all year round and cater for all ages and abilities.
Address: Hyde Park Stables, 63 Bathurst Mews, London W2 2SB
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7723 2813
The club offers unique opportunities for horse riding lessons, days out, weekends away and holidays; these opportunities are often totally unique and available only to members of The Riding Club.
Address: Marlborough Hall, Compton Rd, London, SW19 7QA
Telephone: 020 3589 2385
With a 70 year pedigree, Kingston Riding Centre is a British Horse Society approved riding school and livery yard that puts both enjoyment and safety as their top priorities.
Address: 38 Crescent Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 7RG, London
Telephone: 020 8546 6361
Lee Valley Riding Centre is British Horse Society approved and offers horse riding lessons for beginners through to more experienced riders as well as superb equestrian facilities, including 5* livery services and top class tuition in London.
Address: Lee Valley Riding Centre, 71 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QL
Telephone: 020 8556 2629
The London Equestrian Centre comes highly commended by the British Horse Society and prides itself on offering a friendly environment for both riders and visitors.
Address: The London Equestrian Centre , Lullington Garth, Woodside Park , Finchley , London, N12 7BP
Ridgeway Stabled is one of the only horse riding centres that is membership free and allows you to ride as you please. All riding abilities are welcome, including nervous riders and beginners.
Address: Ridgway Stables, 93 Ridgway, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 4SU
Telephone: 0208 946 7400
Established in 1965, Ross Nye Stables in Hyde Park is the longest-established riding school to offer riding in Central London. They offer a range of hacks, lessons, pony clubs, riding clubs, and riding holidays at Longfrey Farm.
Address: 8 Bathurst Mews, London W2
Telephone: 0207 262 3791
South Medburn Equestiran Centre Provides a facility where everyone can experience the joy of horse riding and riding lessons either in our indoor or floodlit outdoor schools, on the cross country course or hacking around our 105 acre estate near Watford.
Address: South Medburn Farm, Watling Street, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AA
Telephone: +44 (0)208 207 4714
Situated on the borders of both Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common, Stag Lodge Stables offer a unique experience steeping in rich history due to their establishment within the 17th Century.
Address: Stag Lodge, 197 Robin Hood Way, London, SW20 0AA
Telephone: 020 8949 6999
With riding activities from riding lessons and cross country riding to pony days, horse riding parties and our riding club, Trent Park Equestrian Centre in London caters for riders of all ages and levels of ability.
Address: Trent Park Equestrian Centre, East Pole Farmhouse, Bramley Road, London, N14 4UW
Telephone: +44 (020) 8363 8630
Wimbledon Village Stables is a multi-award winning riding school and livery stables in South West London, offering horse riders the opportunity to escape the city and enjoy the stunning countryside and wildlife of Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park.
Address: Wimbledon Village Stables, 24 a/b High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5DX
Telephone: 020 8946 8579
The Pink Willow Equestrian Centre is a friendly yard based in Lewisham, South London. They cater for riders younger and older, wishing to hone their riding skills through flatwork and jumping, and those wishing to better their understanding of the horse, stable management, and everything encompassing looking after horses and ponies.
Address: Ronver Road, Lee, London SE12 0NL
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