Horse Riding In London: 14 Best Riding Schools For All Ages | My Baba

My kids are very lucky because we get to go horse 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.

Here are the best equestrian and riding schools available in London, most of which cater for children and adults. If you try them out please get in touch and let us know how it goes.

Dulwich Riding School, Dulwich

Established in 1961 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.

What they offer:

  • Group lessons
  • Private lessons / semi-private lessons
  • Park rides / semi-private park rides
  • Birthday parties
  • Group and school bookings 

Address: Dulwich Riding School, Dulwich Common, Dulwich, London se21 7ex

Contact: 0208 693 2944 or dulwichrs@btinternet.com

Visit DulwichRidingSchool.co.uk

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Wimbledon Village Stables, Wimbledon

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.

What they offer:

  • One and two-hour rides (hacks)
  • Learn to ride in a day courses
  • Refresher courses
  • Six-week courses (ideal for school holidays)
  • Intensive four-day courses
  • Horse care / stable management courses
  • Equestrian workshops
  • Livery / horse boarding
  • Simulator lessons
  • Equicise (see below)

Address: Wimbledon Village Stables, 24 a/b High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5DX

Contact: 020 8946 8579 or admin@wvstables.com

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Equicise, Wimbledon

Equicise is part of Wimbledon Village Stables and 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.

What they offer:

  • Group simulator lessons (min. 2 people)
  • Equiposture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Personal training

Address: Wimbledon Village Stables, Wimbledon, London SW19 5DX

Contact: 020 8946 8579 or equiciseltd@gmail.com

Visit Equicise.co.uk

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Ealing Riding Centre, Ealing

Everyone is welcome at Ealing Riding School, from novices to experts, children to adults, horse lovers who live locally and those from far and wide. The riding school caters for children from 4 years. They have 25 safe horses and professional instructors who will help riders build confidence and help nervous riders.

What they offer:

  • Riding for children and adults
  • Private / semi-private lessons
  • Group lessons
  • Stable management
  • Friends and family lessons
  • After school stable club
  • Christmas pony days

Address: 19 Gunnersbury Ave, London W5 3XD

Contact: 0208 992 3808 or admin@ealingridingschool.net

Visit EalingRidingSchool.biz

The Riding Club London, Merton

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.

What they offer:

  • Members-only riding
  • Over 18s only
  • Weekly lessons
  • Showjumping and dressage training
  • Weekends away and holidays
  • Monthly drinks with guest speakers, dinners and parties 

Address: Marlborough Hall, Compton Rd, London, SW19 7QA

Contact: 020 3589 2385 or info@ridinglondon.com

Visit RidingLondon.com

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Kingston Riding Centre, Kingston-Upon-Thames

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.

What they offer:

  • Adult and child lessons
  • Private and group lessons
  • Stable management lessons
  • Holiday camp
  • Pony Club
  • Hack and riding in Richmond Park   

Address: 38 Crescent Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, KT2 7RG, London

Contact: 020 8546 6361 or kingston.r.c@btconnect.com

Visit KingstonRidingCentre.com

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Lee Valley Riding Centre, Leyton

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.

What they offer:

  • Have-a-go lessons
  • Learn to ride lessons
  • Group lessons
  • Private lessons
  • Riding for the disabled
  • Refresher sessions    

Address: Lee Valley Riding Centre, 71 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London E10 7QL

Contact: 020 8556 2629 or riding@vibrantpartnerships.co.uk

Visit VisitLeeValley.org.uk

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Docklands Equestrian Centre, Beckton

This BHS affiliated and ABRS approved riding school is a top quality facility for able bodies and disabled children and adults to learn to ride and care for horses. The Docklands Equestrian Centre holds regular events and children’s activities during term time and over the holidays

What they offer:

  • Riding for children over 5 years and adults
  • Riding for the disabled
  • Private and group lessons
  • Pony rides from age 3 years
  • Livery
  • Birthday parties and corporate days

Address: 2 Claps Gate Lane, Beckton, London E6 6JF

Contact: 020 7473 4951 or doclandsec@gmail.com

Visit DocklandsEquestrianCentre.com

London Equestrian Centre, Finchley

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.

What they offer:

  • Group lessons
  • Private / semi-private lessons
  • Riding lessons from 4 years
  • Tiny Tot rides for 3 year olds
  • Birthday parties    
  • Working / part / full livery

Address: The London Equestrian Centre, Lullington Garth, Woodside Park, Finchley, London, N12 7BP

Contact: 02083491345 or thelec@hotmail.co.uk

Visit LondonRidingSchool.com

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Ross Nye Stables, Paddington

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.

What they offer:

  • Riding for all ages
  • Private / group lessons
  • Gift vouchers
  • Birthday parties
  • Social events (quiz nights, outings, etc.)
  • Stable management and horse care

Address: 8 Bathurst Mews, London W2 2SB

Contact: 0207 262 3791 or riding@rossnyestables.co.uk

Visit RossNyeStables.co.uk

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Stag Lodge Stables, Richmond

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.

What they offer:

  • Riding for all ages (from 3 years)
  • Pony weeks for children
  • Hacking in Richmond and Wimbledon
  • Pony club courses
  • Private lessons
  • Lunge lessons for adults
  • Pub rides
  • Parties
  • Livery services

Address: Stag Lodge, 197 Robin Hood Way, London, SW20 0AA

Contact: 020 8949 6999 or info@staglodgestables.com

Visit RidingInLondon.com 

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Trent Park, Cockfosters

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.

What they offer:

  • Riding for children and adults
  • Group and private lessons
  • Horse hacking
  • Pony days / weeks
  • Adult riding club
  • Cross country riding
  • Client courses
  • Gift vouchers
  • Livery
  • Parties

Address: Trent Park Equestrian Centre, East Pole Farmhouse, Bramley Road, London, N14 4UW

Contact: +44 (020) 8363 8630 or trentparkec@live.com

Visit TrentPark.com

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Mudchute Equestrian Centre, Isle of Dogs 

The equestrian centre has a range of horses and ponies that cater for all abilities. Lessons are available for children and adults all year round with an all-weather floodlit riding arena. There are show jumps and cross-country fences too.

What they offer:

  • Riding for children and adults
  • Private / semi-private lessons
  • Group lessons
  • Lessons from 7 years old
  • Full-day programs during school holidays
  • Stable management courses
  • Livery

Address: Pier St, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3HP

Contact: 020 7515 5901 or stables@mudchute.org

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