Being based in London doesn’t mean you can’t learn to ride or reignite that childhood horsey obsession. Our Equestrian Marketing Team share a few of their favourite places to learn to ride in London in this equestrian blog.
Wimbledon Village Stables is an award-winning riding school that offers lessons and extensive hacking across the stunning network of bridle paths on Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park. Wimbledon Village Stables holds fond memories for our Equine PR Team, some of whom used to ride there as children. The stables also offer simulator lessons on a mechanical dressage horse to perfect your position and ability before you even sit in the saddle on the real thing.
Ross Nye Stables, Paddington in Hyde Park. Established in 1965, Ross Nye Stables is the oldest riding school in Central London. And today they continue to offer hacking around Hyde Park, riding lessons and social events. Easy to travel to for the inner city dweller and only a five-minute walk from Marble Arch. A magical experience and opportunity to learn to ride in London. Or stroll on horseback around one of London’s iconic parks and feel part of history itself.
The Docklands Equestrian Centre in Docklands is a BHS and RDA affiliated riding school and holds prestige as an ABRS approved riding school. With indoor and outdoor arenas, the centre offers livery, private and group riding lessons and pony rides. This riding school and livery yard is close to the A13 and A406 (North Circular Rd), London City Airport, a DLR station and easily accessible via major bus routes. Therefore, this makes it a popular choice with keen equestrians living/working in the East London area.
Learn to ride in London at the Ealing Riding School welcomes all equestrians’ levels and ages from 4 years upwards. They do a ‘school stable club’ through to Christmas pony days, stable management and private and group lessons. So, this centre has a lot to offer riders of all levels.
The London Equestrian Centre in Finchley comes highly commended by the British Horse Society and has over 30 years of history behind its name. From ‘Tiny Tot’ riding sessions for three-year-olds, pony days and parties and group, private and semi-private lessons. With indoor and outdoor schools, you can enjoy riding the majority of the year-round.
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