Sport of the Month London Best Horse Riding & Equestrian Centres

Horse riding is a major sport scene in London, with the city's many spacious parks. Totally Sporty brings you the best locations for horse riding throughout London. The list is organised by region to help avid horseback riders find the best parks and stables for riding close to home.


Central London: Hyde Park Stables

Rotten Row, in London's Hyde Park, has been the most famous equestrian venue in England for 300 years. Hyde Park Stables offer horse riding and lessons all year round in central London on horses and ponies chosen for their safe temperament.
There are five miles of bridleways for horse riding in London's Hyde Park beside the Serpentine Lake, in the most beautiful setting for horse riding in a Capital City anywhere in the world. There are also two outdoor riding arenas, for more formal horse riding lessons and dressage.

The riding stables in Hyde Park, London, cater for riders of all abilities—
previous experience is not necessary. Hyde Park Stables takes adults and children for both group and private horse rides and horse riding lessons.

So if you are looking for horse riding in London, or pony riding in London for a fun day out, or you are interested in a course of horse riding lessons in central London then contact them today at the Hyde Park Riding Stables, London's premier horse riding school.
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Southwest London: Wimbledon Village Stables

Wimbledon Village Stables is a British Horse Society Approved and ABRS Approved riding school with 25 horses and ponies. Wimbledon Village has a team of experienced and professional riding instructors whose main priorities are the enjoyment and safety of riders as well as the achievement of individuals' riding ambitions.

Wimbledon Village offers a unique Membership Scheme, providing members substantial discounts and a more personalised approach to horseback riding. It also offer a variety of riding lessons and short horseback riding courses to cater for all levels and abilities, from 'Learning to Ride in a Day' to dressage and jumping.
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Southwest London: Stag Lodge Stables

Stag Lodge Stables is a friendly, British Horse Society-approved family-run stable. The stables are rich in heritage and have been established since 1790. Stag Lodge Stables is located next to one of Her Majesty's Royal Parks, Richmond Park.

There is a wide selection of about 40 horses on the yard, ranging from Shetland ponies who can give pony rides to three-year-olds, to 16hh Irish hunters, forward-going horses that are excellent jumpers.

Rides are available Tuesday through Sunday, either in one of Stag Lodge Stables' floodlit arenas or in glorious Richmond Park. Throughout the summer, evening hacks and pub rides are available, allowing riders to experience the park at its very best.
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Southeast London: Dulwich Riding School

Founded in 1961, Dulwich Riding School is a family-run horse stable and Keits NVQ Training Centre. All instructors and staff are certified by the British Horse Society, ABRS or NVQ for teaching and many are champions in horseback riding showcase events and competitions. 
A family friendly atmosphere with lessons available for all ages and abilities, the stables are home to 16 horses and ponies.
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North London: London Equestrian Centre

Set in 34 acres of its own green belt land overlooking Totteridge Valley, London Equestrian Centre offers a peaceful horse riding atmosphere minutes from Oxford Street in the heart of London

Over the last twenty years, the London Equestrian Centre has taught thousands of adults and children to ride for fun, competition, and formal training. The LEC is fully approved by The British Horse Society as a riding school, with lessons offered in both group and individual settings. The LEC trains student instructors and is both a livery and competition centre.
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