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Horse boarding and livery
As Wimbledon Village Stables is a British Horse Society and ABRS Approved London Livery Yard (Horse Boarding Stables), you can be confident that we provide the very highest standards of care. Located two minutes away from Wimbledon Common, and with Richmond Park a short ride away, we are able to offer some of the most fabulous riding country in the South East of England. Although we do not have an arena on site, we hold lessons in one of the two schooling rings on the Common, enabling both horses and riders to enjoy a delightful hack on their way to and from the lessons.
We offer two unique types of livery for our Members, Standard and Bespoke Livery. Owning a horse is a major commitment and particularly challenging in London, but the services we provide ensure that you will never have to worry about your horse’s day to day needs. As well as organising all the shoeing, worming, grooming, clipping, saddlery and veterinary needs, we make sure your horse is appropriately exercised and, if required, schooled.
While there is no turn-out in Wimbledon, all our horses have regular “holidays” during which they spend their days grazing in spacious, well cared for fields at Manor Farm Stables in Claygate, under the watchful eye of Sandra and Amy Cullingham.
We also want to ensure that our livery owners are equally well looked after, and we offer a range of support depending on the level of involvement required. Livery owners are able to join in any of our class lessons, courses, two hour hacks and special rides completely free of charge only private lessons are extra.
We are a very sociable yard and host many events, equestrian related as well as purely social, which are typically very well attended not only by our clients but often also by their families and friends.
Livery spaces do not become available very often but, when they do, our Members have priority.
Our Standard Livery option is possibly the most affordable and flexible way to keep horses in London, with exactly the same high standards of care and attention for your horse as the Bespoke Livery option provides. It is also ideal for those with time constraints who would be unable to provide the amount of time needed to exercise their horse on a daily basis. The most obvious difference between Standard and Bespoke Livery is that Standard allows your horse to be ridden by our clients too.
It goes without saying that we always ensure horses are treated with the utmost care and respect by our clients, and that they are fully supervised at all times. The horses are always paired with riders of appropriate ability, and our instructors are on hand to school the horses when necessary to ensure that their level of training is not only maintained, but also improved.
Wimbledon Village Stables offers an exclusive Bespoke Livery service that, as the description suggests, can be tailored to meet the most exacting needs. Horses on Bespoke Livery are ridden only by the owner and our Instructors and individual programmes are devised to give you something more unique to your personal requirements. Please call in to the office if you would like to discuss your Bespoke Livery requirements.
Whichever Livery service you choose, you can feel confident that your horse is being sympathetically cared for every day by a dedicated and professional team who strive to give their all – not just to the horse but, importantly, to you too! We endeavour to provide the best in customer service and you can rest assured that we will do our utmost in order for you and your horse to flourish and enjoy being part of the unique environment that is Wimbledon Village Stables.