Become a Member of the WVS Riding Club 2017-03-31T08:34:02+00:00

Become a member of the Wimbledon Village Stables Riding Club, London

If you want to ride regularly and spend time indulging your passion for horses with like-minded people in a friendly and unique environment, membership is for you!

You do not need to be a member to ride with us, but our Members’ Club enables you to take advantage of a wide range of exclusive benefits in and out of the saddle.  These include: generous discounts on all rides, priority bookings and regular and guaranteed riding times.

As well as horse-riding activities, as a Member, you’ll also be invited to the numerous social and educational events which we organise throughout the year – from dressage demos and educational talks to pub quizzes and our amazing annual charity ball, where you can swap breeches for ball gowns or bow-ties.

Joining as a Member and regular rider also gives you the opportunity to get to know us better and vice versa – helping us to make your every visit as rewarding as possible.

What kind of rider are you?

“I’d like to be able to ride on weekends.”
Our Gold Membership guarantees you a one hour ride or a lesson on either a Saturday or a Sunday.

“I am flexible during the week but would still like to be guaranteed a spot on a regular basis.”
Silver membership would suit you best. Silver members are entitled to a one-hour ride or lesson on a weekday (Tuesday-Friday).

“I can’t commit to a regular time but I would like to benefit from preferential prices and bookings.”
An Associate membership would provide you with all the benefits of being a Member and you simply pay for each session when you ride.

“I want to always have a private instructor when I ride”
Private Membership is our most personalised and exclusive level of Membership.  It is tailor made to suit the riders’ individual needs and requirements and includes a one hour private lesson every week.

Membership categories

GOLD Membership button mediumGold Membership includes a weekly one hour group ride or lesson on a Saturday or Sunday.
£200 per calendar month

  • Enjoy a ride or lesson at a guaranteed time on one of our much sought after weekend slots (09.00, 10.15, 11.30 or 14.00)
  • Use your weekly ride to take part (free-of-charge) in any of our one-hour Short Courses on weekdays or pay a discounted additional fee for longer courses
  • Have priority over non-members when booking any additional rides and pay special Members’ rates of £50 for a one hour group ride or lesson
  • Prepare for and take part in our regular Members-only dressage competitions during the weekly lesson
  • WVS Members can use our state of the art Equine Simulator for practice sessions unaccompanied with an EQUICISE membership
  • Attend regular free workshops in riding and stable management giving you the opportunity to enhance your equestrian know-how and enjoy the company of other Members at the same time!
  • Enter the ballot to compete at various Members’ Events including our Annual Summer Horse Show in June, Members’ Show in August, Charity Sponsored Horse Ride in October and special two-hour rides etc
  • Make easy monthly payments either by internet banking, credit/debit card or take advantage a further discount of one free month by paying annually
  • Receive regular e-mail updates containing dates and details of Members’ events listed in the What’s On at WVS page
  • Attend a packed programme of social events – from our fabulous Annual Charity Ball to our legendary bbqs, pub quizzes, seasonal dinners and annual awards ceremony to name just a few
  • Members also take priority on our waiting list for Junior Memberships, Bespoke and Standard Livery vacancies

Gold Member Simon writes:

simon new“As someone for whom regular riding has become essential, WVS Gold Membership is perfect for me: I know that there will be a happy, engaged horse ready for me every Saturday afternoon, and looking forward to this helps to make the working week that much better. It is obvious how well cared for the horses are, because they are willing and forward and clearly enjoy their work. Not only are the staff talented and confidence-inspiring, they are also great fun, whether having a chat as we hack around the common or dancing at the annual charity ball. And what really sets WVS apart for me is the fantastic atmosphere and community around the yard – I have made so many new friends since I joined!” 

SILVER MEMBERSHIP mediumSilver Membership includes a weekly one hour group ride or lesson on a weekday.
£175 per calendar month

  • Enjoy a ride or lesson at a guaranteed time on a weekday.
  • Enjoy a ride or lesson at a guaranteed time on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday at 09.00, 10.15, 11.30 or 14.00
  • Use your weekly ride to take part (free of charge) in any of our one-hour Short Courses on weekdays or pay a discounted additional fee for longer courses
  • Have priority over non-members when booking any additional rides and pay special Members’ rates of £50 for a one hour group ride or lesson
  • Enjoy the flexibility to ‘upgrade’ your weekly ride into a private lesson for an additional £20 per hour
  • Prepare for and take part in our regular Members-only dressage competitions during the weekly lesson
  • WVS Members can use our state of the art Equine Simulator for practice sessions unaccompanied with an EQUICISE membership
  • Attend regular free workshops in riding and stable management giving you the opportunity to enhance your equestrian know-how and enjoy the company of other Members at the same time!
  • Enter the ballot to compete at various Members’ Events including our Annual Summer Horse Show in June, Members’ Show in August, Charity Sponsored Horse Ride in October and special two-hour rides etc
  • Make easy monthly payments either by internet banking  or by credit/debit card or take advantage of further discounts of one free month by paying annually
  • Receive regular e-mail updates containing dates and details of Members’ events listed in the What’s On at WVS page
  • Attend a packed programme of social events – from our fabulous Annual Charity Ball to our legendary bbqs, pub quizzes, seasonal dinners and annual awards ceremony to name just a few
  • Members also take priority on our waiting list for Junior Memberships, Bespoke and Standard Livery vacancies

Silver Member Karen writes:

silver member karen“Although theoretically I should have more time on my hands because I am not working full time I usually find myself rushing around trying to fit everything in. Being a Silver Member means that I know whatever happens I can get to ride every week when I want to and Claire in the office is very good at changing my ride around if I get stuck. I tend to go away most holidays with my family but it’s nice to know that when I return I’ll be in ‘The Book’ and able to catch up again with my riding friends.”

Associate membership mediumAssociate Members do not have an allocated ride time but book rides on weekdays as and when required and pay special Members’ rates.
£360 Per annum

  • Pay special Members discounted rates of up to 30% on all rides and lessons booked.
  • Pay discounted rates of up to 30% on all rides and lessons
  • Have priority over non-members when booking any rides and pay special Members’ rates of £50 an hour on a weekday
  • Can prepare for and take part in our regular Members-only dressage competitions during the weekly lesson
  • WVS Members can use our state of the art Equine Simulator for practice sessions unaccompanied with an EQUICISE membership
  • Attend regular free workshops in riding and stable management giving you the opportunity to enhance your equestrian know-how and enjoy the company of other Members at the same time!
  • Enter the ballot to compete at various Members’ Events including our Annual Summer Horse Show in June, Members’ Show in August, Charity Sponsored Horse Ride in October and special two-hour rides etc
  • Receive regular e-mail updates containing dates and details of Members’ events listed in the What’s On at WVS page
  • Attend a packed programme of social events – from our fabulous Annual Charity Ball to our legendary bbqs, pub quizzes, seasonal dinners and annual awards ceremony to name just a few
  • Members also take priority on our waiting list for Bespoke and Standard Livery vacancies

Associate Member Briony writes:

associate member briony“Associate membership is ideal for me because it’s so flexible: I really value being able to ride at different times during the week. Plus I love riding different horses regularly – it’s great riding experience, and lovely to get to know them all. Being able to attend lectures and join in events is fantastic – they are a great complement to the riding – and, of course, the priority booking and discounted rates are a major bonus!”

Private memebrship mediumPrivate Membership includes a one hour private ride or lesson every week.  £265 per calendar month weekdays, £385 per calendar month weekends

  • Private Membership is our most personalised and exclusive level of Membership.
  • Pay special Members discounted rates of up to 30% on all rides and lessons booked.
  • Enjoy a one hour private ride or lesson at a guaranteed time
  • Have priority over non-members when booking any additional rides and pay special Members’ rates
  • Prepare for and take part in our regular Members-only dressage competitions during the weekly lesson
  • WVS Members can use our state of the art Equine Simulator for practice sessions unaccompanied with an EQUICISE membership
  • Attend regular free workshops in riding and stable management giving you the opportunity to enhance your equestrian know-how and enjoy the company of other Members at the same time!
  • Enter the ballot to compete at various Members’ Events including our Annual Summer Horse Show in June, Members’ Show in August, Charity Sponsored Horse Ride in October and special two-hour rides etc
  • Make easy monthly payments either by internet banking or by credit/debit card or take advantage of a further discount of a free month by paying annually
  • Receive regular e-mail updates containing dates and details of Members’ events listed in the What’s On at WVS page
  • Attend a packed programme of social events – from our fabulous Annual Charity Ball to our legendary bbqs, pub quizzes, seasonal dinners and annual awards ceremony to name just a few
  • Members also take priority on our waiting list for Junior Memberships, Bespoke and Standard Livery vacancies

Private Member Annie writes:

private member annie (1)“I just love to know that when I come riding every week I can go at exactly the pace I want.  Sometimes I just want to stroll around the Common, relax and enjoy the view but another day I want to be put through my paces,   Being a private member gives me flexibility to decide on the day what I want to do and it always makes it an enjoyable experience.”

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