Horse riding lessons for all at Wimbledon Village Stables

Some people ride simply to relax and unwind out hacking, others want to focus on training and learning new skills – such as dressage or jumping – and when you ride, you never stop learning!  We help you to learn at your own pace, and our award-winning team of professionally-qualified instructors have a wealth of experience to share with you.

Whether you are already a capable rider, or an enthusiastic novice, our riding lessons will help you to build your skills, knowledge and confidence in the saddle.  Our instructors’ priorities are always your safety and enjoyment, but their unrivalled experience will also enable you to develop your riding techniques, improving your own abilities and helping you to get the best out of your (specially chosen to suit you) equine partner. Our lovely horses enjoy their work as much as we do! They are extremely well-schooled and ridden regularly by our instructors, so you can be confident of an enjoyable ride.

Lessons are social occasions too, with many riders in our small lesson groups forming great friendships which continue outside the arena.  Read through our various lesson options to explore which might suit you best.

We offer the following opportunities to develop your riding

One hour class lesson

one hour class lesson RESIZEYour short hack to one of the two all-weather schooling arenas in the heart of the Common offers the ideal opportunity to warm up for your lesson and get to know your horse. Your lesson will include riders of a similar ability with similar ambitions, but your Instructor will ensure that you receive individual attention. The ride home is the perfect way to cool down and relax after the class and catch up with the other riders and your Instructor (The session time includes the ride to and from the arena).

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 4-6

ONE HOUR CLASS LESSON MEMBER MEMBER
(additional ride)
NON-MEMBER
Tuesday to Friday
9.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
No charge –
included in Silver Membership
£50 £70
Saturday & Sunday
9.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
No charge –
included in Gold Membership
£50 Members Only

Beginner lessons – available 7 days a week including some weekday evenings.horse riding simulator for beginners

If you are a complete beginner, or if you have lost your confidence, your first lesson will take place on our horse riding simulator. The life sized simulator replicates a perfectly trained horse and is a very safe and effective way to learn to ride.   Your Instructor will guide you through the walk, trot and canter paces and ensure you understand how to increase, decrease pace and steer the horse and you will also learn about general horse behaviour which is invaluable in helping you to understand these wonderful animals.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 1-2

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One hour assessment lesson

If it is your first time riding with us and you have ridden before we will ask you to take an assessment lesson so that the instructor can evaluate how well you ride and advise you which horses and rides or lessons would be suitable for you. Don’t worry, it isn’t a ‘test’ – it’s just an opportunity for us to better understand your riding ability and ambitions – so that we can best tailor your future experiences!

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 2-6

ONE HOUR ASSESSMENT LESSON NON-MEMBER
Tuesday to Friday
09.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
£95
Saturday & Sunday Members Only

One hour private ride or lesson

You and your dedicated Instructor will work closely and the lesson will be tailored to suit your skills and personal objectives. This may take place on the tracks or include some time in the schooling arena.  This is recommended for riders wanting to improve their confidence or perfect their technique on a one-to-one basis.  For example, you might have something you would like to work on in particular, or you might be looking for an opportunity to fast-track your learning.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 2-6

ONE HOUR PRIVATE LESSON MEMBER MEMBER
(additional ride)
NON-MEMBER
Tuesday to Friday
09.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
£20 £70 £95
Saturday & Sunday n/a n/a Members Only

One hour training hacks

horse rider trainingThis is a great opportunity to combine all of the learning opportunities of a lesson in the stunning surroundings of a hack. Your Instructor will train you while hacking to help improve your control. This is a challenging, but enjoyable, alternative to ring lessons – engaging your horse’s attention on the track is much more demanding than it is in the arena! You might also find that outside the arena, you learn differently too. You might find that you’re more relaxed, or that you notice different things about your horse’s way of going. You will learn about distances, control, independent working, changing pace and tempo and much, much more. This is also recommended for riders wanting to join one-hour rides in the future.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 3-6

ONE HOUR TRAINING HACKS MEMBER MEMBER
(additional ride)
NON-MEMBER
Tuesday to Friday
09.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
No charge –
included in Silver Membership
£50 £70
Saturday & Sunday
09.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
No charge –
included in Gold Membership
£50 Members Only

Semi-private lessons

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are available if you specifically wish to ride with a friend or partner and one of you is experienced. They can include some time in the schooling arena or be based solely on the riding tracks. For reasons of safety they are always taken at pace that suits the least experienced rider.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 2-6

SEMI-PRIVATE RIDES OR LESSONS MEMBER MEMBER
(additional ride)
NON-MEMBER
Tuesday to Friday
09.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
£10 £60 £90
Saturday & Sunday
9.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
£10 £60 Members Only

One hour jumping lesson

7 one hour jumping lessonThese lessons are available for those who are able to ride at all three paces (walk, trot, canter) accurately and in full control. They may feature pole work, grids or jumping courses, offering you a variety of techniques to build your skills and confidence. All jumping lessons take place in our large outdoor arena, giving you plenty of space to manoeuvre! These lessons are available for Members only.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 5-6

ONE HOUR JUMPING LESSON MEMBER MEMBER
(additional ride)
NON-MEMBER
Wednesday 09.00
Thursday 14.00
No charge –
included in Silver Membership
£50 Members Only
Saturday & Sunday n/a n/a Members Only

2 hour dressage lesson

This provides riders with more time in the arena to work on creating a balanced and effective seat so that dressage movements can be ridden accurately and fluently. Riders can work with their Instructor on specific areas of focus, perhaps even working towards riding a Preliminary or Novice dressage test.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 5-6

2 HOUR DRESSAGE LESSON MEMBER MEMBER
(additional ride)
NON-MEMBER
Tuesday to Friday 10.30 £50 £90 See courses
Saturday & Sunday n/a n/a n/a

WIMBLEDON VILLAGE STABLES HORSE RIDING SIMULATOR

  • OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK INCLUDING WEEKDAY EVENINGS
  • A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO LEARN
  • FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

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EXPERIENCE LEVELS
LEVEL 1 Never ridden or very little experience
LEVEL 2 Able to ride independently, rise to trot, learning canter
LEVEL 3 Able to trot and canter but rusty or lacking experience
LEVEL 4 Confident in all paces in arena and on tracks
LEVEL 5 Experienced and proficient horse rider
LEVEL 6 Professional qualifications or competition experience
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“When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have”
Sir Winston Churchill