Horse riding for Members

Join our Riding Club and experience exceptional horse riding in London

Whether you want to simply relax and unwind out hacking, or focus on training and learning new skills, our friendly team of professionally-qualified instructors will ensure that your safety and enjoyment is their top priority.   And our lovely horses, who enjoy their work as much as we do, are extremely well-schooled so you can be confident of a pleasurable ride.  Our rides and lessons are social occasions too, with many riders forming great friendships which continue outside the stables.

The unique membership we have at Wimbledon Village Stables is essential for all keen horse riders, whether aspiring or established. The membership is designed to ensure our clients get the best possible value and customer care with huge discounts and priority bookings.   In addition to the riding experiences listed below, for Members we also offer many social and educational events, many of which are free.  Please see the links at the bottom of the page for further information on Membership and for What’s On at the stables in the coming months.

We offer Members the following riding experiences

One hour rides (hacks)

Horse riding for membersIf you are an experienced rider you can join a small group of riders and, accompanied by a knowledgeable Instructor, explore the wonderful riding terrain of Wimbledon Common. The rides are varied and interesting and the Common changes beautifully with every season so you can be sure that every ride will be different. Riding in the open also offers fantastic opportunities to experience what real riding is all about and it’s a great way to improve your fitness levels.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 4-6

One hour ride times:
9.00, 10.15, 11.30 Tuesday – Sunday
2.00 Wednesday – Saturday

Gold Membership includes a one hour hack or lesson on a weekend (Sat-Sun)
Silver Membership includes a one hour hack or lesson on a weekday (Tues-Fri)

Gold and Silver Members wishing to book additional rides £50
Associate Members £50

One hour private ride or lesson

horse riding lessons for members in London

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 ride times:
9.00, 10.15, 11.30   Tuesday – Sunday
2.00   Wednesday – Saturday

Gold and Silver Members who wish to upgrade their weekly ride to a Private Lesson pay an additional £20

Gold and Silver Members wishing to book additional private lessons £70
Associate Members £70

One hour training hacks

horse rider training londonThis 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 may be more relaxed, or 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 ride times:
9.00, 10.15, 11.30   Tuesday – Sunday
2.00   Wednesday – Friday

Gold Membership includes a one hour training hack on a weekend (Sat-Sun)
Silver Membership includes a one hour training hack on a weekday (Tues-Fri)

Gold and Silver Members wishing to book additional rides –  £50
Associate Members – £50

Semi-private lessons

Horse riding members in LondonThese 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 a pace that suits the least experienced rider.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 2-6

One hour semi-private ride times:
9.00, 10.15, 11.30   Tuesday – Sunday
2.00   Wednesday – Friday

Gold and Silver Members who wish to ‘convert’ their weekly ride to a Semi-Private Ride or Lesson pay an additional £10

Gold and Silver Members wishing to book additional semi-private lessons £60
Associate Members £60

Two hour rides to Richmond Park

Horse riding in Richmond ParkFor a change of scene why not combine the sheltered wooded tracks of Wimbledon Common with the wide-open space of Richmond Park and book a two hour ride? Experienced riders can join a small group or you can book to go privately or semi-privately if you wish. These rides are available on weekdays only.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 4-6

Two hour  ride times:
9.00 or 10.15  Tuesday – Thursday

Gold and Silver Members who wish to take a two hour ride as their weekly ride pay an additional £50

Gold and Silver Members wishing to book an additional two hour ride £95
Associate Members £95

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 lesson times:
9.00, 10.15, 11.30 Tuesday – Sunday
2.00 Wednesday – Friday

Gold Membership includes a one hour group hack or lesson on a weekend (Sat-Sun)
Silver Membership includes a one hour group hack or lesson on a weekday (Tues-Fri)

Gold and Silver Members wishing to book additional rides £50
Associate Members £50

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 and you must have had a jumping assessment lesson on the EQUICISE first.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 5-6

Please check the office for days and times of jumping lessons, weekdays only.

Gold & Silver members can use their weekly ride in order to have a jumping lesson.

Gold and Silver Members wishing to book jumping lesson in addition to their weekly ride £50
Associate Members £50

Two hour lessons

These provide riders with more time in the arena to work on creating a balanced and effective seat.    Riders can work with their Instructor on specific areas of focus, perhaps even working towards riding a Preliminary or Novice dressage test, or otherwise target jumping technique.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 5-6

Two hour lesson times:
9.00 or 10.15 Tuesday – Friday (weekends by arrangement)

Gold and Silver Members who wish to take a two hour lesson as their weekly ride pay an additional £50

Gold and Silver Members wishing to book a two hour lesson in addition to their weekly ride – £95
Associate Members £95

The Equicise Simulator

The Equicise horse simulator is a powerful training aid for all riders.
WVS Members are able to use the Equicise free of charge for a 15 minute self practice session every month.
Special offer for WVS Members 3 x 30 minute lessons on The Equicise for only £99.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO SIMULATOR PAGE

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