Riding for Non-Members

COVID 19 – We regret we unable to offer any riding for non-members at the moment.  Please keep checking the website to see when the situation has changed.  To find out more about being a Member please see our Membership Pages.

Wimbledon Common is an oasis on the edge of the city. Wide and soft-surfaced trails weave their way through the 1,100 acres of beautiful woodland and open common land, giving you the chance to experience and interact with nature, take in the fresh air, smell the flowers and foliage and glimpse the wildlife. We ride out in all weathers – sun, showers and even snow – enabling you to watch the changing seasons from the best seat in the house. Join one of our rides and, as well as enjoying the great company of others, the partnership of a horse chosen specially to suit you and the stunning scenery, you will soon forget you are so close to Central London.

Although Wimbledon Village Stables is primarily a Membership Club, we welcome non-members when we have availability. Please see below details of the rides and lessons on offer and if you would like to book please fill in the enquiry form

We offer the following for Non-Members

One hour assessment lesson

If it is your first time riding with us or if you are considering becoming a Member 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!


Available Tuesday-Friday at 9.00, 10.15, 11.30 or 14.00  £110

(Please note the cost of the Assessment lesson is taken off the Joining Fee for Gold and Silver Members when you join)

One hour rides (hacks) on Wimbledon Common

1 one hour ridreIf 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.


Available Tuesday-Friday at 9.00, 10.15, 11.30 or 14.00  £75

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 will take place on the tracks.  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.


Available Tuesday-Friday at 9.00, 10.15, 11.30 or 14.00  £110

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.


Available Tuesday-Friday at 9.00, 10.15, 11.30 or 14.00  £90 each

Beginners/Novice lessons

At present we are unable to take bookings for beginner or novice riders.  We are able to offer lessons on the EQUICISE horse simulatorCLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Our EQUICISE Horse Simulator is a fantastic training aid for all standards of riders.   The EQUICISE Studio is fully equipped with personal training equipment should you want to warm up before your lesson,  These include  full length wall mirrors, a ballet barre, pilates mats, balls, rollers, wobble boards,  pilates rings, resistance bands and weights.


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