Horse riding (hacking) on Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park 2017-09-27T14:36:12+00:00

Exceptional horse riding on Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park

Our hacks offer the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind outdoors, on peaceful rides which take you to the heart of Wimbledon Common.

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. Our small groups are always accompanied by an experienced, qualified instructor who knows the Common inside out and who will take you on a tranquil journey, offering an escape from the buzz of the city.

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. With the 2,700 stunning acres of Richmond Park and Ham Common also adjacent to Wimbledon, we also cater for those riders looking for a longer adventure – and a chance to spot the wild deer amongst the ancient trees.

Join one of our hacks 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.

We offer the following riding experiences

One hour rides (hacks)

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.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 4-6

ONE HOUR RIDE 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

One hour private rides

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA private ride offers you the opportunity to take things at your own pace and your instructor will ensure that you enjoy your time exploring the beautiful riding country of Wimbledon Common.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 2-6

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

One hour assessment ride

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf it is your first time riding with us and you have ridden before we will ask you to take an assessment ride 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 RIDE NON-MEMBER
Tuesday to Friday
09.00, 10.15, 11.30 &  14.00
£95
Saturday & Sunday
09.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
Members Only

One hour semi-private rides

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese are available if you specifically wish to ride with a friend or partner, where one rider 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

ONE HOUR SEMI-PRIVATE RIDE MEMBER MEMBER (additional ride) NON-MEMBER
Tuesday to Friday
09.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
£10 £55 £85
Saturday & Sunday
09.00, 10.15, 11.30 & 14.00
£10 £60 Members Only

Two hour rides to Richmond Park

5 two hur ride to 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 MEMBER MEMBER (additional ride) NON-MEMBER
Tuesday to Friday
09.00 or 10.15
£50 £90 Members Only

Special two hour rides

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADuring the course of the year we hold a number of special ‘Members Only’ two hour rides to Richmond Park. Information regarding these rides is posted on our What’s On page and are also e-mailed out to Members.

EXPERIENCE LEVELS 4-6

SPECIAL TWO HOUR RIDES MEMBER MEMBER (additional ride) NON-MEMBER
10.30 £50 £90 Members Only
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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