The stables are closed due to COVID-19, in line with the Government’s guidance.   Listed below are some events that we hope still to be able to run, but they will be under constant review — fingers crossed the current restrictions will be lifted/eased in time.  In the meantime, we are hosting webinars, TV shows, and a chance for Members to chat with each other, so you can keep in touch virtually until we are able to meet again in person.

Horse riding events and social events for horse riders in London.  Listed below is our calendar of events offered to WVS Riding Club Members.  Including dressage competitions, organised trips to Olympia International Horse Show and Hickstead, horse riding clinics, Pilates for horse riders, yoga, equestrian talks, social events, horse shows, Annual Charity Ball, stable management courses and more!   Take a look at our Facebook page for photos from past events.

WVS -TV Every week during lockdown

WVS -TV Every week during lockdown

Wimbledon Village Stables announces the launch of WVS-TV.  Keeping in touch with Members during lockdown. During the week we are broadcasting a range of interesting Webinars and every Saturday at 2.00 you can tune into the WVS TV Saturday Show where we will give you updates on everything that has been happening at the stables, along with a Quiz, Meet the horses, Health and Fitness tips and there is even the chance to have a virtual drink and a chat after each one. MEMBERS CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO UPCOMING PROGRAMMES

Date TBC - New Rider Open Morning

Date TBC - New Rider Open Morning

10.30-11.15  Our Open Morning gives you the opportunity to come and look around the stables and discuss your riding needs with one of our team.  You can find out all about the benefits of Membership and you will have the opportunity to see our amazing Horse Simulator and even have a free 10 minute assessment on it.  We will try to answer all your questions in a relaxed informal environment and you will meet other like-minded potential riders. Feel free to come alone or with a group of friends.

If you are interested in attending please email Claire or give us a ring to find out more.  This is for adult weekday riders of any standard, including complete beginners.

Date TBC - Free talk - Grooming

Date TBC - Free talk - Grooming

10.15-11.15 All you need to know about grooming. Grooming time is the perfect time to take note of a horse’s basic health and how he is feeling, so this session covers everything you need to know in order give your horse a relaxing and invigorating grooming session, and recognise any signs that your horse may not be feeling 100%. Become familiar with the many different brushes and tools available, learn how to pick out feet and wash a tail, and generally discover how to keep your horse looking immaculate.  Free for Members (Non-members £20) BOOK NOW

Date TBC - free talk - how to use the Equicise

Date TBC - free talk - how to use the Equicise

10.15-11.15  All WVS Members are able to use the Equicise every month for a 15 minute practice session.  Come along to this free demo and get some useful tips and ideas on ways in which to use it in order to get the maximum benefit out of your session.

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Date TBC - Pony familiaristion

Date TBC - Pony familiaristion

10.15-11.15  The Fantastic Mr Fudge, or Fudge to his friends is our adorable miniature Shetland pony and he is available for WVS Members  who would like to take him for walks on the Common or even picnics with your family.  Please come along to this special coaching session so that you can find out all about it.

WVS Members only - BOOK NOW

Date TBC - 'The Confident Horse Rider' Talk

Date TBC - 'The Confident Horse Rider' Talk

7.00-8.00 pm in the Equicise Studio. FREE TALK FOR WVS MEMBERS:  Improve your confidence and become a better rider.  This talk will help you to understand better the interaction between horse and rider, illustrated by real life examples.  You will learn some excellent techniques that you can practise both in and out of the saddle to help you to develop your skills, become a more secure rider and enjoy each ride to the full!   Numbers Limited  (Non-Members £10 plus booking fee, subject to availability) - CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Date TBC - Free talk - Tacking-up

Date TBC - Free talk - Tacking-up

10.15-11.15. Learning how to put a saddle and bridle on a horse or 'tack up' correctly is essential for safe riding and it is not a simple process!  So don't botch up your bridle or get your martingale in a muddle come along to his informative demo and let us show you how to carry your tack correctly, put a bridle and saddle on the horse and also untack at the end.   Free for Members (Non-members £20) BOOK NOW

Date TBC - Members' Horse Show

Date TBC - Members' Horse Show

Annual Members Horse Show.  If you have never competed before but have always wanted to give it a go – this is the event for you but it is also suitable for more experienced riders. There are showing classes in the morning and show jumping in the afternoon and it is all managed in a supportive and encouraging way and our staff will be on hand to help you. There are fabulous rosettes for all, and the rider who gains the most points throughout the day is the Champion of the Day.

Let us know if you want to take part and we will enter you in the ballot. We also need volunteers to help us run the show, so if you would like to be involved but don’t want to ride, come along and help us!

SPONSOR REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT

Date TBC - Horse Psychology for Riders

Date TBC - Horse Psychology for Riders

11.30  In the Equicise Studio Horses are wonderful animals and we should all take the time to learn a little about their behaviour and try to understand how they view the world.  This talk will help you to develop the best possible partnership with any horse you may ride as you will be able to appreciate the reasons behind their reactions in a variety of situations – especially unexpected ones – and respond accordingly.  We will discuss what prompts horses to react in certain ways and what riders should do to take control of the situation, thereby improving their safety and confidence.

FREE FOR WVS MEMBERS (Non-Members £10)  Numbers limited - BOOK NOW

Date TBC - Summer BBQ

Date TBC - Summer BBQ
7.30  Our wonderful summer bbq is a 'go to' event and one not to be missed! Bring friends and family and join us  in the stable yard where you can enjoy a welcome drink followed by a delicious BBQ served by 'Catered By Justin'.  There will be a cash bar served out of Justin's brand new bespoke Horse Box Bar' and a Live Band. We look forward to a fun and sociable evening in excellent company! BOOK NOW!

Fri 17 July - Gifford Circus

Fri 17 July  - Gifford Circus

2020 is the 20 year anniversary of Giffords Circus and to celebrate the fairy folk are coming out to play. The cover star of The Hooley is Nancy Trotter Landry, an audience favourite who is returning to the big top together with Lil Rice, Nell Gifford.  WVS Members are invited to buy tickets for the 7.30 performance on Friday 17th July and also for the The Circle Sauce Restaurant afterwards and we are promised a special welcome from the performers.

TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED BEFORE 26th MARCH

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Summer Dressage Display

Summer Dressage Display
Date to be confirmed.  Weather permitting!  Fingers crossed for a fine day - if it is bring a bottle of champagne and a picnic and settle down on the grass and watch some of  our wonderful horses being put through their paces by the WVS team.  This is aimed at all our WVS Members who would like to develop and improve their riding.  At the end of the display there will be a collection for the Wimbledon & Putney Commons Conservators. On the common opposite Lauriston Road Free for Members - LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING

14-16 August - Longines Global Champions Tour of London

14-16 August - Longines Global Champions Tour of London

Tickets are now on sale for the world's premier show jumping series, taking place at Royal Hospital Chelsea, London! The Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL team series bring three days of thrilling top-level equestrian sport to the British capital from 14 - 16 August. Visitors can also enjoy the lively shopping village with kids activities, and will benefit from unique access to the warm-up arena to see the world' best horse and rider combinations preparing for competition! To book your tickets click here. ‘

Sun 16 Aug 2020 - RideLondon

Sun 16 Aug 2020 -  RideLondon

Ride London cycle race passes through Wimbledon Village and all the roads are closed for the day. so please, allow lots of extra time for your journey and check your route carefully to make sure you can get here. We have been given special permission to exit through the houses behind the stables so our rides will go out as usual. You should make a day of it though and come riding and then spend time in the Village watching the ride go through.

Sat 12 Sept - 40th Anniversary Party

Sat 12 Sept - 40th Anniversary Party
Save the date! Celebrate the Stables 40th Anniversary in The Coach House of the Dog & Fox, starting at 7.30.  More details to follow.

August - Summer Dressage Competition

August - Summer Dressage Competition
Our Summer Dressage Competition is for WVS Members only and takes place on the Causeway, Wimbledon Common.  Times between 8.30 and 12.15. The test will be prelim 18. It gives you the opportunity to put into practice everything you have learnt in your lessons and hopefully come home with a rosette!  Let your instructor know if you would like to take part and start learning the test!  Rosettes 1st-6th          

Tue14 Sept - BHS Stage 1 - 10 week evening course

Tue14 Sept - BHS Stage 1 - 10 week evening course

British Horse Society: Stage 1- Horse Knowledge and Care

Whether you are a horse owner or a part time hobbyist this useful course will enhance your knowledge and improve your practical skills.   You will learn all aspects of caring for horses, from understanding horse behaviour, safe handling of horses, recognising signs of good health, be able to carry out routine tasks, such as tacking up, care of tack and tack fitting, rugging up, mucking out, bedding down and providing food and water, care of field kept horse, care of horses before and after work. If you are wishing to start your equine career this course is the first rung on the British Horse Society Professional career pathway..  The lessons are fun and interactive and invaluable for all horse enthusiasts. You do not need to take the exam or be a horse owner to join this course! Copies of the syllabus and details on exam dates and venues (should you wish to take the exam) are available from the British Horse Society

7pm - 8.30pm for 10 weeks.  Members £250, non members £300

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Sun 13 Sept 2020 - Wimbledon and Putney Commons Open Day

Sun 13 Sept 2020 - Wimbledon and Putney Commons Open Day

The Open Day at the Windmill is a fun filled day which includes, Dog Display Teams, Bird of Prey Display team, The Household Cavalry and a special fun display of the Wimbledon Village Stables mounted games team!    There are over 60 stalls to browse, including local charity and craft stall and  a great selection of food stalls, with something for everyone's taste, along with Wimbledon Brewery.  There are Reptile Events, Parnhams Funfair, Amy the Sheep and tractor/trailer rides around the Commons

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AT THE STABLES - THE ADDRESS IS Ranger's Office SW19 5NR

Tues 8 Sept - BHS Stage 2 - Evening course

Tues 8 Sept - BHS Stage 2 - Evening course

British Horse Society: Stage 2 - Horse Knowledge and Care

This Stage 2 course is invaluable for those who want a more in depth knowledge of the care and management of horses.  Understanding of routine practices on a stable yard, your role, responsibilities and reporting lines, caring for horses on a day-to-day basis, recognising and assessing normal and abnormal behaviour and understanding when veterinary intervention may be required, fitting standard tack and travel equipment, prepare horses for presentation, feeding and an understanding of fitness, understanding of basic anatomy, location of key organs and the function of the digestive system  See BHS website for further information and for Exam dates and venues. The lessons are fun and interactive and invaluable for all horse enthusiasts.  You do not need to take the exam or be a horse owner to join this course!

Copies of the syllabus and details on exam dates and venues are available from the British Horse Society

7pm - 8.30pm for 10 weeks.  Members £250, non members £300.

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Sun 18 & Tue 20 Oct 2020 - Sponsored Horse Ride

Sun 18 & Tue 20 Oct 2020 - Sponsored Horse Ride
Our Annual Sponsored Ride is our biggest fundraising event. Over the last 45 years we have raised nearly £1 million with over £350,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity alone. The ten mile ride covers Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park and finishes with lunch and prize giving at the Stables. To make it more fun (and challenging!) everyone wears fancy dress and  the parade down the High Street on the way out and back is a real highlight of the day. In 2020 we will be supporting the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity & Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators.  WVS Members are invited to take part in the ride on either Sunday or Tuesday so put the date in your diary and start planning your costume!

Dec 2020 - Members Christmas Dinner

Dec 2020 - Members Christmas Dinner
Date TBC 7.30 pm Let's Party! It's the event we've all been waiting for - the Members' Christmas Dinner!  Join us for a delicious Christmas Party meal with hats, crackers, party games and fun at our exciting new venue, the Fox & Grapes on Wimbledon Common, the only independent pub in Wimbledon Village! £45 per head includes half a bottle of wine per person plus service.  If you want to make a night of it you can even book to stay over in one of their super comfy hotel rooms and you will be ready for your ride in the morning!

Sat 5 Dec 2020 - Annual Christmas Carols

Sat 5 Dec 2020 - Annual Christmas Carols

Our magical Christmas Carol Concert is an essential part of the Christmas festivities. Carols are sung in the Stable Yard accompanied by a choir and, for the children, there is even a visit from Santa. Hot drinks, mulled wine and mince pies are served. It is a wonderful event enjoyed by children of all ages and adults too! There are two performances one at 5 and the second at 6.15. Numbers are limited, and tickets sell out FAST.

Tickets go on sale on-line on 1st November 2020

Dec - Olympia Horse Show

Dec - Olympia Horse Show

Wednesday 18th December - The Puissance Night! The world's most celebrated equestrian event, The Olympia International Horse Show includes a packed itinerary, indoor driving, show jumping, equestrian displays, Kennel Club dog agility, the Shetland Pony Grand.  Tickets £75.50 each includes A Gallery badge allows you access to the upper gallery level where the West End Restaurant is (previously the Members Restaurant), and also allows you access into Justin’s Champagne Taittinger Champagne Bar. BOOK TICKETS

25 December - Christmas Day

25 December - Christmas Day

Start Christmas day off bright and early by coming in to help us out with the early yard work. You should arrive anytime from 8.00 and don't worry if you have no previous experience as there is always plenty of sweeping to be done as well as making teas, coffees and breakfast for the volunteers! After the work is done we will have some delicious bacon sarnies and buck's fizz. Anyone that helps (Members only) can have a free ride during the Christmas Holiday Period (between 22nd December and 9th January.

1 January 2021 - New Years Day

1 January 2021 - New Years Day

New Year's Day

Clear your head after the New Year celebrations by coming to the stables bright and early to help us out with the early yard work.  You should arrive anytime from 8.00 and don't worry if you have no previous experience as there is always plenty of sweeping to be done as well as making teas, coffees and breakfast for the volunteers! After the work is done we will have some delicious bacon sarnies and buck's fizz. Anyone that helps (Members only) can have also enjoy a free New Years Day ride!

Sat 6 March 2021 - Annual Charity Ball

Sat 6 March 2021 - Annual Charity Ball

The WVS Charity Ball at the Hotel du Vin, Wimbledon is THE social event of the year! Starting with a champagne reception, followed by a superb three course meal,  and rounded off by dancing until the early hours to our live band. Come on your own, or bring family and friends you will be guaranteed to have a good time!

In aid of the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators Make a weekend out of it and take advantage of the special room rate offered to WVS Charity Ball guests.  Hotel du Vin, Wimbledon  

May 2021 - Royal Windsor Horse Show

May 2021 - Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Windsor Horse Show   is the UK's largest outdoor horse show with international competitions in 3 different equestrian discipline.  Let us know if you are going so we can all meet up! WINDSOR ENCLOSURE INCLUDES: Reserved seat in The Queen’s Stand at the Castle Arena from c.7.15am – c.7.50pm Access to the Windsor Enclosure Lawn with views onto the arena, Bar and deli Access to the Showground, all five arenas and Windsor Shopping.  Click here to buy your ticket and look forward to seeing you there!