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.

Sat 31 Aug - Free talk - Tacking-up

Sat 31 Aug - Free talk - Tacking-up

10.15-11.15 a.m. All you need to know about tacking up. In this session you will learn how to tack up a horse and have him ready to ride,  you will learn how to correctly carry tack, how to approach a stabled horse, safely remove rugs, and put on both saddle and bridle and of course learn how to take it all off again and rug the horse up if required.  After being shown you will be able to do it yourself.  Free for Members (Non-members £20) BOOK NOW

Sun 1 Sept - Summer Dressage Display

Sun 1 Sept - Summer Dressage Display
At 3.15 pm 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

Sat 7 Sept - Fudge Handling

Sat 7 Sept - Fudge Handling

10.15-11.15  The Fantastic Mr Fudge, or Fudge to his friends is a 16 year old miniature Shetland pony.   WVS Members  who would like to become 'Friends of 'The Fantastic Mr Fudge' can take him out for walks on the Common (be prepared for a lot of attention!) and we are also hoping to find people interested in taking him to any charity events.  Please come along to this special Fudge Handling  Course to find out what is involved.

He has two walks a day, one in the morning and one after lunch.

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Sun 8 Sept - free talk - how to use the Equicise

Sun 8 Sept - 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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Sun 8 Sept - Wimbledon and Putney Commons Open Day

Sun 8 Sept - Wimbledon and Putney Commons Open Day

Still finalising events for this year's Open Day but WPCC are delighted to be able to welcome back the Essex Dog Display Team who were such a hit in 2018.  A new Bird of Prey display team this year and look forward to introducing South Wilts Falconry to our visitors. Our regular visitors Wimbledon Village Stables and the Household Cavalry will once again be supporting as well as a fantastic selection of over 60 stalls to browse, including local charity and craft stalls.  There will be a great selection of food stalls, with something for everyone's taste, along with Wimbledon Brewery.  There will also be Reptile Events, Parnhams Funfair, Amy the Sheep and there will be tractor/trailer rides around the Commons.

Other guests this year include: ♦ Littlelandies -  we're delighted that Littlelandies are back with us this year with their perfect mini Landrovers for children. ♦ Womballs Flyball Club - let your dog have a go at Flyball! And don't forget the Musical Mats for Dogs and the Wacky Dog Show! PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AT THE STABLES - THE ADDRESS IS Ranger's Office SW19 5NR

Tues 10 Sept - New Rider Open Morning

Tues 10 Sept - New Rider Open Morning

The opportunity for you to come along and look around the stables,  have a coffee and discuss your riding needs with one of our team. See our amazing equine simulator and find out how our Membership scheme works. 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. Starting at 10.30.

Tue 10 Sept - BHS Stage 1 - Evening course

Tue  10 Sept - BHS Stage 1 - Evening course

British Horse Society: Stage 1 - Horse Knowledge and Care

This is a great course for anyone wanting to know more about looking after horses and providing you with the knowledge and practice of looking after a well-mannered horse in the stable and at grass. Those wishing to take the exam at the end of the course must be current members of the BHS and over 14 years of age. 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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Wed 11 Sept- Horse Psychology for Riders

Wed 11 Sept- Horse Psychology for Riders

7.30 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  Numbers limited - BOOK NOW

Sat 14 Sept - Free talk - Grooming

Sat 14 Sept - 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

Sun 15 Sept - Free talk - Horse Psychology - on the ground

Sun 15 Sept - Free talk - Horse Psychology - on the ground

10.15 to 11.15 Horses do not think like humans and their first basic thought is for their own safety and well being.  A horse’s instinct is to act first and think later – this behaviour has enabled them to survive over the years and, in order to understand a little more about what makes horses ‘tick’, we need to look at the history of their relationship with people.  Sign up to this very informative course to increase your appreciation of horses’ thought processes and learn how to handle them safely and competently.

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Thurs 19 Sept - Wine Tasting Evening

Thurs 19 Sept - Wine Tasting Evening
We are thrilled to invite you to a wine tasting experience with Wimbledon Village Stables, hosted by Friarwood Fine Wines. You’ll be treated to selection of 5 wines, presented by Friarwood’s team of experts, giving you the opportunity to learn something new about wine. Expect a relaxed and informal evening, accompanied by light nibbles. Tickets essential - BOOK NOW

Sat 21 Sept - Free talk - Introduction to Horse Ownership

Sat 21 Sept - Free talk - Introduction to Horse Ownership

10.15 - 11.15 All you need to know about horse ownership.  Have you ever thought about buying a horse but would like to know more about what’s involved in horse ownership? This incredibly informative course has been created for all those who have thought about buying a horse but would really like to know more about what’s practically involved before making a decision. In this session you will find out all the implications and responsibilities of becoming a horse owner. Free for Members (Non-members £20).  BOOK NOW

Sun 22 Sept - Fun on the Equicise!

Sun 22 Sept - Fun on the Equicise!
10.15-11.15 In the Equicise Studio We all know how great an equine simulator is for improving your riding position as well as your technique but, following on from our Confident Rider talk, this demonstration will provide some really useful tips and fun exercises that will help you become a more secure and effective horse rider.   A free 15 minute practice session on the Equicise each month is included in every Membership package, enabling you to practise what you have learned in your own time.  Why not book back-to-back slots with another Member so you can practise together and help each other.  FREE TALK FOR WVS MEMBERS - Numbers limited - BOOK NOW

Wed 2 Oct - Members Drinks

Wed 2 Oct - Members Drinks
Join us for Members Drinks at the Fire Stables from 7.30 - 8.30pm. Come along, meet other members, enjoy a drink and hear all about what we've got coming up at WVS In the next few months. . Hope to see you there!  Members, partners, friends all welcome. (First drink on us!) BOOK NOW!

Wed 16 Oct - WVS Events Team Meeting

Wed 16 Oct - WVS Events Team Meeting

Meet at the Stables at 7.30 p.m. The WVS Events Team are meeting to plan lots of great activities for Members in the coming months and we could always do with some extra help!

If you would like to help us and be on our Team then please e-mail the office: admin@wvstables.com.

Sun 20 Oct - Sponsored Horse Ride

Sun 20 Oct - Sponsored Horse Ride
At WVS we are committed to raising money for Charity and our Annual Sponsored Ride is our biggest event. Over the last 44 years we have raised nearly £1 million with over £340,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity alone. This year we will be supporting the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity & Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators.  You are able to select which charity you wish to support when you set up your fundraising page. WVS Members are invited to take part in the ride on either Sunday or Tuesday and all we ask is that you raise a minimum amount via JustGiving for our chosen charities. To make it more fun (and challenging!) you will also need to think of a fancy dress outfit to wear - the fancy dress parade down the High Street on the way out and back is a real highlight of the day. The ten mile ride covers Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park and finishes with lunch and prize giving at the Stables. Put the date in your diary and start planning your costume!

Tue 22 Oct - Sponsored Horse Ride

Tue 22 Oct - Sponsored Horse Ride
At WVS we are committed to raising money for Charity and our Annual Sponsored Ride is our biggest event. Over the last 44 years we have raised nearly £1 million with over £340,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity alone. This year we will be supporting the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity & Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators.  You are able to select which charity you wish to support when you set up your fundraising page. WVS Members are invited to take part in the ride on either Sunday or Tuesday and all we ask is that you raise a minimum amount via JustGiving for our chosen charities. To make it more fun (and challenging!) you will also need to think of a fancy dress outfit to wear - the fancy dress parade down the High Street on the way out and back is a real highlight of the day. The ten mile ride covers Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park and finishes with lunch and prize giving at the Stables. Put the date in your diary and start planning your costume!  

Sat 7 Dec - Annual Christmas Carols

Sat 7 Dec - 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 2019  

Kindly sponsored by andrew scott robertson.

Dec - Members Christmas Lunch

Dec - Members Christmas Lunch

In the Equicise Studio at 12.30 Another Christmas get-together for Members.

It's a great way for everyone to meet up before Christmas and for you to kick off the festive activities with your horse riding friends.

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

Wed 4 Dec - Members Christmas Dinner

Wed 4 Dec - Members Christmas Dinner

7.30 p.m.  Member's Christmas Dinner at the  Fox & Grapes, Wimbledon Common .   Join us for a delicious Christmas meal and Party Fun in the only independent pub in Wimbledon Village! £45 per head includes half a bottle of wine per person and service.  If you want to party until late you can even book to stay in one of their super comfy hotel rooms.

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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.

26 December - Boxing Day

26 December - Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Work off that Christmas Lunch 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 Boxing Day ride!

1 January 2020 - New Years Day

1 January 2020 - 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!

Jan - 'The Confident Horse Rider' Talk

Jan - 'The Confident Horse Rider' Talk

From 7:30pm at the stables  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!  Followed by Members' Drinks at around 20.15.  Hope to see you there – the first drink is on us!  Numbers Limited  (Non-Members £10 plus booking fee, subject to availability)- CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Sat 7 March 2020 - Annual Charity Ball

Sat 7 March 2020 - Annual Charity Ball

The WVS Charity Ball at the Hotel du Vin, Wimbledon is THE social event of the year! Starting with a reception in the with bubbles flowing, 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!

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 2020 - Royal Windsor Horse Show

May 2020 - 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!

June 2020 - Hickstead Speed Derby

June 2020 - Hickstead Speed Derby

For a special treat for you and your friends, join us in our private ringside box for a fabulous day out at Hickstead. With unparalleled views of the International Arena, you can relax in style and enjoy great food as all the action unfolds before you.  Saturday afternoon plays host to the British Speed Derby, where riders tackle some of our permanent fences at top speed.  The Hickstead Derby Meeting is best known for its international showjumping classes, but there is plenty more on offer for equestrian fans. There are dozens of showing classes , plus there's scurry driving and more.

The package includes: Exclusive use of private viewing box and balcony, Private entrance, Access to the Members' Enclosure, VIP car pass, Official show souvenir programme, Personal host, Morning coffee with pastries, Full buffet luncheon, Afternoon tea with homemade cakes & scones, All inclusive standard drinks package. £170 WVS Members

Email admin@wvstables.com if you would like to join us

June 2020 - Summer BBQ

June 2020 - 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!