Horse Riding Lessons for Adults
We offer a range of horse riding lessons and hacks suitable for adults of all ages and abilities.
We also offer RDA riding lessons, carriage driving and stable management for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties - see our RDA page.
Riding lessons take place either in the beautiful surroundings of Bushy Park, which is just a 5 minute walk from our yard in Teddington or alternatively we have an arena, a few minutes away, at our second yard in Hampton.
Occasionally, we also run longer seasonal rides such as River Rides along the Thames and Pub Rides.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR BLOCK BOOKINGS: Book six lessons or hacks and get one free! Please note: block bookings are non-refundable, so please ensure you intend to use them all before you buy the block. There is no time limit for redeeming your booking and you may transfer the lessons to another person if you wish - just let us know and we will arrange this for you.
(Weight restriction: Please note that maximum weight for riders, wearing hat, body protector etc is 14 stone/88.9kgs)
30 Minute Trial Ride
Designed for those who have not ridden before but would like to try. You will be led on foot for a short stroll around Bushy Park. Each horse is led by a competent handler and accompanied by a qualified instructor.
1 Hour Group Arena Lesson
You will be placed with riders who have a similar ability. Lessons are designed to improve your riding, build confidence, whilst being fun. Each group will be accompanied by a BHS qualified instructor - mounted or on foot depending on the needs of the group.
Group lessons are designed and priced for 4 people. If fewer than 4 book into a group lesson Park Lane policy is:
1 person - we will give a 30 min private lesson
2 people - we will give a 45 min semi private lesson
3 or 4 people - you will have a one hour group lesson.
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1 Hour Group Hack
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Explore Henry VIII's old hunting ground. Bushy Park is located less than 5 minutes walk from our yard and is London's second largest Royal Park after Richmond Park. It covers more than 1,100 acres, so there are lots of places to discover on your hack!
We offer one hour hacks for all abilities:
A Walk Out - for beginners. Someone will walk beside you and lead you until you are competent enough to ride independently. You will learn to walk, stop, trot, use the reins to steer and sit correctly in the saddle.
A Gentle Hack - for novices who can ride independently off the lead rein, or more advanced riders who just fancy a gentle pace. You will walk and trot and there may possibly be a short canter for those who are able to do so.
A Hack or Canter Hack - for more advanced, competent riders who are able to walk, trot and canter.
Please note: If you are new to Park Lane Stables and you have ridden before, you will be required to have a one hour private Assessment Ride with an instructor BEFORE you can join a group hack. The instructor will assess your ability and then advise you which level hack is best for you. You do not need to have an Assessment Ride if you are a beginner or wish to go on a Walk Out.
New to Riding Or Getting Back in the Saddle?
Many of our adult riders have either decided to take up riding later on in life, or have returned to the saddle after years of being away. Our coaches are experienced at working with riders of all ages and abilities, so find out how we can help you.
We usually recommend a Walk Out ride in Bushy Park - either for an hour or 30 minutes if you are a beginner or need to rebuild your confidence.
If you were once a novice, intermediate or advanced rider, we recommend you have a one-hour private Assessment Ride with an instructor who will assess your ability and recommend your next step.
We offer one-to-one private lessons for 30 mins, 45 mins or 60 mins in our Hampton arena (usually) on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays or Saturday mornings.
Alternatively, you can arrange a private lesson in Bushy Park from Park Lane Stables in Teddington on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays (and occasionally at weekends).
Private lessons are taught by one of our BHS-qualified instructors and are ideal for those who wish to work on specific aspects of riding:
30 Minutes: £40 Weekdays or £45 Weekends
45 Minutes: £50 Weekdays or £55 Weekends
60 Minutes: £65 Weekdays or £70 Weekends
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Seasonal Horse Riding Courses & Special Rides
Why not combine all the enjoyment of hacking in Bushy Park with a refreshing drink in a local Public House in Teddington!
After an hour of riding in Bushy Park we will make our way to the Queen Adelaide on Park Road where we will enjoy a drink. If you would like to stay for more than one drink we will lead the horses back to Park Lane Stables, leaving you to enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the pub! We recommend our pub rides for groups of friends looking for a day out with a difference, team building events and of course...hen or stag parties!
RideFit - Exercise with a difference!
Get fit this Summer with our new RideFit evening classes so you'll be Hot to Trot!
Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm from July to September.
You will improve your trotting, your fitness, your core strength, your balance and have lots of fun! Sessions will be led by the lovely Lucy who is a fitness instructor as well as a horse riding coach. After a short off-the-horse warm up session you will go on a 45-minute ride in Bushy Park which will focus on lots of trotting, leg work, balance and stretching exercises, followed by a cool-down session.
Riders must be able to trot unaided and ride as part of a group. Max 6 riders per session.
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Hens on Horses!
If you are looking to organise a Hen Party with a difference, why not book one of our Hens on Horses parties?!
We can tailor make a Hen Party for you, which can incorporate anything from riding in Bushy Park, a River Ride or the ever popular pub ride!
River Thames Rides
We are the only horse riding school in the area that offers rides along the River Thames. This very special ride takes in some of the area's most famous sights including Hampton Court Palace, the River Thames towpath from Kingston to Hampton Court and of course the beautiful Bushy Park. This ride is a perfect unique experience for people visiting the area. If you want to arrange a River Ride please call or email us.