Horse Riding for Adults
We offer horse riding lessons and hacks in the beautiful surroundings of Bushy Park, 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.
Occasionally, we also run longer seasonal rides such as River Rides along the Thames and Pub Rides.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR BLOCK BOOKINGS: Book six sessions 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)
1 Hour Group Rides
Buy 6 sessions - Get One FREE!
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 rides 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.
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!
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.