Horse Riding Lessons
We offer horse riding for children of all ages and abilities in the beautiful surroundings of Bushy Park.
We also have a fantastic Pony Club. We have a full calendar of events through the school holidays and our annual Pony Camp is always a huge success!
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)
30 Minute Trial Ride - Not currently available
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 Rides
Buy 6 group hacks - 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 hacks for all abilities:
A Walk Out - for beginners. Not currently available! 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.
Group rides: £40 weekdays or £45 weekends
Private lessons: £65 weekdays or £70 weekends
Mini muckers is available at Teddington and can be booked for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Children learn all aspects of horse care and also get the chance to ride.
Please note: Covid regulations mean we can currently only have max 2 children per session and there will be no riding., but lots of pony cuddles and bucket loads of fun!
Suitable for children aged 2-5 years.
£25 PER CHILD PER SESSION
Birthday Parties - Sorry not currently available
Looking for a birthday party with a difference? Why not hold it at Park Lane Stables?
The birthday boy or girl can bring along up to 7 friends to join in the fun (Max 8).
They get to choose their very own pony to groom and everyone goes on a special birthday ride in Bushy Park. Parents can walk alongside and join in the fun - but be prepared to sing Happy Birthday at the top of your voice whilst walking around the park!!
You can choose the following options:
30 minute ride only
30 minute ride, plus 30 minutes in the stables and grooming
All the above, plus the use of the Hay Lounge party room.
Depending on your location we can even bring our horses to you for the special day! Contact us and we can arrange a memorable birthday for your child and their friends.
Please note: Birthday parties are very popular and they can only be held on Saturdays or Sundays. Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Please contact us to discuss your options and the packages available.
Children from age 6 and up can join our Pony Club. They learn all about riding, stable management and horse care. They can get involved in fun events, day trips and activities throughout the year. We also run an annual Pony Club Camp in the school holidays.
Currently, due to COVID restrictions, our Pony Club sessions are as follows:
Saturday Pony Club (plus other days during school holidays - see our Events Page). These 2-hour sessions cost £50. Those who can ride independently and have their own hat may ride. Others will learn how to look after and care for a pony, earn badges and have lots of socially-distanced fun!
After School Pony Club - Thursdays or Fridays, 4pm-5.30pm. £25 per session.
Once you are a Member of The Pony Club, it's up to you how often you attend - some children come every week, others may only wish to attend once a month.
Click here to find out more about The Pony Club and how to become a member.