Horse Riding Lessons
We have a number of different horse riding lessons and courses, suitable for children of all ages and abilities.
Riding lessons take place either in the beautiful surroundings of Bushy Park, which just a 5 minute walk from our yard in Teddington or alternatively we have an arena, a few minutes drive away, at our second yard in Hampton.
We also have a fantastic Pony Club, which takes place both in Teddington and in Hampton. 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 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.
Block book option: Buy 6 lessons, get one free!
We offer one-to-one private lessons for 30 mins, 45 mins or 60 mins in our Hampton arena (usually) on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Alternatively, we can offer private lessons in Bushy Park from our Park Lane Stables in Teddington on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (occasionally at weekends).
All private lessons are taught by one of our BHS-qualified instructors, and are ideal for those who wish to work on specific aspects of ridings.
30 minutes: £40 (Weekdays) or £45 (Weekends)
45 minutes: £50 (Weekdays) or £55 (Weekends)
60 minutes: £65 (Weekdays) or £70 (Weekends)
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. 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 people - the lesson will go ahead as normal
Block book: Buy 6 lessons, get one FREE!
1 Hour Group Hack
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. 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.
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. There's a maximum number of 4 children per group.
Suitable for children aged 2-5 years.
£20 PER CHILD PER SESSION
Horse Riding Birthday Parties & Pony Club
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 also get involved in fun events, day trips and activities throughout the year. We also run an annual Pony Club Camp in the school holidays.
Pony Club takes place after school every Thursday and Friday in Teddington
Time: 4pm - 5:30pm
Price: £20 per person
Every weekend Saturday or Sunday in Teddington
Time: 9am - 1pm including a 1 hour ride
Price: £65 per member (£75 per non-member).
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.