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English Riding Lessons

English Riding Lessons are available for all ages and all standards.

We teach children from seven years of age upwards starting on Beginner Groups and progressing  to The Pony Club at Burley-Villa part of the British Pony Club.

We also teach adults who want to learn to ride from scratch or who haven’t ridden for years and we teach seasoned riders dressage and jumping.

Riding Lessons in Traditional English Saddle

English Riding Lessons are available everyday (incl weekends) with late lessons after school on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays.  We have two arenas for instruction, an Indoor Arena 60 metres by 20 metres and an All Weather Outdoor Arena which is 48 metres by 25 metres. You will need your own riding hat to an accepted BHS standard,  and wear at least a T-shirt (shoulders must be covered) , long trousers or jeans with sturdy boots or shoes with a small heel and smooth sole. Don’t wear trainers or flat shoes. Yoou will also need gloves and face mask which may be removed once mounted We are not lending equipment at the moment due to covid situation.


We normally start children from five years old riding on either

  1. 30 min Kids Leader Groups …. a 30 minute fun lesson introducing younger children to the basics of horse riding. We will be starting with riders on the Lead Rein. We have a regular session on a Thursday at 4.30pm but can arrange other times if you email us. Cost is £32.50 each
  2. 45 min ‘Beginner’ group lessons… fun pony lessons to build confidence and a get a few basics of riding and balance on a pony which costs £35 per rider. There are several Levels and lessons usually on Fridays after school and on Saturday afternoons.

Once they have balance and can trot they can move onto  30 min private lessons  where they can improve their position and technique, moving onto rising trot and canter.  The Instructor is able to put them on a lunge rein to help improve position, develop an independent seat and hands. These lessons cost from £40 for 30 mins, £50 for 45 mins or

There is also the option to join our  ‘ Pony Club ‘ Burley-Villa is an approved Pony Club Centre. This means that we can offer all the activities, badges, rallies, camps and riding tests which are currently only available to children with their own ponies. We have regular Weekday and Weekend Lessons and Pony Care sessions, plus special events such as our Easter Rally with best turnout, team jumping and Easter Egg hunt.  To find out more visit our Pony Club page here

To help reduce the cost of a series of lessons, you can buy a  Ride Card of 6 lessons and have a 10% discount, where you can book lessons as often as suits you.  Ride Card sessions don’t have to be used on a weekly basis or all booked in advance.

Special Offers

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We have lessons for all standards of rider from beginners to basic showjumping and dressage. We welcome many ‘older’ beginner riders and ‘returnees’ who may have ridden as children and wish to start riding again later in life. Most adults prefer private lessons or lessons with a friend and, as with the children’s lessons, all are available as Ride Cards of 6 lessons with a 10% discount .

Private ‘one to one’ lessons cost £40 for 30 mins and £50 for 45 mins .

Shared lessons, ie two or three friends with one Instructor,  cost £35 each for 30 mins and £45 each for 45 mins at weekends.

Group Lessons – we have several regular adult group lessons.  The cost for the one hour group is £40 per rider or you can buy a Ride Card of 6 lessons with a 10%. We would always assess clients on a private lesson before riding in a group to ensure they will be competent and safe at the level of the group.


Guidelines – English Riding Lessons are suitable for riders seven years old and over. Maximum weight is 14st/90kg. Beginners are welcome. Riding is not suitable during pregnancy and may not be suitable for some other medical conditions and disabilites. If in doubt please check with the stables before booking. We are closed Mondays ( except Bank Holidays) and over the Christmas and New Year period.