Riding lessons

Private lessons
Private lessons



We're looking forward to opening other levels as soon as we safely can, these include:

  • Learn to ride courses for all ages
  • Have a Go lessons
  • Rusty Riders
  • Group lessons
  • Riding for the disabled sessions


Private lessons

We're now offering private 1:1 lessons for novice riders (walk, trot and canter independently).

If you'd like to know more about these sessions or are interested in booking please email the centre and we'll get back to you.

All participants must read the essential information before booking.

Email us to book your lesson

All lessons must be pre-booked and paid for in advance.

Essential information

  • You must agree to our Terms and Conditions
  • For all sessions you must arrive at least 15 minutes before your session is due to start and be present by the arena ready to start before the session begins
  • Late arrivals will not be admitted to Have a Go lessons, and lessons cannot be rescheduled or refunded if you are late
  • Riding and other activities at Lee Valley Riding Centre carry inherent risks. You should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement. All riders must complete a Rider Registration Form before their activity starts, which must be signed by a Parent/Guardian for children under 18.
  • If you or the person you are booking for has a disability, learning disability, an injury or physical or other medical condition, you must contact us before booking on 020 8556 2629 or riding@leevalleypark.org.uk as the desired session may not be suitable. We will need some detailed information and may need to carry out a risk assessment lesson so we can recommend the best activity for you.
  • All lessons must be booked and paid for in advance, either online, by visiting the centre or by phone. Have a Go lessons are only bookable online
  • Bookings can be amended so long as you give at least 48 hours’ notice
  • Riders must wear jodhpurs, or loose-fitting or stretchy trousers, a sleeved top and strong shoes or boots with a small block heel
  • Riding hats are available to hire - free to ‘Have a Go’ riders. If you'd like to bring your own, please refer to our Terms and Conditions to see if it's suitable for use at Lee Valley Riding Centre.
  • Riding boots are available to borrow free of charge
  • A body protector must be worn for all jumping lessons – customers must provide their own body protector
  • Maximum rider weight is 13 stone/83kg
  • Children must be five years old or over to join all group activities
  • Games and picnics are prohibited at our venue for safety reasons.
  • If you're unsure whether you are able to participate in any activity, or if you have any questions concerning our terms and conditions, our booking process or the Rider Registration or Access forms, please ask a member of staff before you enter into a contract or agree to ride at Lee Valley Riding Centre


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