Being a member of The Riding Club allows you to take part in special member-only riding lessons at some fantastic locations in and around London.
The Riding Club has a long-standing relationship with The Household Cavalry and as such we are lucky enough to be granted access to Knightsbridge Barracks on Wednesday evenings where we hold two, one-hour riding lessons on Her Majesty the Queen’s famous black horses.
We are the only non-military club to have this privilege and it’s a fantastic way to get some quality evening riding in a very central location.
The lessons are held in the indoor arena and conducted by a Senior Equitation Instructor from The Cavlary. Held from 7:00pm-8:00pm and 8:00pm-9:00pm these flatwork lessons for experienced riders only and are strictly only available to Riding Club member.
The Riding Club has access to the fantastic quality horses based at Hallingbury Hall in Bishops Stortford. These competition horses and schoolmasters will help you hone your skills and teach you everything from the very basics to more advanced movements.
Sally Hardwick is an incredibly popular instructor who has qualified and competed in eight National Dressage Championships.
We run these sessions monthly on a Thursday afternoon and Hallingbury Hall is easily accessible from central London via train from Liverpool Street—or share a lift with other RCL members.
We run regular Thursday evening jumping lessons at Chessington Equestrian Centre. Only a short train ride from London Waterloo, Chessington has fantastic schoolmaster horses.
RCL instructor Steve Banting specialises in confidence building and the lessons are tailored to the rider, so don’t be put off if you are a beginner! Get in touch and we will tell you what standard this week’s lesson will be. The lessons range in height from 60-110cm and cover all aspects of jumping from trotting poles to gridwork and courses.