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 are privileged to have access to Knightsbridge Barracks on Wednesday evenings where we hold two 1-hr riding lessons on Her Majesty the Queen’s famous black steeds.
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 Cavalry. Starting promptly at 7:00pmand 8:00pm, these flatwork lessons are for experienced riders only.
For security reasons, members of The Riding Club wishing to ride at The Household Cavalry must purchase a Household Cavalry Pass at the rate of £50.
This pass will allow you to access the barracks for the Wednesday evening lessons for 12 months from the date of purchase. Please sign in to purchase
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 don’t have much experience! The lessons range in height from 60-110cm and cover all aspects of jumping from trotting poles to gridwork and courses.
Members of the Riding Club are incredibly fortunate to be able to ride the well-schooled horses of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Woolwich Barracks.
Sessions take place on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7pm in the purpose-built covered arena, with expert supervision from a military instructor. Riders must be confident with fit, forward-going horses, and there is a weight limit of 13st (83kg).
Woolwich Barracks are easily accessible from central London on the DLR, mainline train or Riverboat.