Horse Riding in Richmond

The majority of horse riding in the Richmond area happens in Richmond Park, although Ham Polo Club also offers a great day out amongst the horses!   Horse riders enjoy fresh air at the same time as taking exercise.

The mere act of patting a horse is proven to lower your blood pressure. Caring for a horse gives humans good experience of relationships, responsibility and friendship - bonding with a horse is the best stress buster you can find!

Riding in Richmond Parks

Wimbledon Village Stables
24 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5DX
Approved by the British Horse Society, Wimbledon Village Stables offer horse riding in Richmond Park as well as Wimbledon Common. They offer riding... (more on Wimbledon Village Stables)

Stag Lodge Stables
Robin Hood Gate, Richmond Park, London, SW15 3RS
Stag Lodge Stables offer full and half livery and also offer hacking and horse riding lessons by Robin Hood Gate in Richmond Park. Family run riding stables.... (more on Stag Lodge Stables)

Ridgway Stables
93 Ridgway, Wimbledon, SW19 4SU
Ridgway stables provide horse and pony riding lessons for adults and children. Although they're based in Wimbledon, they... (more on Ridgway Stables)

Park Lane Stables
Park Lane, Teddington, TW11 0HY
Park Lane Stables is a family run horse riding school located in the heart of Teddington. They... (more on Park Lane Stables)

Kingston Riding Centre
38 Crescent Road, Kingston, KT2 7RG
Kingston Riding Centre is a British Horse Society approved riding school and livery yard. The stables are situated within minutes of the Kingston Gate of Richmond... (more on Kingston Riding Centre)

Ham House Stables
Ham Street, Ham, TW10 7RS
Ham House Stables has a busy and active schedule teaching riders, for pleasure and professionally, training horses, giving riding demonstrations and interacting with the... (more on Ham House Stables)

Barnfield Riding School
Parkfields Road, Kingston, KT2 5LL
Horse riding in Richmond Park. They have a very active Riding for the Disabled Group based at Barnfield. Discounts are offered to... (more on Barnfield Riding School)

Richmond Park Rules

Horse riders must proceed at a pace no faster than a hand canter: galloping is prohibited

Horse riding is restricted to horse rides, roads and rings on weekdays from 1.00pm to 7.00pm or close: on weekends and bank holidays from 11.00am to close; and at any time when notices are erected that riding is "on tracks"

Horse riding on the perimeter path is not permitted at any time

No led horses may enter the Park unless bridled

Horse riders must not cause their horses to jump any obstacles

Racing, riding more than three abreast, showing, trying and breaking in horses is prohibited

Richmond Riding Trivia

Of all the horse riders in Richmond Park over the years, Queen Victoria must be the most famous - her diary records a ride from Buckingham Palace to Richmond Park and back.

In 1938, it was reported that 700 horses a day were using Richmond Park. Concern arose from the sheer volume of horses using the park.

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