The riding school in currently closed and the horses and ponies are having a stay-cation. Obviously these are hard times for everyone but if you are in a position to do so then donations to keep us going during this period can be made here at Just Giving or if you prefer a weekly or monthly contribution then you can do so here at Donorbox
Call to book 020 8543 5858
We are open
Tuesday – Thursday until 8pm
Friday -Sunday until 5pm
Our riding school is a professional and friendly yard, approved by both the British Horse Society and the Association of British Riding Schools, and all our instructors are BHS qualified. We are also offer riding to those with disabilities. We have around 12 ponies and horses, who make full use of our floodlit outdoor arena and cross country course.
Beginner Groups £30
Our 11 am Weekend lesson for beginner riders are bookable on-line, riders must be 8 years old or over, there is no upper age limit. Please note our weight or 11 stone before booking. Beginner lessons are suitable for riders with no previous experience up to people who can walk without a leader and trot on some horses without a leader. Click below and follow link to riding school to book.
Lead Ride Groups £25
Suitable for children aged 4-7 years old. This group ride is a step up from Pony Rides and involves half an hour walking on a pony. Sundays at 2.15pm.
Weekend lessons open for bookings at approx 8am Saturday, two weekends prior to date of lesson. If the date you require shows as red it is either fully booked or more than two weeks in advance.
What we offer and pricesWe provide lessons for all ages and abilities in dressage, show jumping, or cross country. Lunge lessons are also available and stable management lessons up to BHS Stage IV are available on request.
We offer private or group lessons during the week (we are closed Mondays). If you’re looking to join a group as an experienced rider then you will need to have an initial assessment lesson, which can be arranged with our staff. Please note, our evening group lessons are for riders who no longer need a leader.
All lessons need to be booked in advance, ring the riding school office on 020 8543 5858.
Riding lessons are subject to our standard terms and conditions, which can be found on-line here.
Some of our Lesson Prices.
3/4 hr group weekday lesson £25
3/4 hr group weekend lesson £30
1/2 hr Private lesson £38
3/4 hr Private lesson £45
3/4 hr group Jump lesson £35
1/2 hr private jump lesson £48
1/2 hr Lead Rein Session £25. Ages 4-7. Experience a ride on a pony, Walk only, Sundays at 2pm bookable online.
Group lessons consist of no more than 6 riders. If only 1 or 2 people are in a group the lesson will be reduced to half an hour.
We also run many dressage and jumping clinics throughout the year, please call office for more info and dates.
All new Riders will need to complete a Rider Registration Form which can be printed out in advance, alternatively, forms are also available for completion upon arrival.
Pony RidesFor children aged 7 or under, we run pony rides at the following times:
Term Time: Wednesdays at midday, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 3pm
School Holidays: Tuesday to Friday at midday, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm & 3pm
For safety reasons all Riders must weigh under under 7 stone, be able to support their own body weight and wear one of our riding helmets.
Pony rides are priced at £2 each and take place in the Gardens, in the closed off section at the end of the riding arena. They do not need to be booked in advance but we operate a queuing system on a first come first served basis, so recommend you arrive in plenty of time to avoid a long wait.
Due to hat fitting constraints, we are unable to offer pony rides to children with a head circumference of 48cm or less.
Pony ClubThe Pony Clubs Centre Membership Scheme was introduced in 1998 so that children and young people without their own pony could join and take part in Pony Club activities, tests and achievement badges. Deen City Farm’s Pony Club is just one of over 750 centres in the UK and operates as part of the national Pony Club, it’s open to anyone under the age of 21 years.
Riding schools around the country become linked to The Pony Club, and through this link, we can offer the Pony Club tests and badges to our members. We also take teams to some of the regional Pony Club competitions, and have also qualified for the National Championships!
Our pony club runs on Saturdays at 2pm and costs £7.00 (£9.00 for non members) per session, is open to children over 8 yo with and interest in all things to do with horses. Please note, our Pony Club sessions do not include riding and need to be booked in advance online.
Own A Pony Holiday SchemeOur Riding School holiday scheme is always very popular! For more information on our Own A Pony days please check out our Holiday Schemes.
As of 2019 Deen City Farms Riding School proudly carries a 5 star 3 year license issued by Merton Council.
This is the highest level licence awarded to riding schools.
Riding School License Deen City Farm, Joanna Henbrey, LN/0000017111
The horses & ponies
Currently we have 12 horses and ponies living with us at Deen City Farm Riding School. You can read more about each of them by clicking on the links below! If you have any favourites, why not have a look at sponsoring them!