Riding Lessons

Riding for ages 4 and over.

For 4-7 year olds we offer 30 min walk rides, available midweek
For 8+ we offer lessons for all levels and abilies.  Open Tue-Sun including some evenings.

If you are 8 years old and up and weighing 11 stone or less you first need to be assesd on our Riding Simulator.  If you are over 11 stone you can still learn to ride on our riding simulator, Robohorse

All clients will need to initially take the following easy steps to register

  • Visit the link below to access the booking system:
    Register and book lessons here.
  • Register by completing your account details.
  • Verify your email by clicking the automated link sent to you by email (check your spam if not received instantly).
  • Login with your email & password details.
  • Add riders to your account by following the instructions to click on the link to rider registration. (Riders must be 8 yrs or over to book lessons).
  • Rider Registration to be completed with up to date details of rider.
  • Submit your rider registration details by clicking the submit button.
  • Add riders if more than one individual under the same account for payment/guardian purposes.

Once you have registered ou can go and download the app from your app store. Just search E.C.Pro and then log in with your email address and password.

Please bring with you a face mask if you are a rider on the lead or having a hat fitted, all riders need to wear clean gloves suitable for riding. 

Pony Rides ages 2-7yrs

We offer Pony Rides for children aged 2-7yrs - they happen at weekends at 12pm and must be booked in advance. £2.50 per go. 

Pony rides are a short walk on a pony with a leader and side support.  

Riding School
0208 543 5300
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 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.

If you wish to support the horses here at Deen City Farm you can make a monthly contribution here.


We 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 (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.  

All lessons need to be booked in advance via our website,  any questions 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


Initial Assessment:
Beginner - Novice rider 30 min simulator £39

Advanced riders -
45 min half on simulator and half on a horse. £49

30min Private lesson
All levels: £38

30min - Private Jump
Subject to assessment*: £50 

30min Riding Simulator
All lessons: £38 

Pony Club

The 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 usually runs on Saturdays and costs £7.00 (£9.00 for non members) per session, is open to children over 8y/o 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 Scheme

Our 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 

Meet our horses and 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!

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