2-7 years old - Pony Rides, A short ride on a pony for £2.50 Information and Book Here
4 years old and over - Lead Rides, a half hour walk on a horse or pony with a leader. £29 Register & Book Here
8 - Adult - Private Lessons 30mins from beginner to advanced, from £39 Register & Book Here
All new riders or riders returning after a long break aged 8 years old or over will first need to learn the basics or be assessed on our Robohorse our Riding Simulator. Assesment lessons are 30 mins and will happen indoors, they cost £39. If you wanted to ride a horse on the same day we have 1 hour slots which consist of half an hour on the simulator and half an hour on a horse. These cost £75. Please register to check availablity and to book. Robohorse, our Riding Simulator
8 - Adult - Simulator lessons on Robohorse. Good for all levels from learning the basics to perfecting the advanced moves. Also great for giving confidence. Find out more and book.
When booking your first lesson using our EC pro account follow our handy guide, click here
If you are still not sure what type of lessons you can book you can follow this simple flow chart.
Alternative Education Program
9-25 years old - Changing Lives Through Horses, The programme has been developed by Britain’s largest Equine charity, The British Horse Society, and is called Changing Lives Through Horses. An alternative provision based here at Deen City Farm. Click here for more information.
Own a Pony Days
Suitable for children aged 8-15, available during school holidays. Click here for more info and to book.
If you need to cancel a lessons you should do this through your EC pro account. Lessons can be re-scheduled or credited as long as you cancel 36 hours before your lesson. Pony rides and Own a Pony days are non refundable or re-schedulable.
Riding School Opening Hours
We have similar opening hours to the farm but also run lessons till 7pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 5pm the rest of the week. We start lessons from 9 am on the weekends and we are closed on Mondays.
What to wear?
- If you don't have jodphurs or breeches then long comfortable trousers which cover your legs. (no shorts or cropped trousers)
- You can hire a riding hat for £2 with your booking if you don't have one of your own.
- Riding boots with a smooth sole and a slight heel are suitable but we have boots you can borrow for free if needed.
- Dress suitably for the weather so waterproofs if it looks like rain.
- Shoulders and upper arm must always be covered, even in hot weather. e.g. A t-shirt would be fine but a vest top not.
- Jewellery, No hoop earrings or obvious jewellery that might get caught. Small studs and a watch are fine.
- Long hair should be tied back in a low style so we can fit a hat correctly.
- We also sell hats and boots if you wish to purchase your own then please ask a member of staff.
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. . Lessons on our simulator to improve your position are also available and stable management lessons up to BHS Stage IV are available on request. We offer mainly private (we are closed Mondays).
All lessons need to be booked in advance via our website, any questions ring the riding school office on 020 8543 5300.
Riding lessons are subject to our standard terms and conditions, which can be found online here.
Own A Pony Days
Available Tuesday to Friday during School holidays our Own a Pony Days are always very popular! For more information on our Own A Pony days please check out our School Holiday Programs.
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!