Horse riding

Horse riding has returned to Vauxhall City Farm!

From Tuesday 25th October, we will be offering lessons at our Riding School.

As well as working with local schools to offer lessons to children and young people from disadvantaged and low-income backgrounds, we will also be offering a limited number of commercial lessons. Please read the following carefully for details on how these can be booked.

Due to current horse availability, and our anticipated interest in Riding Lessons, we will initially be allowing each rider to book a maximum one six-week block of weekly lessons. Once this six-week block has been completed, we will offer new riders the opportunity to book. This will allow us to offer lessons to as many people as possible.

Spaces for our first six-week block will open for booking at 9am on Monday 24th October, and must be made by phone by calling our office on 0207 582 4204.

Our first six-week block will start week beginning 24/10/22 and run weekly until week beginning 28/11/22.

Dates for our second six-week block and details of how to book will be released shortly.

All riders will need to complete a Rider Registration form before we can book them into lesson spaces. If you wish to do this before Monday, please click here to download the form, and return by email to: riding@vauxhallcityfarm.org.

Please note that due to the small size of our stables, we are currently only able to offer lessons to advanced adult riders, and beginners from age 8 upwards. Our current weight limit for riders is 11st. We are in the process of procuring more horses, and as we expand in size, so will the range of lessons and abilities we are able to cater for.

All lessons, both Riding and Stable Management, will cost £40.

Lessons available for booking from Monday 24th October are: 

Wednesdays – Advanced adults
• 17.00 – 17.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)
• 18.00 – 18.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)

Thursdays – Beginners (from 8+)
• 11.00 – 11.45 – Stable Management (45 mins)
• 12.00 – 12.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)
• 14.00 – 14.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)

Friday – Advanced adults
• 17.00 – 17.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)
• 18.00 – 18.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)

Saturday – Advanced adults
• 9.00 – 9.45 – Stable Management (45 mins)
• 10.00 – 10.45 – Stable Management (45 mins)
• 11.00 – 11.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)

Sunday – Beginners (from 8+)
• 9.00 – 9.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)
• 10.00 – 10.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)
• 11.00 – 11.45 – Riding Lesson (45 mins)

As space for Riding Lessons will initially be so limited, we will not be opening a waiting list at this time, but please keep an eye on our website and social media for news as to when booking for our next block of lessons will open.

All lessons must be paid for in advance.

Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance will be charged at the full rate of £40.

If you work for a school and are interested in Stable Management & Riding lessons for your pupils, please contact our Education Team: education@vauxhallcityfarm.org.