Lee Valley Riding Centre is a great place for kids to start their journey to being a confident rider or continue to develop their riding skills and knowledge. With a variety of lessons and activities, children can start as young as 5 years old all the way up until the adult riding age of 16 years.
Meet the Minis
Come and meet our mini horses, Charlotte & Sugar. A great introduction for younger children to build confidence around ponies, or for teens and adults to have some fun. Book a 30 minute session on weekdays anytime before 16:00 and spend time grooming, plaiting and taking photos with our miniature ponies.
Minimum of 2 people per session and maximum of 6 people
Sessions are subject to availability and must be booked in advance
Suitable for ages three plus to adults
Just £17.50 per person
Half terms session dates and times
Tuesday 9 April at 14:00
Thursday 11 April at 15:00
Friday 12 April at 15:00
Tuesday 16 April at 13:30
Thursday 18 April at 11:30
Regular session dates and times
Weekdays - anytime before 16:00
Places must be booked in advance by calling 020 8556 2629.
Half term activities
This half term there's no need to have bored little faces; our range of horse riding activities is perfect for keeping them entertained.
Own a pony
Own a Pony day
Get hands-on experience in all aspects of horse care such as grooming, handling and putting on saddles and bridles. Once the horses are ready, they'll enjoy a half an hour ride on their pony. Sessions are aimed at children aged 8 and up.
£50 per person
Session dates and times
Tuesday 9 April from 11:00 - 14:00
Thursay 11 April from 13:00-16:00
Wednesday 17 April from 11:00-14:00
Call us on 020 8556 2629 to book your spot. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Mini Own a Pony
Mini Own a Pony day
Mini Own a Pony sessions give your little ones aged 5-8 years old the chance to really experience what it's like owning a pony. Children will have fun and gain confidence being around ponies on this two hour course and will receive qualified instruction throughout while grooming, tacking up and riding.
£30 per session
Session dates and times
Monday 8 April from 14:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 10 April from 12:00 - 14:00
Friday 12 April from 11:00 - 13:00
Monday 15 April from 14:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 16 April from 14:00 - 16:00
Thursday 18 April from 13:00 - 15:00
Call us on 020 8556 2629 to book your spot. Spaces are limited to 10 per session, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Anyone can join the UK Pony Club – take a look at pcuk.org for details. Pony Club members who regularly ride at Lee Valley Riding Centre are eligible to join the Lee Valley Pony Club, who meet once a week. Pony Club is about much more than just riding – children learn about caring for a horse too, with achievement badges covering subjects like feeding, equipment, pony behavior and grooming.
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