Check out the video below, featuring Wimbledon Village Stables. It's located in Wimbledon Village, behind the Dog & Fox Pub. The stables, whose origin can be traced back to the early 1800's were opened in August 1980 after extensive renovation. Owner Carol Andrews holds open days once a month. There are thousands of acres of riding space on the doorstep, in Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park.
Here are four of the largest and most well-established horse riding centres in London for you to try out:
Horse riding and instruction for children and adults, in Hyde Park, central London. 5 minutes walk from Lancaster Gate tube. Private groups, and one to one tuition.
63 Bathurst Mews, London W2 2SB (Tel: 020 7723 2813)
Advertised as 'north London's supreme riding school'. Set in 34 acres of green belt land with views of Totteridge valley.
Lullington Garth, Woodside Park, Finchley, London N12 7BP
Riding stables next to Wimbledon Common. 17 miles of riding trails through woodland and heath. Longer rides available through Richmond Park. Offers horse riding instruction for adults, and pony riding for kids.
93 Ridgeway, London SW19 4SU (just 10 mins walk from Wimbledon train station) Tel: 020 8946 7400
One of London's oldest riding schools, founded in 1973, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Riding instruction for beginners through to more experienced. Offers horse riding on nearby Wanstead Flats, and sections of Epping Forest.
Empress Avenue, London E12 5HW (Tel: 020 8530 4648)
Charlottte Dujardin of Team GB wins gold in the dressage.
Nick Skelton wins gold in the showjumping. At 58 he's the oldest Olympic medallist. Nick came back from retirement after suffering a broken neck 16 years ago.
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