Are you looking for horse riding lessons for children and preschoolers in Herts? We’ve listed established riding schools across the county that are perfect for little ones – including equestrian centres in Bishop’s Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, Rickmansworth, St Albans, Stevenage, and Ware.

All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.

Children’s Horse Riding Lessons in Hertfordshire

Aescwood Farm Children’s Riding School
Rawlings Ln, Seer Green, Beaconsfield HP9 2RQ
Aescwood Farm Children’s Riding School is a British Horse Society Approved Riding Establishment established in 1981. The location enables indoor and outdoor riding experiences, including riding through Hodgemoor Wood. They specialise in children aged 4 to 12 years, and include plenty of fun and games in our riding instruction to ensure that children have a great time while they learn to ride. Lessons are offered Saturday and Sunday mornings to suit all abilities.
Donna – 01494 875 048

Chibley Farm Stud & Equestrian Centre
Stondon, Shillington, Herts SG5 3HG
Chibley Farm are located for the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire border. They are a BHS approved and Pony Club centre offering a selection of experienced horses and ponies for all ages of rider from 3 years. Chibley Farm teach mainly 1-2-1 or semi-private lessons so that riders progress quicker than they might in large groups.
01462 711583 or 07774924425

Chiswell Green Riding School
Chiswell Green Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL2 3AJ
Chiswell Green Riding School is a friendly family run centre offering Horse riding lessons from ages 5 years and over. They offer a wide variety of Group Lessons, Private Lessons, Hacks, Parties, Pony Club, Pony Days, Stable Mangement, Shows and Gymkhana’s.
07886 742171

Coltspring School of Riding
Sarratt Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 4LR
Coltspring School of Riding cater for all ages and levels of riding experience, from complete beginners to experienced competition riders. There are a range of activities for adults and children, ranging from ‘Own a Pony day’ to Jumping Clinics and Children’s parties.
01923 774964

Contessa Riding & Training Centre
Colliers End, Ware, Herts SG11 1EN
Contessa is one of the UK’s leading Equestrian Centres specialised in Dressage. We are a friendly family run Riding & Training Centre located in 50 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. During the week they offer riding for children from 2.5 yrs at their Cuddly Pony sessions which are aimed at the under 5s to build confidence. Riding lessons are provided from children from age 4 years. Contessa are also a Pony Club Centre offering a fun and friendly structured club in which children and young adults can learn how to ride and look after a pony.
01920 821792

Courtlands Riding Stables
Old Chantry Lane, Todds Green, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2JE
Courtlands Riding Stables lessons are both fun and safe, and cater for both adults and children of all levels of experience from 3 years of age. They are fully insured and licensed by Stevenage Borough Council and provide British Horse Society instruction. Courtlands are also a Pony Club Centre and can offer you membership to The Pony Club, open to those who don’t own a pony.
01438 355121
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Gaddesden Place – Riding for the Disabled
Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 6EX
Gaddesden Place RDA is a thriving stables operating Tuesday through Saturday in term time. They welcome individual riders and groups from both mainstream and specialist schools, for ages 4 upwards with a wide range of special needs and disabilities. They are the only full time RDA group in Hertfordshire with an indoor school, electric wheelchair ramp and a hoist.
01442 246924

Greenacres Equestrian
Lower Luton Rd, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 5EG
Greenacres Equestrian is a family owned and run yard convenient to London in the heart of Hertfordshire. All lessons at Greenacres Equestrian are supervised by BHS and ABRS qualified instructors, teaching all ages upwards from four years old. They are open for lessons or rides throughout the year, mid week days, evenings and weekends. Pony parties are also available for groups of up to 8 children aged 4+.

Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre
Hall Green, Little Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, CM22 7PN
Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre pride themselves on running a professional and happy yard, offering a teaching system where both horses and humans are praised for good work resulting in a positive and highly motivating learning environment. Children can start riding lessons at Hallingbury Hall from the age of 7.

Hooks Cross Equestrian
Oaks Cross Farm, Hooks Cross, Watton-At-Stone, Herts SG14 3RY
Hooks Cross Equestrian are BHS Approved and span 163 Acres of woodlands, pastures and tracks. They offer lessons for beginners up to advanced riders from age 5 years. They are also a pony club centre meeting on Monday or Tuesday evenings.
01920 438240
(Text Only) 07811 442416

Ickleford Equestrian & Pony Club Centre
Lower Green Farm, Ickleford, Hitchin, Herts SG5 3TW
Catering for all ages and abilities, Ickleford are a member of the Association of British Riding Schools, approved pony club centre, licensed by the North Herts District council, and fully insured. “Walkouts” are offered for childen aged 4 years to 6 years old as an introduction to horse riding.
0146245091 / 07722360880

Kim’s Equestrian
Westwick Row Farm, Westwick Row, Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 4UB
Kim Slater has been teaching people to ride since 1984 and is a fully qualified BHS Riding Instructor. Surrounded by open countryside, the hacking track around the fields and woodland adjacent to Kim’s Equestrian, provides a safe riding environment for riders of all ages and abilities. The school is fully insured and licensed by St Albans District Council. Riding and Jumping Lessons are available all year round for all ages and abilities on Saturdays and Sundays, with some lessons available during the week. Half hour lessons are available for young Beginners, as well as lessons for Under 5s on a Saturday Morning.
07966 462143

Northaw Riding School
Northaw Manor, Northaw Road West, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 4NT
Northaw Riding School offers a variety of horse riding lessons, as well as horse hacking, children’s pony days, birthday parties, event days and lots more. All riding lessons are given by the team of fully qualified British Horse Society instructors, offering experiences for everybody from the complete beginner to the more experienced horse rider looking to take their riding to the next level. Pony Days run from 9.15am – 4pm and include two riding lessons and pony care & handling lessons and lots more practical activities.
07771 900 139 (8am – 6pm)

Old Town Riding School
Boxmoor Show Jumps, Fletcher Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 5RR
Old Town Riding School is a small, friendly, family run riding school licensed by the local authority. Catering for all ages & abilities, from children as young as 2yrs right through to adults & from the complete beginner to the more experienced rider. Pony Days are held every Thursday in school holidays & half terms and give your child the opportunity to discover what it would be like to have their own pony. The school also work with children & adults that have a statement of SEN.

Petasfield Riding School
Petasfield Stables, Mangrove Lane, Hertford, Herts SG13 8QQ
Petasfield Riding School have an all weather arena plus a grass paddock where the horse riding lessons take place. They have lessons for the beginner rider all the way through to the more advanced. The school also provide the chance to learn horse care through being a Pony Club Centre and also offering BHS care stages training.

The Pony Ranch
St Marys lane Hertingfordbury, Herts SG14 2LD
The Pony Ranch is a centre that rescues and rehabilitates ponies in need. They operate as not for profit. Children of all ages and all abilities are welcome; not only will they learn to ride but also how to care for, love and communicate with the ponies too. Short 15 minute sessions are available for under 3s.
07597 059803

Raybrook Riding Equestrian Centre
Blue Bridge Road, Brookmans Park AL9 7SX
From beginners to experienced riders, Raybrook’s horse riding lessons are everyone aged 5 years and over. They tailor their teaching methods and techniques according to the rider’s skill level. Lessons run from 9am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and on Sunday until 3pm.
07961 336 508

Sandridgebury Riding School
Sandridgebury Farm, Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6JB
Sandridgebury Riding School provide lessons and hacks for children and adults with qualified instructors and safe and reliable ponies and horses. Group and private lessons and pony weeks for children during Easter and summer vacations.

Shardeloes Farm Equestrian Centre
Cherry Lane, Amersham, HP7 0QF
The Equestrian Centre at Shardeloes Farm is set in 530 acres of rolling countryside. They are a large BHS approved riding school running lessons throughout the week suitable for all abilities and ages from 4 years.
01494 433333