At Rayne Riding Centre in Essex, our horse and pony riding lessons cater for all abilities and start children horse riding from the age of 4 years. You can continue to any age - we recently had a lady of 84 having a go for her birthday!

We start children on ½ hour group lessons which we do each evening after school at 4 pm and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Once they can canter, they can move onto an hour lesson of which there are many more times available.

Riding hats may be borrowed at first and we have a selection of riding boots. You can wear your own footwear as long as it has a flat sole and a little heel – trainers are not suitable. Tracksuit bottoms or leggings are the most comfortable thing to wear and arms where possible should be covered. Back protectors are optional.

We are very lucky to be situated on a bridleway in Rayne, Essex and have some super hacking right on our doorstep. We can only take horse riders who can canter and suggest people have an assessment riding lesson first so we can pair them up with a suitable mount.