Old Bexley Riding School

Old Bexley Riding School

Professional friendly stable where Quality rates over Quantity and you will learn to ride competently

Operating as usual


Woodland Hacks for Summer 2023 check your grading with your instructor for booking your ‘out of paddock’ woodland riding..

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre 19/07/2023


Old Bexley Equestrian Centre The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 LICENCE NUMBER 21/00376/ANEST London Borough of Bexley




Things your riding instructor wants you to know:
1. This sport is hard. You don't get to bypass the hard…..every good rider has gone through it. You make progress, then you don't, and then you make progress again. Your riding instructor can coach you through it, but they cannot make it easy.

2. You're going to ride horses you don't want to ride. If you're teachable, you will learn from every horse you ride. Each horse in the yard can teach you if you let them. IF YOU LET THEM. Which leads me to…

3. You MUST be teachable to succeed in this sport. You must be teachable to succeed at anything, but that is another conversation. Being teachable often means going back to basics time and time and time again. If you find basics boring, then your not looking at them as an opportunity to learn. Which brings me to…..

4. This sport is a COMMITMENT. Read that, then read it again. Every sport is a commitment, but in this sport your teammate weighs 1200 lbs and speaks a different language. Good riders don't get good by riding every once in awhile….they improve because they make riding a priority and give themsevles opportunity to practice.

5. EVERY RIDE IS AN OPPORTUNITY. Even the walk ones. Even the hard ones. Every. Single. Ride. Remember when you just wished someone would lead you around on a horse? Find the happiness in just being able to RIDE. If you make every ride about what your AREN'T doing, you take the fun out of the experience for yourself, your horse, and your instructor. Just enjoy the process. Which brings me to...

6. Riding should be fun. It is work. and work isn't always fun.....but if you (or your rider) are consistently choosing other activities or find yourself not looking forward to lessons, it's time to take a break. The horses already know you don't want to be here, and you set yourself up for failure if you are already dreading the lesson before you get here.

7. You'll learn more about horses from the ground than you ever will while riding. That's why ground lessons are important, too. If you're skipping ground lessons (or the part of your lesson that takes place on the ground), you're missing out on the most important parts of the lesson. You spend far more time on the ground with horses than you do in the saddle.

8. Ask questions and communicate. If you're wondering why your coach is having you ride a particular horse or do an exercise, ask them. Then listen to their answer and refer to #3 above.

9. We are human beings. We make decisions (some of them life and death ones) every day. We balance learning for students with workloads for horses and carry the bulk of this business on our shoulders. A little courtesy goes a long way.

Of all the sports your child will try through their school years, riding is one of 3 that they may continue regularly as adults (golf and skiing are the others). People who coach riding spend the better part of their free time and much of their disposable income trying to improve their own riding and caring for the horses who help teach your child. They love this sport and teaching others…..but they all have their limits. Not all good riders are good coaches, but all good coaches will tell you that the process to get good is not an easy one.

*thank you to whoever wrote this! Not my words, but certainly a shared sentiment!

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre 18/11/2022


Sunday 20th November
Places available for your horse mad youngsters.
All details are available so head over to : EVENTS

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre Adults only private & semi private lessons are for better concentration of the rider and for more accurate correction of details.

Photos from Old Bexley Equestrian Centre's post 02/09/2022

Whitsun School Holiday Pony Days
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Email now for more detail’s to: [email protected]

Riders Weight, Why Does It Matter? 06/03/2022

Riders Weight, Why Does It Matter? Horse rider's weight and why it matters to the horse. Horse welfare and why riding schools enforce weight restrictions for their horses.

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre 08/12/2021

Old Bexley Pony Club days have just gone live for the Christmas holiday.
Bookings via:
22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th December 2021.

No need to be a pony club member just a wild pony mad under 12yr old that’s wants to come to the stables and be up close and snuggly with our wonderful herd of mini shetlands snd hairy ponies.

Merry Christmas everyone.🎅

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre Adults only private & semi private lessons are for better concentration of the rider and for more accurate correction of details.


We are offering our Riding School clients the opportunity to have a private professional Christmas Photo shoot with your favourite riding school horse or pony.
You will be able to purchase a voucher through the office which will be valid until the End of January 2022.

Vouchers can be sent by email or picked up from Old Bexley EC.

Card payment is preferable but we are able to use PayPal or bank transfer by emailing in and we can contact you for payment.

Fantastic present as an extra or something extra special to give to members of extended family.

All photos will be digital but can be framed* if an extra special gift is required.

Once purchased we will arrange your shoot and pony with the photographer with times and dates to suit all parties..

Merry Christmas 🎅


Important Notice

Cancellation Policy has changed to 48hrs

Please be aware when booking your slots.

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre 14/09/2021


Old Bexley Equestrian Centre Adults only private & semi private lessons are for better concentration of the rider and for more accurate correction of details.

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre 21/08/2021

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre Adults only private & semi private lessons are for better concentration of the rider and for more accurate correction of details.


⭐️ Job opportunity ⭐️

Part-time WEEKEND position

OBRS are looking for a reliable, conscientious member of staff that is up to industry speed.

The job involves all aspects of daily horse care including mucking out, handling school horses and preparing them for lessons. Teaching young riders.

DBS and or Safeguarding would be useful but can be applied for for right candidate.

Opportunity to train for BHS or ABRS Exams.


Please message or email [email protected]

We are based in BEXLEY Kent, DA5 2AW

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre 14/07/2021

We have recently moved onto an online booking service. It is early days so please understand that the availability may be hit an miss but we will be putting up additional slots in as soon as possible.


Follow link to register and book.

Old Bexley Equestrian Centre Adults only private & semi private lessons are for better concentration of the rider and for more accurate correction of details.


Shetland Ponies to `Rent` for the Summer School Holidays.

If you have ever thought about getting a pony for your Mini Rider this is a perfect chance to see if buying a pony is for you. You will be offered the chance to come along to the centre twice a week and have fun with your small four-legged friend. You will need to attend an H&S induction beforehand to advise on how to use equipment and handle the pony. Days are fairly flexible but initially you choose your days at the start.

Fees start at £120 for Pat and Polish

All equipment is provided.

For more details or to arrange a visit to the herd. Contact Wendy at Old Bexley Equestrian Centre on 07779 333148, email [email protected] or Private Message.


Been chattering on about this since last year , finally took the plunge..

The sooner you register the sooner it goes ‘live’…..



Half Term Pony Stable Day Thursday 3rd June
8-14yrs. £55
Contact: [email protected]


SPECIAL OFFER for June 2021

An ADULT Day at the Centre £99

Applicants must be able to walk and trot independently. Cantering would be useful but we can work on that...!

Dressage/Flatwork training
to improve your position and balance

Showjump training
to improve or start up your showjumping skills

Horsemastership session
to include preparing the horse to ride with grooming, tacking up and basic hoof picking and care of the saddlery and horse before and after riding

Woodland hack

Includes lunch and refreshments.

Thursdays Only throughout JUNE 2021

70kg weight restriction. Over 16yrs

Book now to avoid disappointment.

email to [email protected] or text through for call back..


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Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 9:30am - 3pm
Sunday 9:30am - 3pm
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