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Belfairs Riding School is based in Belfairs Park in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. The surrounding woodland is the ideal place to enjoy horse riding. We have horses and ponies to suit children and adults of all abilities, from beginners to more experienced riders.

Lessons & Rides

All riding is by prior appointment. Please phone to book. Adult rides and lessons take place on Wednesdays and Sundays. Children’s lessons take place on Saturdays and Wednesday PM during term time, and midweek during official school holiday periods.

Regular riding is subject to a waiting list. Prices are effective from 1st April 2017. Please see details and prices below.

All riders must complete a rider registration form before their first lesson or ride. Just complete it in advance and bring it with you when you come for your first ride.

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How to book

Telephone 01702 525571 on Saturday or Sunday between 9.00am and 3.30pm to book lessons and rides. We regret we cannot accept bookings or amendments/cancellations by email.

All rides and lessons, except pony rides must be booked in advance.

Casual riding (available to non-members)

One off group lessons are available to those looking for the odd lesson, or those who are keen to be offered a regular riding appointment and are on, or wish to be included on our waiting list. These are available midweek in school holidays. We take bookings two weekends prior to the start of school holiday periods.

Hour rides for beginners/intermediate non-members are offered midweek during school holiday periods (subject to availability).

  • We are currently updating our prices – please ask when booking

Courses of lessons (members only)

Six week courses of half-hour lessons are available to our regular member riders. Suitable for all ages and standards (one lesson per week).

  • We are currently updating our prices – please ask when booking

Hour rides

Group escorted hour rides (hacks) for experienced adult riders only. An assessment is required for any new rider wishing to be considered.

Hour rides for beginner/intermediate riders may be available mid-week and during official school holiday periods. Please see “Casual riding”.

  • We are currently updating our prices – please ask when booking


A full booking fee will be charged unless a minimum of 24 hours notice is given and we will try and re-arrange your lesson or ride. Cancellations for holidays must be made in advance and again, we will try and re-arrange your appointment.

Cancellations must be made in person or by phone. We can’t accept cancellations by email. Please also note that if you do need to phone the riding school the office is not staffed on the horses’ rest days – Mondays and Fridays.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Riding hats and what to wear

Riding hats must be worn by all riders. These are available for loan free of charge from the Riding School. Suitable footwear and clothing must also be worn.

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  • Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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