Horse Riding Lessons
in West Sussex

Natasha and her team provide private and group horse riding lessons, near Chichester for both adults and children of all ages and abilities down at Molecomb Stud in West Sussex. For those that are new to riding, experienced riders, those wanting to improve their existing riding skills or would like to get back to riding after a break, our instructors look forward to helping you improve your confidence and skills.

At The Classical Riding Academy we are lucky to have a number of excellently trained Spanish 'High School' horses whom we use to teach on.


It is a rare experience to be able to learn on such talented schoolmasters, who are calm and patient enough for beginners, whilst also being well versed in all lateral movements such as shoulder in, leg yield and half pass and having skills such as Piaffe and Passage.


As our students advance, they will have an opportunity to learn these more advanced Dressage moves and to have a taste of the equestrian artistic arts such as Spanish Walk and Spanish Trot, a unique opportunity within the U.K. riding schools.

Introductory Horse Riding Lessons

To ensure you get the most out of your lessons with The Classical Riding Academy, we offer introductory lessons which consist of a 30 minute ride and a 15 minute tour of the stables and consultation. These lessons offer us a chance to see how you ride and to be able to prepare a personalised lesson plan for you, in addition, the introductory lesson will allow you to check out our facilities, meet our horses and instructors.

Horse Riding For Children and Adults


Introduction Lessons

£40 per session.

This is your chance to experience the ambiance of The Classical Riding Academy, meet the horses and staff, see the facilities and have your first lesson where, we can make a tailored riding plan for you.

The lesson will include a 15 minute tour of the stables and  consultation.


Advanced Rider Biomechanics

£150 per session (on one of our horses)
£125 per session (on your own horse)

Advanced Rider Mechanics addresses the root cause of poor rider alignment and results in producing a much more favourable outcome not only for the rider but also the horse.

Within the session, Natasha and Gustav use their combined knowledge of horse and rider biomechanics to guarantee a transformative experience for both horse and rider.

Spanish Schoolmaster Riding Lesson

£80 per session


We offer individual, private lessons on our beautiful Spanish Schoolmaster horses.

The lessons will focus on rider posture and the classical riding principles to help you achieve and exceed your personal horsemanship goals.

Private Riding Lesson

£60 per session


Whether you are new to riding, experienced, or looking at getting back into the saddle again after a break, Private Riding Lessons at the Classical Riding Academy are for you.


Expert 1-2-1 tuition will ensure you get the most out of your time in the saddle and we can help you work towards achieving your horse riding goals.


Lesson on Your Own Horse

£45 per session (£35 for Livery Clients)

If you would like a lesson on your own horse at The Classical Riding Academy base Molecomb Stud in Goodwood, we would be happy to accommodate you.

We have overnight stabling facilities for all horses with up to date vaccinations.

Special Offers

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4 x Spanish Schoolmaster Lessons For £265

Become a more confident rider and achieve your personal riding goals whilst saving money. 

For a limited time The Classical Riding Academy are offering 4 x 45 minute Spanish Schoolmaster Riding Lessons for £265 (weekday only).

Offer Valid Until 30th September 2020


From £175 per session

Accompanied by an extremely experienced host, this is your chance to ride out across the private and otherwise inaccessible grounds of The Goodwood Estate


Outrides are approximately 1.5 hours long, although longer rides are possible by arrangement venturing further afield into the Charlton Forest.

30 minute in hand lessons

In Hand Lessons

£40 per session

We teach individual and group in hand lessons focusing on a variety of different skills such as:


*Liberty Work

*Long Reining

*Equine Behaviour/Natural Horsemanship


When booking, specify your particular interest so we can tailor the horse to your requirements.

Child's Lead Rein Session

£35 per session

 A fun introduction to horse riding for children between the ages of 4-10. 


The children will be given a ride on the lead rein until they have developed a good seat and are able to ride independently off the lead rein.


6 x Private Riding Lessons For £300 

£300 for 6 X 45 min Lessons

Expert 1-2-1 tuition with one of our experienced instructors to help you improve your riding disciplines and achieve your personal goals. 

For a limited time The Classical Riding Academy are offering
6 x 45 minute Private Riding Lessons for £300 (weekday only).

Offer Valid Until 30th September 2020

Please note: We are currently unable to accommodate riders over 13 stone, however we are able to offer plenty of in hand tuition based on classical and behavioural principles to horse enthusiasts of any weight or for those not wishing to ride.

Before Your Riding Lesson

All lessons must be paid for in advance either through the booking system and then paying on the same working day by BACS using your surname as a reference on your transaction. Please note we no longer accept Paypal as a means of payment.


Our Bank Details are: The Classical Riding Academy Ltd, account number: 39025868, sort code: 30-93-97.


You will receive a confirmation email on completion of booking. If we have not received payment within 24 hours the booking will be cancelled and the slot will be made re-available online.

For special offer bookings such as 'Beginner Blocks', please book your initial session date and then email your further date requirements to  and we can arrange the further lesson dates.

Rider Registration Form

When booking a lesson with us please remember, you will need to have printed out and filled in a 'Rider Registration Form' to bring with you to the riding centre on the day before you can ride. This will give us all the information we need about you and it is a mandatory requirement from our insurers which prevents us from letting you ride without it.

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