Horse Riding Lessons in West Sussex


With over a dozen highly schooled horses and ponies to choose from, you can be assured we will pair you with the perfect equine companion to develop your riding skills. Our horses exude a calm, patient temperament that suits all abilities and ages, while also possessing a range of skills such as Piaffe and Passage for riders at a more advanced level. All new customers will need to visit us for an Introduction Lesson before undertaking any of our other lessons or riding experiences. This is essential, as it lets us assess your respective ability in the saddle. 


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45-minute session | £50


All new customers will need to visit us for an Introduction Lesson. This 'taster session' is limited to one per customer, and lets us assess your ability in the saddle to help create an individual riding plan that meets your needs. It also offers the ideal chance to meet our horses and staff, as well as exploring the many state-of-the-art facilities on site. 


45-minute session | £80


We are delighted to be able to offer the rare (and sought-after) opportunity to enjoy private 1-2-1 lessons on our beautiful Spanish horses. Your session will place emphasis on developing the classical riding principles with a focus on effective posture. Lessons are suitable for beginners and more experienced riders looking to perfect advanced moves. 


45-minute session | £60


A private lesson with one of our talented and experienced instructors will ensure you make maximum progress within a 1-2-1 environment. We’ll match you with the ideal horse from our yard based on your age and ability. As our horses have excelled in a wide variety of equestrian disciplines, we can accommodate all riding requirements. 

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60-minute session | from £125


Held within our new Rider Performance Centre and featuring access to the latest biomechanics equipment, this session seeks to improve and correct poor rider alignment. You will be in the expert hands of our in-house instructors, Natasha Olivant and Sarah Campbell, who both have a wealth of knowledge in successfully developing a beneficial riding position.  

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45-minute session | £50


A wide range of different skills are taught in these lessons, depending on your specific needs and preferences. From lunging and long-reining to liberty work and equine behaviour, we can cover all aspects of horsemanship in inspirational surroundings. In-Hand & Liberty sessions can be arranged on a 1-2-1 basis or as part of a wider group. 

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45-minute session | £80


A fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable lesson, where you will perform different Spanish-style moves from disciplines including Doma Classica, Doma Vaquera and Garrocha aboard one of our stunning, classically-trained horses. To savour the full Iberian riding experience, take advantage of the option to use Spanish or Portuguese tack.

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45-minute session | from £35


Should you wish to book an expert instructor from the Classical Riding Academy for a lesson on your own horse (or pony), we would be delighted to accommodate you. Take advantage of our excellent facilities to develop your riding ability in inspirational surroundings. We have overnight stabling for all horses with up-to-date vaccinations. 


A gift voucher to spend at the Classical Riding Academy represents the perfect present for a loved one, offering maximum flexibility to recipients. With a 12-month redemption period from the purchase date, they will have ample time to select and book their preferred type of lesson with us. Vouchers are available to a value of your choice. 





​Molecomb Stud, New Barn Hill, Goodwood, West Sussex PO18 0QD


We are located three miles north-east of Chichester, 30 miles from both Brighton and Southampton, and an hour’s drive from the M25 (J10). 


A rider registration form must be completed and submitted online prior to riding with us. This is a mandatory requirement, but also allows us to gather all the useful information we need to ensure you get the most out of your time in the saddle. Please note that our booking conditions mean we are unable to give refunds.


All riders must bring their own hats.


If you cancel within 48 hours or fail to turn up for any reason, your payment will not be refunded.


Lessons and other sessions cancelled with more than 48 hours' notice will be rescheduled to a date within six months of the original appointment.  


Riding is an all-weather pursuit and goes ahead even in inclement conditions.