Here you will find out all the latest news and developments at The Classical Riding Academy. Keep your eyes peeled for special promotions and open day events happening at Molecomb Stud.

The Classical Riding Academy News



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

For a limited time The Classical Riding Academy are offering 6 x 45 min Private Riding Lessons for £300.

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If you are looking for ways to improve your riding then you need to book in with our resident strength coach and Physio Gus Olds.

Gus is the secret ingredient of many equestrian sporting heros as the top of their game and he is based here at The Classical Riding Academy.

Using targeted stretches and exercises to suit fitness and riding level, Gus will accelerate your progress in the saddle exponentially.


The Classical Riding Academy is opening their doors for our first annual open day.


Come to our base at Molocomb Stud on the Goodwood Estate on the 1st August (C19 pending) to watch our horses perform beautiful displays and masterclass lessons throughout the day.


Pre-booking is essential to allow us to facilitate good social distancing.


To book your ticket please email and let us know whether you would like a morning or afternoon ticket. Precise timings will be released a week before the event.

Equestrian Theatre

The Classical Riding Academy's sister company 'Olivants Equine Displays' will be holding regular evening performances at Molecomb Stud showcasing our beautiful Spanish Schoolmasters and liberty horses.

Expect a top production of equine theatrics synonymous with the Olivants name.


Horse News

New Horse

The Classical Riding Academy have a new member, we are excited to showcase our latest Spanish Schoolmaster Horse - 'Emperador'

'Perry' is an advanced horse who has passage, piaffe, Spanish Walk, Spanish Trot, Changes and all laterals established and is like riding a unicorn!


He is the living incarnate of the Spanish Horse Dream...

Cecil of the Circus

Cecil is our amazing advanced PRE Spanish Dressage Schoolmaster Purchased in 2019 from the late and much venerated Nell Gifford, founder of Giffords Circus.


Cecil is available for limited schoolmaster lessons and those that have the pleasure will have be coming back for more as this magical stallion possesses the gentlest temperament and is the safest, kindest soul.

Billy & Bertie

The Classical Riding Academy's team mascots and legends in their own right...

Please tip your hats to Billy and Bertie, our pony pals whose main goal in life is to steal as much attention and polos from all of our clients as possible.

Be warned, so far all of our clients (and staff) have without fail fallen for their charm!


Staff News


With over 100 years of experience between them, The Classical Riding Academy aim to raise and revolutionise the standards of riding schools universally.  

Believing very strongly the quality of our horsemanship and coaching, we will take complete beginners to Grand Prix in a caring and supportive environment.


Please join me in welcoming Anneliese Gillett to The Classical Riding Academy.


Anneliese is a fully qualified instructor and specialises in teaching children and beginners as well as being an advanced classical trainer of many years.


If you have a passion for horses, an eye for detail and an enquiring mind that pushes the boundaries of the ordinary and seeks to improve riders for horses then get in touch.

If would rather not teach but would like to be involved in the devoted care we impart on our priceless Spanish Stallions - we want to hear from you too. 

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