Developing Life Skills and Aspirations
Ebony Horse Club uses access to horses and riding to teach key life skills such as: teamwork, committment, respect, and empathy.
I'm interested in my child learning to ride
Beginner riders can now sign-up for a new Inroduction to Riding six week course. If you decide that you want to become a member, children and young people will be added to a waiting list and will be allocated a space as they become available.
For individual members, group lessons run evenings and weekends according to ability.
At present, beginners’ lessons are on Saturday mornings, Tuesday and Thursday evenings only. Charges are £7 per individual for a 30 minute lesson. We do provide subsidised lessons for families on a case by case basis. We ask that a parent or guardian speaks to a member of our team to find out more about how we can support your child.
If you can't wait for your child to start riding you can find out about other riding schools in the London area, visit www.hoofride.co.uk.
During the weekday daytime, we timetable lessons for schools. Talk to your school first to see whether they are engaged with EHC and, if not, whether they would be interested in running a riding programme for their pupils.
School sessions run weekdays, Tuesday to Friday (term time only).
Please note that the minimum age for riding is 8 years old.
During the summer holidays, we run bespoke sessions for both individuals and youth groups. Please contact us to discuss a bespoke programme as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment.
Young People with Special Needs
Ebony Horse Club specialises in young people with emotional and behavioral difficulties, and welcomes those with special educational needs and some medical conditions. We are not a Riding for the Disabled Centre, but we do have a specialist instructor who is RDA-qualified. We do not have experience of all conditions and therefore assess our ability to accommodate each young person individually. If we are unable to accommodate a young person, we will recommend another centre with suitable expertise and facilities. The vast majority of those with special needs or disabilities are fully integrated within our regular classes and we currently have many riders on the autistic spectrum registered with us.