Surrey has an extremely active equestrian industry, with three racecourses, numerous polo training grounds, riding schools, livery yards, studs, famous equestrian riders and thousands of horses, horse owners and everyday riders.
There are around 20,000 horses and riders, riding in Surrey on approximately 750 miles of bridleways and byways.
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The Epsom Downs is in Surrey, it’s a large area of chalk downland to the south, with a right of access on horseback to hack areas of the Epsom Downs and over 20km of rides available.
Epsom Downs has at its core, the well known Epsom Downs racecourse, which is best known for the Epsom Derby Stakes.
There is free access along public bridleways, but some areas and rides are closed during the morning to prevent conflict with racehorse training.
However, there are plenty of other Surrey areas with rides that are available all day.
Horse Riding & Equestrian Facilities in Surrey.
Chessington Equestrian Centre – 0208 398 7668
Clayton Road, Chessington, Surrey KT9 1NN
A riding centre and school teaching all levels and disciplines. A livery yard and a riding centre that supplies training for pentathaletes as well as courses and activities for schools and colleges
Wildwoods Riding Centre – 01747 822997
Ebbisham Lane, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5BH
Set in 20 acres at the foot of Epsom Downs, Wildwoods specialises in horse riding lessons for all levels of riders and disciplines including cross country, dressage and showjumping. The centre is only 20 miles from Central London and is surrounded on all sides by superb hacking/p>
Albury Equestrian Centre – 01483 203608
Ponds Farm, Brook Lane, Albury, GU5 9JL
Situated just a few miles from Guildford, in the heart of the Surrey countryside. We provide tailormade livery services, with top quality stabling and turnout, and our riding school provides tuition at all levels from beginners to advanced
Epsom Riding School – 01372 749490
Horton Country Park, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8PL
Equestrian Centre, Riding School and Polo Club. Our Equestrian Centre in Horton Country Park at Epsom is set in 400 acres of Country Park with riding and livery facilities for full and part livery. Also classical riding tuition for beginners in our large indoor riding school