Our Riding school

Why come riding with us?

It's simple - we love to ride, and we want you to love it too


BHS Approved

The assessments our staff have had to undergo along with ongoing training means they've earned their stripes.


An amazing collection of horses and ponies

Chosen for their temprement and ability, we have horses and ponies to suit every discipline and level or rider.


Friendly and fun

We pride ourselves on the atmosphere, making sure you have the best time during your time with us.


Progressive Lesson Structure

With seven levels of riding lessons, your children will be proud of their progression and new skills


Horse and Pony Care

We offer lots of opportunities for children and adults to learn about caring for horses and to practice their skills


A relaxing environment, with indoor and outdoor arenas and jumping paddocks offering year round, all weather riding.    We have comfortable changing facilities and plenty of parking so there’s no lack of comfort afforded when you’r not on horseback.

It could be simply somebody who wants to learn to ride for a holiday, or it could be a child who is a pony enthusiast who wants to spend their every waking hour being around horses.


But horses are like people, they come in all sizes and temperaments and if you want to learn about horses or have riding lessons, you should visit a professional riding school.

Based in Essex, Chelmsford Equestrian Centre aims to provide high quality equestrian experiences and training to it’s clients. We can take a child from absolute novice rider through to a confident horse owner once they reach maturity. CEC is BHS (British Horse Society) and ABRS (Assocaition of British Riding Schools) accredited which means that we are subject to external scrutiny to ensure that we meet the standards required of a professionally run establishment.

Known to many in the past as the “Chelmsford Riding School” because of its closeness to the centre of the city, we offer in addition to riding lessons, courses on riding and road safety, stable management, horse ownership, dressage and show jumping if required.



Kids riding lessons

With the right ponies and instructors, children excel at an early age in more ways than simply riding.

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Adults riding lessons

We offer a full range of private and group lessons for adults be they complete beginners to advanced.

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Saddle club

Saddle club is a great way to get your kids to make new friends and really grow in confidence and strength.  Spaces are limited.

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Exam training

If you are looking to work or advance in the equestrian industry you’ll find the BHS qualifications can open many doors for you.

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Jumping lessons

Jumping lessons at CEC can either be over showjumps or our cross country course.  We’ve got some amazing jumping ponies for the kids and horses for the adults so get ...

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Flatwork lessons

Solid flatwork skills is the foundation of all good riders and our progressive development plan helps us to develop your riding no matter what you want to do.

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We cater for every level of rider from: Beginner to advanced Flat work to jumping Casual rider to exam candidates