Horse Riding School in West Sussex & Hampshire

Willowbrook Riding Centre is a family owned horse riding school situated in the semi-rural village of Hambrook, near the West Sussex/Hampshire border, within four miles of Havant and Chichester.

We are a family friendly riding school with a relaxed atmosphere, designed not only to teach you how to ride, but ensure you’re having fun while doing so. The riding school is open all year round offering group and private horse riding lessons, hacking and childrens pony mornings. We cater for horse riders of all abilities, sizes, and ages (over two and a half), so no matter who you are, or what experience you have, everyone is welcome.

Willowbrook Riding Centre is approved by the Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) and licenced by the West Sussex County Council. Our Licence number is 3815/18/00695/re and the licence holder is Christine Hirlehey.

Horse Riding in Hampshire

Willowbrook is located near the Hampshire border, only 10 minutes drive east of Havant and 20 minutes from Portsmouth. We have a large floodlit menage and plenty of hacking routes with some our two hours hacks reaching the top of Kingley Vale / South Downs.

Horse Riding in West Sussex

Offering horse riding lessons 5 days a week, we have plenty of children and adults from the nearby. Willowbrook is located just 10 minutes form Chichester, and we offer some of the best hacking routes around. We have a policy of a maximum of 6 riders per lesson and hack to ensure each rider is given ample 1 on 1 teaching from our experinced instructor Kerry.

Willowbrook Riding Centre in West Sussex
Hacking and Riding in West Sussex Hampshire Willowbrook Equestrian Centre

Willowbrook has good local hacking and walkout routes, with 1 hour routes around local country roads and bridleways, and 2 hour rides reaching the top of South Downs. We also offer leid-rein hacks (being lead) for new horse riders and children.

Horse Riding Hampshire West Sussex Equestrian Yard Stables

Looking for your child to sample of the horse riding lifestyle? We have special pony mornings on the weekends teaching children how to groom, muck out, and 30 minute childrens lesson to finish off. See our pony mornings page for more details.

Horse Riding Yard at Willowbrook in Chichester and West Sussex

Willowbrook also offers part livery for people looking for someone to care for their horse. All liveries have access to the riding school facilities, as well as great local hacking routes. For more details, visit our livery yard page.

Horses for Sale

We also offer have a selection of riding school horses for sale. Most of our horses are heavy weight cobs which are regularly used on the riding school and trained by expert riders.

Horses for Sale at Willowbrook Riding Centre in West Sussex UK

Bed and Breakfast

Are you visiting the local area or wanting to book a horse riding get away? We have an on-site bed and breakfast only 10 minutes from Chichester and Havant.

Family room view at Willowbrook Bed and Breakfast in Chichester

Willowbrook Reviews

I was looking for horse riding lessons in the Havant and Portsmouth area when I found Willowbook Riding Centre. I started riding here in November 2014, the staff are really friendly and made me feel welcomed. The riding lessons are excellent and my confidence has improved massively. – Shannon Gains

I have been going to Willowbrook for a few months now and wanted to let everyone know how good this yard is. Great friendly staff with a an informal atmosphere which I am now good friends with a couple. The horses are all in very good condition and are well looked after. So if your looking for a relaxing and informal equestrian centre, there is no doubt the one for you! – Clare Campbell

I have been attending Willowbrook Riding School since September 2014, for hacking and lessons as a total beginner. I have felt very much at home, with all staff, which is very important to me, I feel people can learn better, when they feel relaxed, with their surroundings. Kerry my instructor makes me feel less nervous, and has a lot of patience and understanding. This has increased my confidence immensely. I really enjoy my time at Willowbrook and never want to leave. Lovely staff, great horses and relaxing environment. I completely recommend the school to all abilities of riders. – Dawn Saunders