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 children’s 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 licensed by the Chichester District Council. Our License number is 3815/18/00695/re and the license holder is Christine Hirlehey.

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Horse riding lesson in Willowbrook riding Centre's Menage

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

Willowbrook is located just 10 minutes from 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.

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 lead-rein hacks (being lead) for new horse riders and children.

Horse Riding Hampshire West Sussex Equestrian Yard Stables

Looking for your child to sample the horse riding lifestyle? We have special pony mornings on the weekends teaching children how to groom, muck out, and 30-minute children’s ride 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 and great local hacking routes. For more details, visit our livery yard page.


Absolutely love this place. Everyone is very friendly and and really good at teaching. I recently took my 7 year old sister and I felt perfectly comfortable letting her go. They are very good at pushing forward in difficulty but I always felt safe to go at my own pace there is no pressure. Love love love Willowbrook Riding Centre – Beth G

Would like to thank Willowbrook for a lovely hack out with my nieces who were over from Australia. Lovely horses and well-kept stables. Thank you for a great hack. – Ali Jacobs

I can’t recommend Willowbrook enough – it’s an excellent riding center and they are wonderful with my children. Every time we’ve contacted them, Christine has gone out of her way to accommodate our requests. As a complete novice, her help and advice have been invaluable. The lessons have been great too, our instructor Kerry is so patient. My son and daughter love coming here! Thanks again for everything. – Samantha Wood