Welcome to our
Horse Riding School
High Beech Horse Riding School first opened to the public in 1970 and our aim today is the same as the day we opened, to teach you to ride, or improve your riding in a friendly atmosphere and pleasant surroundings.
High Beech Horse Riding School is situated in High Beech village in the centre of Epping Forest, Essex and cater for all riders, from teaching the beginner or novice in our indoor school to experienced riders wishing to improve their technique. We also offer escorted forest rides
Our location right in the heart of Epping Forest, Essex gives us over 6000 acres of woodland to explore.
High Beech Horse Riding School also offer
taster horse riding sessions,
horse riding experience days
and gift vouchers, so there has never been a better time to give horse riding a try.
High Beech Horse Riding School are open 6 days a week. (closed Tuesdays)
Please come down to the yard to take a breather and enjoy the stunning views of our fields and horses and enjoy a cup of tea.
Everyone at High Beech Horse Riding School extend our warmest wishes to you and hope to see you soon.
Gloria and Chris Taylor
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We have been riding at High Beech Riding School for a combined 58 years. In that time we have enjoyed excellent lessons and wonderful hacks in Epping Forest, including dawn rides and whole day rides. We have always found the staff welcoming and the horses well looked after and willing.
Jillian learned to ride at High Beech, taught by the late Alf Taylor who founded the stable with his wife, Gloria. The following was published in the stables newsletter at the time (this was in the days before Facebook!) twenty six years ago exactly in March 1985.
I have a friend called Janet,
She can be quite a pain,
She’s told me I should learn to ride,
Time and time again.
She said, “You really need to think,
Now you are twenty-eight
You must get on a horse quite soon
Or it will be too late.”
She frowned and stated firmly,
“You should delay no more
Yes, riding is the sport for you,
It’s what your backside’s for.”
So, feeling old and past it,
I drove to High Beech School,
I gingerly got on my mount,
I thought I looked a fool.
Champ knew I was beginning,
And took great care of me.
He walked and turned and trotted
And stopped at letter “C”.
By the end of that lesson
I felt safe on a horse.
Champ was the perfect teacher
(Alf helped as well, of course)
I’ve had more lessons since then,
I’m still feeling my way.
I’m nearly getting better,
I’ll be quite good some day.
I’m now a good deal older,
In fact I’m twenty-nine.
A wiser person who knows well
That riding is just fine.
And now both Janet and I are in our 50’s, we are still having a good time at High Beech Stables and would recommend others to give it a try!
Gloria, Chris and everyone at