Lessans Riding Stables

British Horse Society approved. Lessans offers tuition, trekking and hacking on quiet country roads. Facilities include indoor school and outdoor ménage. Open all year.

Lessans Riding Stables is a BHS Approved riding school situated in the beautiful countryside of Northern Ireland, three miles from Carryduff, on the Saintfield Road, easily accessible from Belfast and on a main bus route.

This riding school offers a variety of services to riders of all standards on safe, well-schooled ponies and horses and have extensive facilities.

Group Lessons
Private Lessons
Private Group Rides
Riding for Disabled
Children's Parties
Pony and Trap Rides
Show Jumping
Cross Country
Shows and Derbys
Pony Camps
Pony Club

Also: gallery/entertainment area, two full sets of show jumps, safe hacking around lanes and quiet country roads. Tea, coffee and vending machine available.

Cafe opens at weekends and holidays.

Lessans have set up a new adult beginner lesson at 15:15 on a Saturday. Check out benefits of horse riding to see why you should give it a try.

If you would like more info please ring or email us, but please be aware that lessons can only be booked over the phone, not by e-mail.

Please be aware that there is a cancellation fee of £5 if you do not give 12 hours notice to cancel for a group lesson.

If you have booked a group of people in please let us know at least 12 hours in advance.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Open every day from 09:00.


Prices range and start from £12 for a riding lesson

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Lisburn Visitor Information

Location / Directions

Monlough Road, SaintfieldFrom Belfast, head towards the A7(Downpatrick/Ballynahinch).
At Carryduff Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Saintfield Rd/A7
Continue to follow A7.
After 3.6 miles turn left onto Lessans lane( look for a large yellow sign on a sweeping bend.)

From Saintfield mainstreet:
Turn left at traffic lights towards Belfast(A7)
Approximately 1 mile out of Saintfield look for a large yellow sign on right hand side. Turn right and follow the lane to the yard.
  • Parking Available
  • Cafe
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Toilets
  • Lessons Offered
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