Riding lessons in London have been a part of London's heritage for as long as we can remember.   We are proud to say we have been a part of that for at least 47 years.

Dulwich Riding School was founded in 1961 by Mr James Thomas Bellman, himself an expert horseman and instructor who spent a lifetime with horses and riders. The late Mr Bellman passed on his knowledge and riding school to his daughter Linda Gray who has sadly now passed away to, she has passed the Riding School onto Jaye Montebello current Manager and Proprietor.

Jaye was the Manageress and is still hands on along with other family members who are still running the stables, also part of the Bellman family. Ellie is our Assistant Manager and currently rides and instructs at our London riding school. Lynne is our Health and Safety Manager and Instructor and Amelyne and Ishka are our Head Girls and have been with us for several years and are almost family too, they specialise in nervous and novice riders and are brilliant with building confidence.  OJ also part of the Bellman family is currently a Junior Instructor, Celeste and Ella currently part time freelance instructors, Ellie and Jaye our full time instructors specialising in working with Advanced riders and Jumping Lessons. Bonnie is especially good with children and parties.

All senior staff are either holders of British Horse Society, ABRS or NVQ examinations and winners of many shows and events, but have their feet firmly on the ground with excellent customer service skills.


Passion and determination to uphold Dulwich Riding School's reputation and high standards that Mr Bellman attained. Each instructor feels very proud when a client passes an exam, or completes a successful course or just generally leaves the stables feeling a sense of achievement or just having lots of fun.

The ultimate drive is to be part of 17 wonderful horses and ponies' lives, building bonds and being priviledged to do a job that we enjoy. Meeting new people, talking with old friends and generally networking within our industry.


Apart from the senior staff mentioned above, Dulwich Riding School is proud to announce that we are a Keits NVQ Training Centre and have a group of wonderful NVQ students working with us.   Each day of training produces laughs, tears, knowledge and understanding and a good feeling of teamwork throughout the yard.

We also have a group of very special volunteers which Dulwich Riding School could not run without, some of which have been with us for over twenty years.



  Currently 17 at present working horses, mostly stabled although all horses have access to our onsite small turnout  
   paddock, park rides, pony camps and further turnout located off site for rotation and requirement.  


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