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Saddle up! You can now buy discount horse riding lessons at the supermarket

Aldi is launching an equestrian range this weekend

Chloe Best

If you've always been a budding horse rider or used to take lessons, you're going to love Aldi's new Specialbuys, launching this weekend. The budget supermarket is helping to get more keen horse riders in the saddle by launching a new equestrian range and discount horse riding lessons.

For the first time ever, Aldi has partnered with two prestigious UK horse riding schools to offer lessons from £21 each - a discount of 30 per cent compared to normal prices. The deal is part of its Rein It In campaign, which hopes to make the sport more accessible to all, after research found that nearly one fifth of ex-riders were forced to stop their hobby because it was too expensive.

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Aldi is launching discount horse riding lessons

Along with more budget-friendly lessons, they'll be selling a full range of equestrian clothing such as riding breeches, boots, jackets and socks, so you can get kitted out for riding on a budget, as everything in the collection costs under £20.

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Adults and children alike can benefit from the offer, with 30-minute lessons available at Summerhouse Equestrian in Cheltenham and Parbold Equestrian in Lancashire. The lessons will teach riders how to mount and dismount a horse, develop balance and control, stopping and steering, along with learning how to ask the horse to walk, canter and halt. With prices starting from £21 per lesson, it's a great way for parents to introduce their children to horse riding without breaking the bank. But as always, you'll have to get in quick, as Aldi's Specialbuys have limited availability and sell out fast!

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Kaley Cuoco is a keen horserider

The discounted horse riding lessons are only available to order online from 9am on Sunday 8 April. Head to summerhouseequestrian.com/aldi to book lessons at the Summerhouse Equestrian Centre, and parboldequestriancentre.co.uk/aldi to snap up your lessons for the Parbold Equestrian Centre.

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A number of famous faces are keen horse riders, including the Queen, who still rides at the age of 91, The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and Bella Hadid, who has admitted she originally intended to pursue an equestrian career before becoming a model. Meanwhile, the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall has a silver Olympic medal for Eventing from the London 2012 Olympics.

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