- Horse Riding and Stables
Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
The Docklands Equestrian Centre, which also houses Newham Riding School, is BHS affiliated and ABRS approved and offers disabled and able bodied lessons for wannabe riders of all ages! Boots and a hat are supplied free of charge but new comers are expected to check on and adhere to the dress codes to, to ensure both the rider and the horse's comfort.
Also holds regular horse competitions and clinics and runs a variety of children's activities during term time and the school holidays. They also take on local working pupils who want to become qualified riding instructors, so it's a great place to get your hoof in the door if your little one is thinking of a career in equestrianism! Own a Pony Days and Stable Management classes will also help your horse lover become proficient in their care as well as let them pretend for a few glorious hours that they own their own pony… It's a great learning experience but also loads of fun, kids and ponies tend to bond particularly fast and well.
In fact horses are so widely acknowledged for their soothing qualities that they are often used in therapy, and Docklands are Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) affiliated and pack RDA qualified staff. The special lessons tend to be group only so worth a call to ask around.
Located in East London within the 2012 Olympic Games area it's easy to access from almost the entirety of the capital, too!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
Getting There and Contact Information
2 Clapsgate Lane, Beckton, Greater London, E6 6JF, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Booking required. Year round availability.
Adult group lesson £15 Child group lesson £10 per half hour
Adult private lesson £40 Child private lesson £30 per half hour
Pony rides (Saturday & Sunday between 1 and 3) only £1 per lap (minimum age 3)