Who knew Teddington had its very own horse riding school!? Park Lane Stables is quite literally a hidden gem. It’s down Park Lane, a small a residential street in Teddington just off Broad Street. Passers-by are often surprised to find a stables hidden away on a small street – it doesn’t have its own land but the horses travel into Bushy Park to enjoy group hacks, private lessons or independent riding to a stunning backdrop.
I went as a 30 something adult looking to get back into riding – I hadn’t been on a horse since my teenage years but I wanted to find an enjoyable way to keep fit and enjoy the outdoors. Horse riding was the perfect answer!
It was quiet the daunting experience entering a new riding school as an adult but the people there are welcoming and friendly. I went on a beginners adult group ride to Bushy Park – just to see how I got on! Before I knew it I was back trotting a long and re gaining my confidence.
Needless to say I absolutely loved it and have booked a block of private 1 to 1 lessons. -Sharon
Riding in Bushy Park.
Park Lane Stables has one of the largest Pony Club memberships in the country! Members can learn about horses and pony care from an early age as well as improving their riding, all whilst working towards a variety of badges and achievements.
PLS has a full range of safety equipment and qualified instructors available.
As well as hacks in Bushy Park, there are pub and river rides, birthday parties at the stables or even by pony visit at your house!
If you’re experience, a beginner or looking to get back in the saddle, PLS can tailor lessons and hacks to your individual needs. The stables team really do make Park Lane the friendliest stables in London.
All levels of experience catered for. Photos: Max Ellis
Did you know…. the stables has existed on this spot since the 1830’s when the building was a fire station with a horse-drawn fire engine!