Stepney Bank Stables
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New Instructors!

We have two new instructors! ...
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New Lessons for the September timetable

More jumping and level 3 AD! ...
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Summer lessons Now Available !

Summer 2017 now available to book online or call our office 0191 261 5544 ...
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What we offer

Group lessons

Group lessons start at level 1 and go up to level 4. To download a description of what is included at each level please click here.

Beginner Jumping

This lesson is suitable for riders at level 3 or anyone who feels a bit nervous about jumping. Riders will develop their forward seat so that they can maintain balance over small fences and will work on riding accurate turns in order to navigate around a simple course. They will learn to jump single and combination fences on quiet horses. 

Jumping and Combined Training Lessons

 As part of these lessons riders will be using combined training to develop their overall riding skills.  Combined training involves a balance of flat work and jumping in which riders will review and improve their jumping throughout the course. Jumping can also be taught as part of an indoor private lesson; just ask your instructor if you'd like to incorporate jumping into your lesson!

Private lessons

Available during the day with Fran or Denise. Lessons start from 10am.  Private lessons are available in the outdoor arena at the weekend and in the indoor arena on weekday evenings. 

Our private lessons are suitable for 7+ years of age however we can provide lessons for younger riders. Private lessons are very intensive and it may be necessary to incorporate short breaks for our very young riders to allow their muscles and brains to recover!

Within these short breaks the instructor may re-cap on the lesson, riders may learn about the points of the house, parts of the tack or maybe practice mounting and dismounting before the lesson continues.

Pony Club

Stepney Bank Stables is a registered centre with The Pony Club of Great Britain. The Stepney Bank Stables Pony Club currently runs every Wednesday. You can book riding and care sessions together or seperatly. Pony Club must be booked in 6 week blocks. For information about Stepney Bank Pony Club, please visit our Pony Club page.

More information about Pony Club can be found on the Pony Club website

Pony Academy

Pony Academy runs in the school holidays from 9am - 3pm.  The day includes a ride, fun activites and horse care and managment training working towards the ABRS Rosette awards.  These fun Rosette awards contribute to the progressive ABRS tests.  Sessions can be booked as individual days or in a block of 3, 4 or 5 days.

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties  are perfect if you want to do something completely different to make your child's party a memorable one!

The birthday boy or girl and up to five friends can come along and spend some time meeting, patting and grooming our ponies then riding their new equine friends!

Or you may wish to get straight on with the riding and opt for a riding only party, in which case our staff team will have the ponies sparkling and ready for guests to mount up and have fun! Parties are available on Sunday afternoons and during school holidays. You can also use our designated party room for food and games. Please call for further details. All riding takes place in our indoor arena so rain will not spoil the party fun.

Group Bookings

Stepney Bank Stables offers group visits to schools and community groups looking for extra – curricular activities with a difference.

We limit the numbers to no more than six, however if your group is larger than six we can divide the riding time so half the group can ride while the others watch or we can offer additional activities based around horse care.


The cafe is now open 10am-7pm during the week Monday to Friday and 9.30am - 4pm on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) they offer a wide variety of hot and cold food. look out for their tasty specials on the chalk board.

Weight limits

 It is reccomended that a horse only carries one 7th of its own bodyweight. Therefor for the welfare of our horses we enforce a maximum rider weight limit of 12 stone (76kg) fully clothed. This limit increases to 13 stone (83kg) for riders over 5'8" (173cm). Please don't be offended when we record your height and weight; it is just so we can provide you with a suitable sized horse for your lessons. We regularly update our records every 6 months.

Cancellation Policy

Lessons need to be paid for at point of booking.

Riding Lesson Cancelation policy

Please take a moment to read and understand our cancelation policy

We are happy to give a 100% refund if we receive 72hours notice.

Eg: if the lesson you wish to cancel is on Saturday at 2pm you must let us know by 2pm on Wednesday in order to receive the full price of the lesson.

If we receive less than 72 hours but more than 24 hours notice we will refund 50% of the lesson cost.

Eg: if the lesson you wish to cancel is at 2pm on Saturday and you inform us on Friday at 11am we will refund 50% of the lesson price.

No refund will be recieved if the notice is under 24hours.

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