We are closed due to the Coronavirus Government Ruling. Therefore, we have had no income from riding lessons for some weeks now. You will appreciate that this closure does not affect our outgoing expenses i.e. feeding and caring for the horses.
COVID-19 Customer Announcement – 15 May 2020
We have now been given permission by our governing bodies to offer Private Lessons. However, there are numerous Health and Safety and Social Distancing Regulations to be adhered to.
We are only able to offer these lessons to riders who are currently registered at Newham Riding School. Assessment lessons are not available at this time.
All riders must be able to mount, ride and dismount without assistance by a member of staff. We are unable to offer Lead Rein lessons at this time.
Riders will be required to lead the horse/pony into the arena for the lesson and return the horse/pony to the same place outside the main barn. Children under 16 or vulnerable adults can be accompanied by 1 parent/carer who may assist the rider with stirrup and/or girth adjustments.
Lessons will be 30 minute Private Lessons only which must be prepaid directly to the Bank by purchasing a course if you do not already have one in place.
To book a lesson please call 0207 473 4951. Once your lesson has been arranged you will be sent an email advising you of the new procedures you will need to follow when you attend the school.
If you, or anyone in your household, has/had any symptoms of the Coronavirus you must not come to the stables. The school remains closed and access will only given to somebody with a pre-booked lesson.
Please continue to check our Facebook page or Website for any change in circumstances.
Become a Sponsor
As you are no doubt aware, we are closed due to the Coronavirus Government Ruling. Therefore, we have had no income from riding lessons for some weeks now. You will appreciate that this closure does not affect our outgoing expenses i.e. feeding and caring for the horses.
We would like to invite anybody who is able to sponsor one of our horses/ponies. As a Registered Charity we would be most grateful for any donation you can give. This could be a single transaction or a regular sum from either an individual or a company.
When this very difficult time is over and we are able to open again all sponsors will invited to ‘Sponsors Day’. This will be an ‘invitation only event’ where you can come along to meet and greet, ride and have souvenir photographs taken with your chosen horse or pony.
If you are not a rider here, but want to join in the Sponsorship, please check out our website where you will find photos of our ponies and horses – along with details about them.
If you feel you are able to help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can register your details, choice of pony and advise you of the best way to send your donations.
Docklands Equestrian Centre holds regular events and clinics and runs a variety of children’s activities during term time and the school holidays as well as taking on local working pupils who want to become qualified riding instructors and work with horses.