We are BHS & RDA affiliated and a ABRS approved riding school

Docklands Equestrian Centre is owned and operated by the UK registered charity, Newham Riding School & Association Ltd.

We provide top quality indoor and outdoor all weather flood-lit facilities where local disabled and able bodied children and adults learn to ride and care for horses at affordable prices.

We holds regular events and clinics and run a variety of children's activities during term time and school holidays. We also offer a points based volunteers program to our riders 12yrs and over who want to gain experience in stable management. Volunteers points can earn them free lessons.

What We Do

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Beginner to Experienced

Group Lessons

1 Hour lessons
Tues - Thur, Sat & Sun
Up to 6 riders of similar ability

from £25

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Beginner to Experienced

Private Lessons

30 Minute  lessons
for 1 rider

from £35

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Riders of Similar Abilities


30 Minute lessons
maximum 3 riders

from £30

Both my daughter and I have been riding at the school for 7 years, that should speak for itself!

Jessica Hall

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Pony Rides

Pony Rides are a perfect way to introduce three year olds to horse riding in a secure and friendly setting. Laps on one of our smallest ponies gets each child used to being in the saddle and holding the reins which stands our tiniest jockeys in good stead for developing their riding skills once they have reached their 5th birthday and can start having “proper” lessons.

Saturdays and Sundays 1:00pm - 2:30pm

£1.50 per lap - or 4 laps for £5.00 per rider.

Tickets go on sale at 1.00 pm when the riding lesson taking place in the arena has finished.

In the interests of Health and Safety please do not approach the building before that time as the activity is liable to spook the horse and rider on the lesson.

Please remain behind the barriers until this time.

Riders can start from 3 years but must also be at least 36 inches tall.

People of all ages are welcome but we do have a very strict 75KG weight limit.

Please ensure the rider is wearing FULL LENGTH BOTTOMS. No skirts, shorts or skorts.

Young riders aged below 10 or less than 55” tall will also need somebody to walk alongside them. For this we would ask that a member of the same household be available to be a side-walker giving that support.  For young children under 5 the Supporter must stay in physical contact with the rider.

The last ticket is sold at 2.30 pm promptly.

After this time you will not be able to buy your tickets so please ensure you allow enough time to get here - taking into account possible travel delays.

Latest News

Gardening & Groundsworkers Voluntary Opportunities

Gardening & Groundsworkers Voluntary Opportunities

July 28, 2022
We are looking for Gardener & Groundsworkers volunteers.
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Ride & Groom Days

Ride & Groom Days

July 28, 2022
This summer we are introducing Ride & Groom Days. On every Wednesday.
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