Park Lane Stables

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Caitlin Limmer
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A stables with the most enormous HEART.
Feb 2021
Totally and utterly the best Stables ever. My daughter has been part of this amazing place for years. It has been a second family for her. She has learnt a love of horses but also a love of hard work, care for all, and she is part of the mot beautiful family of people. Natalie has a heart of gold, she is the hardest working woman I have ever met. She teaches a great care for all, she is a one off and I consider myself very lucky to have met a woman like her. She is an inspiration. In life your children meet role models - but only one or two. Natalie is one of them. The warmth that is exude throughout this stables is unique. This is a stables with a heart the size of the world. You would be lucky to have this stables as part of your life.
Written February 21, 2021
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Yolande22
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Riding therapy , a lovely time
Sep 2020 • Friends
I love this stables, tucked away in Teddington just outside Bushy Park. I brought my 82 year old relative along for a pony ride. They looked after her beautifully ensuring she felt welcomed and confident to get back in the saddle after nearly 10 years!

During this pandemic they ensured hygiene in their equipment and followed the regulations to keep my relative safe. She had an amazing ride and said it made her feel alive !!!

Thank you so much Park Lane for giving an elderly person a new lease of life.
Written September 14, 2020
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Thank you so much for the kind words, we are so pleased that your relative had a great time. We hope to see you all again soon. Stay safe and well.
Written September 15, 2020
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Jemimah C
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Sep 2020 • Friends
Park Lane stables is a professional and friendly yard with kind and experienced staff. Their horses are lovely and suitable for both the beginner rider and the experienced rider. The staff are kind and patient and make the riding experience in Bushy Park a very special one!

They also have dealt with corona-virus extremely well and have continued operating with socially distanced hacks, ensuring all precautions are in place. They ensure all tack is disinfected and there guests are following the rules.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND :)
Written September 14, 2020
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Thank you so much for the recommendation. It will really help us to continue during this challenging time.
Written September 15, 2020
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Cathy Cooper
London, UK439 contributions
MY SALVATION DURING LOCKDOWN
Jun 2020
Park Lane Stables is not just a riding establishment but a part of Teddington’s history. Once upon a time it was the local fire station back in the days when horses pulled the water wagons.
For decades now it has been used for hacking in Bushy Park, one of the great Royal Parks of London.
I have been riding there since the late 1980s so have seen it under three different managements, all very good.
Natalie O’Rourke who took the business over 12 years ago, has turned the horse riding experience into something else. She concentrates on RDA (Riding for the Disabled), a charity very close to her heart and also Pony Club which is a great way to engage and inspire young people.
Natalie relentlessly works at raising funds for RDA and other charities by various means including running the London marathons and the prestigious Man vs Horse.
The stables were refurbished in 2016 and the Princess Royal came to not only open them but also spent a couple of hours watching the RDA riders show their skills. It was a wonderful day and Princess Anne looked very relaxed chatting to people and stroking the horses.
Since the Covid-19 lockdown, the stables had to close and the majority of the horses were taken to the fields they normally use for relaxing in to have a long holiday. It was a tough time for the stables, not only financially but also for the horses that were used to being sociable with people.
Natalie came up with a brilliant plan that would help the community and give the horses some exercise. She started taking a little Welsh pony, Annie’s Whizz, named in honour of a young girl that died, around to visit people at their windows. At first it was just around the local streets and then more and more requests came in for these visits and soon Whizz was walking miles every day.
I was lucky to see the pony and her leaders on Twickenham Green one day and asked if they would come to my road so all the children could see her. It was a wonderful experience.
At the beginning of June, the lockdown eased a bit and Park Lane started offering one to one hacks for experienced riders. Social distancing is strictly observed and the tack is sanitized after each use.
I took this opportunity and have enjoyed going out every week into Bushy Park for a leisurely walk, trot and canter. This week I asked if I could do the two-hour river ride from Hampton Court Palace to Kingston Bridge. It was like going on holiday and when I got back to the stables, I didn’t want to get off the horse.
I have the highest praise for Natalie and all her hard working staff and of course the wonderful and reliable horses and ponies.
They have helped me get through this difficult period and I really want to support them all. I hope they can get back on track when this is all over.
Written July 1, 2020
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Thank you so much for the kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written July 2, 2020
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SarahWoodward
London, UK3 contributions
Safe Horse Riding for Those with Some Experience
Jun 2020
After a long 3 months away from the stables, my 8-year old was dying to 'get back in the saddle'. The staff at Park Lane Stables were brilliant at explaining how the 1-hour hack would work taking into account social distancing measures. My daughter was sent a couple of videos prior to the date showing her what she would need to be able to do herself. When we arrived, every precaution was taken to ensure my daughter's safety and she was given enough time and explanation to allow her to get comfortable in the saddle before being accompanied by a friendly, experienced rider at a safe 2 metres into Bushy Park. All equipment is then cleaned thoroughly and payments were made online for everyone's safety. Thank you to Park Lane Stables for making riding available again in a safe and enjoyable way.
Written June 16, 2020
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We are so happy we could welcome your daughter back and provide some happiness in a difficult time. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Written July 2, 2020
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Sarah K
London, UK7 contributions
My happy place 😍
Jun 2020 • Friends
Park Lane Stables is a wonderful place. Nat and the team have kept positive throughout the COVID pandemic, continuing to bring smiles to people all over Teddington, whether it’s with their online newsletter, a socially distanced pony visit from Annie’s Whizz or Rusty or for people just to be able to see a pony assisting with the grass maintenance across the road. Following the strict guidelines, the stable has reopened for riders who can ride/mount independently and I am so grateful to have been able to get riding again in beautiful Bushy Park. They have a well orchestrated set up for getting the rides out safely and all tack etc disinfected upon return. They know how much this means to those of us who ride to have our horse time, and have been really great getting us back to it as safely as possible.
Written June 8, 2020
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Thank you Sarahfor the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written July 2, 2020
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Alexandra W
London, UK2 contributions
Lovely stables in Teddington
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had a great morning at Park lane stables. I can highly recommend the hack through Bushy Park especially on a sunny day like today. The horses are well looked after and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I had a great time and will certainly return.
Written February 1, 2020
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Wood
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Lovely way to spend a quality hour in busy London
Feb 2020 • Friends
The location is very unique and the staff are very friendly. My friend and I really enjoyed the one hour horseback riding with these lovely and friendly horses. Bushy park is beautiful and the guidance very professional. Felt save and relaxed. Thank you for a great experience. I highly recommend Park Lane stables to anyone who likes horses and want to have a great time.
Written February 1, 2020
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Les B
London, UK2 contributions
Actually with 90 year old mother in law!
Nov 2019 • Solo
The visit was arranged and the manager Natalie had responded promptly and helpfully to arrange by email.
I cannot praise James and Amelia at the stables highly enough, they took enormous and sympathetic care of my horse-adoring, but very frail, 90 year old relative.They got her on a beautiful, placid pony with relative ease and without any rushing, and she managed a short walk with them at her side, supporting her all the time. They were very aware of her physical difficulties and did everything they could to make it an enjoyable experience for her-She hasn’t stopped talking about it since, and how nice they were and the lovely pony! If I could give them 10 stars i would! Very highly recommended. Thank you Park Lane Stables!
Written November 7, 2019
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Thank you so much for the kind words, it was a pleasure to take your elderly relative riding. We sincerely hope to see you again soon.
Written November 8, 2019
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Igirisu Joba Club
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Little gem of a riding stable in the City!
Aug 2019
We went to ride their Thames river ride last Thursday.
It was more than we expected.
It was the smallest riding stables I have ever seen but oozed with the history of how it would have been, like out of a Dickens novel. We found it absolutely fascinating.
it made up for its size with a great atmosphere and the lady owner was very caring and knowledgeable. Horses were all happy and well cared for. Staff were all friendly too.

Horses were off the leg, but not too sharp and well used to all the traffics and passing cyclist etc.
We have ridden all over the UK, seen and done a lot, but this was something very different! A very good way to see what London City riding is about. Traffic, Royal Parks, Palaces (what a view!) and of course the Thames! We loved it!

I am sure, we will back with other friends.

Thank you all and keep up the great work!
Written August 30, 2019
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Thank you for the fabulous review. We loved taking you out. Hope to see you again soon and keep riding!
Written September 1, 2019
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