Welcome to Saddles Riding Centre


Saddles is unique to the area offering a new approach to learning and improving your riding and understanding of horses; all horses are privately owned and cared for to a high standard with plenty of love and attention from their owners also due to a varied exercise regime the horses are happy and enjoy their work, making it a much more pleasant experience for the rider. Our emphasis is on personal attention to rider and horse. With only two lessons taking place at any given time, it will mean that you will feel safe and more able to learn. You will be able to build a relationship with your horse and instructor as you experience this approach to learning to ride. We cater for all ages and abilities and teach privately or in small groups.


The centre is in the heart of Bexley, only a 5 minute walk from Bexley train station and there are a vast number of bus routes right to the end of our lane, we also have a large car park to cater for people driving in. The centre is run by Carly Purves who has over 25 years experience with horses. She has BHS qualifications and has also trained with Kelly Marks completing many courses in intelligent horsemanship founded by Monty Roberts. Carly has Showjumped up to an international level, being a Horse of the Year 2012 title holder and has worked with Olympic medalists across the world.


Carly and her staff offer lessons in all levels and aspects of riding. Fulfil your childhood dreams, experience the thrill and the closeness of an equine relationship; be it a first walk on a Shetland, a first canter in the forest or a gallop along a sandy beach. We can offer it all.


We are licensed and fully insured and our riding facilities include a sand and rubber floodlit menage, a purpose-built round pen (especially good for beginners and lessons on the lunge). We can offer hacks, individual or in groups of no more than 4. Riding hats will be provided for all ridden activities. See activities page for details of days out and special offers and packages that we offer. We have a cafeteria on site offering beverages and snacks to help keep spectators topped up whilst they watch and learn!


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Slades Stables

Stable Lane