Get up close and personal and experience the joy of horses at this FREE have-a-go-weekend.

  • 12pm - 6pm
  • Bexley

National ‘Give Horses a Go’ Weekend

Get up close and personal and experience the joy of horses at this FREE have-a-go-weekend.

Don’t worry there’s no pressure!  Nationally, opportunities include having a ride, spectating at an event, visiting a horse-related charity or simply looking at the horses up close.

VENUE:  Saddles Riding Centre, Slades Stabes, Stable Lane, Bexley, Kent, DA5 2AW

Pre-booking required (please phone or email Carly or Michelle 07854610820 or 01322525219 or

Minimum age: 4 years   /   Maximum weight: 16 stone   /   Assistance dogs only

30 minute sessions for children from 4 years and adults, for groups and private sessions.

There will be free pony rides for children of all ages and adults and free pony and trap rides all afternoon, no need for advance booking.

Grooming sessions will take place all afternoon, no need for advance booking.

You could take part in the showing a group jumping lesson demonstration at 1pm, a polocrosse demonstration at 4pm, and a group dressage drill ride at 5pm.

The school will do a meet, greet and feed at 12.30pm

Horse shoe painting and horse treat making will be taking place all afternoon and is open to everyone free of charge

There will be some stalls selling cakes, sweets and refreshments and the cafe will be open all afternoon.

Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to the toilets and the cafe is upstairs.  There is an outside downstairs seating area under the cafe and everywhere else is wheel chair friendly.

Things on offer at Saddles include, Riding for the Disabled, beach rides, pony club, summer camp, pony days, polocrosse, sponsored rides, trips out i.e.  household Cavalry visits, polocrosse matches, Hickstead, Olympia.

A visitor’s book will be in the office and someone will be asking if visitors wish to join their mailing list to be kept up to date with exciting news.

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