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Stepney Bank Stables

Young people creating connection and confidence through horses.

Our mission is to bring joy and enhance the wellbeing and lasting life chances of young people through caring for and riding horses.

We provide young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to trust 363 days a year.

L-R Sarah, 14, and Eva, 12, both completed their training earlier this month.jpg

Who We Are

We are a children's charity (No. 1084687) based in the heart of

Newcastle upon Tyne

Stepney Bank Stables is a registered charity using horses to engage with young people. Horses are a fantastic medium for teaching kindness, commitment, resilience and responsibility among many other things.

One of the ways that we fund our work is by providing riding lessons to the public. This also creates an environment for young people to gain real life work experience and build key skills such as teamwork, communication and negotiation. By riding with us you’re also supporting our work with young people!

We are a British Horse Society approved centre with qualified, friendly and experienced staff to encourage and inspire you. We hold a 5 star riding school licence.

We cater for riders aged 3+ and for all riding abilities. We have an upper weight limit of 13 stone. Both private and group classes are available.


We run volunteer projects in three different age categories – 8-11s, 12-18’s and Adults. We rely on volunteers to help us care for the horses and - through volunteering - participants make new friends, develop new skills, increase their activity levels and grow in confidence. All volunteers go through a training program to ensure that they can work safely with the horses. There are opportunities to gain qualifications in horse care and in mentoring for those who wish to.

If you’d like to take part please complete the expression of interest form for your age group and we’ll then contact you with next steps.


Take part! 


Want to ride with us? 

Our busy riding school provides top class lessons from tiny trotters through to those taking exams and university level competitions. 

We offer lessons 7 days a week including group and private lessons. 


Group Lessons


Private Lessons


Birthday Parties



All donations go towards keeping our horses healthy and happy helping them give young people in our area the chance to experience and learn from our equine family. 

To donate please click below and one of the horses will be doing a happy dance when we tell them!

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