Welcome to Palmers Riding Stables!

Please be aware that on Sunday 14th April it is the Reading Half Marathon which means that various roads will be closed at different times throughout the day. There should be diversion signs in place, but please give yourself plenty of time to get to your riding session. The full list of road closures and timings can be found by clicking here. Thank you! 🐎

Our riding school has been in existence since the mid-1960s and stood where The Ridings road is today. It was run by Bernard Henry Palmer until 1980 when current owners Karen and Nat took over. Today we have 24 horses and ponies that belong to the stables and a DIY livery yard on the premises as well.

There are over 30 loose boxes and a covered yard so the horses can stand out of the weather. There is an outdoor rubber schooling arena 40mx20m where most of the lessons take place. 

The stables are in approx 43 acres of Oxfordshire countryside and on the Berks/South Oxfordshire border. We are on a bus route and are 3 miles from the centre of Reading.

We can offer riding for all levels for adults and children, including some jumping. There is good off road hacking and we offer hacks to suit everyone. We also run occasional extra riding events and sessions during the school holidays which are open to anyone. 

We are normally closed on Mondays. Enquiries can be made on the yard telephone 01189 472 496, via our mobile 07410 914 010, or via email. Although, please be aware that we can only accept bookings or cancellations directly via phone or text.

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