Please note that for the foreseable future we regret to say that we are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will return the moment we are able but have to take into account both ours and our clients health.  


All prebooked and paid for lessons will be moved forward to another date when we know anything, all parties will be also moved or transferred to lessons.

Fully Licenced and Insured and approved by 6 governing organisations

  • The only riding school in the area with a modern indoor arena.

  • Thanet's Only official RDA approved riding centre.

  • Viewing Gallery to Indoor School.

  • Free Wifi Access, customer waiting area with hot drinks and vending machine.

  • Over 15 acres of cross country course.

  • Floodlit outdoor arenas.

  • Dedicated Showjump field.

  • Large cafe open at weekends, Food hygiene rated 5.

  • Association of British Riding Schools Approved Yard (ABRS).

  • British Horse Society Approved Yard (Highly Commended).

  • BHS Training Centre & Examination Centre.

  • BHS Riding & Road Safety Approved Training and Exam Centre.

  • Qualified, Experienced and friendly Instructors.

  • All staff are fully trained in First Aid.

  • Nelson Park have our own Defib Machine onsite.

  • All members of staff are Enhanced DBS checked.

  • Thanet's Largest Local Pony Club Centre.

  • Local Authority Licensed Centre.

  • Fully Insured and Risk Assessed.

  • NVQ, National Diploma & BHS Stages 1 to 4 Training Courses

  • Over 350 riders per week !

  • Fantastic Facilities including, Equine Solarium & Equine Shower, heated insulated tack and rug rooms.

  • Full Laundry Facilitiy for washing and drying rugs.

  • Brand new refurbished clubroom and public toilets for 2020

During this time of COVID -19 Our horses are completely oblivious to what is happening in the world at this current time, they are now all 'holidaying' some have had their hair done and its a bit like a horse spa eating grass and hay until their hearts content.

Some of our customers we've spoken to in the past few days have been telling us how they would love to help the stables and the horses in this uncertain time, to contribute towards field rent, hay, feed, water, vet visits and medication etc.

This is an extremely kind gesture and we would be very grateful for any donations to help us at this time when we have no income from lessons, the 40 plus horses and ponies will all need feeding etc.


We (including the horses) can't wait to welcome you all to Nelson Park Riding Centre, we hope you all stay healthy, well and safe



Please note all prices for Parties at your venue include mileage within the Thanet district, ), whilst we are happy to travel to further distances will be at an additional cost, subject to mileage (£2.00 per mile), please call for details.

All new riders are required to complete a rider registration form, please click here to download one.

Please note : All deposits for lessons camps, clinics and events held by Nelson Park are non refundable, places are limited !

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