As well as being a riding school providing high quality riding instruction on well-mannered, well-schooled horses (Company number 03910561), Stepney Bank Stables is also a children and young people’s Project (Charity number 1084687) which has been a vital element of the Byker community for over 20 years. During that time we have supported thousands of young people enabling them to develop important life skills including confidence, self-esteem, resilience, listening, cooperation and teamwork. Income from the riding school is fundamental in sustaining the Project.


For many of our attendees developing these skills has been their first step in the journey to becoming the very best they could be. We have provided training and employment for local people, many of whom were initially members of our volunteer project.


Stepney Bank Stables is approved by the British Horse Society. This means that we have passed rigorous checks to ensure that our horses, facilities and equipment are fit for purpose and that our staff are appropriately qualified and skilled. Come and ride with us and help to support our young people too.


Stepney Bank Stables was honoured by ‘Her Majesty The Queen’ with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award 2003. We have also been awarded an Investing in Children Membership as a result of our continued commitment to involving young people in the planning and delivery of our work and were winners at the Charity Awards receiving a Judges Commendation for our work with children and young people in 2014.



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 per year. 



To make the benefits of contact with horses accessible to young people in disadvantaged urban areas.



Fun, Kindness, Excellence, Accountability, Collaboration