Nelson Park was established in 1985 and has grown to be the largest riding centre in the area, teaching over 300 individuals each week to ride and look after a pony or horse, we are approved by The Association of British Riding Schools (Highly Commended), British Horse Society, Pony Club and Kent County Council. Nelson Park Riding Centre have run full B.H.S examinations, riding and road safety training and examinations for over 20 years, we are also linked with the Association of British Riding Schools, Pony Club and Kent County Council, we are licenced by Thanet district council and have very close links with local schools and colleges.

We have been running college courses for over 20 years and have a wealth of experience to pass on.

Our facilities include :

  • Indoor School, 21m x 42m with public viewing gallery.

  • Two Outdoor Schools (Fully floodlit)

  • Over 10 Acres of cross country course.

  • State of the art Horse Walker

  • Horse Solarium

  • Brand New for 2016 - Horse Weigh Bridge.

  • Hot Horse Shower, mobile.

  • Full Rug Washing and Drying Facilities in our launderette.

  • Large Clubroom and Cafe and public toilets.

  • Vending Machine serving cold drinks, sweets and crisps.

  • Centrally heated lecture rooms with projection facilities..

  • Heated "Pavillion" Lecture Room.

  • All members of staff are fully trained in first aid and hold a current certificate.

Our link with local colleges for equine studies spans over 20 years, our instructors are fully qualified and experienced in all aspects of equine life.

Meet The Team

Sarah Catterall B.H.S. A.I (INT SM)

 B.H.S stages 1,2 and 3

 A.B.R.S. Assistant Grooms Certificated and the Grooms Diploma

 Riding Club Stable Managers Certificate

 Stage IV Stable Management.

NVQ (D32, D33 & D34)

NPTC Assessor BSL Stage

Diploma in Teaching Life Long Learning Subject DTTLS

Julia Packham, B.H.S. A.I

NVQ Level 1, Level 2 

BHS Stage 1,2, 3

NVQ Level 3


Diploma in Teaching Life Long Learning Subject DTTLS

Emma Dunster - Price

Michaela Brooks

Olivia Matthews

Contact Us
01843 822251