Are you looking to buy equestrian goods in London but struggling to find any shops that stock tack and riding clothes? Help is at hand with Horse & Hound’s selection of six of the best horsey shops in the capital.
Harrods may not be the most financially viable option, but the luxury department store does offer a limited range of equestrian products within its Outdoor and Riding section. Horsey shoppers can buy country wear suitable for the yard, including coats, jackets and Wellington boots, without leaving central London.
Address: 87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL
Opening hours: 10am-8pm Monday to Friday; 11.30am-6pm Sunday
2. College Farm
Easily accessed on the Northern Line, College Farm is a large equestrian and pet store in Finchley. It sells everything from saddlery and riding wear, to feed and rug washing services. The shop can be easily accessed by car, with free parking on site.
Address: College Farm, Fitzalan Road, London, N3 3PG
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday; 10am-1.30 Sunday
3. Hyde Park Riding Wear
This tack shop is located at the same site as Hyde Park Stables and offers a wide range of riding equipment including hats, jodhpurs, breeches, riding boots, jodhpur boots, chaps, gaiters, gloves and jackets. The store stocks many equestrian brands including Ariat, Caldene, Harry Hall, Mountain Horse and Pikeur.
Address: 63 Bathurst Mews, London, W22SB
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Monday to Friday; 8.30am-5.30pm Saturday and Sunday
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4. Decathlon Surrey Quays
Decathlon is a chain of sport shops with an affordable equestrian range. It offers rider clothing, tack and yard equipment. The London store is a one-minute walk from Canada Water tube station.
Address: Canada Water Retail Park, London, SE16 2XU
Opening hours: 9am-9pm Monday to Friday; 9am-7pm Saturday; 11am-5pm Sunday
5. Riders & Squires
This Kensington-based tack shop stocks polo equipment, jackets, breeches and jodhpurs, hats, gloves and body protectors. For horses, there are also bits, numnahs and saddlecloths.
Address: 8 Thackeray Street, Kensington, London, W8 5ET
Opening hours: 10am-2pm/2.30-7pm Monday to Friday; 10am-2pm/2.30-6pm Saturday; closed Sunday
6. Schnieder Boots
This shop specialises in riding boots and equestrian clothing, with over 2,000 pairs of boots suitable for a variety of purposes.
Address: 16 Clifford Street, off New Bond Street, London, W1S 3RG
Opening hours: 2-6pm Monday; 10.30am-6pm Tuesday to Friday, closed at weekends