5 places to buy riding kit in London

  • 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 five of the best horsey shops in the capital.

    1. Harrods

    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

    Telephone: 02036267020

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    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

    Telephone: 02084390690

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    3. 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

    Telephone: 02073942000

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    4. 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

    Telephone: 02079374377

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    5. 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

    Telephone: 02077340433

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