Wonderful news last week that Park Land Stables RDA have agreed on a price to purchase their home in Teddington. It has been a very long battle to save the stables and an extremely complex process to agree on a sale of the site, but the horses should soon be returning home to Teddington.
On hearing the news Munira said:
“I visited the stables in December 2020, soon after they had been informed that the site would be put up for sale. In a whirlwind of activity, Natalie and her team organised a campaign to raise enough money to purchase the property. What followed was an avalanche of goodwill and support for Park Lane Stables, resulting in national press headlines and even an invitation from the Queen to view the Royal Mews stables at Buckingham Palace.
“By February the campaign hit the target of £1.5 million. Since then, there have been many obstacles and a complex negotiation with the landlord which has finally resulted in today’s good news. I wish Natalie and her team every success in completing the transaction and I look forward to the horses, and the young people they support, returning to Teddington”
Currently, Park Lane Stables is operating temporarily from Manor Farm Stables in Petersham. The stables have been a vital part of the local community in Teddington for over 12 years, offering horse riding, carriage driving and other horse-based therapies to adults and especially children with disabilities. Each year, Park Lane Stables provides 3,000 sessions for 350 local people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities, and mental health issues.
More information can be found on the Park Lane Stables website here.