Park Lane Stables forced to leave its Teddington home
Since our last update we have been negotiating with the landlord of Park Lane Stables, but it hasn’t been enough to secure the purchase of our beloved home. On New Year’s Eve 2020 we were served with an eviction notice unless we could raise the asking price of £1million. After we succeeded, that asking price rose to a non-negotiable £1.3million, despite three independent valuations making clear this was around £500,000 more than it was worth. As a charity we are morally and legally bound to deploy our funds fairly and honestly.
We love our current home, but Park Lane Stables is about horses, people and kindness before it’s about bricks and mortar. Thanks to your incredible support our future is secure, and we look forward to sharing it with you. We remain committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for our riders, horses and wonderful team of volunteers and staff and are looking for a location within the borough as close as possible to where we are now.
From 1 June we will be operating on a temporary basis from Manor Farm Stables in Petersham, on the edge of Richmond Park.
To all of you who donated, thank you once again for your belief in what we do. If you sponsored bricks or stables, be sure your contribution will be built in to the fabric of our new home just as it would have been at Park Lane.
Whatever happens next it will be a new chapter in our story and we’re looking forward to getting back to what we do best – improving lives by connecting horses and people.
We have launched a new website since our last update, and you can read our Press Release explaining the reason for our move on the news page. We’d love you to sign up to receive our monthly Pony Express newsletters, and you can follow us on social media too.
Natalie and everyone at Park Lane Stables
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