Information about the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre
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Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre
Martin Clunes is the Patron of the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre.
Seen below presenting Sister Mary-Joy with the British Horse Society Riding Establishments Approval Award at the BHS Awards ceremony Saddlers Hall.
WSPC is a registered charity and a non profit making organisation. The charity number is 1045045
There is a Board of Trustees, a Fund Raising Committee and a small team of dedicated staff plus a large number of enthusiastic volunteers.
The Centre is an inner city community
riding school for children and young people, many of whom have learning
difficulties and physical
children, parents and local people are encouraged to actively get
involved by offering help with fund raising or joining the volunteering programmes that are on over.
The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre is a community riding school based near White City..In 2015 the centre proudly received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award that a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre is a group member of the Riding for the Disabled Society. RDA training days are held at the centre. The staff are highly qualified and recognised for their skills and many years of experience of working with disabled children.
The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre is home to the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Club Branch. Pony Club UK is the largest equestrian youth organisation in the world. All activities are taught and run to the highest of standards.
The members at Wormwood Scrubs take part in weekly club activities.
The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre has been awarded by the British Horse Society the Highly Commended. This is the highest form of approval available to a riding school.
British Horse Society Inspection Report August 2015
The Loriners' Crest hangs with pride and the stable yard at Wormwood Scrubs is called the Loriners' Yard. The Worshipful Company of Loriners' date back to 1261 and are bit and spur makers. . In September 2014 Sister Mary-Joy was made an Honorary Loriner of the Company.
The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre is an Honorary member of the Association of British Riding Schools.
Take 4 easy steps to become a volunteer at WSPC
and request a volunteer application form
2. Phone 020 8740 0573 between 8am -12pm confirming that you will be attending the next introduction for volunteers. Please give your name and a contact tel. no.
3. Introduction to becoming a volunteer sessions are held on the last Saturday of the month for Saturday volunteers and the last Tuesday of the month for weekday volunteers. The sessions are not held during the school holidays.
4. When you come you are asked to arrive no later than 9am and bring with you your completed volunteer application form, 2 references and 2 forms of identification. The introduction session will last no longer than 2 hours but if appropriate you are welcome to stay longer to watch the riding activities.
At the present we are only taking volunteers on
Tuesday - Saturday between 7am - 3pm
We do not take child volunteers unless they are on a
DoE programme or
Location and Contact
The Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre is situated on
Wormwood Scrubs Park. Unfortunately there is no post code for the park. The nearest post code is W12 0HR
Please do not try to find us from the park entrance along the Du Cane Road near the Hammersmith Hospital and the prison.
You need to be on Scrubs Lane W12. Look out for Burlington Danes School as it is very close to the entrance onto Wormwood Scrubs Park. Near the school there are some flats called Woodmans Mews Flats.
Turn down just past the flats onto the park lane. This lane leads straight down to the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre. The centre is on the right hand side at the bottom of the lane.
You can park your car outside the gate.
White City is the nearest tube station.
Nos. 7, 70 and 220 buses all stop near the centre.
Tel No. 020 8740 0573
Visiting Hours: 8.30 am - 12 pm
Please call before hand for an appointment.