We have everything you need so that you are able to enjoy your chosen equestrian activity to the full, and so that family and friends accompanying you are able to watch or wait in comfort.
Non riding members of the family can enjoy meeting the other animals, peaceful walks round the farm, refreshments from vending machines or café, or they can watch your lessons from the side of the arena or from the comfort of the Camargue Café.
Our smart purpose built Indoor Schools enable you to ride at any time and in any weather throughout the year. In addition we have several outdoor riding areas, including our 3 purpose built maneges, with specialist surface and water drainage which we received a grant from Sport England lottery funded Inspired Facilities Fund.
There are extensive tracks around the 80 acres of meadows through woodland and countryside. Dogs on leads are welcome. We find visitors enjoy walking round the tracks just as much as the dogs and horse riders. Our tracks allow us to hack out without having to make use of the roads.
We are able to offer full and working livery. We have well designed stable blocks, and a fully gated yard covered by CCTV for maximum security. Livery owners are able to make use of all our excellent facilities. We are also able to loan horses to people who would like to have a horse/pony in livery with us We also provide short tem livery for guests staying with us who choose to bring their horses to stay.
We have a range of show jumps including rustic jumps, coloured jumps, fillers, wings, and blocks. Our working hunter course is enclosed and has rustic fences ranging from 25cms to 70cms. It is ideal for novice horses or riders. We also have some optional jumps on our hack routes, including the bank.
Owing to the fact that we train our horses and riders for a huge number of different equestrian sports we have equipment available for these as well. We have a wide variety of western trail equipment, horse agility equipment, horseball goals, mounted games equipment, and carriages suitable for all standards of private driving.
Some people prefer to ride with a western saddle or side saddle, or even a bareback pad and vaulting surcingle. It is possible to hire specialist tack for use during your riding lessons with us. It is also possible bring your own horse to try out western saddles or side-saddles before you commit to buying your own specialist tack. From time to time we have western saddles available for sale.
We have mounting blocks in all our arenas, and also a centrally located extra large mounting platform, which enables assistants to help those with greater mobility needs to mount more comfortably.
STATIC HORSES and SIMULATORS
Our Racewood simulator is excellent for helping to improve riders fitness and stamina. Our EE Equisimulator is a very useful teaching aid to help riders improve their balance, position and core strength for all types of riding. We have a number of static barrel horses. These can be used to assist riders in learning essential skills for polo, polocrosse, horseball and vaulting as well as practicing mounting, dismounting and position in the saddle.
Help yourself to refreshments from our drinks and snack vending machines or take advantage of our catering facilities and enjoy something hot or cold from the onsite café. You can sit in the Camargue Café and observe the activity of the indoor school via our viewing gallery, or enjoy the outdoor picnic area overlooking the jumping area, while young children can let off steam on our play area.
TOILETS & SHOWERS
There are handwashing facilities, toilets and baby changing facilities available. These are wheelchair and buggy accessible. The shower block allows those going to work after visiting the stables to freshen up.
We have a campsite, complete with toilets, showers and electric hook ups, and also a self catering log cabin on site, so we are able to cater for visitors who do not live close to us, or for those who wish to spend a few days enjoying our beautiful surroundings while indulging in equestrian activities. Accommodation for our children's residential holidays is in our little lodges. (These are located within an enclosed area adjacent to the proprietor's house).
Free car park is easily accessible and is adequately large to accommodate coaches and visiting horse boxes.
Horsebox parking is free for visitors bringing their own horses who wish hire our facilities, or have lessons with us.
If you wish to make use of our parking, in order to explore the local lanes and bridleways, then we charge £5.00 per day per vehicle for parking. People often bring their bikes, as well as their own horses and use us as a base from which to explore the local area, before returning for refreshments in our café.
Parking for the holiday lodge is free and is located right outside the lodge.
FACILITIES FOR HIRE
For those with their own horses, it is possible to hire our facilities for your own use. If you would like to hire the indoor schools, outdoor arenas, show jumps, roundpen or hack routes, please contact us to check availability. You can bring your own horse to join any of our lessons or events, or if you prefer bring your usual BHS accredited coach to teach you. (All visiting horses must come from a disease free yard and carry their own insurance.)
BHS Accredited coaches are able to hire our facilities to teach their own clients.
Hire of arena: £15 per hour. Extra horses sharing £5 each
Hire of show jumping course: £15 per hour. Extra horses sharing £10 each
Hire of enclosed working hunter course: (summertime only) £25 per hour. Extra horses sharing £15 each
Hire of round pen: (summertime only) £20 per hour
Hire of hack routes £6 per horse per hour. (Our farm trails are enclosed and gated with no access to roads, so are ideally suited to novice riders, and children on lead reins accompanied by parents on foot.)
Hire of horse weighbridge £6 per horse unassisted. £12 per horse with staff assistance.
Hire of equisimulator: POA after an initial assessment on the equisimulator, individuals may hire the simulator to practice what they have learned, and work on their fitness.
Hire of static barrel horse: £5 per half hour. Ideal if you need to practice your vaulting moves, or work on your mounting and dismounting technique.
Hire of stables or grazing for overnight stays can be arranged. For longer term equine accommodation please see our livery page.
Hire of specialist equipment: From time to time we have horse agility courses, or western trail courses etc set up in our arenas. Pay and play for 1 hour £20 per horse. Please follow us on facebook to see what is available and when.
Hire of horses: We are able to loan horses for 6 months at a time to riders known to us. It is also possible to hire horses from us for events or competitions held at the centre.
Our facilities are also available for hire for clinics, events, etc. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Some people hire the whole venue for exclusive use, others hire one or two arenas. We are able to provide horses for CPD etc.
Our function room is available to hire for business or social events. Includes wifi, heating/air con. seating for 40+.