Whatever your discipline and level of ability, there’s a horse show in Lincolnshire for you. The home of The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, one of the biggest CCI4* events in the international eventing calendar, there’s a great range of horse shows for grass roots riders in Lincolnshire, too. With a good selection of equestrian centres that run horse shows and clinics all year round, whether you’re keen on dressage, eventing, show jumping, showing or endurance, you’ll be able to pursue your goals in this beautiful county.
Horse show venues in Lincolnshire
If you’re looking to enter a horse show in Lincolnshire there are a variety of centres on Equo:
Cottesmore Hunt PC & Cottesmore Hunt
Situated over 30 acres in the stunning North Lincolnshire Wolds, Caistor Equestrian Centre specialises in all aspects of riding, training and competitions. Extensive facilities include international sized outdoor and indoor arenas, plus a cross-country course with a variety of jumps ranging from 30cm to 1.05m, including water complexes, banks and ditches. With a full calendar of events including hunter trials, one day events, affiliated and unaffiliated dressage and showjumping, and arena show cross, there’s something here for everyone.
The Lincolnshire Showground in Lincoln hosts many equine events, including the British Riding Club National Championships and, in March 2015, Lincolnshire Horse Trials – an unaffiliated three day open to leading riders and novices alike. The Lincolnshire Show is also held here in summer; run by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, this is an important date in the calendar for local riders. Equestrianism plays a major part in the show, with a wide range of classes including showjumping, scurry-driving, heavy horse showing, Shetland pony racing and Concours D’Elegance.
Arena UK in Grantham, Lincolnshire is established as one of the UK’s premier equine showgrounds. Boasting Britain’s largest all-weather outdoor arena, plus an indoor arena, warm-up area and catered facilities, it hosts many of the BSJA’s national and regional championships, as well as offering a year-round programme of equine events including dressage competitions. It is home to the British Show Pony Society National Showing Championships.
UK Riders provides dressage and showjumping competitions at centres across Lincolnshire, including the annual UK Riders national finals at Arena UK.
Grass roots riders should also check out Hill House Equestrian, in Market Rasen, which runs a full calendar of competitions, including affiliated and unaffiliated dressage and showjumping. There’s plenty to keep the competitive rider busy at this thriving yard!
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