If you’re a competitive rider, you’ll find a thriving selection of horse shows in Cheshire and the surrounding areas. Some great horse show venues are located in or around Cheshire. Whatever your ability or discipline, there’ll be a show or competition for you.
Horse show centres in Cheshire
Just east of Chester, surrounded by the Delamere Forest, Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre is one of the premier horse show venues in Cheshire. Set in over 350 acres of prime riding country, facilities include a 80×46 outdoor showjumping arena, 30×46 outdoor flatwork arena and a cross-country course with a wide range of fences for riders and horses including a water complex, quarry, ditches, banks, steps and a sunken road. Kelsall Hill runs regular competitions in association with British Eventing from BE80(T) up to intermediate level. The Kelsall Hill BE horse trials take place over three days in September; arena eventing competitions are also regularly held throughout the year.
Another major Cheshire horse show venue is South View competition and training centre (pictured), in Wettenhall. Aiming to offer the best in ‘affordable and friendly equestrian competition and training facilities,’ the Cheshire equestrian centre boasts an 80×30 indoor arena with viewing gallery for up to 250 spectators, indoor warmup arena, Charles Britton surfaced 82×46 outdoor arena and outdoor warmup arena, 74 permanent stables and the ability to house up to 360 more horses in temporary structures. It runs an exciting programme of events and competitions throughout the year, including British Dressage, British Showjumping, unaffiliated showjumping, NSEA inter-schools challenge, and many more.
Bold Heath Equestrian Centre, in Widnes, also runs year-round competitions and events for both the serious rider and the casual competitor. This Cheshire equestrian centre has an Olympic-sized all weather outdoor arena, two indoor arenas, and cross country course. From grand prix dressage to unaffiliated one-day events, there’s something for everyone to take part in and enjoy.
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