There are plenty of horse shows in the north west to keep riders of all ages and abilities busy during the competition season. Excellent equestrian centres in the region run horse shows and clinics all year round. Whatever your discipline – dressage, eventing, show jumping, showing or endurance – there’s bound to be a choice of horse shows in the north west for you.
Horse show venues in the north west of England
Croft Top Farm/Rossendale & Hyburn Equestrian Centre in Accrington, Lancashire, hosts the North West Open Championships. A selection of in-hand showing, showing, equitation, working hunter and showjumping classes take place every weekend during the month of October. With top class competition and a fantastic atmosphere, this is an event not to be missed. With an international size indoor arena, warm-up arena, viewing capacity for 400 spectators, cafe and outdoor arena, Croft Top Farm is well worth a visit.
Another key horse show venue in the North West is Eccleston Equestrian Centre in Leyland, Lancashire. Boasting facilities including a large 23×60 indoor arena with viewing platform, 20×40 outdoor arena with wax track surface, and showjumps available for hire, it offers a full calendar of events including horse shows, competitions, training days and clinics.
Barton Equestrian Centre near Preston, Lancashire, holds unaffiliated show jumping every Wednesday night, as well as BSPS and Ponies UK shows, BSJA shows, riding club and dressage competitions throughout the year. Run by Gail, Neil and Jane Martin, the family’s aim is to make this one of the prime North West equestrian venues, providing events for all walks of the equestrian field. A large indoor arena and adjacent indoor collecting ring, hard standing horsebox park, stabling, jumps for hire, gallery seating and superb catering facilities make Barton Equestrian Centre the perfect choice to hold any equestrian event.
Crow Farm Equestrian Centre, near Burnley, recently completed a £1.5 million upgrade, adding a 22×60 indoor arena equipped with Cushion Track Classic surface, and a 30×61 outdoor arena also with Cushion Track surface to its existing facilities. With a full programme of events going on throughout the year, including KPWM grading, dressage clinics, unaffiliated dressage, working hunter clinics and pony club, this Lancashire equestrian venue has something for everyone.
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