Smeltings Farm Riding Centre
View from Outdoor SchoolView from Outdoor School
We endevour to maintain all our facilities to a high standard to provide a safe and welcoming yard.We endevour to maintain all our facilities to a high standard to provide a safe and welcoming yard.
Outdoor ArenaOutdoor Arena
With a sand rubber surface.With a sand rubber surface.
Indoor ArenaIndoor Arena
With optional roller shutters the indoor school provides protection and cover during periods of bad weather.With optional roller shutters the indoor school provides protection and cover during periods of bad weather.
Round PenRound Pen
Available for lunging or groundwork exercises.Available for lunging or groundwork exercises.
Jump PaddockJump Paddock
Purpose built jump paddock with full set of show jumps set up over summer months.Purpose built jump paddock with full set of show jumps set up over summer months.
Walkways and PaddocksWalkways and Paddocks
All fields are connected by a series of walkways to provide safe and easy access.All fields are connected by a series of walkways to provide safe and easy access.
Stable BlocksStable Blocks
Stables are divided up with a dedicated Yard Supervisor on each block.Stables are divided up with a dedicated Yard Supervisor on each block.
Indoor StablesIndoor Stables
Our stables are regularly maintained and are all fitted with automatic waterers.Our stables are regularly maintained and are all fitted with automatic waterers.
Equisimulator room for alternative training.Equisimulator room for alternative training.
Lecture RoomLecture Room
Equipped with latest visual display equipment including projector and flat screen TV.Equipped with latest visual display equipment including projector and flat screen TV.
Our indoor arena provides an enclosed area protected from the elements with a sand/rubber surface. Located adjacent to the lecture room this allows easy access between the two for lecture demonstrations, courses and clinics.
Post and railed, 40 metres x 20 metres in size with a new cushion ride surface giving a safe and forgiving riding area in all but the worst of weathers!
20 metres in diametre providing the ideal size for lunging, liberty and loose schooling work.
The sand/rubber surface provides a very stable and comfortable surface
Our heated lecture room incorporates modern training aids including a large flat panel television, complete with PC interface for dynamic and effective visual displays. The location of the
lecture room also allows easy access to the indoor arena for integration of classroom and
A post and rail grass paddock approximately 60m x 50m which during the summer months has a
set of modern show jumps laid out.
A purpose designed room housing our essential piece of training equipment for any rider.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or expert our equisimulator combined with
knowledgeable and experienced coaching will assist in honing and improving your skills.
Video of the horse in motion in each pace can be viewed via the computer screen to
assist with understanding of sequence of legs and absorbing natural horse movement.
The centre is split into three yards or stable blocks for convenience. One of the yards is of a
traditional wooden construction whilst the other two are mainly traditional brick internal stables, proving shelter and insulation in the winter months and a consistent cool retreat in the summer
Fields & Turnout
The centre is situated in a total of approximately 35 acres and we aim to provide all year turnout for both our own horses and liveries. We have a number of separate paddocks to allow individual or herd grazing with purpose built access tracks between each paddock providing safe and convenient access.