Equestrian events and organisations
Ditchling Common StudA leading riding school with excellent facilities. Riding lessons are given in various disciplines such as dressage, show-jumping, and cross-country.
Unusually, it also offers training in Mounted Skill at Arms.
Facilities include one indoor and one outdoor school and, when weather permits, an outdoor skill-at-arms arena, a show jumping arena and a cross country course.
Sussex Equestrian CentreEquestrian Centre, horse and rider shop and stud all rolled into one - horses are bred primarily for show jumping, although other types of horse are also produced by the stud too.
Chailey StudChailey Stud now has a purpose built show jumping training centre and also offers livery and riding training.
Carriage driving in Sussex
Brighton Horse Driving TrialsA carriage driving event held each year in Stanmer Park.
Sussex cross country courses
Compton Cross Country CourseA six mile long cross country course with up to 75 jumps. There is also a separate schooling course of one and a half miles.
All set in spectacular remote downland with fantastic views across the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
Fair Oak Cross Country CourseSet in 55 acres of countryside near Rogate. The course is used by Pony Clubs and Riding Clubs between April through September and the course owners also organise their own events.
HicksteadThe home of British Show jumping.
Riding for the disabled
Arundel Riding for the DisabledYou don't need to know anything about horses to help.
Riding for the DisabledWell known horse riding charity. In West Sussex the RDA has groups in Arundel, Burstow Park, Hunston near Chichester, Happy Landings near Billingshurst, Lingfield and Kingley Vale.
Horse breeders and horse dealers
Sports Horses InternationalRusper based importer of Dutch and German Warmblood horses.
Sussex LusitanosGroup of breeders of Lusitano horses based in West Sussex who also organise equestrian holidays and other events with a Lusitano focus.
Liphook Equine HospitalA specialist vets practice for horses.
The British Horse SocietyNational registered charity whose aims are to promote everything good about horses and riders in the UK.
The website contains masses of information about horse welfare, including training and qualifications.
There is also some useful information about where to ride, including lists of approved riding establishments and livery yards.
Fontwell ParkOver 20 meetings a year. Fontwell Park, which is five miles east of Chichester, has been voted the ‘Best Small Racecourse in the South East’ for the last 17 years by the Racegoers Club.
In recent years the course has revamped its facilities and it hosts a large number of non-racing events too.
Luke DaceBillingshurst based racehorse trainer.
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