Lodge Farm Cross-Country Course offers more than 90 fences from 60cm to 1.10m including ditches, corners, arrowheads, skinnies, steps, lots of combinations plus an extensive water complex.

Set in 40 acres of well-maintained grassland it is ideal for schooling young horses, for a quick pre-event practice over a course of fences or for a training session with your instructor.

All fences have prepared take-offs and landings and the excellent viewing makes our course popular with instructors and parents.

Top riders who visit us on a regular basis include Francis Whittington, Will Furlong, Felicity Collins, Tom Crisp and Anna Hilton.

We are open Wednesdays and Saturdays from the beginning of March until the end of October. Easy parking and good access from the M25 and A21.

**Bookings taken online**

    Feedback from our Facebook Page:
  • “Perfect ground when so many are hard. Great selection of fences, ideal for schooling, I'd highly recommend”

  • “Excellent course! The ground is very well looked after, perfect conditions for a schooling session or to compete at.”

Action pictures courtesy of Louisa Day https://louisadayphotography.co.uk.
Louisa is available to photograph private and group sessions at Lodge Farm.

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Recent News:

What a fantastic first Saturday of the year we have had. So lovely to see everyone out enjoying themselves and being sensible. After Wednesday and today’s trial runs, we now have a little bit more availability for bookings in the coming weeks, so if you’d tried booking previously and couldn’t, please try again. There will, however, still be a strict cap of no more than 10 horses on the course at any one time.

Hope to see you soon!

www.lodgefarmcrosscountry.co.uk

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One space has become available for schooling this Saturday 8-10am slot. Book quickly online if you want it! Otherwise we are now full for that day.

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We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to Lodge Farm from tomorrow. The course is looking fantastic – it’s been mown, strimmed and has sand down on all the take-offs and landings. There will be various signs to read on arrival – please do pay them close attention. Meanwhile, here’s a gentle reminder of our Covid rules when on-site…

• The entrance gate from the lane needs to be kept shut AT ALL TIMES (as other gates will be left open). Please use the hand sanitiser provided.

• We have marked out parking spaces in the field. Please stick to them for your own safety.

• There is no need to sign in.

• We are strictly limiting the number of horses on the course and booking slots are every two hours to ensure the facilities are never congested. Please ensure you leave the premises before the end of your time slot.

• There are separate entrance/exit gates onto the course that are to be left OPEN to minimise contact points and avoid congesting gateways. Please follow the signs.

• No horses are to be left tied to lorries unattended as we do not want to risk them getting loose and needing catching. Where possible please tack up in your lorry.

• To align with government guidelines, you may only exercise in groups of no more than two unless you are exclusively with members of your household.

• Please note that the footpath which runs along the hedge in the lorry park and continues across the schooling fields has been very busy recently. It is really important that you look out for – and give priority to – walkers.

• No dogs are allowed on site.

• The toilets are closed at the moment.

Bookings via MyRidingLife on our website www.lodgefarmcrosscountry.co.uk

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