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.

francis

Recent News:

We were washed out in March and then locked down until July, but we still managed to have four fantastic months of schooling and clinics. Thank you to everyone who has supported us during this topsy turvy year – for bringing your horses, running clinics, embracing the changes and for all your feedback/posts/photos/videos that we have loved reading and watching.

With November upon us and another lockdown looming we will spend the next few days putting the course to bed for the winter.

Before we sign off for the year, I want to give a big shout out to the team behind the scenes who work so tirelessly to keep the course looking fabulous all year round: Drazic (@cookneycreations) who joined us this year and is a complete genius with a shovel and a strimmer, our wonderful neighbours Penny and Kevin – Penny is chief jump painter and artist and Kevin is a dab hand at putting fences back together again in a hurry – and Nicky and Phil (aka mum and dad) who do everything from admin to jump building, mowing the fields to towing lorries out of the mud. Maggie the Labrador would also like a mention for her role as chief of course security, but she couldn’t be in the photo because she was breaking up a party of non socially distanced bunnies over by the mounds.

We look forward to welcoming you back in March for (let’s hope) a longer, happier and less interrupted 2021 season.

Ellie

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***GROUND IS GOOD***
For anyone booked to come schooling this week, the ground on the course is holding up very well despite the rain. We have roped off the bottom end of the lorry park and there is hard standing under the grass at the top so easy to drive on and off. We look forward to seeing you! 🐎👌

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Thanks for sharing, Jessica, we’re glad you had a good time! Don’t forget we are only open until the end of next week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 🐴🙌

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