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Lucton School equestrian centre is set within 14 acres of the beautiful North Herefordshire countryside, with two all-weather areas, and miles of off road hacking. Our staff are BHS qualified, and we have a range of well-schooled horses and ponies to suit all needs. Whether riders are complete beginners, competent riders improving their dressage, jumping, and competition skills, or training towards professional qualifications, we can help them improve their horsemanship in a friendly, encouraging and safe environment.
We are a Pony Club Centre, and alongside their studies, Lucton Students can study BTEC and GCSE qualifications in horse management & stable management. Our sixth formers have the opportunity to study for the BHS Assistant Instructors Certificate.
- Livery options are available to pupils.
- Arena Hire available.
- External lessons are available.
Summerhouse Equestrian is located in a picturesque part of Gloucestershire in England and one that prides itself as the home of equine excellence. The centre has an extensive offering which is enjoyed by aspiring and elite riders from around the country and internationally. Set up in 1978 by Sheila and John Weston and run by their daughter, Helen Gallop and granddaughters, Sara and Rachel Gallop.
Sara Gallop, a well-known rider on the dressage circuit and trained by both Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester who are based locally, has a number of horses ranging from young horses in training up to International Grand Prix level, all of which have been sourced and produced by Sara from the beginning.
Rachel Gallop competes and trains horses from International young horse classes to Grand Prix level and is a member of the BS International Experience Programme, training under Olympic rider Rowland Ferneyhough & Julie Andrews.
Summerhouse offers advanced training and schoolmaster lessons for the more established rider looking to develop their knowledge and skill, in both Dressage and Jumping, a concept that attracts riders from around the country and abroad.
Helen Gallop – “I am really proud of what Summerhouse has to offer and the extensive training opportunities we can provide to our clients. We have a fantastic range of qualified instructors with vast competition experience in all disciplines and we aim to help a whole range of riders, offering advanced tuition for clients with their own horses, schoolmaster lessons and the opportunity to get involved and compete onsite with one to one help and guidance all the way’’
Watch the Summerhouse Story, from humble beginnings - Helen Gallop tells the story of how Summerhouse and the family has grown to the prestigious centre it is today. https://vimeo.com/243278476?utm_source=EquestrianIndex&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=AdvertText
Riders who choose Summerhouse vary greatly from those who are looking to further their knowledge, take exams, train towards a specific show or just have some fun. The centre hosts over two hundred shows a year and has extensive facilities, including a brand new state of the art water treadmill rehab facility which includes full livery rehabilitation services if required.
The Prestige Training academy boasts some exceptional schoolmasters ranging from Novice to Grand Prix Dressage horses, Novice to 1.30m Show Jumpers and ex Intermediate Eventers and the concept has seen an increase in attracting aspiring riders from around the world.
“We pride ourselves on running a dedicated premium livery service for riders looking to base themselves at Summerhouse with their own horse, somewhere to train short or long term, owners looking to base their horses with Sara or Rachel for training and competition experience or horses coming in for training or sale preparation livery. Our sales and purchase service are very popular, finding riders their dream horse and helping them to achieve their goals. There are not enough words to expressive how very proud I am of what we have achieved here at Summerhouse and very excited for the future of all of our initiatives” said Helen Gallop
High quality education and facilities for the equine industry is at the forefront of North Highland College UHI. Alongside the highly practical horse care and riding elements of our courses, our students are also taught health and safety, business and management, marketing and communication, IT skills, working with others and key enterprise skills. From the stunning highlands of Scotland, our equine students are based at our purpose built Rural Studies Centre alongside our veterinary nursing and gamekeeping students. The centre boasts:
- 20 purpose built loose boxes (available for our student’s horses)
- High spec classrooms
- International sized indoor and outdoor arenas
You will have the opportunity to progress from an NC Horse Care to BA (Hons) Equine Business Management with our specialist equine tutors who are widely known within the equestrian community. Our equine students are encouraged to enter competitions and participate in shows to enhance their practical abilities while also networking with industry professionals. To further endorse our students' academic capabilities and enhance employment prospects we also prepare them for British Horse Society Examinations.
Moreton Morrell College is a UK and international leader in the development and delivery of equine courses. For over 40 years, the college has provided specialist equine degree
programmes, designed with industry input to enhance your employability.
The exceptional equine facilities at Moreton Morrell College include the Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre, opened by Zara Phillips, an equine unit approved by the BHS as a ‘Where to Train’ centre, indoor and outdoor arenas and horse simulator.
Our college covers 750 acres of Warwickshire countryside with stabling for more than 120 horses, 60 well-schooled competitive horses and a farriery centre and forge.
As a student, you will have opportunities to get involved in the British Eventing Spring and Autumn Horse Trials, join our Elite or Performance Equine Academies and take part in ongoing research projects to help develop the industry.
The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, was the dream and brain child of one man - Douglas Bunn. Now run by his family, the showground remains one of the premier equestrian venues in the world. Almost every great show jumper, horse and rider, has competed at Hickstead since we first opened our doors in 1960. In 2010, The All England Jumping Course is now approaching its 60th anniversary as the home of international showjumping in Great Britain. Showing classes at Hickstead almost now out number showjumping, with competitors travelling far and wide to compete at the world famous venue.