All our facilities must be pre-booked on telephone number 01260 299888. Our phones are answered from 8.30am – 4.30pm if you call out of hours please leave a message on the answer machine and we will call you back.
When you ring you will be given help and advice in choosing the facility most suited to your needs. We are conveniently situated on the main A54 midway between Congleton and Homes Chapel. On arrival you will find a large hard-standing car and lorry park. The office and Reception are clearly signed, after paying you will be directed to the facility you have booked.
Somerford Loyalty Scheme
Collect a sticker each time you visit and the tenth visit is on us!
Indoor Arena: 100 x 30m Andrews Bowen waxed surface (Resident horses only, not hired out)
Lunging Arena: Andrews Bowen waxed surface lunging zone (Resident horses only, not hired out)
Ash: 70 x 70m with full set of Show Jumps and a Grid.
* XC Technique fences December – March
All of the following arenas are ANDREWS BOWEN Pro Wax Surface (Must be poo picked)
Arena 1: 65 x 20m with long dressage arena letters.
Arena 2: 65 x 20m with long dressage arena letters.
Arena 3: 65 x 40m with full set of Show Jumps.
Arena 4: 65 x 40m with full set of Show Jumps.
All the above Arenas are equipped with lighting, (coin-operated meters.)
Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice for any SJ or flatwork Arena at the weekend or on a Bank Holiday will be charged for.
Woodside Arena 1 and 2: 65 x 40m with full set of Show Jumps
Waterside 1 and 2: 20 x 65 with full set of long arena dressage markers.
Waterside 3: 25 x 65 Set of practice fences and a full grid.
*The 5 Showground Arenas (Woodside and Waterside) become a three acre XC Technique Facility, linked by an all weather track to the large Water Jump complex, from the end of November to the end of February.
We have routes across the grass island between arenas which include steps, a full size broken bridge and even carved fish make up some of the feature fences at all heights. There are choices for all, from a log on the floor right up to advanced combinations. The aim is to have enough space to go from a real XC pace back into the controlled canter required for the testing combinations. Numbers will be strictly limited, but we do take more than one booking at a time in this Arena.
Due to the nature of the Andrew Bowens surfaces there is a strict poo picking policy in place with a refundable deposit taken at time of booking, when you must also pay for the facility. All bookings MUST have someone on the ground to poo-pick whilst the horse is in the arena. Please note that if there are any droppings left on the surface when there has been more than one booking in the Area no-one will get their deposit back – it is in your interests to make sure everyone leaves the surface clean.
Cancellations for any day with less than 24 hours notice for the XC Arena will be charged for.
All arenas are available for individual or group hire, and for Show Jumping or Dressage competitions.
THE FARM RIDE
£20 per horse. 10% discount for 10 or more horses.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL on Telephone Number 01260 299888. Internet booking is not accepted.
An opportunity to hack for 7 miles around the old Somerford Estate in glorious countryside with stunning views of the surrounding hills and Dane Valley.
Optional jumps (all with man-made take offs and landings) mainly in the 60cm-90cm height range, the Ride is designed to encourage and educate the less experienced, or give pure fun to the more experienced! There are three water options on the ride including a stream crossing and a ride up the River Dane (Summer use only), but you can avoid these if you want to! The whole ride can be accessed by non-jumpers.
CROSS COUNTRY SCHOOLING
Set within 80 acres of parkland, offers over 100 solid and inviting fences designed with training in mind.
Heights range from 75 cm to 1.20 m with combinations, drops, arrowheads, ditches, banks, chase fences, barn and an extensive water complex, designed for us by Mike Etherington-Smith (Beijing, Sydney and Athens Course designer).
Built on old turf covering a free-draining sandy soil, all fences have man-made take offs and landings enabling this facility to be used all year round
SHOWGROUND FOR HIRE
In beautiful setting surrounded by trees, 32 acres of flat, mown grass for rings with extra parking available. Toilet block and water taps on site. Wide stone access road. Natural fences available for Working Hunter if required.
WRIGHT & MORTEN EQUINE VETS
The equine branch of the practice treats horses and ponies throughout North-east Cheshire, South Manchester, Derbyshire and North Staffordshire areas. We have our own dedicated surgical/hospitalisation facilities for most routine surgery and procedures.
Wright & Morten offer a 24 hour, 365 days a year service. For details of our surgery and normal working hours, along with contact details for out of hours emergency treatment, please visit our website at www.wmvets.co.uk
Hope Valley Saddlery – Members of the British Equestrian Trade Organisation
Established in 2004, Hope Valley is a family run business specialising in everything for Horse and Rider. We pride ourselves on delivering quality brands at great value to our customers, whether in-store, at Show or here Online. Brands like Horseware, Shires, Ariat, Pikeur, Tredstep, Schockemohle, Mark Todd, Charles Owen, Joules, Musto and many many more. Most of our staff are keen Equestrians themselves and as a result understand the products that we sell. This expert knowledge and commitment to customer service is key to what we offer as an Online equestrian retailer.
Cheshire Shop Tel: 01260 272965
MONDAY TO SATURDAY 10AM TO 6PM
SUNDAYS 10AM TO 5PM
In Hoofers Cafe Lesley will be hard at work baking cakes and cookies and preparing delicious home-made soups and other light meals for you to enjoy when you have finished riding. Other halves and friends can also enjoy a coffee and bacon bap whilst waiting for you!
They can also provide cakes and buffets for special occasions – ring 07475 836774 for details.