news from arkenfield stables

From The Horse's Mouth - 2024 News From Arkenfield Stables & Equestrian Centre...

Working Equitation Comes to Arkenfield on 19th July...

Working Equitation Explained...

• Learn how to navigate lots of different obstacles with your horse 

• Safely riding past scary obstacles builds trust and confidence between you and your horse

• Walk mounted over wooden bridges 

• Learn how to safely open and close gates

• Carry objects in a calm controlled way whilst mounted

• Take the spook out of spooking

• Have loads of fun with others

• Practise smoothly controlling your paces throughout

Find out more about Claire Hair who will be taking the clinic HERE

New Events Announced, Including Adult Camp for 2025!

Adult & Children's Camps Announced for 2024..

We are taking entries for two Adult Day Camps along with two Adult Three Day Camps, one without jumping and one Multi Discipline Camp.  A Junior Camp for Lead Reins and above is also now open for entries. Spaces are limited on all Camps, so don't leave it too long to book your space!

Barn Dance

Barn Dance Tickets Now Available!

Our famous Barn Dance in aid of Florentina's Footsteps has now been organised for Saturday 2nd September! Just message Laura for your ticket!

Children's Camp & New Gridwork Clinic Dates....

Entries for the Children's Camp in August are now open and inlcude the normal coaching sessions of flatwork, polework, showjumping and cross country but with the added excitement of handy pony and games too!

Not only that, entries are also open for a Gridwork Clinic with Laura in February that is suitable for beginners and offers a real confidence boost.

Kids Camp
Arkenfield Camp

Adult Camp 2023!

After the success of last year's Adult Multi Discipline Camps, we thought we'd better get another one in the diary!  A full schedule will be sent out to campers in June and non-jumpers will be catered for -  but to temp you, here's an idea of what to expect...

Arrive at 2pm on 4th August, settle in and then choose from an afternoon ride or use of the facilities. Your evening meal is provided.

After breakfast on the 5th, enjoy a coaching session of your choice followed by lunch, a further coaching session and evening meal. 

After breakfast on the 6th, enjoy your last coaching session of your choice followed by lunch.  

Meet Our New Trainer...

We'd like to introduce Vicky Aldridge who will be offering a confidence-building poles & jumping clinic at the end of October. For those who don't know Vicky, she not only rides and produces eventers and showjumpers but is also a clinical psychologist who works with riders' mindsets to help overcome their nerves and achieve their goals.  

Vicky Aldridge
camp dates

Two More Camp Dates...

Due to the great sucess of our previous Camp and the fantastic response to a 'suggestion' of another Camp taking place! We have two more Camps booked into the Diary! Entries may only be made on our Entries Page.

Winner of Nervous & Novice

Our First Nervous & Novice Showjumping Competition...

A lovely relaxed, confidence building evening with all competitors having a lot of fun!   -  "Absolutely loved today thank you. A very positive outing and schooling session". 

Nervous & Novice competitor

A Few Photos From Our May Dressage Show, Part of Our Summer Series & A Few Lovely Comments Too!

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"Just want to say thank you for such a well organised, friendly and all round great day! The perfect atmosphere, we will definitely be back!"

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"Thank you very much for a really well organised afternoon of dressage."

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"Thank you for a lovely show, 1st I've done in about 20 years. Had a lovely day and will be back!"

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"So over welmed Laura thank you!" xxxx

6th August - SAVE THE DATE! Get your dancing shoes ready, it's going to be a great night! All Proceeds Will Go To Florentina's Footsteps. More Details Will Be Available Soon!

Laura Jumping Incy

First Time Out With Incy At The Weekend...

Just one unlucky pole down in the 80 cm for me and Incy at Elms Farm.  Our first outing for quite some time so I was very pleased!

Jumping at Arkenfield
Arkenfield training
"Thankyou we really enjoyed ourselves, lots to learn but it was fantastic for our first time out!" Eliza

"Absolutely fantastic morning thank you so much. We got so much out of today and can’t wait for the next one" - Janie

"Aw we had such a fabulous day , lots to learn but more importantly more to laugh at , such a fabulous group I was with." Lynn

"Thanks so much for today Laura was such a great clinic in really enjoyed it. Just what I needed to build my confidence" - Julie

Cross Country Training at Arkenfield
"It was a fabulous clinic thank you Finley really enjoyed it and was great for both there confidence. We will definitely be back" Kelly

"Thank you for a lovely experience, relaxed and friendly. Can’t wait for the next one." - Helen

We Have Spaces On Our Fantastic Multi-Discipline Camp - 27th/29th May...

Don't miss out on three days of great fun, confidence building coaching sessions, a Mini One Day Event and very tasty food!

To view the Full Programme, just click on 'Entries' On My Riding Life on our Entries Page. In the meantime, here's something to tempt you...

Day One - Arrive and settle in, followed by a flatwork session in the afternoon. 
Day Two  -  A showjumping session in the morning and a cross country session in the afteroon. 
Day Three - Put everything you have learnt together in our Mini One Day Event.

Have fun, make friends, build confidence! We're really looking forward to this one!