The club uses the following equestrian centres for our members:
BUCS team members mainly use Parklands Equestrian Centre to train, and this is where we host our home BUCS competitions. However, BUCS team members may also take part in lessons at our other yards when available. Development mainly uses Lightwood Equestrian Centre and Sheffield Equestrian for training, with Development home competitions being held at Brooksby Equestrian Centre. We will try and arrange training for Development at Brooksby in the lead up to home competitions there, but due to it being a fair distance away we cannot use Brooksby for regular training. Leisure members will also mainly use Lightwood and Sheffield Equestrian for lessons. Both Development and more advanced Leisure members may occasionally go to Parklands for lessons when spaces are available. Beginner members will start learning to ride at Smeltings Farm Riding Centre, and then as they progress will move to Lightwood. We will also be offering some natural horsemanship sessions at Smeltings and Lightwood. We have 3 yards we use for polo. We use Robin Hood Polo for weekend sessions, Bramham Polo Academy for sessions on Wednesday evenings and Leadenham for our annual polo camp.
See below for more information about any of our club yards.
Parklands Equestrian Centre
Parklands Equestrian Centre, Worksop Rd, Aston, Sheffield, S26 2AD
Contact: 0114 287 5278
Parklands is the yard that the BUCS teams use for training and home competitions. It’s great for all abilities and has both an outdoor and large indoor school. Parklands also has a shop on site which has a large range of supplies for you and your horse. To get there you can either drive or catch the X14 bus from the Sheffield Interchange.
Sheffield Equestrian Centre
Sheffield Equestrian Centre, Green Farm, Green Lane, Midhopestones, Sheffield, S36 4GH
Contact: 0114 2886 164
Sheffield Equestrian Centre offers lessons for a range of disciplines. It is a yard that is slightly further out, being about 40 minutes from Broomhill, but is set in a wonderful setting with fantastic views from the outdoor school. The tuition is of a high quality and taught by BHS qualified instructor Debbie, who can work closely with you to improve your skills.
Sheffield EC is also a registered assessment centre for BHS Stage 1 and Stage 2 exams.
Lightwood Equestrian Centre
Lightwood Equestrian Centre, Lightwood Lane, Sheffield
Lightwood EC is the newest yard to join our club repertoire. It is a lovely riding school with several arenas where Kay and Jo teach riding and give stable management lessons, and Kathy gives intelligent horsemanship and groundwork lessons.
Brooksby Equestrian Centre
Brooksby Enterprises Ltd, Brooksby Melton College,Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2LJ
Contact: Tel 01664 855333
Brooksby Equestrian Centre is the leading British Horse Society approved riding school, livery yard and competition centre in Leicestershire with fantastic facilities.
Brooksby EC is also a registered assessment centre for BHS Stage 1 to Stage 4 exams.
Smeltings Farm Riding Centre
Smeltings Farm Riding Centre, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, S11 7TD
Contact: 0114 230 7661 or email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Smeltings Farm Riding Centre is a family run business and has been established since 1986. Situated on the outskirts of Sheffield, only 4 miles from Sheffield City Centre, Smeltings Farm sits amongst 35 acres overlooking the picturesque Mayfield Valley and is just 1/4 mile from the Peak District National Park. They offer lessons from private to class, catering for each client's individual needs. Lessons are available during the day, in the evenings and at weekends. All lessons are taught by suitably trained instructors, with the knowledge and experience to teach to the required level.
They have a range of horses and ponies from 12.2hh to 17.2hh and of all ages. All their horses remain with them even after they have been retired and are viewed very much as part of the family. This means that their clients develop a bond with the horses, without the fear that they will be sold on, with some of their clients growing up riding and caring for ponies and then seeing their own children also ride and care for the same pony or enjoying a happy retirement.
Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre
Bank House Farm, Mansfield Road, Creswell, Notts, S80 4AA
Contact: Tel 01909 725251 OR 07584031911
Based in rural Nottinghamshire and set on a bridleway, Coloured Cob is blessed with some of the most stunning pony treks in the UK. Most of their rides take you through the archaeological beauty spot of Creswell Crags, which is a limestone gorge, honeycombed with caves that date back to the Ice Age and provide a quite breath-taking trekking experience.
Robin Hood Polo Club
Highwood Farm, Bracken Hill Lane, Misson, Doncaster, DN10 6EP
Contact: Tel 07711540116 or email email@example.com
Robin Hood Polo Club is set in the beautiful countryside at Highwood Farm, Misson near Bawtry Doncaster, within easy access from York, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham and Harrogate. The stables, the Club House and all other surrounding buildings were formally the Sutcliffe Dairy and the mature sand grassland make for perfect polo playing conditions for at least 9 months of the year, making it the only club regularly playing on grass outside of the main grass summer season.
Bramham Polo Academy
Bramham Polo Academy, Bramham Park, Wetherby, LS23 6LR
Contact: Tel 0781199331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bramham Polo Academy is a friendly Club offering lessons, training programmes, instructional chukkas, corporate days and tournaments for all ages and ability, from non-riders and complete beginners to those with more experience keen to improve their game.
Leadenham Polo Club
The Manor, 1 Church End, Fulbeck Road, Leadenham,LN5 0PX
Contact: Tel 07429299026 or email email@example.com
Leadenham Polo Club was established at Leadenham in Lincolnshire by James Reeve who is incredibly passionate about polo and wanted to introduce the sport to more people by bringing it back to the village he was brought up in. One of the main ambitions at Leadenham is to make polo accessible for all, and we do this by trying to keep their prices as affordable as possible whilst still maintaining the highest standards.They have a renowned laser leveled and irrigated polo field, which is among the best in the country. Their fantastic string of Argentinian polo ponies are of varying levels from fast and furious match ponies down to the perfect lesson horses for beginners. Whether you have played polo for years, or whether you have never picked up a mallet before - all are welcome here at Leadenham.
Thinking of bringing your horse to Sheffield?
It can be daunting to think about leaving your horse at home or having to sell when you come to uni. If you are in a position to bring your horse with you, we are more than happy to help you find a yard to suit your needs. There are lots of yards around Sheffield, of different sizes and catering to a variety of needs. Many of our members have kept their horses here of have horses on loan here and so are a good point of contact. Most of the yards listed for lessons also offer very good livery services, but are a little further from university.
Below are several yards closer to university which offer livery:
Cloughfields Equestrian Centre:
Cloughfields Livery Stables, Sheffield S10 5PY
Contact Mandy on 07990 821232 or Jodie on 07771 867817
Cloughfields is especially popular with members due to its location (10 minute drive from student accommodation) and facilities. All our current members who keep their horses at Sheffield use Cloughfields. However, they usually have a waiting list for new liveries so be sure to get in touch in plenty of time.
Low Ash Stables:
Low Ash Farm, Stubbing Lane, Worral, Sheffield, S35 0AP
0114 2343577 or 07419 343527
Moorwood Farm, Riggs High Road, Sheffield S6 6GR, UK
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