The club uses 3 main yards 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 now being held at Lightwood. 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.
Parklands Equestrian Centre
BUCS training & BUCS home competition venue
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
Development & BUCS training, leisure lessons
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.
Lightwood Equestrian Centre
Development training & home competition venue, leisure and beginner lessons
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.
£35 for 30min
£40 for 45min
£45 for 1hr
£25 per person for 30min
£30 per person for 45min
£35 per person for 1hr
£25 per person for an hour, maximum 6 in a group
Lightwood provide a limited range of hats for £1 per lesson but do not provide body protectors.
Smeltings Farm Riding Centre
Smeltings Farm Riding Centre, Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, S11 7TD
Contact: 0114 230 7661 or email direct to email@example.com
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.
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:
Contact Mandy on 07990 821232 or Jodie on 07771 867817
Cloughfields Livery Stables, Sheffield S10 5PY
Cloughfields is especially popular with members due to its location (10 minute drive from student accommodation) and facilities. They usually have a waiting list so it is advisable that you get in contact 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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