New indoor riding arena opens

British show jumping coach of the year, Phillipa Curry putting riders through their paces at Orchard Equestrian Centre pnvbibFydSDMcpoCgrVj
British show jumping coach of the year, Phillipa Curry putting riders through their paces at Orchard Equestrian Centre pnvbibFydSDMcpoCgrVj

The new indoor riding arena at Orchard Farm Equestrian, near Skegness has been officially opened by British show jumping coach of the year, Phillipa Curry.

The arena, one of the largest in Lincolnshire, is suitable for beginners enjoying their first lesson to riders competing at the highest level.

To celebrate Orchard Farm Equestrian had their own beer on sale, brewed and donated by Batemens Brewery helping raise money for good causes. Profits from the evening went to charity, raising over £350 for the Break Away Foundation and £135 for the local Riding for the Disabled group.

The indoor extension was part funded by the Bef Hoof project.

Phillipa, who gave a master class in training show jumping horses, said: “The evening at Orchard Farm was a great success. Not only did I get the opportunity to coach three super riders, but I had the chance to engage with and answer questions from the audience. Orchard Farm really does need to be commended for bringing together a wide range of people to get an insight into the world of showjumping training. I am sure the evening will promote higher training standards for those already competing but just as importantly encourage participation in equestrian sport at all levels.”

Orchard Farm Equestrian is part of Orchard Farm Holidays at West End, Hogsthorpe. For more information visit www.orchardfarmholidays.com