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Equestrian Centre Venue Hire

Here at the Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre, we offer fantastic riding facilities that are available for external hire.

Mary King indoor arena

Whether you want somewhere to practise riding independently, run classes as part of your business, or stage a dressage event, we can help you.

See below for our hourly and daily prices for occasional hire. You can also contact us today to discuss your individual requirements for bespoke pricing. We can offer options that include horse, handler, classroom and yard facilities. You can also make block bookings for regular sessions.

Facilities available to hire

All prices listed below include access to jumps or dressage equipment for you to set up as you wish upon arrival. You also have access to free parking and nearby toilets.

Equestrian Centre Mary King indoor arena

Mary King indoor arena

Our Mary King arena is 55 x 40 metres with a Prowax sand riding surface. It includes a 279-seat gallery area, perfect for events or to observe training and research. This space can accommodate two arenas during dressage training and unaffiliated dressage competitions. It can also be used as one arena for showjump training.

Equestrian centre events and facilities hire

Outdoor arena

Our outdoor riding school is 60 x 40 metres with a waxed sand and fibre surface. It's enclosed by fencing and fully floodlit.

The outdoor arena provides a fantastic open space to support with improving your riding skills, such as jumping.


Indoor arena

  • £20 per hour for one half of arena (55m x 20m). The other half may be used by liveries or other clients. (Please note that this cost is for two horses. You can add more horses can at a cost of £5 each, up to a maximum of four horses). Please view our live calendar feed below to book this option online.
  • £40 per hour for whole arena (55m x 40m), for up to a maximum of ten horses. Please email us if you wish to book this option.

Outdoor arena

  • £30 per hour for whole arena — up to a maximum of ten horses.
  • £20 per hour for whole arena — one horse only.

Full-day hire

  • 8 hours (e.g. 9am to 5pm) — booking for both parts of indoor arena: £300.
  • 8 hours (e.g. 9am to 5pm) — booking for outdoor arena: £200.
  • 8 hours (e.g. 9am to 5pm) — booking for both arenas: £500.

We also offer ad hoc hire of the arenas with a showjump course or dressage arenas already set up. This is available during vacation periods throughout the year. When available, these will show online on our live calendar feed below.

Please contact us to enquire about discounted NTU staff and student prices.

Book online

Please call or text us on 07798 626 075 if you experience any difficulties booking through our online system.

Arena and showjumping course hire calendar

Times and drawn orders


Contact us

If you have any questions, or would like to make a booking, we're happy to help. Call us on +44 (0)115 848 5226 or email us.

How to find us

Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre

Still need help?

Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre
0115 848 5226