The Equestrian Centre
Whether you seek a countryside canter or a gentle hack around the Dogmersfield Park Estate, the Equestrian Centre offers an unrivalled equine experience for riders of all abilities. With courtyard stabling for 14 horses, two outdoor 20 x 40 metre arenas and 500 acres of glorious Hampshire parkland to explore, The Equestrian Centre features top class facilities. The welcoming reception area greets guests on arrival before they are ushered through into the integrated tack room and fitted with riding boots, hat and back protectors. After riding, guests are able to make full use of the shower rooms and lockers, or relax in the Club Lounge area which is fitted with bi-fold patio doors that open out towards the arena. Stylishly decorated with equine sculptures and artwork, the lounge is an unexpected space in which to relax and offers guests complimentary beverages and deep sofas throughout the day.
The maximum weight of an individual rider is 102 kilograms (16 stone/224 pounds) and they must be at least four years of age.
Please note: The Equestrian Centre is available for local residents and non-resident guests. Contact our Concierge for more information at +44 (1252) 853123.
Booking a one-to-one lesson with one of our qualified instructors in the outdoor arena at the Hotel’s equestrian centre provides a unique opportunity to practise your riding skills and improve your knowledge and technique. Lessons are tailored and adapted for each guest to ensure they have a great experience, and riders of all levels are welcome. Our instructors are very experienced in all disciplines, competing on a regular basis at affiliated dressage – from prelim to Prix St. Georges – and also enjoying showjumping and eventing when time permits.
30 minutes – GBP 70 per person
60 minutes – GBP 120 per person
Guests wishing to explore the Dogmersfield Estate on horseback can do so accompanied by one of our trained members of staff. With over 200 hectares (500 acres) of historical countryside to explore, guests of all abilities can enjoy a ride to suit their experience. A hack provides a more informal and relaxed way to ride. View equestrian guidelines
30 minutes – GBP 60 per person
60 minutes – GBP 100 per person
OWN A PONY EXPERIENCE
Our Own a Pony Experience program offers young horse fanatics, aged seven to 16, the opportunity to join the equestrian team and have fun learning the A to Z of caring for their very own pony. Children can join in either a morning or afternoon session that lasts for two hours beginning at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, that includes a thirty-minute hack as well as lessons on horse grooming and stable management. A maximum of two children aged seven to 16 can join the program for the day. Fee is GBP 150 for two hours.
Pony Club affiliation is being introduced for either hotel guests or local horse enthusiasts to enjoy. Children from 4 years old can take part in achieving mini badges and begin Pony Club efficiency tests. Annual subscription is required at a cost of GBP 24.
For more information about our Equestrian Centre, please contact our Concierge team on 01252 853123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those wishing to ride at the Equestrian Centre more frequently may wish to purchase one of our tiered membership options which each include some exclusive benefits as well as riding hours. Offering increased access to the centre as well as benefits such as year round use of the Club Lounge, complimentary loan of riding equipment and discounts in other Hotel outlets, the Equestrian Membership is a popular way to enjoy the centre. For more information about our Equestrian Membership options, please contact our Membership Manager on 01252 853005 or email@example.com.
Please note: Cancellations for the equestrian programs must be received at least 24 hours prior to confirmed booking time in order to avoid a 100% cancellation charge.