Bucklands Farm XC Schooling
Our Cross Country Schooling is now closed for the winter.
We look forward to seeing you all again when we re-open in Spring 2022.
This is the place to
Have Fun with your horse
Our substantially built Cross Country jumps are set out in two gently undulating fields. There are over 70 fences that range in height from 40 cm. up to 100 cm. Other obstacles include ditches, a trakehner, shallow steps, a mound and a water feature with two height entry or exit. We also have a short woodland section, which includes several jumps. All our jumps are ground anchored. We are continuously making and adding new jumps for schooling.
The fences are set out to encourage confidence building at all levels, but some also offer challenges if you're bold enough to take them.
The facility caters for complete beginners new to cross country, to riding club and pony club competitive members and those who ride at BE80 & BE90 competitions.
We also have a full course of Show Jumps set out on a reasonably flat area of grass. The course includes a variety of fences, including upright poles, planks, poles with fillers, spreads and combination fences as you would find at a one day event. These are initially set at 70 cm., but can all be adjusted in height upward to suit the rider's level of ability during the schooling, either by the rider, groom or trainer. An ideal practice area for one day eventers and others riders who have to compete on grass.
For beginners and children just starting out on their show jumping journey, there is a separate smaller course set at 50 cm., which can be adjusted downward to suit the level of the rider.
You are hiring a set course, not the arena, so please do not move the position of the jumps.
The Show Jumping course is not available to hire now until Spring 2022.
There is also a 40 metre by 20 metre grass Dressage Arena on a reasonably flat area of grass, next to the Show Jumping area. Here eventers, club members, pony club members and anyone who wishes to, can practice their dressage on ground similar to that which may be found at competitions.
The Dressage Arena is not available to hire now until Spring 2022.
If a fence is flagged, then that fence must be jumped so the red flag is on the right of the rider.
Non Flagged Fences:
A large number of our fence are not flagged. This does not mean that you cannot jump them, to the contrary, it actually means they can safely be jumped from either direction.
Skinny Fences, (narrow - 6 ft & under ):
The majority of these fences may be jumped from either direction, but to help guide horse and rider, they have white poles placed on either side of the fence.
Cross Flagged Fences:
If a fence is cross flagged, it is unsafe to jump.
Cross Country: Re-opening Spring 2022
Show Jumping: Available Spring 2022.
Dressage: Available Spring 2022.