Equestrianism at Lancing College
Renovation work of existing buildings at Hoe Court Farm has recently been completed to create the Lancing College Equestrian Centre.
Located just a short walk from the College, a traditional boarding school in Southern England near Brighton, and set in over 15 acres, work on the new Centre was overseen by Jan Tupper, proprietor of Arniss Equestrian Ltd. It has stabling for up to 20 horses, a 40 x 20m all-weather arena and bridleway access to superb riding in the South Downs National Park. Pupils can choose whether to have their own horse stabled at livery, or use the Centre’s horses to have riding and stable management lessons from dedicated, specialist staff.
As well as group lessons, individual lessons are available for pupils working towards a specific goal, e.g. competition training, GCSE Physical Education riding assessment preparation. There are going to be dressage, show jumping and cross-country clinics, and the Centre will support and actively encourage students to work towards nationally recognised awards, such as the British Horse Society Stage 1 examination.
For pupils who aspire to owning their own horse, there is even a Horse and Pony Loan Scheme, so pupils who have attained a good standard of riding and horse care can have access to a horse, on a shared basis, as if it were their own. Offered under the supervision and support of the Lancing College Equestrian Centre staff, the scheme is available to pupils who have participated in weekly activities for at least one term and who have committed to a termly course at the Centre.
If you would like more information about this, or any of our other British boarding schools, please do contact us.
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