Welcome to Lockskinners Training Centre

Open all year round in the heart of the Kent countryside. Lockskinners Training Centre has a wide range of different training areas to suit all riding abilities and disciplines. 

West is our all-weather training facility and includes a large all-weather floodlit 60x30m arena with adjoining 1km canter track which is 500m all-weather including water splash, steps and jumps and 500m grass track open during the dry months. West also facilitates a round pen for horsemanship and lunging. West is open all year round. Two professionally built XC courses, North and South. Set in 160 acres of pasture and woodlands with over 300 fences ranging from 30cm to 135cm. Open March to October, weather permitting. The obstacle pen and challenge zone are set within the XC courses.  Our combination training field is set for one-day event training with a 20x40m dressage area, wooden show jumping course and working hunter course. All training facilities are available to hire for schooling, private events and clinics.

OPENING TIMES:

WEST – Open weekends only 8am - 4pm, all year round

NORTH, SOUTH, OBSTACLE PEN, CHALLENGE ZONE & COMBINATION TRAINING FIELD – Open 7 days a week 8am-8pm, March to October (weather dependent)

Over 300 professionally built cross country fences open for schooling hire March to October, weather dependent. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

OBSTACLE PEN

  • 40x50m enclosed pen
  • 24 obstacles
  • Up to 40cm
  • Beginners
  • Entrance A

Designed to build confidence in an open field within a secure area, great for novice riders and horses.

More information 

Open 28th March - October 2022

Entrance A

Opens 28th March - October 2022

Entrance A

NORTH CROSS COUNTRY

  • 40 acres of open pasture and woodland
  • 161 fences
  • 40cm – 100cm
  • Introduction course
  • Entrance A

Instructors’ field, a wide open space flooded with inviting fences, the perfect introduction to all aspects of cross country riding. Woodlands littered with fun rustic fences, ideal practise for hacking, hunting and cross country.

More information 

CHALLENGE ZONE

  • 1 acre enclosed pen on hillside pasture
  • 12 fences
  • 50cm – 90cm
  • Perfect practise for undulating terrain
  • Entrance B

A range of cross country fences set on an incline, built to gain horse and rider confidence, control and balance on undulating ground.

More information

Open 9th April - October 2022

Entrance B

SOUTH COURSE

  • 60 acres of undulating pasture
  • 150 fences
  • 70cm- 135cm
  • Eventers course (technical with flowing combinations)
  • Entrance B
Technically challenging fences makes South a great course for training the more accomplished horse and rider combinations. Designed as a step up from those wanting to further their progression from North. More information See also: Challenge Zone

Open 9th April – October 2022

Entrance B

April 9th – October 2022

Entrance B

WELCOME TO THE

COMBINATION TRAINING FIELD

Three large grass arenas available to hire all together for Combined Training practise. A course of rustic fixed and adjustable Working Hunter fences, A course of coloured Show Jumping training fences and a 40mx20m Dressage arena. The perfect facility for practising your upcoming One Day Events. New Gymkhana Games pen coming soon. Located on Lockskinners South, Entrance B.

SHOW JUMPING

  • Approximately 60m x 60m grass arena
  • 18 portable coloured wooden fences
  • 60 coloured wooden training poles
  • Adjustable up to 140cm

DRESSAGE

  • 40m x 20m grass arena
  • White boards and letter markers

WORKING HUNTER

  • Approximately 60m x 60m grass arena
  • 19 rustic fixed and portable fences
  • 30 wooden training poles
  • Adjustable up to 140cm

GAMES PEN

  • 40m x 30m grass pen
  • Two lanes
  • Varied games apparatus

More information 

LOCKSKINNERS WEST

ALL-WEATHER ARENA & TRACK

Lockskinners West:  Arena eventing in a 60x30m all-weather floodlit arena with adjoining all-weather canter track with jumps, steps and water splash. Cross country training all year round.

Course will be changed monthly and harrowed daily.

Droppings must be picked up before leaving the arena.

Open 8am-5pm Saturday and Sunday due to ongoing building works Monday – Friday.

Last booking is at 4pm (to 5pm)

1 hour slots – £30 for one or two horses, £45 for 3 horses, £60 for 4 horses (maximum) per hour.

Please arrive in good time to be mounted and ready at your booked time.

More information

Available all year round

Entrance C

ROUND PEN

Securely fenced 15 meter diameter surfaced round pen.

For horsemanship and lunging.

30 minute slots – £10 per horse. 1 horse per slot.

More information