About Lockskinners XC
MEET THE TEAM
Manages all your general enquires, social media and events. However, no “one trick pony”, Caitlin is also regularly found with a paint brush touching up fences and a camera trying to capture you enjoying the facilities. Any enquires contact Caitlin via email or 07495 683 289.
Graham Payne – of Sussex Courses – is our resident course builder and maintenance man. Having been on the London Olympic 2012 course building team, we are very lucky to have him, and his team help design and build both of our courses with over 300 cross-country fences and two full sets of wooden show jumps and working hunter fences. Graham continues to build new fences to set more challenges on the courses.
Find answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the facilities at Lockskinners XC and booking/hiring
- Red on your right, White on your left – when fences are marked with red and white flags its important you always jump a fence with the right hand side flag red, this is to ensure your own safety when jumping the obstacle.
- Left to Left – when passing another horse in a small space makes sure you ride with your left hand side to their left hand side to avoid crashing into one another.
- Cross Country – is where horse and rider negotiate natural obstacles together, such as logs, ditches, water, banks, hills, and fences.
- XC Levels – British Eventing:
- BE Novice – 110cm
- BE Intermediate – 120cm
- BE Advanced – 125cm
- Show Jumping – is where horse and rider tackle a course of fences which can be easily knocked, the aim is to ride around clearing the poles.
- SJ Levels – British Show Jumping
- British Novice – 90cm
- Discovery – 100cm
- Newcomers – 110cm
- Foxhunter – 120cm
- Dressage – The sport involves showing off a horse’s training by performing a set of prescribed movements in front of a panel of judges. Dressage develops the horses suppleness, flexibility, obedience and athleticism.
- Dressage Levels – British Dressage
- Advanced Medium
- Prix St George
- Working Hunter – A course of rustic show jumping type fences set to mimic the types of obstacles found cross country and out hunting. In a competition judges will take the horses conformation, style and presence into account when picking the winner.
A: Yes, both cross-country courses are very close but have different entrances, so make sure you have the right postcode before setting off:
North Cross Country & Obstacle Pen (Entrance A)
TN8 7ND ( get directions)
South Cross Country & Combination Training Field (Entrance B)
TN8 7NA ( get directions)
Lockskinners West – Arena Eventing and All Weather Track (Entrance C)
TN8 7NA ( get directions)
A: Please book through our website’s booking system – see the facilities page which shows each hireable facility. Choose an available date and time then book & pay online.
A: North course is the smaller course with fences from 40cm up to a maximum 1 metre.
South course is a more advanced course with fences from 80cm up to 135cm, set on undulating ground, with more technical combinations and fences.
All cross-country fences on site are anchored into the ground for safety reasons.
A: In most cases yes, that’s fine. Please just contact us first on 07495 683 289 to let us know.
A: The disclaimer is a tick box you’ll have to tick when booking online, make sure you fully read our terms and conditions when booking.
A: For cross-country and arena eventing hire you must wear current safety standard peak-less riding helmet and a body protector. We recommend not to wear hoodies or jewellery for safety reasons. Anyone mounted must always wear a helmet.
A: The red and white flags on course show which way the jump must be jumped for your own safety.
- Red on your Right
- White on your Left
We ask all our customers to be aware of other people using the course to always keep everyone safe.