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.