FAQs

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
    • Introductory
    • Preliminary
    • Novice
    • Elementary
    • Medium
    • Advanced Medium
    • Advanced
    • 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: 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: The combination training field is set on South course and features a full working hunter course, a full show jumping course and two dressage arenas, one 60x30m and one 40x20m, all on grass. Perfect for practising for your One Day Event. More information and booking here.

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)

Yard & Arena (Entrance C) TN8 7NA ( get directions)

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: That’s fine, we understand horses lose shoes or pick up an injury at the worst times. Let us know as soon as possible and we can transfer your booking to a later date.  Call us on 07495 683 289 

A: It’s a 40x50m enclosed area on the North course with 24 obstacles and jumps up to 40cm. This is perfect for lead rein, first-time cross-country users, and young horses. More information & booking here.

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: We have special discount rates for groups over 6, Clinic’s, Pony Club and Riding Club’s. Exclusive hire for an event is also available. Please contact us to discuss further on 07495 683 289 or email us for more details. 

A: Yes, we have great facilities for varied training camps.

Please contact us to discuss further on 07495 683 289 or email us for more details. 

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.

In case of emergency call 07495 683289 or 01732 798442 or 999 for emergency services

Please read our Terms & Conditions before you book