Moulton College’s Equestrian Centre is set on the college estate and is around 5 miles north of Northampton.
The centre supports our equestrian training provision, offering facilities to our students and the community. All the facilities are available for public use and we regularly host affiliated and unaffiliated dressage and show jumping events. The facilities are flexible and can be hired in combination or individually.
Revamped in August 2017, this is a state-of-the-art indoor riding school. The wax-based cushion jump track premier surface provides a dust free environment all year round, and measures 60m × 40m. It incorporates a viewing area for 246 spectators and a judge’s box with a PA system.
The outdoor arena consists of one surface in a dual format. One side measures 20m × 60m, and the other 20m × 40m. The outdoor arena has a cushion track surface, is floodlit, enclosed and has access to the neighbouring paddock and the cross-country schooling field.
Both the indoor and outdoor arenas are available to hire by the hour at very competitive rates. We also regularly have courses of show jumps in the indoor arena available to hire too.
The Pitsford cross-country schooling field consists of a selection of jumps, ranging from coffins and palisades, to log jumps and the bank. The bank itself has eight different jumping options. The heights range from forty centimetres to one metre and can be linked to form a number of different tracks.
The unit has 60 loose boxes, split into four yards, together with various areas of pasture land, divided into individual paddocks. The main yard of 26 stables is primarily for educational use. The stables are approximately 3.5m × 3.7m. All stables have equimat rubber flooring. These stables are available to hire during specific events out of term time at competitive rates.
Due to the varied state-of-the-art and immaculately maintained facilities, the Equestrian Centre lends itself perfectly as a venue to hire for a whole host of other events both equine and non-equine related. We are able to offer bespoke services to help tailor-make a successful event. Your event could include hire of the indoor or outdoor school including the PA system, barriers and show jumps as well as mechanical horse hire, classroom hire, lecture theatre hire and catering services.
The following utilities and facilities can be considered for a tailor-made package to suit individual requirements which many high profile companies utilise.
- Indoor Arena 60m x 40m
- Outdoor Arena 20m x 40m and 20m x 60m
- Judging box (on stilts and on the ground)
- Indoor viewing gallery for 250 with central judges box
- PA and music system
- Tables and chairs
- Plastic white barriers, subject to availability
- Plastic floor matting, subject to useage
- Gym balls in a variety of sizes
- Meet and greet room for up to 6 people
- Classrooms with seating up to 26 complete with touch screen and access to the internet
- Lecture theatre with seating up to 100
Lessons are available on our mechanical horse to assist in developing your position or to teach you the basics. Lessons can be individual or in small groups. The mechanical horse can be booked in addition to the indoor arena and other facilities. A riding background is not required to benefit from using the mechanical horse as it develops core strength and fitness as a stand-alone tool.