PLEASE BE ADVISED NOT TO TURN UP FOR ARENA HIRE WITHOUT FIRST BOOKING IT ONLINE . THIS MAY LEAD TO DISSAPOINTMENT IF THE ARENA IS IN USE AND IS UNFAIR AND DISRUPTIVE TO THOSE WHO ARE USING THE FACILITY OR ARRIVING TO DO SO, THANK YOU.
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Our next Unaffiliated Showjumping Competition
**16th August 2020**
Pre Entries only - Please enter here
⭐️Our online entries now on Equo Events⭐️⭐️
Please click here
‼️Tuesday BS Show Schedule Change‼️
We are now running a British Novice Class after the Clear Round
Sunday 9th August 2020 - Times are available here
*If you are entering on a ticket please email us with your ticket code*
*Please also note that withdrawals made after 48 hours before the competition will be refunded 50% of entry fees*
Resumption of the show calendar
Please be advised that from Tuesday 21st July we will resume our diary of events and these can be found by clicking on this link. We start with a BS fixture on Tuesday 21st July - a cat 2 - and all entries must be made prior to the event and you must bring this verification with you to be allowed onto the showground. To adhere to the current restrictions, parking will be on the large parking field so please be aware of signage and please try your hardest to follow the guidance issued by BS and Speetley. Help and advice will be provided by all staff and stewards so please ask if you are unsure. We are happy to announce that the cafe will be open adhereing to the most recent Government guidelines. We will also be following this regime for our unaffilliated competions.
Both arenas and our XC course are available for hire
All bookings to be made and paid for online
Please follow the government guidelines on social distancing.
**Please see Facebook for our events coming up**
To start with we are opening Saturdays and Sundays and the following Tuesdays - 21st July, 28th July, 4th August, 18th August, 1st September & 29th September.
Big Tasty Breakfasts, the Sunday Classic Lunch, Freshly made homemade cake and don't forget the apple crumble!
THE INTERIOR OF OUR NEW BONJOUR CAFE VIEWING CABIN
A VERY BIG THANK TO OUR SPONSORS for 2020
I first met David Andrews of Andrews Bowen five years ago when he arrived to quote for a 'small sand school' for the handful of liveries who occupied Speetley at that time.
His innovative and exciting design so impressed me that he didn't have to try very hard to sell the first of our two arenas . So it came to be that SEC was born, no forethought, no big dream - serendipity!
From the true novice to the accomplished Olympian SEC has become a venue to support your ambitions, great or small, training or competing, day or night, and so, through the evolvement of SEC, it became my ambition to offer superior and safe facilities at affordable prices for what is, undoubtedly, a diverse and great sport.
We are a very small family orientated business. The ethos of all those who contribute to the training and the competing share our mindset - to be above all things, courteous, helpful, encouraging, educational and supportive.
In the five years since that meeting with Andrews Bowen, Speetley has altered beyond all recognition. Each year has seen major new development spurred from the first arena. They are, the dressage arena/warm up arena, XC course, the arena lighting, stabling, Bonjour Cafe and most recently the new water complex now under construction. British Showjumping, British Eventing, British Riding Clubs, The Pony Club, Trailblazers and more, there really is something for everyone at every level.
Financially, we were better off with the handful of liveries, but nothing could have prepared me for the joy and absolute pleasure of being a part of your trials and tribulations training and competing, meeting you all and making some wonderful and rewarding friendships. What stories I could tell from my time in the cafe and the collecting ring!
In 2018 we were delighted to receive partial funding from the LEADER European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, and this has enabled us to build a top-quality viewing cabin (our NEW Bonjour Cafe). Now customers can stay warm and refreshed all year round while enjoying great views of the whole site.
So here's to the next five years, five more seasons, five more years of development and growth and five more years of sharing experiences, happy and sad. Thank you for your support and long may it continue and here's to the unexpected and fortunate discovery of Speetley Equestrian Centre Ltd.
- Lisa Renshaw. 2018