UGPLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WHEN HIRING THE ARENAS YOU WILL NOW NEED TO ADD THE LIGHTS FROM 4:00PM
*** SHOW DAY CONTACT No. ***
Enquiries & Class status
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.
SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS BOOKING ONLINE PLEASE CONTACT ANY OF THE PHONE NUMBERS
Cafe open for refreshments
A VERY BIG THANK TO OUR SPONSORS in 2018
SEE BELOW FOR SCHEDULE
NEW BONJOUR Cafe
NOW OPEN all day to all
THURDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY.
for the usual 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
QUICK LOOK AT WHATS ON IN FEBRUARY / MARCH
SUNDAY 17th February – Arena Eventing
SUNDAY 24th February SEC – Arena Eventing with dressage test
SUNDAY 3rd March SEC Show Jumping
SUNDAY 10th March SEC Show Jumping
SUNDAY 17TH March SEC Arena Eventing
SUNDAY 24th March SEC Show Jumping
SUNDAY 31st March SEC Show Jumping
Saturday February 23rd Gymnastic Gridwork with Julia Hardy
- Wednesday 27th February Arena Eventing Clinic with Mark Cavel
- Saturday 2nd March SJ Clinic with Julia Hardy
- Wednesday 6th March Water Schooling with Mark Cavel
- Friday 12th April SJ Clinic with Julia Hardy
- Wednesday 24th April Gill Liggins flatwork clinic
- Wednesday 1st May Gill Liggins flatwork clinic
PLEASE LOOK ON RIDING CLUB PAGE -TAB AT THE TOP FOR DETAILS ABOUT CLINICS - SJ, XC, FLATWORK AND MANY MORE WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THERE IS ALSO A DERBYSHIRE RIDING CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE.
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