***Entries now open for our first BS show of the Season***
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.
We are being guided at his time by the governing bodies of equestrian sport and the most recent Government restrictions. These measures are in place to ensure your safety and to once again start enjoying our sport and our horses. Speetley will try its best to put this into practice and we ask you to do the same.
Entries are made on this webiste under 'event booking'
The closing date for Tuesday 21st July is Friday 17th at 5pm and entries will open on Monday 6th
in the meantime ......
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.
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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 closed at this time. Please keep an eye here for a resumption date. Sorry for any inconvenience.
NOW OPEN 9.00am to 4.00pm
THURDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
OPEN TO ALL
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