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Thurleigh Equestrian Centre is a superb 5-star Rated Riding School with BHS approved instructors, located just 6 miles outside of Bedford and within close distance to a variety of competition venues.
5 Star Rated

We offer excellent facilities and
extensive off-road riding with direct access to the major national bridleway networks. The peaceful setting provides a relaxed environment for horse and owner, and benefits from panoramic views across the surrounding countryside.

12 stables available Thurleigh Equestrian Centre prides itself on being able to offer a bespoke and friendly service where livery owners and horses can experience a personal approach. Our superb range of indoor and outdoor arenas and horse walker are available throughout the week. We offer a range of riding lessons to suit all levels of rider - please click on the Riding Lessons tab at the top of the page, or click here. Please note - our minimum age for lessons is 18 years old.

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Every horse and rider is unique, and the team at Thurleigh Equestrian Centre aim to be open, approachable and welcoming, providing an environment that gets the most out of you and your horse.

Our facilities are perfect for all aspects of riding, including competition, leisure and natural horsemanship. Our
flexible livery options and highly experienced and knowledgeable team ensure you and your horses receive the best possible service, care and attention to meet your individual needs.
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Beth Maloney, Director of Thurleigh Equestrian Centre, has extensive experience of working with horses, having trained with Jennie Loriston Clarke at Catherston stud and headed up two equine departments in large land-based colleges. She has published various equine books and holds the BHSII (SM) and Calm Coaching certificate. Beth is available for training liveries and outside clients and specialises in coaching techniques to boost confidence. For details of all our instructors and horses, click here.

Thurleigh Equestrian Centre is the home of Horses and Courses, an Edexcel approved training centre, providing owners and riders with a bespoke range of home-study and on-site educational opportunities to compliment your practical skills. For more information visit the Horses and Courses website.

• Staff on-site 24 hours a day, and CCTV cameras, to ensure the safety of you and your horse
• High-class facilities (including new club house with changing room & video and live playback lessons)
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• Riding lessons tailored to your individual needs and goals
• All year individual and group turnout*
• Menu of livery options to meet your individual requirements
• A range of competitions and clinics to cater for all types of horse and rider
• Qualified and dedicated team
• Holistic approach to horse management

* there may be times when turn out is not available if the weather is too bad, but we have a horse walker, exercise and lunge pen so your horse will not be stuck in the stable.

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