Welcome to Comphurst Cross Country
All the jumps have been strimmed and the grass is mown. Castle field ( the one with the car park) was recently sprayed to eliminate the dock leaves. It is safe to ride on but probably best not to let your horse graze it.
Birches field (to the left of the water jump) has been cut for be hay and will be baled soon. Please do your best not to ride on the mown grass.
Long Walk has been cut for hay. When the bales have been picked up we will set out a showjumping course here.
We are constantly topping the grass so please take care if you see a tractor we are working so please avoid us. If you are concerned about the tractor, please attract our attention and we will stop when we see you gesturing, and then please, either you or your helper, come over to talk to us; from 2m, of course. It's a huge site so we have never had a problem before as long as people are aware of the tractor/strimming and give us a wide berth.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, we have restricted the number of horses on the course at any one time.
Please bring hand sanitiser and use it regularly. There are no toilets available at the moment. Please do not bring non-riding children under 18. Please only travel to us with members of your household and only meet with other people, either from your 'bubble' or others in your social group totalling 6, with social distancing of 2m. Instructors/coaches can also be part of your group of 6.
Please keep at least 2m apart from people not in your household group.
Please note the different postcodes for each field before you go on the course, just in case you need to quote them for the emergency service. Details are on the Disclaimer, which we urge you to read and which you sign online for those riders in your party.
Please use your judgement when on the course; many people have not ridden their horses during lockdown so please consider that they might be a little keen in our huge fields!
One to one coaching is available, using government guidelines, over the cross country fences from Tanya Reid, BHSAI, BHS Accredited Professional Coach, UKCC Coach, Pony Club Coach and BD judge. Cost is £45 for an individual session (which includes course hire). Ring or text Tanya on 07541 032 398 for details. The disclaimer will be sent to you via email and your booking will be confirmed when payment has been BACS. Flatwork lessons also available from £30.
The show jumps will be available to hire as soon as we get them out of storage and build a course.
Emergency numbers; Post code for the car/lorry park and Castle Field; BN27 4RZ (same entrance as PGL). Postcode for Comphurst and Birches Fields (by the school/house) BN27 4TX (down Comphurst Lane next to The Horseshoe). Grid ref;Ref no 50*53'00.1'N 0*20'54.5'E Tanya; 07541032398. We strongly advise that everyone makes a note of these numbers and reads the disclaimer (see below and Ts and Cs) before they use the facilities.
HOW TO BOOK
Click on 'Booking', find the day you want to come, click on the purple icon and follow the booking process.
Select a start time and stay as long as you like. There is no hidden booking fee to be paid at the end of the process.
IF THE SYSTEM SAYS 'CLOSED' YOU ARE TRYING TO BOOK FOR A DAY IN THE PAST, IE FOR A TIME THAT HAS ALREADY GONE! You can book in on the same day that you want to come or for a day in the future. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO BOOK IN FOR A DAY THAT NO LONGER EXISTS.
Parking is easy; just drive through the entrance gates and staight down into the car park. There is plenty of space to turn around. We have toilet facilities in the car park.
Set on our 250 acre farm, Comphurst Cross Country is a professionally built cross country training facility with over 200 jumps including ditches, skinnies, banks, steps, combinations, trakheners, etc, and a fantastic water complex. We offer regular clinics with BE and International trainers, as well as excellent rates for PC/RC, and hire of the facilities to individuals, whether you are a 4* rider preparing for Badminton or friends want a fun day out with your horses.
See our gallery for photos or visit our FB page. Details of upcoming clinics are on this website.