Ingestre Stables has a long history which dates back to 1886. The then Earl of Shrewsbury built stabling to house carriage horses and polo ponies. The large coach house built within the courtyard housed the great collection of horse drawn vehicles. Today, most of these fine vehicles resident in the museum at Shugborough, the neighbouring estate.
Today, Ingestre Stables in now firmly established as one of the leading equestrian establishments in the UK and attracts students from all over the world.
Ingestre caters for all aspects of training for both horse and rider. From the very first lesson through to examination or competition preparation. There are regular training sessions for all levels of rider both in groups and on a one-to-one basis. Short courses, working towards a specific aim, are held throughout the year at Ingestre. There is the occasional clinic for visiting trainers from home and abroad.
Being firm believers in horses for courses, you will find a great variety of horses at Ingestre. Plus, as an BHS examination centre, Ingestre regularly produce horses to the required standard for all examinations up to and including the F.B.H.S.
The riding facilities include an indoor arena with viewing gallery. An outdoor international dressage arena. An outdoor training area with large woodfibre surface. There is also a variety of cross country training fences as well as an show jump paddock with a full set of showjumps.
The centre is located a short distance from Cannock chase, which provides 26 square miles of open training ground with water and forestry as well as plenty of open grassland.
Staff and students from the centre compete in all disciplines, although dressage and horse trials are a high priority.
Ingestre accepts horses for breaking and training throughout the year. Horses can be prepared for sale, or for competition either for owner riders or ridden by a member of the Ingestre Team.
The on site Coffee Shop is open daily from Tuesday to Saturday for Snacks, Drinks, and Meals.