Barton Equestrian Centre
Barton Equestrian Centre is situated just North of Preston in the lovely village of Bilsborrow. The centre was acquired by the Martin family in April 2001. Gail, Neil and Jane have many years of experience in the equestrian field, Gail has been involved with horses for most of her life, Neil competed at international level on many occasions and Jane has also competed on the national circuit, so together they have a vast amount of knowledge to offer.
The centre has two large and three smaller outdoor arenas, all post and rail fenced and an adjacent horse box park. One of the larger arenas has a Derby Bank and Dyke, and very successful Derby Shows have been enjoyed by many of the riders who had never been around such a course before. Indoors the Centre provides two arenas, the larger one is overlooked by a cafeteria and eating area, with a seating gallery that enables visitors to relax and enjoy the events taking place in the arena. There are also plenty of parking facilities, together with another 20 acres of land.
Barton Equestrian Centre is a registered riding school and offers professional, but friendly tuition from beginners to advanced. The centre holds Unaffiliated Showjumping every Wednesday Night, BSPS and Ponies UK Shows, BSJA Shows, Riding Club and Dressage Competitions throughout the year. Barton Equestrian Centre also hosts Clinics, Dog Shows, Pony Club and Riding Club events.