Checkendon Equestrian Centre

Checkendon Equestrian Centre

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Be careful of this poor excuse for a man owes people thousands in unpaid wages and offer thing a complete crook
NEW colour in the Panache sports bra now available. Sizes 28"- 40". Cup sizes B-J. 83% less bounce and perfect for horse riding, running and other high imp[act sports. Also available in a soft bra aswell as wired. Now in 7 colours. Being regularly fitted is so important to ensure less bounce.
So this is what these to get up to behind closed doors.....beautiful boys keeping each other beautiful and Shrek showing some loving x
Thank you for the friendly welcome for our overnight stay before the horse trials. All much appreciated after our long drive.
Jane Rayner Photography and Ellie Brassey Physiotherapy are pleased to announce a new competition !
Please like and share this post for a chance to win a FREE photoshoot with Jane which includes an 8" mounted image .
Jane offers a bespoke service and offers handmade framed images and beautifully crafted albums of archive quality.
Ellie Brassey Veterinary Physiotherapist is a fully qualified and insured animal physiotherapist who regularly visits Sir A P McCoy's yard and attends world class eventers . She will be offering a physiotherapy session with your horse for an amazing 20% discount off the original price of ยฃ50.
www.janerayner.co.uk
My daughter and her friends had a great time on the Easter ride through the woods many thanks
Are you galloping out of your bra? New latte colour sports bra suitable for under white shirts for dressage. Available in other colours and prints cup sizes B - J. Book an appointment at Sweet Dreams Bra Studio in Buckingham. www.sweetdreams-bra.co.uk.
Had such a great session today with Candise learning the change of diagonal in the trot bum down in the canter thank u again for an amazing session and my lil man had a great time on his 1st riding session today thank u again and merry Xmas
Oooh - donโ€™t tell me the result! Just tuning in to Mastermind to see how our Tara does!!
Thank you for a lovely evening, Bea loved her surprise โค๏ธ
If you have had a fall, lost your nerve or just want to improve your confidence on a horse, EFT (tapping) therapy can help you to get back in the saddle, please pm me for details.
Was part of Eposide 2 of the BBC's 'A Very English Scandal' filmed at Checkendon?
About 32mins 20 secs in, the far background has been changed but the trees are the same, and the outside of the stables have been washed with dirt to age them a bit, and the yard doesn't look quite as well kept & swept as usual.

Riding School, Livery Centre, show jumping and dressage competitions, equine swimming pool, schooling, indoor and outdoor arenas. BHS training and examination centre.

Operating as usual

[05/21/21]   ๐Ÿด Saturday Instructor Wanted ๐Ÿด

Checkendon Equestrian Centre are looking for an Instructor to teach every other Saturday from 9am to 4pm in the Riding School.

The lessons are mostly individual or semi-private (usually 2/3 people).

Must be BHS qualified.

Please email [email protected] with your cv if interested.

17/05/2021

It's been a little while since we heard from our Poet in Residence Tara Martel. But we are delighted to bring you her take on a very special brew .... Tara Martel

Find more poetry from Tara here: https://checkendonequestrian.co.uk/category/poetry/

It's been a little while since we heard from our Poet in Residence Tara Martel. But we are delighted to bring you her take on a very special brew .... Tara Martel

Find more poetry from Tara here: https://checkendonequestrian.co.uk/category/poetry/

[04/27/21]   ๐Ÿ’ฐ Summer Rugs for Sale - ยฃ5 ๐Ÿ’ฐ

We have the following rugs for sale - ยฃ5 each All used but in usable condition.

Fly Rug - 6'6

Summer Sheet - 5'6(x2), 6'0

Cooler - 4'9

Fleece - 4'0, 4'3, 5'6, 6'6

Thin Stable rug - 4'6(x2)

Please email [email protected] if interested.

24/04/2021

๐Ÿด Forces Equine Qualifiers ๐Ÿด

We are pleased to say Checkendon Equestrian Centre is now a Forces Equine Qualifying venue for the 2021 Championship.

This Championship is for those who serve or have served our country and dependants of.

You can qualify at both our show jumping and dressage competitions by either getting placed in the top 3 within show jumping or achieving over 60% in dressage.

Schedules can be found on our website checkendonequestrian.co.uk

๐Ÿด Forces Equine Qualifiers ๐Ÿด

We are pleased to say Checkendon Equestrian Centre is now a Forces Equine Qualifying venue for the 2021 Championship.

This Championship is for those who serve or have served our country and dependants of.

You can qualify at both our show jumping and dressage competitions by either getting placed in the top 3 within show jumping or achieving over 60% in dressage.

Schedules can be found on our website checkendonequestrian.co.uk

Photos from Checkendon Equestrian Centre's post 13/04/2021

๐Ÿ’ฐ Various Travel Boots for Sale ๐Ÿ’ฐ

See below for details.

Photos from Checkendon Equestrian Centre's post 24/02/2021

Photos from Checkendon Equestrian Centre's post

[02/17/21]   ๐Ÿ’ฐ ยฃ5 Rugs for Sale ๐Ÿ’ฐ

We have the following rugs available, all in useable condition:

Medium T/O: 5'0

Thin Stable: 4'6(x2)

Medium Stable: 4'3(x2), 5'0, 5'3(x2), 5'6(x2), 5'9, 6'6

Fleece: 4'0, 4'3, 5'6, 6'6

Cooler: 4'9

Summer, Sheet: 5'6(x2), 6'0

Fly Rug: 6'6

Email [email protected] if interested.

[02/07/21]   ๐Ÿด Staff Wanted ๐Ÿด

We are looking for a new member of staff to join us on our (usually) busy BHS riding school and livery yard.

Two mornings per week:

Monday + Tuesday 7am-2pm

Must have experience either working with or owning horses and be over the age of 17.

Email [email protected] with your CV if interested.

25/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

A very Merry Christmas from all of us at Team Checkendon!

Here he is, the big man himself (no not Father Christmas) itโ€™s Pedro!!! This year we decided to rehome Pedro but he didnโ€™t make it very far and was snapped up by one of our lovely clients ๐ŸคŽ

Yesterday was of course the legend that is Pepsi.

24/12/2020

It's become tradition for our in-yard poet Tara to write a poem to round up and close off the year. This time, she has outdone herself! Enjoy ...

24/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 24 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Some of you may recognise this boy as he has been in the riding school for many years! Now he is currently on loan to some of our lovely liveries ๐Ÿค

23/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 23 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Only 2 days to go but we no longer have 25 school horses! So today we have the adorable Colby owned by the grandchildren of yard owners Jennifer and Toby ๐Ÿด

Yesterday was of course the handsome Joe!

[12/23/20]   ๐ŸŽ… Closed for Christmas ๐ŸŽ…

The riding school is now closed for Christmas. We will (hopefully) reopen for lessons on the 5th Jan. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the new year!

22/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 22 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Today is the last of our school horses! We were so busy saving this boy until last we almost forgot to do him ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Yesterday was the beautiful Bluebell

21/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 21 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Who do think will be behind todayโ€™s door?

Yesterday was Twinkle โœจ

20/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 20 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Can you tell who this is under all the tinsel?

Yesterdayโ€™s horse was Has.

19/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 19 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

This one took a LOT of food rattling and shaking to get, hense the slightly dodgy camera work ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Yesterday was the lovely Hermione.

18/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 18 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Only one week to go, who do you think will appear on the big day?

Yesterday was the handsome WillyB

17/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 17 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Whoโ€™s behind todayโ€™s door?

Yesterday was our lovely Popeye ๐Ÿด

16/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 16 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Another one of our bigger boys behind todayโ€™s door, but who is he?

Yesterday was another of our rescue ponies, Carob๐Ÿด

15/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 15 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Only 10 days to go but weโ€™re running out of school horses! Has your favourite been yet?

Yesterday was another one of our larger horses, Clooney.

14/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 14 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Todayโ€™s horse was a little camera shy in the beginning.

Poppy, our smallest member of team checkendon was behind yesterdayโ€™s door.

13/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 13 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Over half way there!

Yesterday was our lovely rescue pony Plum ๐Ÿด

[12/12/20]   ๐Ÿด Staff Wanted๐Ÿด

We are looking for new staff to cover the following shifts (options to just do a morning/afternoon or whatever suits as long as it is the same every week):

Friday: 7am-5.30pm
Saturday: 7am-2pm and 1pm-5.30pm
Sunday: 7am-2pm and 1pm-5.30pm
Monday: 7.30am-5.30pm and 7.30am-1pm

All usual yard duties on a busy BHS riding school and livery yard.

Must be 17+ and have plenty of experience.

These hours are also available as a full time position - shared female house available if accommodation is needed.

Please email [email protected] with your experience and which hours you can do.

12/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 12 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Whoโ€™s behind todayโ€™s door?

Yesterday was of course the cheeky Bobby, always keeping us on our toes ๐Ÿ˜…

11/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 11 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

The one that was most likely to disappear into the woods never to be seen again, but instead he just did this... ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Yesterday was Mac!

10/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 10 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Only 15 days to go! Has you favourite appeared behind the door yet?

Benji was yesterdayโ€™s pony ๐Ÿด

09/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 9 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Last year he wouldnโ€™t let us anywhere near him with the tinsel but this year decided he was much more in the Christmas spirit!

Yesterdayโ€™s cutie was Homer ๐ŸคŽ

08/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 8 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Who do you think it will be today?

Yesterday was of course Guiness!

07/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 7๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Weโ€™re 1 week into December already!

Behind yesterdayโ€™s door was Jake, but whoโ€™s behind todayโ€™s door?

06/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 6 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Can you tell who it is under all that tinsel?

Yesterday was the handsome Artie

05/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 5 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

The first one to actually stay in the barn and not try and do a runner ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Yesterday was our biggest school horse Bembridge!

04/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 4 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Todayโ€™s horse didnโ€™t get to participate last year as he was on box rest! We think he did a great first attempt this year though ๐Ÿด

Yesterday was of course the lovely Lady.

03/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 3 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Hiding behind todayโ€™s door is the half sister of yesterdayโ€™s pony which was Flyte!

02/12/2020

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Pony Advent Day 2 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Whoโ€™s behind todayโ€™s door?

Yesterday was of course our precious Tod ๐Ÿงก

Equestrian Centre

Checkendon Equestrian Centre is a British Horse Society Approved Riding School and Livery Yard, Where to Train and an Assessment Centre.

The Centre is set in 70 acres of parkland and woodland in the Oxfordshire Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is situated 7 miles west of Henley-on-Thames and 7 miles north of Reading, Berkshire.

Proprietor: Lovegroveโ€™s Farm Ltd

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Lovegroves Lane, Checkendon
Reading
RG8 0NE

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
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