Dorset Showground Arena Event Course Hire (Going Ahead)

Show Date
Fri, Jan 22, 2021 to Sat, Jan 22, 2022
Starting Times:

Starts at 9am in hourly slots. Full Arena Event Course will be set.

Hire Slot 5
Course Hire - 2.00 - 3.00     (Closed)
Entry Fee:
£35 for first horse, £15 for each additional horse
Hire Slot 6
Course Hire - 3.00 - 4.00     (Closed)
Entry Fee:
£35 for first horse, £15 for each additional horse.
Hire Slot 7
Course Hire - 4.00 - 5.00     (Closed)
All Weather Surface
Entry Fee:
£45 for first horse includes charge for floodlights, £15 for each extra horse/pony.
Hire Slot 8
Course Hire - 5.00 - 6.00     (Closed)
All Weather Surface
Entry Fee:
£45 for first horse, includes floodlighting charge. £15 for each extra horse/pony.
Hire Slot 9
Course Hire - 6.00 - 7.00     (Closed)
All Weather Surface
Entry Fee:
£45 for first horse, £15 for each extra horse/pony. Price includes use of floodlights

Show Secretary: Shirley Trim
The Dorset Showground, Church Farm, West Stour, Dorset, SP8 5RL
Tel: 01747 838888, Email:, Website:

Dorset Showground, Church Farm , West Stour , Gillingham , Dorset SP85RJ
Map Link: Dorset Showground

Show Information

Mixture of both show jumps and arena cross country jumps on all weather,  Course is set . Please only lower or higher the jumps, do not move wings and please only use the unpainted poles (at the side of the arena)  for any ground lines etc.  Thank you.

Payment Details & Event Fees

Bookings & payment in advance only. You can book using our Secure Online Entry System.
Payment is secure and it goes directly to Dorset Showground.
You will receive an email confirmation of your booking and payment.  Disclaimer must be filled in and signed prior to entering the arena.

One horse, one rider £35 per hour (ie only one horse and one rider in arena at any one time)
£15 per extra horse within the same session.

There will only be one booking taken for each one hour slot - riders will not be sharing with other combinations.

Please pick up after your horse. 


Money refunds or credit will be issued for cancellations due to weather conditions which result in the facility being deemed unfit for use ie; snow, dense fog, ice or excessive wind speeds and a weather warning being issued by the Met Office

Terms & Conditions

No Dorset Showground employees are available during the day of hire and all those who wish to school their horses/ponies do so entirely at their own risk.
Dorset Showground, it's employees and all of those connected with the equestrian facilities do not accept liability for any damage.
All juniors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Body protectors must be worn
It is a condition of every person entering upon the equestrian facilities that he/she agrees, and if he/she is under 18 years old, his/her parents or accompanying adult also agree that he/she does so at his/her own risk and voluntarily accepts the risk of injury or damage that is implicit in riding a horse/pony on these premises.
Properly fitting hard riding hats to current British Standards and footwear with heels must be worn at all times whilst mounted.
All accidents must be reported and an accident form completed and passed to the office.
Any fences damaged must be reported to the office.


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