Merrist Wood Blank Shared Indoor Arena Hire 5-6pm (Going Ahead)

Show Date
Tue, Mar 1, 2022 to Fri, Mar 24, 2023
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Hire Slot 1
Arena Hire - 5.00 - 5.30     (Closed)
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Hire Slot 2
Arena Hire - 5.30 - 6.00     (Closed)
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Hire Slot 3
Arena Hire - 6.00 - 6.30     (Closed)
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Hire Slot 4
Arena Hire - 6.30 - 7.00     (Closed)
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Hire Slot 5
Arena Hire - 7.00 - 7.30     (Closed)
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Hire Slot 6
Arena Hire - 7.30 - 8.00     (Closed)
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Show Secretary: Merrist Wood Arena
Merrist Wood College, Holly Lane, Worplesdon,, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3PE
Tel: 01483 884147, Mobile: +4407815 522771, Email:, Website:

Merrist Wood College, Holly Lane , Worplesdon , Nr Guildford , Surrey GU33PE

Show Information

Please click on the text links to display further information. Tel: 07815522771
The arena is only available to you within your booked timeslot - This includes warm up, cool down This is a blank arena for schooling 
There is no access to other arenas or areas of the college, unless with a prior booking.
Failure to comply with these terms may result in refused entry to the facility on another occasion.
Although this is a self-directed session checks are made to ensure you booking is adhered to.

Payment Details & Event Fees

aBookings in advance only. To enter:
A: Telephone bookings accepted if accompanied by Credit/ Debit Card details at the time of booking
B: You can book using our Secure Online Entry System.
Payment is secure and it goes directly to Merrist Wood.
You will receive an email confirmation of your booking and payment.
Please make sure you check details here to make sure you enter the correct amounts in the payment boxes.

The cost is £14.00/30 minutes or £26.00/hour, on a per horse basis.


All refunds incur a £1.50 admin charge. The Booking Fee is non-refundable. Cancellations within 48 hours will not be eligible for a transfer/refund unless space can be filled by another booking.

Terms & Conditions

1. Any withdrawals must be made before the close of entries. Any competitor withdrawing after the closing date will not be subject to a refund, or transfer, unless accompanied by a valid Vet or Doctor’s certificate.
2. All Dressage competitions shall run under British Dressage rules, unless stated otherwise, and all Show Jumping shall run under British Showjumping rules, unless stated otherwise. Horses should be vaccinated in accordance with the relevant governing body.
3. In the event of a Zoonotic diseases (e.g Strangles, Equine Influenza, Herpes Virus or any other disease or condition) outbreak in the local area then the competitor/hirer must not attend the venue.
4. The organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry without reason, to cancel or alter any class, section or competition as they see fit without giving reason. Classes may be split if entries warrant.
5. The judge’s and organisers decision is final. Any objections must be lodged with the Secretary within 15 minutes of the incident and supported by a £10 deposit, which will be returned if the objection is upheld.
6. Activate Learning (Merrist Wood Campus), the organisers, their representatives or helpers do not accept liability for injury, damage or loss suffered by spectators, competitors, their horses, grooms, friends, vehicles or property, however caused, and under any circumstances, except proven negligence of the organisers. Claims for negligence against the organisers must be submitted in writing on the day of competition.
7. Practice jumps must be jumped in the correct direction, white flag to the rider’s left hand side and the red flag to the rider’s right hand side.
8. Correct riding attire must be worn by all competitors and those attending clinics and arena hire. Current BSI Kite marked standard hard hats must be worn at all times whilst mounted.
9. The welfare and health of all horses attending any show at Merrist Wood arena is paramount. Any horse deemed to be sick or injured in anyway will be immediately eliminated and the owner shall be asked to remove the horse from the premises.
10. In the event of any event being cancelled, the organisers shall retain an administration fee of £1.50 from each entry. It is the competitors responsibility to contact the show secretary on 01483 88 41 47 or 07815 522771 to confirm if the event has been cancelled.
11. Lunging is not permitted in any of the arenas at any time.
12. Entries will be limited and are taken on a first come, first served basis. Waiting lists will be kept for all over subscribed classes. Classes my start early and in some cases will run into the evening.
13. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and remain the responsibility of the owner. If any dog is found loose on the Merrist Wood Campus unattended, then appropriate action will be taken. Dogs are not allowed in the viewing gallery.
14. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
It is the responsibility of all competitors to ensure that the grounds of Merrist Wood arena are kept clean and little put in the bins provided. Any competitor or anyone attending with a competitor found to be disobeying these rules will be asked to leave the campus immediately.


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