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Keysoe International Evening Clear Round Jumping
Thursday 23 June 2022

Event Description

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Event Location
The College Equestrian Centre (Keysoe)
Church Road
MK44 2JP
01234 708400


Since its inception in 1996, we have tried to provide excellent facilities and a warm welcome. The centre continues to evolve from the initial build of Indoor Arena and American Barn Stabling. Spacious indoor working in and collecting facilities, large outdoor arena, large hard standing areas, cross country courses, café, showers, show stables have all been added and most recently a new all weather training arena, boutique equestrian retail unit and facilities for a specialist training yard have been added.

We aim to provide a welcoming environment for all our customers, and cover as much of the spectrum of equestrian activity as possible.

The centre welcomes riders of all abilities and aspirations, from the pleasure rider to the elite competitor. We run events at all levels, and all are equally welcome. Training and assistance is provided by ourselves, regular trainers and our on site Riding Club.

We are experienced at running competitions ourselves up to national standard, and provide hosting opportunities for clubs, associations or individuals who wish to hire facilities to run their own events. Support and assistance can be offered where it is wanted, and we can either offer facilities tailored to a budget, or some highly competitive package options

For all hire enquires please call 01234 708400 or email Accurate quotations will be subject to a detailed list of what facilities are required.
Indoor Competition Arenas Martin Collins
Main Indoor Arena of 30 x 66 metres & Indoor Collecting Arena 30 x 60 metres
Flexible use room between two arenas for judges, viewing or show office.

Indoor non-ridden and non-horse events can be run on a rolled surface.

Indoor & Outdoor arenas are surfaced with Ecotrack
Outdoor Competition Arena Martin Collins
Outdoor All Weather Arena of 64 x 84 metres with Martin Collins Ecotrack surface.
Clopf Arenas Martin Collins

Outdoor irrigated All Weather Arena of 110 x 40 metres, sand and Clopf synthetic surface.

3 separate 20 x 60 irrigated clopf dressage arenas

Open at all events selling hot & cold meals & snacks; hot cold and alcoholic drinks sold
Grass Arenas
Outdoor sanded turf arena of 140 x 80 metres can be divided to suit classes. This arena is gated at both ends to facilitate its division if required.

Outdoor sanded turf warm up area / showing ring of 60 x 60 metres.

All of the above arenas are irrigated and permanently fenced.

Uup to 15 acres of mown flat grassland are also available.
Cross Country Facilities

Courses at Intermediate Novice,100, 90, 80 & 70cms. These courses have all been designed by Angus Smailes& built by Dom Moore & can accommodate training and competition requirements.

Grass cross country schooling over twenty five acres, with a 60 x 40 metre water complex and permanent coffin / trakehner complexes – open February – October (weather dependent).  Full courses are saved for events and a few days after for flagged course schooling.  Plenty of space on training areas to run a full course distance, and plenty of combinations / banks / steps / ditches etc 
Cross country courses are set in 200 acres of grass and forestry land around the centre

Click here for more on Cross Country

Spectators & Viewing
Spectator areas consist of a permanent 318 seat tiered gallery overlooking the indoor arena, and a 66 x 4 metre covered viewing area to the outdoor arena that can (comfortably) accommodate 200 people. There are grassed banks overlooking the outdoor arena, and both arenas could accommodate temporary grandstand seating (the fire exits and alarm systems within the indoor arena complex are designed around a seating capacity in excess of 1000). with the addition of extra tiered seating the centre can take large events. We can take up to 900 with our own seating and still have 20m x 60m dressage arena and flat seating only 3 rows deep.
Additional Facilities
Other facilities within the arena complex include
  • Reception and office accommodation
  • Toilet block consisting ladies, gents, and disabled
    (there is a shower in the disabled WC)
  • 100 cover cafeteria / restaurant with highly flexible commercial kitchen
  • (the cafeteria can also be formatted as a meeting room)
  • There is also a retail unit within the complex.
  • We also have large hard standing parking areas, (capacity 80 lorries or 300 cars)
  • Permanent stabling for 100 (with room to take unlimited temporary stables)
  • Large area of grass paddocks. Some of this grass area is seeded with a sport grass mix to give areas for secondary competition arenas, while the rest is more than adequate for trade and parking areas
  • Events run at The College are enhanced by our arena decoration, public address system, and background music. Radio microphones and network communication ensure that events can be run smoothly
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