Our 60m x 20m school has a sand and rubber surface and is fully floodlit for those dark, winter evenings. The school has mirrors to assist with schooling sessions and a full set of show jumps is available for use in the school. Our second school is slightly smaller than 60m x 20m and has a carpet fibre surface. A full set of floodlights means riding in the dark is available. Neither of the schools freeze or flood and both are harrowed regularly to maintain a good surface. We are lucky to have the option of a lunge pen in addition to the two schools. The all-weather surface means it is always usable whatever time of year and a floodlight means lunging in the dark is never a problem.
A 7.5 furlong all-weather track gives the option of an alternative to schooling, whilst still being onsite. An excellent way to improve your horse’s fitness or just go for an amble on a sunny evening. In the summer months we offer a separate jump field and cross country fences. Containing a full set of show jumps and a range of cross country fences, there is plenty of room to practice your jumping over a variety of fences.
Our facilities also include a six horse walker, which has a non slip, rubber surface.
All stables measure 14 x 14 and are fitted with rubber mats. Having bars at the top instead of a solid wall, means the horses are calm and peaceful as they can always see their neighbours. We are one of the few yards in the area that offer all year round turnout. This may be limited in extreme winter weather, but our aim is to turn out on as many days of the year as possible.
Security is a priority at Lakeside. The main entrance to our yard is a code operated electric gate, which has the code changed several times a year. In addition there is CCTV on the yard and all clients are provided with access to a secure, locked tack room. The yard managers and staff also live on site, along with Ruby.