Stockland Lovell Manor – a 700 acre estate comprising of a mixed dairy/beef and arable farm – has been in the Hill family since 1907 and is beautifully situated, nestling in the shadow of the Quantock Hills, with panoramic views stretching from the Mendip Hills across Bridgwater Bay to Wales. There is an excellent cross country course for schooling use. 1989 saw the beginning of equestrian activities with the building of the original cross country course.
Since then it has developed extensively, now running over 75 acres of natural terrain providing an excellent variety of fences, both portable and permanent, including two water complexes, banks, a sunken road, three sets of steps and various ditch combinations; obstacles range from BE Intro through to BE Novice.
The cross country facility is further complemented by two dedicated schooling areas, one devoted to mini fences at approximately 1’’6” ideal for young children and the novice rider and horse, the other from 2’3” upwards. The course is open for about ten months from February to November for schooling and pleasure hacking, subject to ground conditions and events. The all weather arenas, one 60 x 50 metre show jumping arena and an adjoining 50 x 50 metre dressage arena are available for hire throughout the year.
The arenas can also be utilised as one 110 x 50 metre area, the largest in the south west! With on site accommodation for both horse and rider, residential camps occur throughout the season for both self catering groups or groups which prefer onsite catering, many Riding Clubs, Pony Clubs and other groups regularly return to Stockland Lovell year on year. A full schedule of events and clinics taking place in all disciplines as well as its own on site saddlery which stocks a full range of equipment and clothing for horse and rider, Stockland Lovell Manor has something to offer for everyone.