Welcome to Lockskinners Cross Country

Situated in the heart of the Kent countryside, Lockskinners boasts 160 acres of cross country training facilities Including over 300 fences. instructors to suit all abilities are available on request and clinics held regularly The redeveloped facilities are available for hire March to October, weather permitting.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8AM TO 8PM

MARCH - OCTOBER

Over 300 professionally built cross country fences open for schooling hire March to October, weather dependent. 

Spirafix anchor system in place, all fences professionally built by Sussex Courses. Fences are regularly monitored and maintained, take off and landings updated when necessary.

OBSTACLE PEN

  • 40x50m enclosed pen
  • 24 obstacles
  • Up to 40cm
  • Beginners
  • Entrance A

Designed to build confidence in an open field within a secure area, great for novice riders and horses.

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Open 28th March - October 2022

Entrance A

Opens 28th March - October 2022

Entrance A

NORTH CROSS COUNTRY

  • 40 acres of open pasture and woodland
  • 161 fences
  • 40cm – 100cm
  • Introduction course
  • Entrance A

Instructors field, a wide open space flooded with inviting fences, the perfect introduction to all aspects of cross country riding. Woodlands littered with fun rustic fences, ideal practise for hacking, hunting and cross country.

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CHALLENGE ZONE

  • 1 acre enclosed pen on hillside pasture
  • 12 fences
  • 50cm – 90cm
  • Perfect practise for undulating terrain
  • Entrance B

A range of cross country fences set on an incline, built to gain horse and rider confidence, control and balance on undulating ground.

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Open 9th April - October 2022

Entrance B

SOUTH COURSE

  • 60 acres of undulating pasture
  • 150 fences
  • 70cm- 135cm
  • Eventers course (technical with flowing combinations)
  • Entrance B

Technically challenging fences makes South a great course for training the more accomplished horse and rider combinations. Designed as a step up from those wanting to further their progression from North.

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See also: Challenge Zone

Open 9th April – October 2022

Entrance B

April 9th – October 2022

Entrance B

WELCOME TO THE

COMBINATION TRAINING FIELD

Three large grass arenas available to hire all together for Combined Training practise. A course of rustic fixed and adjustable Working Hunter fences, A course of coloured Show Jumping training fences and a 40mx20m Dressage arena. The perfect facility for practising your upcoming One Day Events. New Gymkhana Games pen coming soon. Located on Lockskinners South, Entrance B.

SHOW JUMPING

  • Approximately 60m x 60m grass arena
  • 18 portable coloured wooden fences
  • 60 coloured wooden training poles
  • Adjustable up to 140cm

DRESSAGE

  • 40m x 20m grass arena
  • White boards and letter markers

WORKING HUNTER

  • Approximately 60m x 60m grass arena
  • 19 rustic fixed and portable fences
  • 30 wooden training poles
  • Adjustable up to 140cm

GAMES PEN

  • 40m x 30m grass pen
  • Two lanes
  • Varied games apparatus

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ALL-WEATHER ARENA

  • 60m x 30m rubber, carpet fibre sand mix 
  • Bright floodlights 
  • 5 sets of portable coloured fences and poles 

April to September: Dressage & Flatwork Only

October to March: Arena Eventing Schooling & Gridwork

A 60x30m arena located on Lockskinners Yard (opposite South Entrance), is available for hire for a maximum of four people per hour. The arena surface is a rubber, carpet fibre and sand mix. A very soft surface which doesn’t deaden. Coming soon 1km All-Weather track out of the arena with cross-country jumps, water splash and steps.

From April to September the Arena is cleared for dressage and flatwork only.

From October to March the arena eventing course is set up for schooling and gridwork. The course of fences gets changed monthly.

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Available for polework & flatwork

Entrance C