Horse Lovers' Sussex

Every horse lover knows that the best place to see anywhere is from the back of a horse - and Sussex is no exception!  With stunning scenery and lots of horse know-how about, there's plenty to see an do.

Show jumping  
Sussex is the home of the famous Hickstead,  home to show jumping and polo.  Not far away you'll find the South of England Agricultural Societyhome to many events including dogs shows & pony club events.   

Horse riding 
There are a number of riding schools in Sussex, and the British Horse Society (BHS) has a list of approved riding schools.  Please don't forget to be honest about your weight & experience, so that the riding school can give you the most appropriate horse

Horse racing 
Sussex boasts a number of racing courses, including Goodwood (horses battle it out below), Fontwell Park & Plumpton.  

Heavy Horse Experience Days & Courses 
The Weald & Downland Museum has Heavy Horse Courses & Experiences, including Care & Management of Heavy Horses, Ploughing, Horse Logging and Driving Heavy Horse

Retired Racehorses
Sussex has the Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre which is an amazing place taking in racehorses whose racing career is over and retraining them for various second careers, which may include roles as companion horses. 

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There are a number of Polo matches at Cowdray Park, but also at Hickstead.