Keysoe College Equestrian Centre

Venue: Keysoe College Equestrian Centre

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Address: The College Equestrian Centre , Church Road , Keysoe , Bedford , MK44 2JP

Venue Detail

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

Cafe
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.

up 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

 

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