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Witham Villa Equestrian Centre
Witham Villa Equestrian Centre
A Very Warm Welcome to Witham Villa
Our Premier Equestrian Centre is situated in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside but close to all main road networks and has provided excellent horse riding lessons and services to all our customers since 1992 and we endeavour to improve continously. As a busy riding school we teach progressive horse riding lessons to all our clients.
We are British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools & Council Approved Riding Establishment and a BHS Where to Train Approved centre to BHS AI. In our 2014 Where to Train Inspection Report the general comments were: "All the horses were in very good condition, the centre is very neat and tidy which helps give a very good impression of the high level of horse care and teaching" In addition, the inspector commented that he felt the centre would make a very good stage Four training centre due to the high quality horses and training available.
We are a Pony Club Centre and British Riding Club Centre enabling non horse or pony owning riders to become part of these national organisations and work to improve their skills.
We welcome riders of all ages (minimum age 4 years) and abilities to our stables and look forward to seeing you at Witham Villa joining in one of our riding lessons. Check out our comprehensive summer programme for all new and existing riders including 2 weeks of Pony Club Junior camp - 2 weeks of Pony Club Camp and 1 week of Senior Pony Club Camp. These are non residential. Horse riding is a fun and enjoyable sport come along and have a go. Special offers for all new riders free hat and boot hire for the 1st lesson.
Large Indoor School
Floodlit Outdoor School
Cross Country schooling fences
Show Jumping Paddock
Full set of BS approved Show jumps
Indoor Viewing Gallery
Large Lecture Room
Horse riding courses
Horse riding holidays
Large Car Park
All facilities are available for hire
British Dressage Accredited Trainer
Visiting National and International trainers for show jumping, XC and dressage clinics.
Stable Management Training
Training for BHS and ABRS exams
Weekly BHS Preliminary Teachers Test and ABRS teacher training
Pony Club and British Riding Club
Large choice of activities in school holidays
Alexander Technique clinics
A wide range of lessons and opportunities available.
We are very fortunate to have a large indoor school, so that in the event of inclement weather, should it be impossible for the ride to continue outside, we are able to double up in the indoor, so no-one misses out on their riding.
Witham Villa Riding Centre is situated on Cosby Road – this is the road that links the two villages of Cosby and Broughton Astley. (The road is called Cosby Road at the Broughton Astley end and Broughton Road at the Cosby end!)
Come out on the Lutterworth Road.
Turn right towards Cosby.
In the centre of Cosby, turn left onto Broughton Road (a stream runs along the right hand side of the road.
Follow this road out of the village for approximately 2 miles – past Coates Cattle Farm on your right. We are situated on the left hand side, just as you start to go down the hill towards Broughton Astley. There is a triangular horses sign just before you reach us, and there is a Witham Villa sign on the verge outside our premises.
Turn in and come through the double farm gates (please close behind you) and drive down to the car park.
Come onto the Sharnford/Narborough Road, heading towards Leicester.
At the Mill on The Soar (now the Hungry Horse Pub) traffic lights, turn right into Broughton Astley.
Keep on this road, taking the second turning on the left at he next set of traffic lights (past the allotments), signposted to Cosby.
We are at the top of the hill on the right hand side.
Take the Leicester Road, towards Leicester.
At the Dunton Bassett traffic lights, turn left towards Dunton Basset.
Keep on this road and it will bring you into Broughton Astley.
Follow the road until it becomes the Broughton Astley by-pass (past Puritan Maid Industrial Estate on your right hand side), then take the right hand turn sign posted to Cosby at the second set of traffic lights and we are at the top of the hill on the right hand side.