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Bovington Equestrian/RAC Saddle Club

Wareham, Dorset
The Armoured Centre Saddle Club is a British Horse Society (BHS) Approved Training and Riding Centre situated in Bovington Camp near Wool, Dorset. Originally formed as a facility for service personnel and their dependents, training and riding is now offered to anyone in the community. The Armoured Centre Saddle Club offers training and livery facilities to both novice, experienced horse and rider combinations. The Centre runs a thriving Pony Club, which is affiliated to the internationally renowned Pony Club. The Club runs numerous events and clinics in dressage, show jumping and cross-country. It hosts British Dressage (BD) competitions, and a British Eventing BE80, BE90, BE100 and BE Novice Event on its affiliated cross-country course. Details of forthcoming events can be found on our website. The RAC Saddle Club welcomes all levels of rider offering year-round tuition for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced rider. Training in dressage, show jumping and cross country is available, with regular stable management courses on offer. Lessons take place from Tuesday to Sunday, with late afternoon/evening lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our friendly and qualified instructors offer private and group sessions, an ideal way to get to know other Club members. We have a range of safe and quiet school masters/experienced ponies and horses for riders who do not own one. While some are available for lessons, others are available for loan or as part of a share.


Indoor school
Outdoor school 20m x 60m or over
Designated lorry parking
Mirrors around school
Outdoor school under 20m x 60m
Excellent off-road hacking
Non-individual paddock turn out
Floodlights on school
Onsite communal tea & coffee facility
Horse walker
Onsite cross country
Hot water washdown
Individual turn out
Onsite shower & changing rooms

Onsite Professionals

Steph Buchanan BHSII and Frankie Pooley Visiting Instructors include: Training with BHS examiner, NVQ Assessor, and judge Robert Pickles, Training and test riding with BHSI judge Lyn Baldwin Dressage with Nicola Buchanan (nee Jourdain)

Disciplines we cater for

Breaking and Producing
Riding Schools
Show Jumping
Livery - All Types


Helen Taylor
Existing Client at yard

Amy Devaney
Existing Client at yard

Nadine Carcary

Francesca Pooley

LUCIENNE Bellissimo 4* Eventer
Friends with yard management

Elizabeth Humphreys
Existing Client at yard

sam lewis