Livery Yard and Riding School of the Year Awards 2020/21

Over 1,100 client nominations were made for yards, riding schools and RDA centres throughout the country for the 2021 SEIB Livery Yard, Riding School and RDA Centre of the Year awards.  Those nominated underwent a rigorous judging panel including a video submission before a shortlist was drawn up. Panel judge Richard Ramsay said: “The quality of care, teaching and horse management we have seen in this year’s livery yard, riding school and RDA awards has been magnificent. For these top yards nothing is overlooked and standards across the board are exceptional.”

The SEIB RDA Centre of the Year went to Barrow Farm RDA in Essex. A delighted Anne Mitchell and Karen Lehner went up on stage to collect their trophy. Peggy Douglas and her daughter Sophie from Erme Valley RDA in Devon took the highly commended prize. Contessa Riding and Training Centre headed the Small Riding School of the Year awards with Tina Layton and Betty Vegere collecting the award. Highly commended in this section went to owner, Gerry Dunne and manager Cam Christie of Grovely Riding Centre near Salisbury.

The Large Riding School of the Year Award saw Abergavenny based, Triley Fields Equestrian Centre take the win for Beccy Field. Fiona and Chloe Tothill of Kingsmead Equestrian Centre and Pippa Hutton and from the Talland School of Equitation both went home with highly commended prizes. The SEIB Do it Yourself (DIY) Livery Yard of the Year went to Berries Farm Liveries. Jen Brooker and Richard Pointer headed up on stage to collect their award. Highly commended in the DIY section went to Andrew and Abigail Turnbull from Richmond Equestrian centre in North Yorkshire. The Full Livery Yard of the Year award went to Jason and Helen Newbold of Folly Fields Farm.

 

Learn more about our shortlisted yards

RDA Centres

Small Riding Schools

Large Riding Schools

DIY Livery Yards

Full Livery Yards

Full results

The SEIB Livery Yard, Riding School and Riding for the Disabled Centre of the Year Awards

Presented by SEIB’s CEO Suzy Middleton and COO Bipin Thaker

SEIB RDA Centre of the Year – Highly Commended – Erme Valley Riding for the Disabled Group – Peggy and Sophie Douglas

SEIB RDA Centre of the Year – Winner – Barrow Farm Riding and Carriage Driving for the Disabled – Anne Mitchell and Karen Lehner

SEIB Small Riding School of the Year – Highly Commended – Grovely Riding Centre – Gerry Dunne owner, Cam Christie Yard Manager

SEIB Small Riding School of the Year – Winner – Contessa Riding and Training Centre – Tina Layton and Betty Vegere

SEIB Large Riding School of the Year – Highly Commended – Kingsmead Equestrian Centre – Fiona and Chloe Tothill, Yard Manager

SEIB Large Riding School of the Year – Highly Commended – Talland School of Equitation – Brian and Pippa Hutton

SEIB Large Riding School of the Year – Winner – Triley Fields Equestrian Centre – Beccy Field

SEIB DIY Livery Yard of the Year – Highly Commended – Richmond Equestrian Centre – Andrew and Abigail Turnbull

SEIB DIY Livery Yard of the Year – Winner – Berries Farm Liveries – Richard Pointer and Jen Brooker

SEIB Full Livery Yard of the Year – Highly Commended – Bogs Hall Stables Livery and Training – Ruth and Richard Botham

SEIB Full Livery Yard of the Year – Winner – Folly Fields Farm Livery – Jason and Helen Newbold

About SEIB

SEIB have been arranging horse insurance and other equestrian insurance such as livery yard insurance and riding school insurance for over 50 years. This experience allows us to tailor policies to suit your circumstances and ensure that you and your horses are covered should the worst happen.

We are able to provide flexible policies to suit individual client needs and provide advice on what cover is needed. For more information call the team on 01708 850 000.