Runningwell Equestrian Centre is a BHS & ABRS approved training and examination centre.
We are ‘Clubmark Accredited’ and a busy Pony Club Centre.

We offer full time Work Based Learning Apprenticeships for City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care & Management or BHS Stage 1 and 2.

We provide both daytime and evening courses for BHS Stages I, II, III, IV & PTT Exams and Riding & Road Safety.
– Please go to our exam page for further details.


Or just wish to further your equine knowledge ?

Then we have just the course for you
Stage 1 evening course starting 7th July – 15th September
11 week course covering everything you need to know to take and pass your exam
Subjects to include
Grooming, Handling , Colours and markings , Horse anatomy , Horse health , Horse husbandry , Health and safety on the yard , Rugs , Grassland management , Watering and feeding and horse behaviour
6.30pm lecture and 7.30pm  ride cost of complete course is £450
Care only £165
Limited spaces
Book early to avoid disappointment
See our BHS  Training page for further details

Un Affiliated Dressage Championship
kindly sponsored by Savills

The leading combination of horse and rider on points over the
season will receive a thermatex rug with the Savills logo as well
as a trophy and championship rosette.

Intensive Training Courses
for BHS Stage 1 & 2

Monday – Friday
1 hours riding and 2 hours theory tuition per day, plus 3 hours supervised practical work on the yard. Cost £280 per week

The length of course will be depenant on individual requirements, these will be disscused at your assessment.

Private Assessment
For suitability available before signing up. 1 hour ride and theory session. Cost £50

Bed and breakfast in shared room (2 people) £80 per week. Single room £110 per week

Lunch and evening meals are available in our cafe, or full kitchen facilities are available in the accomodation.

Local amminites 10 mins away by car.

Gift Vouchers Now Available


Please contact us for further details

Runningwell Equestrian Centre
Warren Road, Rettendon,
Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DG
t: 01268 711 221

congratulations to Annabel Davis who has been with us for just 2 months and passed her ride and road safety , her BHS stage 2 and her BHS PTT
well done Annabel we are all very proud of you a huge achievement in such a short time
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Kind and Sensible horses and ponies that are suitable for novice riders
A 5* home is offered in a BHS approved riding school and training centre, any inspection welcome.
Our horses and ponies are loved, well cared for and get lots of attention and plenty of variety in their work. No objection to older horses and ponies if they are sound and capable,
a great retirement for sensible ex competition horses.
working livery ,Loan or buy for a resonable price.

Call or inbox for further details 07711092164
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a very rare full livery space has come availble on our 5* full livery yard
facilities include

- two 20m x 40m indoor school
- 30m x 60m martin collins out door school
- full set of jump for joy jumps including xc
- off road hacking
- big well ventilated stables
- onsite staff 24/7
- secure tack rooms
- lunge arena
- horse walker
- summer and winter turn out ( weather permitting )
- regular shows and events
- onsite instructors


includes daily care of horse , basic feed , hay , bedding , walker , turn out ,
for more details please call 01268 711221
or email us at
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**clear round jumping**
27th june
arena xc in our 30m x 60m martin collins arena

starting at 5pm
x poles
2ft3 - not before 6

£5 per round payable at the gate

please note sadly we are not allowing the hire of our horses for this clear round

please ring 07970383888 or 07711092164 on the day to find out how the classes are running
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BHS Intensive Short Courses

Intensive training courses for BHS Stage 1 & 2 Monday – Friday. 1 hour’s riding & 2 hours theory tuition per day, plus 3 hours supervised practical work on the yard. Cost £280 per week.

The length of the course will be dependent on individual
requirements. These will be discussed at your assessment.

Accommodation available please see website for details
Special intensive Stage 1 week 5th – 9th September ideal for someone wanting to book on to the exam held here 19th September
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