Facilities & Training
The Yard comprises a total of 31 large, light and well ventilated stables with sophisticated Security including Intruder Alert and 24 hour CCTV Surveillance and Fire Alarm systems.
Every stable has rubber matting on the floor and Stokbord on the walls for added protection. Some of the stables in the Barn have the added advantage of a window at the back of the stable.
Use of the 20m x20m Ecotrack Lunge Arena and covered 5 horse Claydon Horse Walker is included in all the livery packages. Non exclusive use of the two big riding arenas (one jumping, the other flat) is also included in all livery packages.
The Cross Country comprises six courses with varied and interesting fences in all heights from 30cm to 1m. Please click on our gallery to view some sample photos. There are two water jumps, ditches and two banks, open for schooling and hire between Spring and Autumn, with competitions held during these months. There are plans to construct more ditches in the near future .
To book please email from the contact page, giving your full name, the date and time you would like to book, the number of horses you’re bringing and your mobile number. The course is open from 8am till 8pm, start times are allocated at half hour intervals with the last booking at 6pm, there is no time limit on the course. Cross Country hire is £30 per horse.
***The Cross Country course is open. It will close from 3rd – 10th July for the Eventers Challenge, re-opening Tuesday 11th July 2023, remaining open every day until and including Sunday 24th September *** Apologies, there are NO DOGS allowed on the Cross Country Course, dogs on short leads are permitted in the lorry park only***
Arenas and Showjumping
Facilities at Wheatlands Farm include a 60m x 30m waxed Activ-track arena with a set of Jump 4 Joy jumps all year round. The second arena at 50m x25m with Activ-track surface has mirrors, this arena is for flatwork so kept empty of jumps. Both these arenas are available to hire all year round. The third arena is 20m x 20m for lungeing and surfaced with Ecotrak lunge blend. During some summer months, a dressage arena and/or the set of timber BSJA standard jumps are set up on grass and also available to hire, weather permitting.
To book please email from the contact page, giving your full name, the date and time you’d like to book, the number of horses you’re bringing and your mobile number. School hire for flatwork is £20 for half an hour for 1 or 2 horses or £40 for 1 hour with up to 4 horses, Jump school hire is £22.50 for half an hour with 1 or 2 horses or £45 for 1 hour with up to 4 horses.
Nicola is a BHS Senior Accredited Coach and also holds the UKCC3. She teaches adults and children at all levels increasing confidence and competence whilst helping them to achieve their individual goals.
Nicola studied at Talland and Warwickshire college and has been teaching since 1992. She gives instruction in all disciplines here at Wheatlands Farm and on request at various local /BE Cross Country venues.
Nicola is a BHS Access and Bridleways Officer covering Wokingham, lobbying the local Council for new and improved rights of way throughout the Borough. She is also the BHS Specialist Trustee for Access, in this role Nicola hopes to help with all matters relating to access throughout the UK. She believes that a UK wide, cohesive bridleway network is the key to protecting the future of Equestrianism.
The staff at Wheatlands Farm have the opportunity to train for the BHS assessments. Nicola provides the training for the staff, giving them the benefit of her experience in stable management, flatwork and jumping.