Spotlight on Hall Place Equestrian Centre

Posted on 28th December 2019

We love hearing from a centres, and this week was the turn of Emma Sumbler, the Office Manager at Hall Place Equestrian Centre in Berkshire.

Tell us a bit about your centre:

Hall Place Equestrian Centre in Reading was opened in 1969 at Sulham and has grown and developed to an establishment of 70 horses at Hall Place, Tilehurst with 90 private and group lessons available per week.


Why did you decide to become ABRS approved?

Hall Place is part of the ABRS approval scheme to promote good standards, qualifications for staff and encourage clients and riders to this reputable business.


How many employees do you have and what makes them so good?

At Hall Place there is a team of 15 dedicated and enthusiastic staff. Instructors are experienced and friendly for nervous beginners, special needs clients, junior riders and ladies social groups. Senior Coaches are available for advanced flatwork and jumping lessons. The excellent team of yard and reception staff support the lessons and provide quality customer service.


Have you got any exciting plans for 2020?

Continue to provide a good standard of tuition and a range suitable quality horses and ponies for grass roots riders to competition level.

Summer Adult Camp and 2 Pony Camps including lessons, dressage tests, mini cross country, show jumping, lectures, quiz and social evenings

30 competitions scheduled throughout the year to which all clients are encouraged to take part with riding school horses in show jumping, dressage, showing and cross country events.


We know that you love all your horses and ponies, but if you had to choose just one, who would it be and why?

We had to choose Ollie, he really enjoys jumping, inter university competitions, showing and will happily accommodate novice and beginner riders.


What have been the best achievements at your centre this year?

Hall Place attained 5 Star Animal Activity Licence showing the on-going professional work and dedication of Hall Place.
New Derby competition was held in June with show jumps & rustic fences through open fields including bank, ditch and a new water jump.


A huge thank you to Sarah for giving us an insight into life at Hall Place, you can find out more about them here:

If you’d like to find out more about the ABRS, become approved, or look into the ABRS tests have a look here:

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