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Livery at Willow Banks
Willow Banks stables offer bespoke livery options. Including full use of our 5 * facilities
Sponsoship & Hospitality
Enjoy some of the finest hospitality at Willow Banks with some excellent sponsor opportunities
Shows at Willow Banks
2020 Sees British Dressage joining the calendar.
With years of experience in attending shows and running shows we have developed our key values.
Good consistent footing, Efficiently run shows, Clean lorry park, Good quality food in a warm environment, Politeness off all staff, Value for money, Safeguarding all customers and employees.
Too add to the experience of our WB customers we are developing our pre entry system which will give much more accurate timings.
Willow Banks was purchased as an overgrown willow coppice plantation in 2012. Once the trees had been removed work started on creating a fully purposed Equestrian venue. This involved adding an extra two miles of drainage to ensure dry conditions at all times. Hard standing for car and lorry parking and over 500m of hedging and trees. Having been involved in shows and the Equestrian industry for over 25 years Piers has gained vital experience in how to plan build and execute equestrian projects.
Arena surface was the top priority a high tech Wax mix similar to what is used at Olympics all over the world was installed. ''The only way to attract top professionals is to have the best in footing for their horse'' Piers said. This has proved very true as Willow Banks has attracted world no. 1's, Olympians many of the worlds next top riders.
Piers has been busy learning from some of the worlds very best course designers, gaining his BS level 3 course designing qualification. ''It has been a huge help to learn off so many of the worlds greats in course design. With a huge emphasis been placed on the fairness of young horse classes. This has really helped in the way I plan a course for any class at Willow Banks. Whether it is a 60cm unaffiliated or a 1.30m BS class.'' said Piers.
The venue have been recognised by BD now as one of the very best arenas in the country. This will insure we go on to attract some of the leading riders in the dressage world as well as the jumping world. Here at Willow Banks we are never satisfied and have many projects to improve Willow Banks in the next 5 year plan.
2019 saw the opening of our 5 star bistro and hospitality lounge. This has been a great hit with customers and some great feedback is coming in for the quality of food and cleanness.
Competition wise was also a great year. We welcomed Bob Ellis (Olympic course designer) to Willow Banks for our Puissance show. The day saw Holly Smith, Jack Whitaker, Adrian Speight, Joss Williams to name but a few compete at Willow Banks.
''What an amazing venue, great facilities, clean fantastic atmosphere'' Said Bob Ellis
Willow Banks EC
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE SAT NAV AND COMING FROM THE SOUTH (LINCOLN OR CANEBY CORNER) PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE FIRST TURNING TO CLAXBY ON THE A46. USE THE 2ND TURNING
Mon - Fri: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 6pm
Sunday: 8am - 4pm