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Date : 2019-12-31 Filed Under : News

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Cross Country Course Hire

Cross Country Course Open for Schooling from 9 am Friday 5th June 2020

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Follow the government guidelines and please ride well with what both you and your horse are capable of to avoid accidents.

Please remember horses and riders are not as fit as normal

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The British Equestrian Federation and Sport England have released Guidance on Training and riding, 

Stay safe.

2020 Events Cancelled

In line with government advice we are taking the decision to cancel our events until September 2020, due to Covid 19.  

For up to date information on training and guidance please see the British Horse Society and the British Equestrian Federation.

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We are also on Facebook look up Gloucester Lodge Farm Thompson and    our page to keep up to date.  

If you have any problems getting on our events page please click on this link 

You can enter all our events on Equoevents or by cash we no longer take cheques 

Hiring the cross country course:

These rules are in conjunction with National Covid 19 instructions

Use of the course is by appointment only.

You must pay  before you go onto the course. 

You must always bring someone with you. 

Please let us know when you are leaving so we know you are alright 

If you bring an instructor or are an instructor teaching on the course (nb as soon as money changes hands you are an instructor). Please forward a copy of your third party Insurance either by email or produce a copy for us to retain BEFORE YOU GO ON THE COURSE. 

We cannot allow uninsured instructors to teach on the course.  

By hiring the course you agree to the above 


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2020 Events

Date : 2019-12-31 Filed Under : News

We no longer  provide bibs at our events.  This means you will need to bring a competitor bib and we will provide a paper number for you on the day.  We will have a small number of bibs to hire or purchase on the day but these are on a first come first served basis


Gloucester Lodge Partners

Veterinary cover is provided by Robson & Prescott 

To Photography at all our events is provided by MPG Photography 

First Aid cover by Rapid Reaction 

Again we cannot run our events without the help of our fabulous volunteers who come and give up their time for free to help out at these events.  These people are made up of family, friends and enthusiastic supporters of horses and riders, many have never ridden a horse in their life, others still do.  If you would like to come an join this amazing team, full training is given and there are many perks of the job number one is the bacon sarnies.  Please contact Ian on 07751156720 or email the farm

October Hunter Trial

Date : 2019-12-20 Filed Under : News

We are making provision to run our hunter trial on 11th October.  The entries are now open on equoevents.  

We are making every effort to keep people safe during this worrying time.

Obviously at the moment the situation is fluid but we are keen to at least have one event this year before the end of the season.  If the situation changes and we have to cancel if you have entered you will get a refund of your entry money, unfortunately we will not be able to refund third party charges via the entry system.

We really hope you will support the event and come along its been a long 12 months since our last competition

The event will run with advance entries only and with limited numbers.

You will be given a time and it is very important you keep to it.

There will be no walking the course on the day.  You will need to do this in advance of the competition.  The course will be flagged in plenty time before the event, when the course is open we will notify via social media and this website

One person to declare and pick up numbers from the secretary caravan.  Please bring a mask and hand sanitizer with you and keep it on your person throughout the day in case you need it

You will be allowed one helper, this helper must be the person identified on equoevents or you must message the secretary their details

There will be no spectators allow on course or in the collecting / final warm up areas during the even.  Please make sure that your helper knows this.  They can help you onto your horse but once you go into the final warm up they will need to go and wait at your wagon

There will be no food van, bring a picnic

We will have toilets and hand sanitizer / washing facilities

There will be first aid cover

There will be ample space for safe parking and warming up.  A steward will direct you to the start and final warm up area.

Please adhere to social distancing, wear a mask, wash or sanitize your hands, keep your distance where appropriate.  Stay and keep others and yourself safe

Regrettably there will be no results on the day or prize giving.  The results will be published online after the event.  The rosettes and prizes will be sent out