About Us

About Us

The centre is situated just North of Preston in the lovely village of Bilsborrow, and was acquired by the Martin family in April 2001.

Neil, Jane and Heather have many years of experience in the equestrian field, Neil has competed at international level on many occasions and Jane has competed on the national circuit, so together they have a vast amount of knowledge to offer.

Over the past few years the Martin family has greatly improved the facilities at Barton, and continues to do so. The family aims to provide events for all walks of the Equestrian field.

The centre has two large and three smaller outdoor arenas, all post and rail fenced and an adjacent horse box park. One of the larger arenas has a Derby Bank and Dyke, and very successful Derby Shows have been enjoyed by many of the riders who had never been around such a course before.

There are 2 indoor arenas. The larger one is overlooked by a cafeteria and eating area with a seating gallery that enables visitors to relax and enjoy the events taking place in the arena. There are also plenty of parking facilities, together with another 20 acres of land.

Barton Equestrian Centre is a registered riding school and offers professional, but friendly tuition from beginners to advanced.

We hold Unaffiliated Showjumping every Wednesday Night, BSPS and Ponies UK Shows, BSJA Shows, Riding Club and Dressage Competitions throughout the year.

Barton Equestrian Centre also hosts Clinics, Dog Shows, Pony Club and Riding Club events. Many of the visitors to Barton remark on the warm and friendly atmosphere, even in the middle of winter!