Weʼre raising £500 to Help us feed the horses & ponies through this challenging time and make sure we can open again after Covid-19.
- Blandford Forum
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Bushes Equestrian Centre is a small family run riding stables and livery yard in North Dorset near Blandford Forum, UK.
It has been established and run By Marcia Coombs for over 40 years. In this time many children and adults of all abilities have been through the school and it has been a rock in the local community for anyone interested in horses.
Marcia has always wanted to make this costly hobby available to anyone that has a passion and interest. Bushes Equestrian centre over the years has taught many local schools and still teaches Claysmore private school.
This year has been tough for us all and filled with many uncertainties. For the stables, it’s been extra hard as there are always many mouths to feed. The riding school has suffered by restrictions being imposed, making it extremely hard to generate enough money to make it a viable business. Our only concerns now are keeping the horses fed, watered and fighting fit for when we can come back.
Anyone with a facility will tell you it is vastly more difficult and costly to get a riding school license, with expensive council and vet inspections, silly amounts of paperwork, combined with the huge insurance costs, it’s no surprise, why a lot of small riding schools have fallen to the wayside. Bushes Equestrian is still here! and we are not wanting to go anywhere!
We have future plans to develop and refresh because we believe in the joy that horses give to everyone.
We have been requested to start this page, so others can show support. We thank all that have donated so far :)
Hopefully, just the awareness will help us come back stronger, but it would be great to have as much as you can give, to help with the running costs. Thank you.
This is for those who want to give and thank you for your kindness.
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Dec 4, 2020
Isabels favourite place to be! ❤️
Dec 4, 2020
Can't wait to see you all x
Dec 3, 2020
From Buster Boy who loves living with you and the horses.MERRY CHRISTMAS xx
Nov 27, 2020
Very grateful for the years I spent at Bushes Farm with Marcia, best wishes to all the ponies past and present!
Nov 23, 2020
Hope you are all doing okWe miss youStay safe Love Tilly x
Shelley & Lucy
Nov 21, 2020
Thank you for helping Lucy jumping more than a trotting pole! You all work so hard, thank you for everything!
Nov 20, 2020
For Bluey and the team.
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Bushes Equestrian Centre
Established by Marcia Coombs, instructor and owner. Marcia’s knowledge and skills in training have benefitted the stables for more than 30 years. Marcia is involved with various pony clubs, teaches for Clayesmore school and is well recognised in her local area.