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Closed 01/05/2021

raised of £500 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £730 to Help us feed the horses & ponies through this challenging time and make sure we can open again after Covid-19.

    Blandford Forum
    Funded on Saturday, 1st May 2021

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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.



    • Bushes Equestrian Centre2 months ago
      Bushes Equestrian Centre

      Bushes Equestrian Centre

      2 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We just wanted to update everyone with a huge amount of gratitude for the support we have had through this time. We have decided to close the fund raising, on June 21st for when the restrictions are due to be lifted. This has made life just that little bit more easier through this tough time. From Marcia and everyone involved with the stables, bless you all. 😘🙏

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    • Bushes Equestrian Centre3 months ago
      Bushes Equestrian Centre

      Bushes Equestrian Centre

      3 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Massive thank you to everyone who is kindly supporting Bushes Equestrian. This is Amazing 🤩 news and it’s has put a real puff of wind in our sails. Bit of news also coming soon. 🤫🐣

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    • Bushes Equestrian Centre4 months ago
      Bushes Equestrian Centre

      Bushes Equestrian Centre

      4 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you for your support and it means soo much more than just the money. 🥰🤩 We are looking forward to welcoming you all back real soon.

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    7 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 4/22/2021 11.37



    • Leonie


      Apr 22, 2021


    • Claire


      Apr 10, 2021



    • Laura


      Apr 7, 2021


    • Barbara Britton

      Barbara Britton

      Mar 21, 2021

      Best wishes to all at Bushes Farm with thanks for riding with you awhile ago in preparation for a riding trek in India.


    • Natalie Perrett

      Natalie Perrett

      Mar 11, 2021

      Rosie can't wait to get back to horse riding again soon! Give the ponies a pat from us!


    • Randoll and Clare Meadows

      Randoll and Clare Meadows

      Mar 10, 2021

      On behalf of our wonderful granddaughter Tess Christie.


    • Anonymous


      Mar 7, 2021

      I still remember having riding lessons at Bushes - must be 30 years ago now! Hope you're all doing well xx


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    Bushes Equestrian Centre

    Bushes Equestrian Centre

    Blandford Forum

    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.

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