Riding Stables Planned
To Return To Elsham Hall
The long history of stables and horse back riding dating back to the early
1800's and the racing stables of the Corbet Family is set to return to
Elsham Hall as part of a strategic review by the Country Park. The Park
has had a long association with Pony Trekking during the 1970's and 1980's
although the stables closed after a fire in the late 1980's in favour
of the creation of a Children's Animal Farm.
"We ran an excellent stables here with safe country Pony trekking
in our wonderful woods free from the dangers of public highways."
Said Robert Elwes, Park Manager. "In the light of the Foot and Mouth
epedemic and subsequent Zoo over-regulation, we have begun to review the
Children's Animal Farm and have arranged for these animals to move to
a New Parkland Petting Area with larger grazing areas. This has meant
that we are now able to look at uses for the fabulous stables and trekking
trails with a view to encouraging applications for a Riding School for
"There is always room for recreational activities of this nature
at the Park and we are definately not looking for livery enterprises preferring
to encourage children and adults to become involved in one of the countryside's
oldest pursuits. It is easy to forget in the age of the combustion engine
and driving tests that only eighty years ago we were judged on our skills
in the saddle and horse power meant horse power !"
The Park Office is currently offering prospective new riding stable tenants
a subsidised start up package conditional upon proven qualifications and
even more importantly, the ability to demonstrate a refreshing, caring
and charming personality as part of the Park's Welcome Host Programme.Details
can be requested on 01652688698 and applicants are reminded that they
will be expected to produce a three year plan involving the education
and encouragement of children of all abilities in pleasurable equestrian
pursuits. All applications must be submitted by the middle of March with
a view to opening the newly revamped facility for the Easter Holidays.
The Park website is