Local equestrian and horse riding facilities in the English county of Suffolk.
Fondly known as the home of horse racing, facilities for riding in Suffolk include the Newmarket Gallops & numerous horse trainers and stud farms.
Newmarket, the county town, is reputed to contain over fifty horse training stables, two large racetracks and over 3000 racehorses.
The National Stud resides just two miles from Newmarket in Suffolk and is the home of British Thoroughbred horse breeding. Almost one in three jobs in Newmarket are related to horse racing.
However, Newmarket isn’t the only horse friendly town in Suffolk, there’s also Sudbury, Stowmarket, Bury St. Edmunds and Ipswich.
All of which offer superb equestrian facilities, livery stables and bridleways to ensure we all enjoy riding in Suffolk.
Equestrian Facilities & Horse Riding in Suffolk
Riding in Suffolk has much to offer the equestrian as well as the horse racing fan.
Although the focus on riding in Suffolk would appear to be solely related to horse racing, there are plenty of other facilities available for fans of dressage, showjumping and eventing, as well as for the novice rider and happy hacker.
Just check out the local livery stables, riding schools and equestrian centres in our Suffolk equestrian map for somewhere to ride, once you’ve seen the sights.
County Town of Newmarket
Horse lovers and particularly horse racing fans would be mad not to visit Newmarket at least once.
The town is home to fifty or more horse training stables, two racetracks and over 3,000 racehorses.
It’s also home to the National Horse Racing Museum, Tattersalls bloodstock auctioneers and two superb equine hospitals.
There are approximately sixty horse studs around Newmarket.
Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket … 01638 675500
The Newmarket Racecourse is composed of the The Rowley Mile, (named after ‘Old Rowley’ King Charles II and his horse who was also known as Old Rowley), and The July Course, which hosts all the Newmarket summer races.
On Newmarket race days, betting tips fly around Newmarket Town confusing the locals and visiting punters alike. With dedicated racing fans following a particular horse’s form while most amateur fans just look for a good day at the races and choose their favourites from newspaper tipster recommendations or by the look of the horse.
Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0XE … 01638 663464
first set up in 1916, the National Stud offers guided tours between 15th Feb and 31st Oct, each year.
It houses as many as eight breeding stallions and up to 200 broodmares at any one time.
It also offers many free training courses for equestrian enthusiasts who have a passion for the Thoroughbred breed.
The Jockey Club Rooms
101 High St, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JL … 01638 663101
Described as a sumptuous sanctuary full of Horse Racing history, the Jockey Club itself uprooted and moved to its current London offices in the 1960’s, but the magnificent Jockey Club Rooms remain in Newmarkets High Street.
A private members club, where few have had the privilege of viewing the magnificent interiors, that house stunning British racing memorabilia. One of the UK’s hidden treasures it can now be used for wedding receptions.