Having worked in IT for many years, I (Sian Eadon) decided in 2016 to take a break and go back to horses. Having kept my own horses Rose, Scarlet and brief loan horse Pheobie at Cobham Manor for many years (originally purchasing Rose from the riding school in 1994), prior to Michelle Jarvis and Peter Sands ownership I worked closely with James and Julie Brumer both on the event and yard/riding school management side. In 2016 I decided to take the plunge, opt for a quieter life and take on what was previously known at the Competition Yard at Cobham Manor Equestrian Centre on 1st September 2016.
So I know what you are looking for both from a horse care and human care point of view. I bring years of horse ownership to the table, years of event management experience and years of working outside of the equestrian industry in a very mixed cultural environement. By nature I am friendly and very approachable. I am happy to give my personal opinion on any matter - if you want to hear it that is.
For years I have specialised in running dressage competitions including dressage to music, and have an eye for 'what the judge is looking for' so can impart that knowledge onto you if dressage is your thing - recently all 4 of my dressage 'students' were placed 1st or 2nd in all their classes as our Cancer Research UK Ride for Research Dressage league - needless to say I was super proud.
At Cobham Manor Livery the emphasis is on enjoying your horse ownership and keeping them in a place where they the staff actually treat them like their own. But equally your stable time is your down time so you want to be somewhere where you can stop for a chat and a cuppa with friendly horse minded people. Our 3 riding arenas offer plenty of space to ride. We have great off road hacking if you're prepared to trundle just a little further afield, failing that we have several 1 hour circular routes for those of you limited on time. Whilst our full course of jumps is only available typically just prior or after a jumping competition, we have schooling jumps available all year round - just remember the rules of the arena please. We have a small tackroom where 1 bridlehook and 1 saddle rack is provided and there is space for 1 small storage trunk. Our trunk/tea room has a kettle, toaster, coffee maker, microwave and fridge. We ask that you provide your own tea/coffee and contribute to a pint of milk weekly if you wish to use these facilities. In the winter months our trunk/tea room has a log burner and you can relax on the sofa. We source locally wherever possible - our hay and straw is from the Isle of Sheppey and our chaff is made in Challock. We have regular weekly feed/bedding deliveries from Brambledown Farm Shop which you are welcome to take advantage of. We have toilets onsite too!
The Centre itself hosts also Pilgrims Rest Livery Yard and Cobham Manor Riding Centre.
We have a coffee shop on site which is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2.30pm and on every show day.