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Meet the Team!

At Chard Equestrian Jane and Sarah and the rest of the team look forward to welcoming you. Our aim is to provide a friendly environment, and are always willing to answer any questions you may have.


“From a field of show jumps to FEI status in ten years.”

Jane took over Chard Equestrian in 2013 which at the time, was a basic set-up. Affiliating to BS in 2014 was one turning point; building the arenas shortly followed. The venue went from strength to strength under her leadership, gaining credibility with each show and earning her famously loyal riders, sponsors and supporters.


“It’s not really like work.”

In it from the beginning, Jane welcomed Sarah in 2013, having known her as a smiley ten-year-old on the hunting field. Turning her hand to anything from show entries, cleaning, arena grading and everything in between, Sarah is an integral cog in the Chard Equestrian machine and serves as Jane’s indispensable second-in-command.


“Whatever it takes to keep the horses and riders happy.”

It’s not often you’d find an ex-military, ex-fireman managing a fleet of 400 horses. But hearing about his horse-mad wife and daughter is all it takes for this story to make sense. Always on hand, always with a smile, Scott is your man for anything relating to the day-to-day running of a busy show yard.


“We have something for everyone at Chard!”

With a lifetime of experience in retail, Pam was a natural fit to take on Chard’s integrated clubhouse bar and shop some two years ago. A friendly face ready to listen to a good or bad round and keep the club house in order.

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What Our Visitors Say

Julian Minchin

Great Equestrian Centre! Fabulous facilities for competitions, competitors, owners, spectators and horses. Very friendly and well-organised events.

Nikki Rochford

I just love the day camps, ladies days and the whole venue is amazballs! Such great instruction for a whole two hours and the lovely Emma’s cooking tops the whole day off to be a truly wonderful experience. Can’t wait for the next one and the one after etc etc etc 😍😍😍

Kimberley Elizabeth Bailey

Amazing surface!! A really impressive new venue, thank you so much to the whole team for being so friendly and making the day trip from Surrey worthwhile! will 100% be back to stay as the stabling looked brill 🙌

Deanna Louise Mansfield

Absolutely lovely place to compete. Arenas are immaculate, surfaces are fantastic and everything is so well organised. The salted caramel brownies from the cafe are a bonus! Can’t wait to head back here!

Nicola Sinclair

Best equestrian venue in the southwest... and it just keeps getting better too!! Lovely people, always a great atmosphere, fantastic clubhouse with excellent food and facilities. Definitely 5* rating

Sophie Osborne

Came from Cheston with young horses. Fab facility, great parking, super selection of fences and a nice loo! Can’t wait to come back more in Spring, enjoy the cafe and the views.

Julia Teague

Super impressed - this evening we hired the all-weather arena with SJ course and arrived to find a properly built course, numbered, with a great range of fillers, in a freshly harrowed arena. Top class, thank you very much.

Ben Cook

If Carlsberg did equestrian centres they would still not be as good as chard. I’ve been to nearly all the major BS showjumping venues around the country over the years and chard is most definitely a stand out to me. It’s a long drive for us just under 6 hours all round trip. But well worth it. Friendly atmosphere, professional, top-class facilities and a lovely club house. Most importantly a brilliant collecting ring steward. Can’t wait to come back soon.

Steven Hallett

I'm not a horse person, but this facility is absolutely first-rate. I was very surprised by the size of the place and the facilities available. I loved the helicopter hanger. best of luck to you all and I look forward to attending some other events up there at some point.

Helen Roe
Superbly run venue with excellent well-maintained facilities. Masses of Parking spaces, great food & lovely friendly staff.
We love going to Chard Equestrian.
Lorraine Bentham

Stayed several nights for the Shetland Pony Stud Book Society breed show. Couldn't have had a warmer welcome. Excellent facilities too.

Kim Atkinson

Lovely evening spent show jumping last night, complete bonus being that the fantastic cafe has a gluten-free options 👏👏👏👏👏👏

Nici Bartropp

My favourite venue in England. Although chard is 3 hours away I feel the journey is worth it every time. Every one is so friendly, helpful, accommodating and nothing is ever too much trouble. Great surface and fences. All the staff in the collecting rings are efficient and helpful. Rob Takes brilliant photos at affordable prices. Very easy to follow guidelines for social distancing.

Samantha Kellett

Such a friendly, well organised venue. I arrived on my own and I cannot say how nice and helpful everyone has been. Can't wait to come back!

Sophie Osborne

Came from Cheston with young horses. Fab facility, great parking, super selection of fences and a nice loo! Can’t wait to come back more in Spring, enjoy the cafe and the views.