Plans for centre designed to breed dressage horses
A NEW riding centre designed to breed dressage horses to compete at international level could be coming to Gloucestershire.
And those who sign up to use the facilities could be trained by dressage competitor Zoe Sleigh, who has represented Great
Britain at international events.
An indoor and an outdoor horse-riding facility could be built in Hartpury if plans are approved next week at Forest of Dean District Council.
The businesses, run by Ms Sleigh and Christine Sleigh, are currently based in Worcestershire but have chosen Hartpury to expand their offering.
The development would be located at Hartpury Mill, where it has been recommended by council officers to demolish a barn and scrap an existing outdoor horse-riding area.
A design and access statement submitted by MHP Design Ltd to the council said: “Hartpury Mill has 45 acres of farmland and is therefore appropriately sized for equestrian use. The proposal will increase its functionality as a high class equestrian property in an area, which is renowned for world class dressage.”
The Forest of Dean District Council planning committee will determine the application on November 13, from 2pm.