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Parbold Equestrian Centre

Based at the foot of Parbold Hill in Lancashire, Parbold Equestrian Centre has an extensive choice of horses and ponies to suit every level of riding experience and age

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Location details

21 Bradshaw Ln, Parbold, Wigan WN8 7NQ, UK

About us

Parbold Equestrian Centre is at the foot of Parbold Hill in Lancashire. Set in 18 acres of farm land, it is a place of natural beauty, nestled between the River Douglas and the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Nicola Bennett, BHSII(SM) bought the centre (then Douglas Farm – a small riding school for the disabled), fulfilling her dream to own her own riding school. In October 2001 the centre opened with just 6 horses and even less tack! There are now 31 residents – 17 riding school horses, 8 livery, 2 competition horses, 3 retirees, 1 foal (all now with their own tack!!), two dogs, two cats and three chickens.

PEC is predominantly a riding school with seven full time and two part time staff members. Working alongside PEC is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation called ‘Stable Lives’ that works with Military Veterans and Blue Light workers suffering with PTSD. It also supports Children in Crisis through a partner charity, ‘Safe Families‘.

horses in the stables with their heads looking out