Penshaw Equestrian Centre was established in 1977 & since this time the riding school & livery yard has expanded to its present size.

The School has a large variety of school horses available for complete beginners up to competent riders. Riders with their own horses are also  welcome. Our instructors range from student teachers to BHSII.

We offer instruction in all aspects of horse care from in-house courses, Riding and Road Safety courses, Riding Holidays and BHS examinations. Penshaw Equestrian Centre is an Approved BHS Where to Train centre.

We take horses for breaking and schooling.

We run competitions in a range of disciplines including show-jumping, dressage, showing, show-cross and one day events.

Our BHS approved certificate and our riding school licence are located in the office.


Facilities Include

A 45m x 23m Indoor school with a viewing gallery

Small indoor school which is ideal for beginners and small children.

60m x 30m floodlit all weather outdoor arena

Smaller outdoor arena

Cross-country course in a range of heights

Full set of show jumps


Facility Hire

Why not hire our excellent facilities here at Penshaw Equestrian Centre?

We offer competitive rates and have everything you need to make your show a success.


Outdoor Arena and Warm up - £200

Show jump - £75 or £100

Timing Equipment - £30

Individual Arena Hire - £25 per hour for the first horse, £10 per horse for each horse thereafter




Want to advertise your business in one of the area’s largest and most successful equestrian centres?

We have a footfall of over 2000 people each month;

Advertising boards are mounted in our fully lit indoor arena which is overlooked by the spectator stands!

With prices starting from £9 per week – can you afford to miss out?

An 8’x 8’ board costs £180 to print to your specifications and fit into our arena space; 12 month’s rent is just £290 for a board of this size! 12’ x 8’ boards are available printed and fitted for £260 with 12 month’s rent costing £310!







License Number: 122/18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Issued by: Sunderland City Council