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At the hub of every competitive equestrian’s world, these are the centres of competition and training that attract riders both locally and from far and wide to make use of their facilities.

Once again we asked each of our section editors to nominate 10 in their field. Here are the results, presented in descending order according to where the counties were placed in our feature Britain’s Horsiest County.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

  • Hartpury College
  • Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Beaufort Polo Club
  • Cirencester Park Polo Club

HAMPSHIRE

  • Tweseldown cross-country course and point-to-point track

NORTH YORKSHIRE

  • Middleham (training centre)

LINCOLNSHIRE

  • Arena UK

SOMERSET

  • Holnicote (point-to-pointing)

SURREY

  • Guards Polo Club

ESSEX

  • Towerlands Park Equestrian Centre

LANCASHIRE

  • Myerscough College

WEST SUSSEX

  • Cowdray Park Polo Club
  • Hickstead

SUFFOLK

  • Newmarket (training centre and racecourses)

WILTSHIRE

  • Barbury Castle (point-to-pointing)
  • Larkhill (point-to-pointing)

BERKSHIRE

  • Lambourn (training centre)
  • Ascot (training centre)

LEICESTERSHIRE

  • Leicestershire (the home of hunting)

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

  • Addington Manor

DERBYSHIRE

  • Flagg Moor (point-to-pointing)

DORSET

  • Kingston Maurward College Equestrian Centre

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

  • Aston-le-Walls

GWENT

  • Wales and West Showground

STRATHCLYDE

  • Rowallan Activity Centre

Do you agree? Which venues would you have nominated and why? Email hhletters@ipcmedia.com to let us have your views

For the full report on Britain’s Horsiest County, see the current issue of Horse & Hound (7 July, ’10) — out today

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