If competing is a top priority for you, take a look at our pick of properties within easy reach of show centres

1. Homestead, Leicestershire

Compete at: Brooksby Equestrian (24 miles)
For you: a five-bedroom detached property in the heart of the village of Stapleton, with a detached office area and a bi-folding garage.
For the horses: three loose boxes, a store room and a 20x30m arena, with a 2.5-acre paddock.
What’s the damage? £625,000
Agent: Alexanders
Telephone number: 01455 291471
Visit: www.alexanders-estates.com

2. Littleton Manor, Surrey

Compete at: on site or at Oldencraig (12 miles)
For you: a Grade II-listed manor with seven bedrooms, a four- bedroom staff cottage and further accommodation used by staff.
For the horses: 61 stables, two outdoor arenas (20x60m and 50x60m), a covered sand school, a cross-country course and an all-weather gallop. Set in 70 acres.
What’s the damage? £4.35m
Agent: Savills
Telephone number: 01737 230200
Visit: www.savills.co.uk

3. Mistley, Kent

Compete at: Duckhurst Farm (1 mile)
For you: a five-bedroom country home with electric gates, an expansive parking area with a large detached double garage, including a separate first floor room with scope to adapt subject to permission.
For the horses: five timber loose boxes, a tack/feed room and a post-and-rail sand school. Set in 4.5 acres.
What’s the damage? £980,000
Agent: Equus Country & Equestrian
Telephone number: 01892829014
Visit: www.equusproperty.co.uk

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4. Norton House, Somerset

Compete at: West Wilts (9 miles)
For you: a Grade II-listed Georgian house that is approached through stone pillars down a private drive. There are five bedrooms, a gym/ office, ponds, a tennis court and a productive kitchen garden.
For the horses: three loose boxes, plenty of parking and further outbuildings. Set in 5.2 acres.
What’s the damage? £1.85m
Agent: Knight Frank
Telephone number: 01225 685177
Visit: www.knightfrank.co.uk

Next week: Equestrian properties in Cheshire

Ref: Horse & Hound; 23 February 2017