A popular show centre and BE venue in the south of England has been put up for sale.
Kate and Matt Tarrant, owners of Littleton Manor Equestrian (LMEQ), announced yesterday (14 September) that the Surrey-based venue was on the market.
The Reigate centre hosted affiliated eventing, unaffiliated showjumping and dressage, livery and schooling facilities.
A statement has been issued by the Tarrants:
“It is with heavy hearts that Kate and I confirm that Littleton Manor is to be sold, although in the meantime it remains business as usual.
“We have had an amazing time here and have always tried to share the privilege we have enjoyed of being here.
“We are delighted that so many people and horses have become part of the Littleton story.”
The Tarrants added that they hoped the centre would continue to have an equestrian purpose after the sale.
“While the decision to sell was not taken lightly and signals the beginning of the end of the 12-year LMEQ journey for us, we hope very much that someone else will pick up the reins and continue where we will leave off,” they said.
“Although our ears, eyes and minds are now open to the future and the new opportunities and challenges that it will bring, the sale process will inevitably be a long one.
“We commit to ensuring that business continues as usual over the coming months.”
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LMEQ’s cross-country and other facilities will remain open and livery services will continue to be provided during the sales process.
The 2016 Littleton Horse Trials (8-9 October) will go ahead as planned.
“We intend it to be every bit as good as last year,” added the Tarrants.
“ We thank you for your support over the years and look forward to seeing you at Littleton in the coming months.
“We thank you all for your kindness, patience and loyalty over the years and ask that you ‘stick with us’ as the sale proceeds.”
Savills is the selling agent and interested parties can contact Louise Harrison.