‘No truth’ in Addington closure rumours

  • A popular show venue has confirmed to H&H that it will not be closing, despite speculation.

    Rumours have been circulating on that Addington Manor Equestrian Centre in Buckinghamshire was due to shut.

    Addington’s director Tim Price told H&H this morning (Thursday, 29 October) that there is “no truth” in the gossip.

    “We are investigating who has been putting these rumours around,” he said.

    “When we find out, there will be action taken.”

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    A debate on the hearsay began on the H&H forum yesterday (28 October).

    Many users said how sorry they would be to see it shut.

    The equestrian centre first opened around 20 years ago and is now leased by Tim and Liz Price.

    It is one of the largest equestrian centres in the UK with two indoor arenas and multiple outdoor arenas.

    Addington was also one of the training venues for Team GBR in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.

    It hosts numerous affiliated and unaffiliated showjumping, dressage and arena cross-country events each year as well as high profile shows and championships.

    The online calendar on its website shows events already scheduled until the middle of 2016 and it is reportedly already taking bookings for 2017.

    The equestrian world has lost several competition venues this year.

    In August, Patchetts Equestrian Centre in Hertfordshire shut and Norton Heath show centre in Essex was also stripped of its British Dressage affiliation in April.

    However, it is not all bad news for competitors.

    Beechwood Equestrian Centre, Essex, opened on 12 October and plans for a new venue in Basildon have been submitted to the local authority.

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