About Us


Established in 1958 by Joy Wilson the Riding centre first started on a small piece of land in Southwell on Crafts Way. Over time the school grew and the family moved to the centre of Southwell on Westgate .In 1990 when her mother "Joy"  decided to retire,  Rose relocated Trentvalley to our current site just outside Southwell. This consisted of just two stables, 5 acres,  one tap and 14 horses and ponies. Over the following years the centre has developed into an area of over 300 acres, many stables, arenas and approximately 100 horses and ponies. Trentvalley has been fortunate to have met some wonderful clients and friends, (some clients have been with us for over 30 years) all who have helped develop and build what we hope and believe to be the "East Midlands Riding Centre of Choice".


Trentvalley Equestrian Centre is privileged to have access to a wide range of excellent qualified instructors. 

Many of our coaches and instructors still compete and ride to a high level bringing new and forward thinking to all our clients.


Assessed by : R wilson   27th may 2020

 Health and safety risk assessment – COVID-19


Additional rules to follow at Trentvalley on top of government guidelines:

Gloves and masks should be worn at all times on the yard

(Masks may be removed by riders when mounted)

Wash hands on arrival and departure
Follow arrows
Follow instructions on signs
Only one helper to each rider and you must be from the same household



Everyone should follow the guidelines on infection control, both whilst at work and in their daily lives. This includes: frequently cleaning their hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water

when coughing and sneezing, covering mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue, throwing this tissue away immediately and washing their hands

 avoiding close contact with anyone who has fever / new, persistent cough / breathing difficulties

Please see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for current guidance

Use the 111 online Coronavirus Service to find out what to do if you have symptoms ie new, persistent cough or fever.


Please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy

Key points from the latest guidance of 11.5.2020:

• continued compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain two metres (6ft) away from people outside your household
• workers who cannot work from home should travel to work if their workplace is open
• avoid being face to face with people if they are outside your household. You are at higher risk of being directly exposed to respiratory droplets released by someone talking or coughing when you are within 2m of someone and have face-to-face contact with them. You can lower the risk of infection if you stay side-to-side rather than facing people.
• keep your hands and face as clean as possible. Hand sanitiser should be carried when travelling and applied where available outside the home, especially when entering a building and following contact with surfaces.
• people may drive to outdoor open spaces irrespective of distance, so long as they respect social distancing guidance while they are there
• exercise outside as many times each day as they wish
• everybody should continue to avoid public transport wherever possible
• social distancing guidance on public transport must be followed rigorously


Reassessed by S Wilson 1st June 2020