Venues

 

We are very fortunate to have the use of various venues throughout our "area" at different times.  Most are privately owned by our members or trainers, a couple are equestrian venues.  Here are directions to help you find them.

 

The Paxton's Field, Rackenford, (by kind permission of the Paxton family) Grid ref: SS851200

From Tiverton - Take the A361 (North Devon Link Road) and turn left at the turning for “Rackenford, Templeton & Loxbeare” (Stonelands Cross), approximately 7 miles from Tiverton.   Turn right at T junction and continue for approx. 2.5 miles, past village of Rackenford on your left.  Turn right for Knowstone and Molland and field is ahead.

From South Molton – Take the A361 and turn right at Knowstone Picnic Area (Moortown Cross), turn immediately left for Rackenford and follow this road for 2 miles, the show site is on the left, on a sharp right hand bend.From Rackenford village, take the road towards Rose Ash past the Rackenford Club.  Turn right for Knowstone and Molland and field is ahead.

Nearest postcode is EX16 8EF (it is approximate and ends up half a mile from the field).

 

Coxleigh Barton, Barnstaple, EX31 4JL

Take A39 north out of Barnstaple (towards Lynton etc. and Hospital)  Continue out of the town (past hospital on your right) and climb hill, go past left turn to B3230 and Muddiford.  Look out for large purple venue sign on the right and turn here following track  up and then down to the buildings / arena.

 

Downe Farm, Witheridge, EX16 8QF
​Head to the Devon Link Road (Junction 27 from M5 motorway and head take link road towards Tiverton)

Directions from the North Devon Link Road

  • Take ‘Stonelands Cross’ junction signposted Nomansland/ Templeton/ Rackenford (this is the first Rackenford sign coming from Tiverton, and is the 3rd Rackenford sign coming from North Devon)

  • Turn right at the T Junction

  • After 100 yards or so take first left ‘Nomansland’

  •  After 2.5miles take the third right Elworthy Cross (at top of hill, there will be gypsies parked on side of road)

  • Take 2nd right at Downe Cross (this lane is on the right as the road bends sharp left)

  • Downe Farm is 400 yards on right hand side (signpost at end of drive)

 

Mill Barton, Witheridge, EX16 8NU

Mill Barton, Witheridge, EX16 8NU

From the East/Tiverton:  Driving towards Barnstaple on the North Devon Link Road, A361, 5 miles west of the Tiverton roundabout, take the first turning LEFT (signed Rackenford, Loxbeare and Templeton). After 100 yards turn RIGHT (Rackenford), 250 yards LEFT (Nomansland 3 miles).  In Nomansland, by the pub, turn RIGHT onto B3137 (Witheridge).  After 1 mile, fork  LEFT at ivy-covered oak tree (sign broken off), 800 yards turn LEFT at Millbarn crossroads (Puddington). Go down hill then up; on a blind left bend fork RIGHT up Mill Barton drive. (NB Mobiles do not get a signal after the crossroads.) 

From the West/Barnstaple:  Take the Link Road to South Molton, turn RIGHT onto the B3137, drive through Witheridge.  Just before the speed limit ends, fork RIGHT (Thelbridge) and immediately go straight on (no sign), leaving the road which bends right.  After ¾ mile, go straight on at Millbarn cross (Puddington) then as above.


West Wilson Farm, Rackenford, EX16 8ED

From grass triangle in Rackenford village, take road to Queen Dart, Bradford, Witheridge. Take 5th driveway on right and continue for approx. 1/2 a mile to the farm.

Pontispool 

Pontispool is one of the country’s leading competition and schooling venues. A professional and innovative centre, it caters for all levels of horsemanship across various equestrian disciplines.

Bicton 

Bicton Arena is recognised as the leading equestrian venue in the South West of England.

Situated in the majestic setting of rolling Devon parkland, its close proximity to junction 30 of the M5 means it is easily accessible and attracts competitors and spectators from across the South-West and beyond.

 

Moortown

Moortown is situated behind the Log Cabin diner at Knowstone EX36 4RZ