About The Centre

Welcome to Valley Farm Equestrian Centre

Valley Farm is a family owned business set up in 1987 by Denise and Les Faulkner.

Ideally situated in the picturesque village of Shotteswell, only 5 miles from Banbury and close to the M40. We are a friendly and approachable yard whilst maintaining a very positive attitude towards achievement.

We have professional and fully qualified instructors including my daughter Stephanie who has an excellent competition record in British Showjumping and is out competing regularly and holds a UKCC level 2 and is a Pony Club coach.

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced rider, we have a good range of horses to suit you. We also cater for all experiences on their own horse / pony. We are a Pony Club Centre for children without their own ponies and hold monthly competitions, activities, and summer camps. Also our new day courses, dressage competitions and camps are proving very popular with the adults. Our birthday parties and riding vouchers also prove very popular with our younger children.

The yard is home to 30 horses - ranging from Nugget our 12hh pony who was my daughter Stephanie's 1st pony who has now been with us 21 years, up to our 17hh irish horse Ivor. Various activities are held at Valley Farm that range from lessons, hacks to summer camps and day courses.



Our Facilities Include:
  • Large Indoor School

  • Large Outdoor School

  • Cross Country Jumps

  • Tea Room

  • Horse Walker

  • Full Set of Showjumps

  • Hard Standing Car / Lorry Park

  • Fully Qualified Instructors

  • Pony Club

  • Lessons & Clinics

  • Adult & Children Camps

  • Unaffiliated & In-House Competitions

  • Both Arenas available for hire charged per hour, not per horse

  • Field Hack

  • Large Locked Tackroom

Our Activities Include:

There are various activities held at the centre that range from lessons, competitions, clinics, summer camps to fun days for children and adults.

We pride ourselves in being a friendly, approachable yard whilst maintaining a very positive attitude to attainment and achievement.

We run unaffiliated and in-house dressage competitions regularly and once a month on a Friday evening we run clear round showjumping.

Pony Club is a big part of our centre, this gives the children without their own pony the opportunity to take part in competitions, camps, hacks, lessons, looking after a pony, learning all you need to know to own a pony, earn equine and non-equine badges and win lots of prizes and trophies at the end of the year at the awards evening, at the same time as having loads of fun and meeting new friends.

Adult day courses and summer camps are held throughout the year,


We look forward to welcoming you to our centre to achieve your goals and dreams. If you have any questions please call Denise: 01295 730576 or 07852 536 816 - we are all here to help!

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Our competitions are held throughout the year including dressage, showjumping and gymkhanas. Competitions are held either in the large indoor school or large outdoor school. Refreshments are available and a large hard car park.

About us

we are a family run riding school and livery yard. Ideally situated in the picturesque village of Shotteswell, only 5 miles from Banbury and close to the M40. We are a friendly and approachable yard whilst maintaining a very positive attitude towards achievement.

We have been established for nearly 30 years. We have professional and fully qualified instructors including my daughter Stephanie who has an excellent competition record in British Showjumping and is out competing reguarly.

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