Plans unveiled for Scotland’s ‘premier’ equestrian centre

SPECIALIST equestrian construction company, Equus Design & Build, has revealed details of the plans it has created for Bogenraith Equestrian in Aberdeenshire, which has been tipped to become Scotland’s premier equestrian centre with ambitions to host a variety of competitions.

Equus Design & Build was appointed to develop the new facility, which the firm said required plans to be ‘meticulously crafted with the horse and rider in mind every step of the way’.

From materials used in the livery yard, to the arena surface and grandstand spectator seating, Equus revealed it has worked with the client to ensure that every aspect of the design is ‘safe for use, durable and of the highest quality’.

The competition centre will include both indoor and outdoor arenas, a full cross-country course, all-weather eventing arena, as well as livery for 50 horses, woodland hacking, café, grandstand spectator seating and retail space.

Hugh Daly, MD of Equus Design & Build, said, “We are delighted to share the approval of plans for Bogenraith Equestrian. This promises to be a superb venue for local equestrians, and it has been great to work with Bogenraith team on such an exciting venture. Designing a facility of this size is not simple, thankfully we are well positioned with an experienced team to be able to design and plan an incredible equestrian project of this calibre. We’re now looking forward to seeing the plans come to life.”

Marion Dreelan, director of Bogenraith Equestrian, added, “We believe that Scotland, particularly the north east is severely lacking in an equestrian centre with this variety of facilities, for riders who enjoy a number of disciplines the aim to be in a position to offer all of this on one site. Bogenraith Equestrian aims to put Aberdeenshire firmly back on the Scottish equestrian map. The primary aim of Bogenraith Equestrian is to encourage and support equestrians from grassroots to the top level in a safe, supportive, and enjoyable environment. We believe that the facilities designed by ourselves and Equus will enable us to achieve this aim.”

The project is currently in the building phase, with completion expected in late 2021.