Western Events

We hold a variety of Western events throughout the year, covering all levels from small fry, grassroots and novice classes up to International CRI*** and World Class Reining events. The Bodiam International Arena has been at the forefront of top level Western competition for many years and continues to draw competitors from all over Europe.

All of our shows are free to spectators so come and watch from our heated mezzanine viewing gallery. Once here you can enjoy some food from our delicious café and partake in some retail therapy from one of the many trade stands that frequent our larger summer shows.  


Scroll down to see our list of current Western events.

Stefano Ferri Winter Reining Clinic

Saturday 29th February 2020

Come and take part in this fun and informative reining clinic from multiple Futuriy finalist and 2017 NRHA Intermediate World Champion Stefano Ferri.

Stefano was born in Varese in 1981 and his innate passion for horses led him to leave home at the age of 16 to begin the journey that would see him become one of Italy's best reining trainers. Stefano has spent many years working with some on the leading names in the industry.


Very limited spaces

Garden of England Winter Reining Show

Sunday 1st March 2020

Blow away the cobwebs with our first Reining show of the year. A single slate NRHA, BR and WPR show.

Garden of England Spring Wake Up Show

Saturday 25th April 2020

Our first AQHA and GOE show of the year. A great fun and relaxed show with classes for all levels. Our cafe will be open and dogs are welcome on a lead.

Cedric Leroux Clinic

Sunday 26th and Monday 27th April 2020

Cedric Leroux is an extremely accomplished all-around rider, trainer, coach and AQHA judge from Belgium. He successfully teaches everyone from youth riders and beginners through to open riders in all-round classes including Showmanship at Halter, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Hunter, Trail, and Horsemanship.....Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Appaloosas. This clinic was incredibly well received when we held it 2 years ago and it looks set to be incredibly popular once more.

Limited spaces

Versatility Ranch Horse Clinic

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2020

We will be holding a 2 day Ranch Versatility clinic here at the Bodiam Arena with Doug Allen on the 2nd and 3rd May 2020. Doug judged the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships in Oklahoma last year and has successfully trained and competed horses in all disciplines over his long established career as a horse trainer and AQHA judge.


During the clinic you will not only work on how to handle a rope, correctly drag from your horse and all other aspects of the versatility classes but Doug will also give you a unique insight into what the judge is truly looking for when you enter the show pen.


A great opportunity to work on the patterns for the International Show at the end of May.


Open to any level of horse/rider. Spectators welcome.


10 places available allocated on a first paid, first served basis.

The cost of the 2 day clinic will be £115 to include one of Max's delicious cooked breakfasts each morning. Stabling is available at £50 for the duration of the clinic.

Garden of England International Show

Wednesday 27th - Sunday 31st May 2020

Our famous Summer International Show is upon us once more. 5 days of Western showing, with AQHA/NRHA/FEI/BR and GOE classes, there really is something for all levels, breeds and abilities. A fun show for all the family and whether you are here to compete or spectate there will be lots to see and do throughout the event.

Generous added prize money and numerous trophies, plaques, sashes and garlands to be won.

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