Plans unveiled for Banchory-based Bogenraith Equestrian

Plans have been unveiled for a new development which aims to deliver Scotland’s premier equestrian centre in Aberdeenshire.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 12:00 am
Bogenraith Equestrian plans to host a variety of competitions and training at the new facilities.
Bogenraith Equestrian plans to host a variety of competitions and training at the new facilities.

Equestrian construction company Equus Design & Build was appointed by Banchory-based Bogenraith Equestrian to design and develop facilities for both horse and rider.

Bogenraith Equestrian plans to host a variety of competitions and training at the new facilities.

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

These facilities will offer flexibility for Bogenraith Equestrian with the ability to host events simultaneously, and year-round with indoor arenas and an all-weather surfaced eventing arena.

Marion Dreelan, director of Bogenraith Equestrian, said: “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.”

Hugh Daly, managing director of Equus Design & Build, said: "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.”

Bogenraith will also offer the full range for riding clubs and pony clubs as well as affiliated and unaffiliated competition and training facilities.

Completion is expected in late 2021.