Superb outdoor hire options for any equestrian event
Perfect for: equestrian and livestock shows, displays, competitions and training
The South of England Event Centre is one of the leading venues in the South East for equestrian events. Our facilities include four grass show rings, three all-weather arenas, one outdoor sand school, a cross-country course and 45 stables. There is also extensive parking for visitors’ cars and horseboxes.
Our dedicated events team is on hand to answer your questions – don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Our events team have experience in organising equestrian events and understand the logistical requirements of staging shows and competitions so you can rest assured you’re in good hands when you book with us.
Got a question about our event spaces? Get in touch.
What a fantastic Venue. Easy to use and set in a great and beautiful location with good access and a very helpful and professional support team
MPM Events Ltd - Patrick Turner
Organiser, The World of Park and Leisure Homes Show
As a conference centre, the showground at Ardingly has always delivered a first class service. The venue is large and provides sufficient car-parking spaces. Being in the centre of Sussex - its easily accessible - no matter what direction you are coming from. The conference facilities are clean, spacious and elevated overlooking the grounds. The catering is exquisite and always served at the appropriate time. I would highly recommend this venue to those that run seminars, training days or management meetings.
Money Matters Seminar
Our first impressive of the room (Ardingly Room, Norfolk Pavilion) when we walked in was impressive, it was beautifully laid out. The food was excellent and there was nothing that could have been improved upon.
Sussex County Bowls Luncheon and Prizegiving
We have had so much positive feedback, including “the venue was great” and “the refreshments were excellent”. We can’t thank you enough for all your support – it made all the difference and I know it will lead to many more local events. This was a great start to the scheme in a fantastic setting.
Mid Sussex South Community Voluntary Service
I just wanted to say very many thanks to all involved with organising and catering for Mother's funeral tea. From our perspective, from set up to close, it could not have been smoother and, given the circumstances, it was lovely to know that everything was in hand so that we had nothing to worry about. We cannot think of anything that could have been improved upon and it was exactly as we had hoped for. Our guests were comfortable and relaxed and they obviously enjoyed the food - some very favourable comments were made with recommendations to others along the lines of 'you must just try.
Carry On Crafting
Event start: 09/07/2022 10:00 am
We’re packing so much into the weekend filling it with all your favourite crafts, fabulous food, shopping and of course you don’t have to leave as you can camp! We’re also dog friendly so you can bring your furry four legged friend with you on a lead
Classic Ford Show
Event start: 10/07/2022 10:00 am
Classic Ford Show is BACK for 2022. There will be some top displays from the editor of Classic Ford magazine, a range of products to browse in the retail village, competitions, along with hundreds of cars on display and more!
South East Arabian Horse Group Show
Event start: 10/07/2022 8:00 am
For entry details, please go the South East Arabian Horse Group website for details. Admission free for visitors.
HERITAGE LIVE 2022 - Rag'n'Bone Man plus Special Guests
Event start: 15/07/2022 4:00 pm
Know for his distinctive baritone voice, Rag'n'Bone Man is one of the most successful British breakthrough artists of recent years.
HERITAGE LIVE 2022 - Culture Club & Guests
Event start: 16/07/2022 4:00 pm
Very special guests for the shows will be Bananarama, Lulu and Kim Wilde - with DJ Fat Tony getting the party started from 4pm!
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At the South of England Event Centre, we have the space for your event to succeed. If you would like to know more about our event spaces or have a question about how we can help you make the most of your event, please contact us.