Sport Horse Breeding in the North West



We wish all our supporters and sponsors a Happy and Safe New Year. 

We look forward to seeing you at our events in 2021, more details of which will be available shortly. 




Training Clinic

Friday 14th August at Red Cat Field,  Wheelton,

Chorley from 4pm onwards

Does your working hunter need some training over natural obstacles? Experienced eventer Laura Walkden is running a clinic of Cross Country training at the Red Cat Field, Wheelton, over the type of fences you are likely to encounter in the Working Hunter ring.  Young and inexperienced horses or ponies will benefit from this as well as older horses or ponies who need a refresher session.

All riders to be dressed in correct standard hats, riding boots, gloves and, if possible, a body protector.   The groups will be limited to a maximum of five riders at a time and run for an hour at a cost of £25 per rider.

BOOKING:      Please contact Rosie Rainford to book your place and to discuss experience etc. on 07929 645204.

PAYMENT:             Direct payment to the ‘Sport Horse Breeding Society in the North West’ is preferred     –   Sort Code 01-01-42,   Acct Number 36910953,   Reference your  name/redcat      or by cheque payable to ‘Sport Horse Breeding Society in the North West.

PARKING:                Please use the right hand side of the Red Cat Pub car park and then the left side as overspill.  Please make sure you park responsibly and adhere to the  correct and current guidelines with regard to social distancing.  Please also make sure the car park is left clean and tidy – thank you.

Please book your place and come along for a fun filled, informative lesson.


Training Clinic – The Red Cat Field, Wheelton – Sunday 26th July 2020

There was a missed opportunity for those that were not able to attend our clinic on Sunday.   

The experienced eventer Laura Walkden ran a cross country training clinic over the type of fences you are likely to encounter in the Working Hunter ring.  The participants were wide ranging from a Section A pony to young horses just starting out, to older experienced horses that just need an outing.  The confidence that built through the session for each participant was obvious to see and the themes that were repeated were “ride positively” and ” look where you want to go”.   

The smiles at the end of each section were great to see.  The event was well organised by Rosemarie Rainford and it was unfortunate due to social distancing rules that more spectators could not be present.



About Us

Sport Horse Breeding in the North West is based in the North West of England.

Our parent organisation is Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain (SHB(GB)), a professional Society run by a Council elected annually by its members, who are able to put forward their ideas about what they want from the Society.

As a Member of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses the society is committed to supporting the industry by way of incentives for breeders, education, information and grading schemes. It is a registered charity and the money raised is put back into helping to achieve these ai