Completed in 2007, the centre was designed specifically to provide a venue for Equestrianism, and is now a showpiece in itself. Set up in the inspiring location of Aintree Racecourse, home of the Randox Health Grand National, Aintree International Equestrian Centre boasts some of the very best facilities for equine stars of the future, and is now available for competitions or private hire. The arena is also suitable for hosting horse sales, equine trade related events, exhibitions and clinics and can be easily adapted to suit all requirements.
The versatile arena is not only a centre of excellence for equestrian pursuits, and it also provides the perfect setting for large exhibitions, conferences and corporate dinners. The arena is easily transformed into 3700 sq metres of exhibition space with the simple installation of the latest plastic hard floor covering the surfaces. It also boasts the convenience of free car parking on the doorstep and good disabled access.
With an extensive area of 70m x 30m, the main arena is ideal for a range of activities from pony club disciplines, show jumping to dressage and showing. Plus the raised judges/commentators box, featuring state of the art PA system, offers a birds eye view over the main arena.
Big enough to be used as separate arena in itself at 55m x 20m, the collecting ring is linked to the main arena by a rubberised walkway, the show office is also situated in the collecting ring and is wired for internet and wi-fi access.
There are 160 permanent stables with a solarium and wash down facilities available within the racecourse grounds for shows of a duration of two days or more together with basic lodge accommodation and a canteen.