Summer Stayaway Family Holiday Shows
Frequently Asked Questions
What to do Now!
You just need to enter to reserve your stable. We created a show that is ideal for people that don't often stay away at Horse Shows. We have ample toilets and showers, exceptional catering at very reasonable catering prices and parties each night. Electric hook up is also available for those that prefer their creature comforts.
How do I know if I will be good enough?
These shows are meant for people like you. Our "Welcome To Jumping" classes are designed to encourage younger children and adults that are just starting their journey, or perhaps just finding their confidence after a bit of a break. We suggest finding someone (perhaps on our Facebook Group) that has already come to the centre and they will tell you that you can be sure that we cater for individuals of all standards. Most people found that, whether you win or not, it really is a great weekend of fun.
It seems a long way to travel.
We are only 10 minutes from the Severn Bridge, which is now free to cross, with main roads leading virtually right up to the entrance. The Show has been designed for people like you to come and stay over. Why not team up with people from your livery yards or that live near and share a lorry and ask to be stabled next to each other?
What do we need to do when we get there?
On arrival to the Showground, please park where you are asked to park. Then, check in with the Stable Manager, who will show you to your stable. Your stable number is not the same as your running numbers. Once you have unloaded and set up your "camp", if there is still time why not take your horse or pony for a walk around our showground to get used to all the sights before the competitions the following day.
“I would like to thank you for the wonderful shows, riding facilities and opportunities provided at Cricklands”
“Many thanks, we all had a fab weekend and hope to return in August and each year thereafter, it was well worth the 12 hour round trip from Northumberland!!”
“Just a quick email to say that I had a great time at the show. I found it extremely professional and well run”
“Once again thank you so much to all involved from friendly ground staff to Office & Ring officials for making this event so wonderful”
“Just thought I would let you know what a great time I had over the weekend.”
“Many, many thanks for such an amazing experience for the children and for allowing us to be part of such a wonderful and exciting weekend.”
"First time here and loved it, rings ran smoothly, quick course changes, and staff and people so friendly."
"This was our first visit to the David Broome Event Centre and after hearing so many good things it lived up to all expectations, fantastic arenas, great food and a good variety all reasonably priced. There was night life on both nights, music all day long not just at the arenas around the stables as well; all made for a fantastic atmosphere with lovely friendly stress free people. We came home feeling like we had been on holiday."
"We had an excellent weekend at Junior Champs! I really enjoyed the commentary in the main Arena. I also found the girls in the office extremely helpful and patient answering all my silly questions etc. Super friendly and well organised event hope to return again soon"
"Absolutely adore this place! There are excellent facilities, fantastic surfaces; it’s so homely and dog friendly. The staff couldn't be more helpful, it’s so well run."
"As usual, another fabulous show, the team here bend over backwards to accommodate everyone's needs and are all super friendly and helpful."
"Thanks again for everything!!"
"Fantastic venue. Competed at both dressage winter league finals and championships of GB stay away shows and absolutely loved it. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you!"
"Had a fantastic weekend with my daughter showing her mare. The staff are great, very friendly and helpful as were the judges. We had a brilliant time! Can't wait until next year! Thank you all so much!"
"I came 12 years ago as a teenager competing; this was my first time back for the seniors. Nothing has changed, still very professional and well ran. Well done all of you, you are doing fab! From the team down Newcastle upon Tyne"
"Our first stay away show and I was worried about the 4 hour drive, would it be worth it? YES it was! A lovely experience and the guy commentating on my daughters first ever Derby was so full of encouragement it made my weekend! A lovely place with lovely people."