RIDING BOOST: Sarah Tubbs and apprentice Chloe Weller with the plans for the new indoor arena as work got underway earlier this year
RIDING BOOST: Sarah Tubbs and apprentice Chloe Weller with the plans for the new indoor arena as work got underway earlier this year

TEESDALE’S first commercial indoor showjumping arena is to open this month.

Marwood Equestrian is the base of the British Showjumping Coach of the Year 2015, Sarah Tubbs, who will open a new training centre later this month. Part-funded by European cash through the Rural Payments Agency, the development is said to represent a significant investment in equestrian facilities in the North East. It is hoped it will bring in more people to the area and boost training provision.

Ms Stubbs said: “I am thrilled to finally be able to realise my dream of having an indoor training facility at Marwood and hugely grateful for the support of the Rural Payments Agency in helping to make it a reality.”

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She said it would enable Marwood Equestrian to have training sessions throughout the year. This year Ms Stubbs had to call off training from January to April because of snow.

Ms Tubbs is already a level three British Showjumping coach and has just completed a post graduate diploma in sports coaching as part of her work towards a level four coaching accreditation and masters degree.

She is a coach educator for British Showjumping and also a para showjumping coach.