Welcome to Moreton Equestrian Centre

Moreton is situated in the heart of South Dorset, approximately 7 miles east of Dorchester.

Our aim at Moreton Equestrian Centre is to provide a high quality livery service and well run friendly events.


Unaffiliated Showjumping Sunday 9th May 2021 times. ( please ensure you read the notes section at the top and comply with the requirements pre and during event). 9 May 21 Unaff SJ times for web

NSEA JWS & GR Regional final Saturday 8th May 2021 times. ( please ensure you read the notes section at the top and comply with the requirements pre and during event). 8 May 21 times for web

We still require the health form below to be emailed to enquiries@moretondorset.co.uk for the foreseeable future. (ie onwards from the 12th April) This is the latest advice from the BEF on the 13th April 2021 and the amended form is available on the link below: EHV-1: Continued use of equine self-certification encouraged – News – British Equestrian

Adult Camp – August 6-8 2021.  

Cover page: Adult Camp cover August 2021

Booking form (if you require a word copy please email enquiries@moretondorset.co.uk): Adult Camp booking form August 2021

The recent EHV-1 outbreak in Europe has so far claimed the lives of 17 horses and resulted in the FEI announcing a cancellation of international shows in some countries as a result.

With competition and wider equestrian activities due to get underway shortly, British Equestrian and their member bodies are working with the Equine Infectious Diseases Action Group (EIDAG) to help mitigate the spread of EHV from Europe.

In response to the reports of the disease centring on elite events in the Iberian Peninsula, showjumpers, eventers and dressage horses returning to the UK from these areas have been identified and traced.  Strict quarantine is being imposed on their return with comprehensive protocols in place for biosecurity and testing.

The EIDAG are also advising that all member bodies restrict activities to ‘stay local’ until at least 12 April so no overnight stays or stabling. There are a small number of elite training and competitions which require overnight stays currently scheduled. These gatherings will have enhanced biosecurity and protocols in place which have been prepared by the BEF Director of Equine Sports Science and Medicine, John McEwen.

In a further step to minimise any spread of EHV, the EIDAG also recommend the implementation of a new equine health self-certification process for riders to declare that their horses are healthy and have not been in contact with any others showing signs of infectious disease. 

Moreton Equestrian Centre fully support this recommendation and will be implementing the self-certification process  from the resumption of sport until further notice.

The new self-certification process will require a health declaration form to be submitted to enquiries@moretondorset.co.uk for each horse expected to enter the venue. This will be in place for events, hirings and clinics and any other event which requires a horse to enter MEC.  The form can be completed by either the owner or rider and needs to be with the event organiser 24 hours before arrival.  Should a horse arrive at Moreton EC without the form having been submitted their entry will need to be forfeited and the horse will not be allowed on to the venue grounds.

An electronic copy of the horse health declaration form can be found on the link here: BEF Equine health self certifcation form SS21 FINAL.pdf (britishequestrian.org.uk)

To assist the completion of the form the following may be useful:

MB reg number- Member Body eg British Dressage .  If unaff or a clinic leave blank.

UELN (Universal Equine Life Number) number – usually found on the front cover or page 2 of your horses passport.

Microchip number( mandatory requirement since 1 October 2020).- usually a 15 digit number in your passport.

We trust that our clients will see this as a positive move and also give them some reassurances that all steps are being taken to ensure the risk is mitigated as much as it can be when they start competing again after this latest period of enforced shut down.

We will be reopening our facilities and events from 29th March 2021.  The first two events are Unaffiliated Dressage on Friday 2nd April and Unaffiliated Combined Training/Dressage/Clear Round  on Saturday 10th April.  Both schedules are on our Schedules page and entries are open on www.equoevents.co.uk. (Please note 6 month &21 day vaccination requirement applies for these events – see below for more details).

NSEA Shows in April (annual boosters required for these events) :

Wednesday 7th April – National/County/Windsor/Hickstead Showjumping Qualifiers; NSEA SJ 7 Apr 2021-Nat, County,

Thursday 8th April – Eventers Challenge Qualifier; NSEA Eventers Challenge 8 Apr 21

Thursday 8th April – National Dressage Qualifier; NSEA Nat Dr Q 8 Apr 21 

Sunday 25th April – Grassroots Qualifier; Moreton GR Apr 25

Saturday 8th May – Grassroots Regional Final; Moreton GR CH 8 May 21

Adult Camp 11-13 June 2021 – forms available here. Adult Camp cover June 2021 ; Adult Camp booking form June 2021

Please ensure we have your current vaccination on record.  If not please email in the front cover plus vaccination pages from initial two injections.  Please also email over the name of your accompanying person (if any) to the event. Please provide your own bridle/numnah numbers ( a back number is sufficient for the unaffiliated only).

Vaccination requirements for all events as from 1st October 2020 as follows:

Affiliated Dressage and BD clinics-  most recent booster injection must have been given within six calendar months +21 days prior to the horse competing (in recognition of some vets offering a reduced service during lockdown BD has announced an amnesty period on this requirement until 30th June 2021 and therefore only annual boosters are required.)

Unaffiliated Dressage/Unaffiliated Combined training including any clear round showjumping held on those days: most recent booster injection must have been given within six calendar months +21 days prior to the horse competing (annual boosters up to and including 30th June 2021 as per the BD amnesty above).

Events run under BE rules from 1st November 2020: most recent booster injection must have been given within six calendar months +21 days prior to the horse competing

Unaffiliated Showjumping/Instruction clinics/NSEA and arena hire:  most recent booster injection must have been given within a year prior to the horse competing

For all other events run by Pony Club/Riding club or another member body please refer to the member body rules.  

In addition please refer to the excerpt at the bottom of the page which has been in place since December 2019.  Any queries please contact the office.

At present we have to run the Unaffiliated and Quest as two separate shows so Unaffiliated will take place first and Quest will follow.  Under current guidelines we will not be providing paper numbers to competitors.  For unaffiliated competitors only we will accept a home made back number similar to those we provide until we are permitted to issue them again.

Please refer to our Standard Operating Procedures which will be updated regularly SOPs for Covid V3 26 Jun 20 and the site maps below when attending Moreton under current Covid-19 restrictions. All venues are required to limit the number of people attending therefore participants must not bring people who are not essential to the task. Refer to the appropriate affiliated body for any additions to this rule. Please put in notes section any persons names who will be attending with the competitor so we can update our Contact Record Sheets. Be safe and bring your own PPE including hand sanitiser as we cannot guarantee that ours wont run out during the event.

15th May 2020

We are reopening the arenas for hire from Saturday 16th May 2020 until further notice.

Please text Liz to book and pay by BACS before arrival and photo latest vaccination page and either text to 07780 694535 or email to enquiries@moretondorset.co.uk.

Additional conditions of use plus latest price list here.

Conditions of use additions – May 2020 – final

ARENA HIRE (as of 1st May 2020) for website May & June


Please bring your passport for vaccination checking when you arrive on site.   From 1 Dec 19 all events run under BD rules will be following British Dressage rules, an excerpt of which can be found below.  Please check which rules the event you have entered for is running under and if you have any queries please email the office – enquiries@moretondorset.co.uk.

Vaccination Rules from British Dressage Handbook wef 1 December 2019:

Equine Influenza Vaccination

To protect the health of the other competing horses and the biosecurity of the venue, a valid passport must accompany the horse to all competitions and be produced on request. Failure to comply is a disciplinary offence and will debar the horse from competing at the event for which it has been entered. A horse will not be permitted to compete unless it has a current vaccination against equine influenza which complies with the following conditions:
• An initial course of two injections for primary vaccination, not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days apart, are required before being eligible to compete.
• A first booster injection must be given between 150 and 215 days after the second injection of primary vaccination.
• Subsequent booster injections must be given at regular intervals of not more than 12 months, commencing after the first booster injection.
• The most recent booster injection must have been given within six calendar months +21 days prior to the horse competing.
• The full course or booster must have been administered at least seven days before arriving at the competition.
The vaccination record(s) in the horse’s passport, must be completed, signed and stamped line by line, by an appropriate veterinary surgeon (who is neither the owner nor the rider of the horse). For those competing under FEI rules, please refer to FEI rules. The responsibility to comply with this rule lies with the competitor, who should consult with their veterinarian.

Please keep up to date with the current guidelines found on www.aht.org.uk and www.bef.co.uk – Horses – Horse Health and Biosecurity.


Adult Camp

Dates for your diary in 2020

1st to 3rd May / 31st July, 1st & 2nd August

Adult Camp booking form May 20

Adult Camp cover May 20

**Dressage Reminder**

– Times are available the WEDNESDAY before the event by calling 07780694535 between 2.30 – 5pm.  If you are unable to call for your time within the given times please text after 5pm only and we will reply as soon as possible.

We run under BD rules for all our dressage competitions, if you have queries regarding the new rules please refer to the BD website.

Times for Unaffiliated Combined Training and Dressage are available two days before each event between 3-5pm or on this website.


Moreton EC Conditions of Entry Terms. Please read the Conditions of entry prior to entering our events, these will be updated throughout the season.

You can enter all our events at www.equoevents.co.uk by clicking the link below.

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