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Denstone Stud is a 5-star equine and training facility set in over 40 acres of glorious Staffordshire countryside.

We offer 24-hour professional care in a friendly and welcoming environment where you can come and enjoy your horse and riding away from the stress of everyday life.

We will give you support to reach your goals whether you are purchasing your first horse or aiming for national or international glory!

Dressage to Music Packages

Come along and have a floor plan designed for you and your horse. We will then provide the music tailored to complement your partnership and give you all the help and advice you need to go to your first competition. We have produced music up to Grand Prix, with many national successes, as well as winning quadrille teams at Olympia and musical rides.

We are now working with Chris Lever a talented composer who will produce edits or original compositions.

Other Services

Test Riding
A test session followed by feedback on how to gain extra marks, from List 1 judge Felicity Scott. £40.

Rider Profiling with Jane Critchley
1.5 hours of detailed analysis resulting in a 12-month improvement plan. £40.

Biomechanics Screening with Darren Bettison
Screening and an improvement plan from a qualified biomechanics coach with over 12 years experience. £40 when booked at Denstone Stud for the day.

More on our Clinics & Events page.

Denstone Stud take on the

Join the challenge competing in an Intro, Prelim or Novice test as part of Team Denstone Diamonds or Denstone Duckies. Promises to be great fun and there will be a very supportive team spirit. It is not too late to join us!

Latest News

SPRING 2016 Jane and Lothario at the Winter Champs

Jane and Lothario had a very successful Winter Championship coming 5th in the Adv Medium Pet Plan and 7th in the Elementary Open Music on 72%.

Fantastic championships at Hartpury with some good results from clients, special well done to Verity Legrove, Indie Edwards and Amanda Chatfield.

The little Diamonds and Diamantes have been out in force with high 70% scores from all team members.

The big Diamonds - not to be left out - won their first event of the year at Beaverhall.

Holly Clarke has had a very successful spring at the Pony Club Winter Championships taking Reserve Champion in the Music and Novice Dengie.

Holly Clarke at the Pony Club Winter Champs

Good luck to all those competing at the Regionals.


Denstone Diamonds finish 5th at the BD BYRDS Team Quest final and Katie Gordon qualified for the Pro Am PSG Music final partnering Becky Moody and Tirsa. The combination finished 2nd. The Little Diamonds of Katie Gordon, Chloe Naylor and Poppy Field have won every qualifier leading up to the final and all under the age of 12 years. Well done girls!

Donnerouge wins Inter 1


Donnerouge wins Inter 1 and qualifies for BD Small Tour Championships.

Lothario wins Advance Medium Open area festival

Lothario wins the Advance Medium Open Area Festival on over 71% qualifying for the BD National Championships in April 2016.

Anna Tomlinson and More or Less finished off a fantastic year with 9th place at the BD Championships in the prelim.

Ephie Nash and Q finished 6th and 7th at the ROR National Finals.


Summer BD Regional Championships: Lothario and Donnerouge got top 10 placings in all their classes, with Donnerouge finishing off the weekend with 2nd in the Inter 1.

JUNE 2015

Felicity and Shining Light made headlines in the Horse and Hound winning Grand Prix on just short of 70%.

APRIL 2015

Anna Tomlinson and More or Less on their first trip to the Winter Championships at Hartpury win the BD Petplan Championships at Prelim level on 73%.


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