Livestock, Dog & Equestrian Arenas

As the home of the annual South of England Show, the region’s premier agricultural & livestock event, the South of England Event Centre is THE flexible outdoor venue in the south for any event involving animals.

With plenty of outdoor space and undercover arena options, we are capable of hosting a range of animal events including dog shows and livestock shows.

If you are looking for equestrian arenas we offer four grass rings, three all-weather arenas, one outdoor sand school, a 110m long indoor sand school, a cross country course and 45 stables.

Our flexible facilities include a 50-acre purpose-built Showground; 120m x 80m main arena; one all-weather arena; two outdoor sand schools; two warm-up arenas; 110m long barn; equestrian cross-country course; 45 stables; plus a large exhibition hall, multi-purpose pavilion and three further covered buildings.

With a range of all weather arena options we can make your livestock show, dog show, or equine event a smooth success. If you have any questions about our facilities please contact us.


The Shetland Pony Stud Book Society Breed Show 2015

“Thank you so very much for helping with our breed show on 2nd August. You and your team were fantastic and all our members commented on the lovely setting and beautifully kept grounds at Ardingly. Jill and I were very grateful to you for all your help which we both much appreciated.”

Anne De La Warr, Countess De La Warr, President SPSBS

Paws in the Park

“The South of England Event Centre is very well looked after and whenever we visit the site, come rain or shine it always looks immaculate. It is also a very well-known site with lots of trained dog owners as they have entered many competitions at Ardingly over the years, so it is a firm favourite for them.”

Jacqui Curtis, MDS Shows

ESPC Senior Camp

“Just a quick note to say many thanks for a lovely camp this year. The XC is the best we have ever had in terms of jumps and ground conditions. It was also great to be able to use both water jumps and our members found this so beneficial. The cleaning of Rank Lodge and the toilets was, as always, up to an exceptional standard. I would also like to thank your stockman staff who came and helped muck out the stables on Monday morning. I think this years camp at Ardingly is the best we have had for many years and this is due to your help and assistance up to and during camp.”

Lisa Taylor, East Sussex PC Senior Organiser