Wolfeton Riding House
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Wolfeton Riding House and Dorset Visual Arts Press Release

Wolfeton Riding House, dating from the early 16th Century is nationally important, one of the earliest surviving riding houses in the country. Riding houses were centres of the equestrian tradition of Haute ecole, the precision schooling of horses.

Acquired in a ruinous condition by the Wolfeton Riding House Trust in 1997, it has been subject to a major restoration programme, funded by English Heritage and other major donors.

In 2015 the heritage Lottery Fund supported an options study to look at the future use of the property. A consultation exercise involving the local community and other key stakeholders strongly supported opening up the Riding House to the public, and the need to generate income to secure the future of the Riding House.