Bicton Arena

Bicton Arena is widely regarded as the finest equestrian facility in the South West, offering a thrilling cross country course through the undulating terrain of stunning Grade 1 listed parkland.

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Bicton Arena

There are over 100 fences (junior, novice and open) including ditches, steps, banks and water complexes – all built to BE standard. The sandy loam soil and old turf provides good going all year round.

In addition to the cross country course, there are six grass show rings, two all-weather menages – providing year-round facilities for schooling and dressage - stabling for 116 horses and a facilities block.

For further information and for details of events, schooling and clinics, please visit our Bicton Arena website

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We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

Do what you can to elevate your profession. It is an honourable one

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos