Sarah Bassett set up Liege Manor Equestrian in 1989.
'At first all that was here were a couple of fields-no roads, no water, no fencing and definitely no accommodation for horse or human!Work began on the gravel track from the road, up through the fields to the area that now sites our equestrian centre. Water was accessed. One paddock was fenced off and then my home arrived- a 12ft touring caravan. My mother (without whom I would never have had this opportunity) also lived in a caravan (although hers was a little bigger than mine!) There was no running water or toilets. This was to be our home for the next 4 years.he early days saw the arrival or 'Black' a 13h Welsh Pony X black mare, and 'Spring'. 14h skewbald cob mare. I taught lessons with these two ponies in the field as we had no arenas! Liege Manor had begun!'
Since 1989 Liege Manor has followed and continues to follow a progressive development plan designed to ensure it is one of the leading equestrian centres in the world.
Already it has featured in 'The Times' as one of the eight top riding schools in the UK. It is the only riding school in Wales to gain acknowledgement. Sarah herself has received many awards for outstanding equestrian achievements and this is passing down to Instructors she trained and continues to train.
The centre is endorsed and approved by the BHS, ABRS, RDA and the WTB and PC.
It is a condition of employment at Liege Manor that all instructors and students continue to train or compete to continually broaden their knowledge and expertise. There is well-known saying in the equestrian world, 'The more you know the more you know you need to know'. There is no standing still, you either go forward or backwards!
WE GO FORWARDS!