Business for sale in United Kingdom – New Forest, Hampshire – County of Hampshire – Ei019-equestrian centre, riding school & livery yard-new forest, hampshire

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Business for sale in United Kingdom - Ei019-equestrian centre, riding school & livery yard-new forest, hampshire

Asking Price: 160,000 £ Real Estate: Lease
Sales Revenue: 260,000 £
Net Profit: 88,000 £
Year Established: 1980
Employees: 4FT
# of family members employed: Not Disclosed
Location criteria:
United Kingdom/County of Hampshire/New Forest, Hampshire

Business types:

Arts, entertainment & Recreation

Business categories:

Other Arts, Entertainment & Amusement Businesses

Business description

this popular and well established equestrian centre providing livery, hacking and teaching for all levels, is located within the popular new forest national park, in the south of england and was established over 30 years ago. The current owners were running the business as the managers until 2004, when they purchased the business. The centre is in the heart of the new forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is opposite one of the busiest holiday centres with year round visitors and holiday home owners. It comprises of a private entrance and an extensive open yard leading to the 3 bedroom cottage with two schools, riding, jumps, dressage, commercial premises and well maintained stables with field and woodland site of approximately 50 acres. The business is an established equestrian centre, fully approved by the british horse association and has onsite parkland hacking with extensive bridleways close by. The centre has a very busy riding school where clients are treated as individuals and ride only suitable mounts and offered encouragement within their capabilities, this means customers have plenty of space to ride in whilst feeling secure in their surroundings. Riding has been taught as a leisure activity but can be expanded easily to cater for a more serious career or competition level. Nervous novices are especially welcome. There remains scope to extend teaching facilities to group lessons, private lessons and special lessons. Customers ride in the most wonderful and unexpected countryside and do very little road work. Safety is of utmost importance, and during taught periods each ride is taken out at a pace to suit the least experienced rider. The centre can look after customers own horses, from mucking out to getting it ready for a show, from cleaning tack to holding a horse for the vet. The centre has alarms, double locks and bars on all of the tack rooms there is also a room for feed and boxes. Customer service: high quality service, superb horses, excellent location and long established reputation in providing some of the best riding experience in the new forest means that all customers leave with a great desire to return. These frequently do so for a holiday, weekend or just return for a single ride occasionally. The result of the level of service is self evident in the business’s sustained level of repeat business. Key strengths: built on solid foundations this business has an excellent reputation for friendly and helpful service and excellent riding experiences. The current owners have achieved this by hard work and have an established, yet diverse, customer base, which is growing year on year through word of mouth recommendations and ongoing referrals. Not surprisingly this business can claim high levels of customer satisfaction. Not enough emphasis can be placed on the location and established name of this business with over 30 years in the beautiful new forest, a great place to live and to run a business such as this! growth and expansion: with leisure time not only increasing but gaining ever greater significance the current market for this business is growing and is forecast in the near and longer term for significant growth. The business is well positioned to take maximum advantage of this growth as it occurs. Key opportunities: this is an ideal opportunity to not only continue a potentially highly profitable equestrian development with existing profit but to potentially increase income and profits significantly as well. Currently the centre is open just 5 days per week and restricts ride outs to 4 per day. Both of these could be increased easily to 6 ride outs per day, seven days per week. It is also possible to run competitions here both locally, regionally and nationally if a new owner wished to do so. The space is available and the opportunities are almost as limitless. Advertising and marketing: having been established over 30 years this business does nothing by way of advertising, enjoying high levels of repeat business and the most effective form of marketing, word of mouth recommendation, testimony to the excellent reputation this business has for its unique, high quality service. The centre also benefits from a website and from the location, in the heart of the new forest and opposite a large and busy year round holiday centre. They also have an established base of local riders too. Equipment: included in the sale is the full inventory of equipment including all tack, a horse lorry, tractor, quad bike, harrow, roller, all fixtures and fittings and other miscellaneous items.

Additional information

Additional information: Not Disclosed
Support & training: The owner will provide a handover period and is happy to provide ongoing support thereafter.
Reasons for selling: The business is for sale as a result of the vendors’ wish to follow other areas of interest.
Financing available: Not Disclosed
Inventory / Stock value: Not Disclosed

Real Estate

Ownership: no
Lease: yes
Lease terms: The premises are superbly appointed and represent the professional qualities and service the company has built its reputation upon and has a fully renewable 10 year lease in existence with a rent of just £20,000 per annum.
Location: The business is approximately 50 acres located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, opposite a busy holiday centre and includes 20 stables, 2 schools, (one 60x40 with sand & rubber and one 40x20 with wood chip), covered stalls for 19 horses, covered barn, storage, workshop, office, 2 tack rooms, full complement of show jumps, 3 bedroom cottage, floodlighting and plenty of parking. an easily accessible area in Hampshire. The premises are superbly appointed and represent the professional qualities and service the company has built its reputation upon and has a fully renewable 10 year lease in existence with a rent of just £20,000 per annum.

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