This blog is dedicated to the Essex animals and plants that live on Chelmsford Equestrian Centre.

We are lucky at CEC to have and abundance of wildlife other than horses or riders on the farm and it is our goal to manage the riding school and livery in a way that is sympathetic to the environment. Please feel free to let us know about the things you see and notice on the farm. We would live to publish your pictures and sightings.

Carlton Farm is situated on the outskirts of Chelmsford City Centre between Great Baddow and Galleywood. Farming activities stopped over 30 years ago and the pastures and fields have been managed for horse and riding purposes ever since.


If you are lucky enough, you will see not only many different types of birds, but foxes, badgers and deer. Look carefully and you will see an abundance of smaller animals such as butterflies and spiders. Whilst we intend to improve the pasture for horses, we do intend to do so carefully and we will do our best to ensure that we keep places for the animals to flourish.

Chelmsford livery finds mushroom growing in their horsebox
Is this the first mobile mushroom farm in Essex?
Large spider attempts to eat Eddie at Essex Riding School
Read about Eddie's lucky escape

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