Quality care for horses, riders, and clients.


Helping you & your horse to accomplish more than you ever thought possible.
Livery Yard specialising in training, confidence, and teamwork for riders of all abilities.
Only 8 miles from Oxford City centre.

About Us

Who we are. What we do.

Why we do it!

Queenz Equestrian was founded by Katharyn Thompson to offer keen amateur riders a bespoke, inclusive and ambitious riding environment and the opportunity to be part of a team, both at home and away. Queenz offers fantastic livery packages and training sessions to help people get the best out of their horses and their sport. Situated in the rural hamlet of Heathfield, just off A34 and M40 Queenz Equestrian boasts fantastic facilities for horses and riders of all abilities. 

Katharyn Thompson has been riding since she was 2 and competed in all major amateur championships. Her passion for horses has brought its own personal freedom and inspired her to resign from her promising career in the city and concentrate on harnessing new ways of teaching riding to like-minded people. She thrives on helping adults and children overcome challenges and get rid of those bad riding habits!

The fantastic livery and training facilities at Queenz Equestrian enable training all year round and ensure all the horses and riders enjoy the best practical and emotional care to support their riding journeys.

Do you want to join the #queenzteam?

Do you want to compete, but you don’t come from a horsey family, don’t have the knowledge, support, transport? Maybe you don’t even have the pony. NO PROBLEM! We have the horses and ponies, the teaching, the transport to get you there and up on the podium. If you do have your own horse or pony, we would love to have you in the team too.  


Set within 50 acres of private parkland, we offer a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor riding facilities as well as access to local bridleways. All of which are available to Queenz clients.

  • Indoor Arena with separate viewing area and seating. Complete with dressage mirrors, lights, and a full set of show jumps
  • 20 x 60 Outdoor Arena
  • 10-acre jumping field with show jumps
  • Lunge Pen
  • 5 x horse walker
  • Wash Bays
  • Turn Out Paddocks
  • Secure Tack Room
  • Club Room with Toilet/Shower/Kitchen
  • 24-hour on-site supervision


All our stables are indoor and set across 3 American barns, each stable has rubber matting and an automatic water feeder. We offer Full, Part and DIY livery at Queenz, please get in touch to discuss the best package for you and your horse.

  • Large Stables
  • Daily muck out & evening skip out
  • Shavings: 2 bales per week
  • Ad Lib Hay or Haylage
  • High quality basic feed
  • Turn out paddocks
  • Turn out / Bring in
  • Hooves picked out & mud washed off legs
  • Rug management
  • Tack room
  • Kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Full use of facilities
  • Staff living on-site


We run a weekly programme of group lessons for adults and children. Group lessons normally begin at 6.00pm with a maximum of six riders per group.

  • Monday - Senior Jump Group
  • Tuesday - Flatwork Group
  • Wednesday - Junior Jump Training
  • Thursday - Polework Group
  • Friday - Junior Jump Group
  • PRIVATE LESSONS with Katharyn Thompson are also available by arrangement

Queenz Team

All our clients are invited to be part of #queenzteam. This is vital to our ethos of riding inclusivity and fostering ambition, we want to help all sorts of riders fulfill their goals. We offer a great range of activities and training opportunities and can provide transport and training support for all outings.

  • Horse/Pony Loan Scheme
  • Group adult and child training with Katharyn Thompson
  • Private lessons with Katharyn Thompson
  • Holiday Pony Days, Pony Clubs & Camps
  • Horse & rider training weeks
  • Residential adult training courses
  • Clinics
  • Show support
  • Equestrian Transportation
  • Sales consultation
  • Pony Parties


  • Sarah Mazonas — Katharyn has helped me and my horse achieve more than we ever dreamed of! I was incredibly nervous of jumping when I first started having lessons with Katharyn three years ago, but thanks to her support and patience it is now something I love to do. I finish every lesson having learnt something new and looking forward to what ever the next lesson brings!
  • Anna Barnsby Smith — Physiotherapist — I've been riding since I was four and have progressed more in the year I've been riding with Katharyn than in the previous 40! She has a gift for teaching and with horses, and puts an extraordinary amount of thought and energy into every lesson. Katharyn is totally dedicated to the horses and the riders in her care- her yard is immaculate, the horses are super-content and my horse and l feel very spoilt to have her. She has also been amazing teaching my 8 year old who is an anxious rider, bringing her on calmly, with intuition and encouragement. I've watched her work with different levels and personalities (both horses and riders!) and although I'm reluctantly sharing her, I couldn't recommend her training and yard highly enough.
  • Izzy Kynoch — Kathryn is an excellent teacher, always supportive and gets the best out of you! She is the most organised and dedicated person I know, going above and beyond for her clients and always with a smile. 

Contact Us

Queenz Equestrian
Heathfield Park

Tel: 07545476485

Queenz Equestrian

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