Welcome To Water Farm Dressage Centre

Water Farm Dressage Centre is located in Suffolk, half way between Ipswich and Colchester. We offer  dressage training using German methods. We offer full livery and also run a veterinary supervised bare foot rehab programme based over 100 acres of old Suffolk park land on a natural herd system

At Water Farm you and your horse will receive expert tuition and guidance to fulfil your potential, whether riding at Prelim or Prix St George: and we take the greatest of satisfaction to see our rehabilitation horses returning to soundness and a full working life.


As well as physical fitness, the mental well being of your horse is a priority for us, with horses being allowed to live as naturally as possible.

Spread over 100 acres in the heart of Constable Country in the beautiful Stour Valley and surrounded by miles of off-road riding, Water Farm is an idyllic setting for horse and rider alike.

Water Farm offers 19 loose boxes for full livery, a 20 x 40 m indoor school and a 20 x 60 m outdoor ménage as well. Our rehabilitation horses generally are kept on a managed grass livery system unless otherwise advised by our veterinary surgeons.

A relaxed, friendly but professional atmosphere is the norm around Water Farm. If you love dressage and want to reach the high standards of excellence attained by German dressage riders in a relaxed and comfortable manner, contact Gerda Warner.

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What Our Clients Say

For the last 6 months I’ve been riding at Water Farm with the guidance of Gerda and Chrisy. Having worked for riding schools in the past I have seen quite a few different teaching styles but I cannot fault the attentiveness and friendliness of everybody there. Always available with help and good advice... Continue Reading

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