About Us

Lambley House Sport Horses is a family run enterprise, breeding, producing and competing top quality competition horses with excellent temperaments and rideability to enable the rider to fulfil their equestrian ambitions.

Situated at the heart of a small picturesque country estate close to Nottingham, within easy reach of the M1 and A1 motorways, the business has 20 boxes, 3 crew yards, stallion turnout, 60 acres of permanent pasture, indoor and outdoor schools, jumping paddock, all weather gallop, canter track, off-road hacking and a variety of cross country fences including a water jump.

These facilities enable us to offer a very natural yet professional upbringing for the young horses, keeping focus on attention to detail, and allowing us to achieve the full potential of our horses.

Well managed grazing is available for all horses. Mares and youngstock are housed in strawed yards and have access to all year round grazing if conditions allow. This ideal environment allows the youngstock to grow and develop good temperaments and strong limbs. The broodmares have all competed successfully with Michael & Zoe and have been carefully selected for their good, trainable temperaments and excellent confirmation. The stallions are chosen to compliment and enhance their best characteristics in order to produce top quality progeny.

We have found that all the horses benefit from the quiet relaxed environment on the yard while the surrounding working farm gives them a wide experience of different situations to learn from which benefits them when they are away competing.

Meet The Team

Michael Potter

Resident Rider

Michael has evented from the age of 5, finally deciding to make showjumping his main discipline 11 years later. His successes include twice qualifying for the Young Rider Class at the Olympia International Horse Show, coming 8th and 3rd respectively, qualifying for the Newcomers Class at the Horse of the Year Show, and winning the National Grade B Championship (former champions include illustrious names such as Michael Whitaker and Nick Skelton).
Michael has also competed successfully at International level at CSI 2* competitions both at home and abroad with home produced horses.

Zoe Potter

Resident Rider

Zoe took part in all Pony Club events from a young age and rode to success in the Olympia Mini Major competition at the age of 10. She then went on to compete in mainly show jumping for a number of years culminating in Individual & Team Gold medals at the Pony Europeans in 2007. She then evented successfully up to 2* level and has now had success in 4* competitions show jumping. Major career highlights to date include 3rd, 5th & 7th place in the Hickstead Speed Derby, completing the Hickstead Derby and placings in World Ranking Classes.

Our Facilities

Aerial view of Lambley HouseJumping field at Lambley House
Arena at Lambley House
Horse wash at Lambley House

Lambley House Sport Horses is based in outstanding countryside just 6 miles from the centre of Nottingham.

With great access to all major road links Lambley House is an ideal place to be based.

Lambley House boasts fantastic facilities for training and producing young horses right the way through to top level competition. Zoe and Michael are always looking to improve the facilities to create a yard envied by their rivals.

Facilities Include:

  • Acres of off-road hacking most of the year round
  • A number of natural obstacles including water complex, ditch, steps and small jumps
  • Grass jumping field with a full set of jumps and built in ditch
  • All weather sand canter track
  • Outdoor 65m x 45m arena with NEW Cantrell Arenas fibre/sand & full set of CARO jumps
  • Indoor 40m x 20m with NEW Cantrell Arenas fibre/sand surface
  • Covered 5 horse walker
  • Individual turn out paddocks
  • Stallion pen
  • 4 x wash bays with hot & cold water shower & heat lamps
  • 16 indoor barn stables & 2 x foaling boxes with cameras
  • 3 x crew yards with adjoining turnout for youngstock & broodmares
  • On site accommodation