Chantal and Rafael Suarez would like to welcome you to Portmore Equestrian Centre. The first indoor arena at Portmore was launched in 2002 and since then new facilities have been added each year including internationally sized indoor and outdoor arenas.
Chantal has competed across the United Kingdom in show jumping and is in charge of all competitions and schedules on a day to day basis at the centre.
Rafael is a talented international course designer who makes use of his specialised skills each week at Portmore, to the delight of many competitors. Rafael also travels to many championship venues throughout the UK and Ireland. His courses are designed to educate and test the skills of each horse and rider combination in keeping with their current level of ability.
Seamus Kane is a well known figure to most people visiting Portmore over the years as he is known for greeting all with a friendly welcome. Seamus started the equestrian centre with Chantal’s equine interest in mind and now enjoys seeing Portmore continue to grow under the expert management of the next generation.
There are many other hard working individuals brought in on a weekly basis to keep the shows running smoothly.
Weekly competitions at Portmore consist of Tuesday night horse shows beginning at 7pm with a 70cm class. Friday night pony shows begin at 7.30pm starting with cross poles and our weekends typically enjoy unregistered horse and pony jumping on Saturdays with a 10.30am start at 50cm while our registered horse jumping usually takes place each Sunday starting with 80cm classes at the start of the year and 90cm from summer onwards. Portmore also host seasonal two, three, and four day registered championship shows for both horses and ponies, offering excellent opportunities for both competitors and sponsors alike as the competitions attract an audience from across the country. Please check our events and schedules pages for details of our competitions and shows.
If you haven’t already visited Portmore to compete or spectate; the international arena, top quality surface, suitably designed courses for every level of ability, onsite bar and restaurant and ofcourse our Portmore team are eagerly awaiting your arrival!