Equestrian Centre

Owned and managed by Sonia Mayne for over 20 years

About Southlands

Southlands is based just a few minutes from central Guildford and offers livery, schooling and access to miles of bridleways.

5* Livery

Superb horse care from Sonia and her team. Large stables and sandy turnout in large fields.

Full and Part Time Livery Only. Please note that we do not offer DIY livery.

Indoor & outdoor Schools

International sized dressage arena with mirrors and an indoor school.

Our indoor school was recently booked to film Scrumfs 2017- click here to view a short clip.


Direct access via Downs Link to superb hacking around Blackheath, St Martha's and Farley Heath


Sonia Mayne is a BHS registered Intermediate Instructor who offers private and group lessons at the Southlands dressage and jumping facilites or at local showjumping & XC courses.

Please note that you will need your own horse or pony for lessons.

"I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted."
~ Author Unknown.

Facilities at Southlands

Southlands has a permanent support team of grooms and groundsmen to ensure the facilities are kept in excellent condition.

Indoor & Outdoor Sandschools

  • International All Weather Dressage Arena with 5 arena mirrors
  • A 20mx40m indoor arena with 2 large arena mirrors and a viewing room perfect for the colder days
  • Schools regularly levelled.


  • Direct access via Downs Link to superb hacking around Blackheath, St Martha's and Farley Heath.
  • Miles of sandy hacking with many gallop options.


  • Perfect for warming up and preparing your horse's back muscles before exercise .
  • Another 15 mins after exercise helps to break down lactic acid.
  • Also useful for quickly drying wet or damp horses to avoid muscle damange, tightening up and chills.
"When I die I want to come back as one of Sonia's horses"
Horse Owner.

Livery at Southlands

We have 22 generous stables and large turnout paddocks on sandy soil. Excellent care is given to all horses.


  • Large Stables with shavings
  • Twice daily feeds and steamed hay
  • Daily turnout all year round on sandy soil
  • Use of indoor and outdoor sandschools
  • Full and Part Livery only.
  • Lorry and Trailer Parking
  • Late night check
  • Owners live on site


  • Tuition on site
  • Lunging
  • Riding
  • Clipping
  • Overhead shower for horses
  • Solarium
  • Wash Service for rugs, numnahs, boots and bandages


We arrange and oversee the following :

  • Farrier Visits
  • Physiotherapy Visits
  • Vet Visits
  • Equine Dentist Visits
"When you are on a great horse, you have the best seat you will ever have."
Sir Winston Churchill.


Sonia Mayne is a BHS registered Intermediate Instructor who has been lucky enough to train with numerous classical dressage trainers over the years. She started out Eventing and Show Jumping and has represented England (the Southern Team) in Dressage. She enjoys training people of all ages and levels in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing, both on site at Southlands and at local cross country facilities such as Parwood, Coombelands and Tweseldown.

You will need your own horse or pony for lessons and clinics.

Please contact Sonia for more details.

Contact Us

Please use this form to contact us about Livery, Clinics or any other queries