About Horsley Townsend Architects

Horsley Townsend Architects was established in 2001 by Bill Horsley and Guy Townsend and we are now in our 21st year. The majority of our work is in Yorkshire and the North of England. However our portfolio includes work in Dorset, Kent, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Republic of Ireland.

Our services

Building types

New top end houses

Refurbishment, alterations and extensions to large houses

Specialist architects in swimming pool design

Equestrian facilities, stables, horse stalls, lunging arenas and horse walkers

Hotels, restaurants, pubs

Offices, industrial units and other commercial projects

Cultural buildings

Conservation & designated areas

Grade 1 listed buildings

Grade 2* listed buildings

Grade 2 listed buildings

Buildings or development sites in green belt

Buildings or development sites in open countryside

Buildings or development sites in conservation areas World heritage sites

Buildings or development sites in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Buildings or development sites in national parks

Services offered

Inception and feasibility studies

Preparation and submission of planning applications

Preparation and submission of building regulations applications

Preparation of tender documents and obtaining tenders from building contractors

Architect’s services during the construction phase of a project

We're specialist architects in equestrian design in Gloucestershire

We deliver stunning equestrian design & build projects throughout the UK. 

View our latest equestrian building project



Horsely & Townsend: equestrian architects in Gloucestershire

At Horsley & Townsend we are RIBA accredited architects with wide-ranging experience in the design of equestrian buildings, including horse walker facilities, stable blocks and riding arenas. We work with clients throughout Gloucestershire and surrounding areas, using our expertise to create bespoke facilities with an emphasis on exceptional design and quality.


Equine planning and design requires particular areas of expertise and experience. We have successfully completed equestrian facilities in which might be perceived as challenging areas, such as National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As such, we’ll work closely with you to ensure your completed project meets your requirements whilst also sitting comfortably within its surrounding environment.

Equine architects in Gloucestershire

We work with both private and business clients, providing a complete project service from design and planning permission application, through to on-site inspection and project management. Our equestrian design services cover a wide range of buildings and facilities including American barn-style stables, indoor arenas, stud farms, racing yard and more.


Thanks to our prior experience in the field of equestrian architecture and design, we have an in-depth understanding of the needs of those who keep horses. In addition, we also understand the complexities surrounding equestrian building design and construction costs. As such, we will work closely with you to ensure your proposed facilities are completed on time and within budget, coordinating all aspects of the project; from planning applications through to the appointment of experienced building contractors.


If you would like to find out more about our equestrian design services in Gloucestershire, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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