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 Hampshire

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

View our latest equestrian building project



Horsley & Townsend: Equestrian architects in Hampshire

At Horsley & Townsend we provide architectural design services designed to meet the unique requirements of those who own and care for horses. Whether you run an equine business or are a private client, we’ll use our expertise in equine building design to ensure your aspirations are turned into reality.

Equine design services

Our architectural services cover a wide range of equestrian facilities including stable blocks, American barns, horse walker facilities, stable yards and more. We’ll use our expertise to help you maximise the space you have, providing you with beautifully designed facilities which meet the practicalities of caring for horses.


We work closely with our clients and our design process begins with an in-depth meeting which we will use to find out as much as we can about your ideas, requirements and aspirations. Every project is unique and as such we’ll ensure your aims remain at the front and centre of everything we do.


The majority of equestrian facilities require planning permission. We have wide-ranging experience in working on projects in diverse areas, including National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition, we have also successful completed projects which have involved the extension of Grade I and Grade II Listed Buildings.


We understand the complexities of equestrian design and will play close consideration both to the practicalities of caring for horses and the surrounding landscape. Furthermore, our designs aim to achieve a balance between the design of existing buildings on your property, whilst also meeting your equestrian requirements.


About Horsley & Townsend


We are a team of RIBA Chartered Architects with many years of experience in a diverse range of design-led projects both in Hampshire and throughout the UK. Over the years we have established a reputation for superb-quality architecture and design which also meets the needs of the occupants, whether human or animal!


As equestrian architects in Hampshire, our services are available to both private and business clients. Regardless of whether we are working on a small or large-scale project, we bring the same level of care and attention to ensure the end result exceeds our client’s expectations.

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