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

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

View our Equestrian design portfolio



Equestrian Architects North Yorkshire

At Horsley & Townsend we work with private and commercial clients to provide a complete service for the design and planning of bespoke equestrian facilities. Our equestrian architecture services cover everything from the design of bases for horse walkers, through to stables, horse riding arenas and equestrian buildings.

We work closely with our clients throughout the design process to ensure the completed project not only meets, but also exceeds their expectations. Our specialist architectural services are available throughout North Yorkshire and offer a range of imaginative design solutions to meet the requirements of individual clients and equestrian businesses alike.

Experienced equestrian architects

Thanks to our expertise in equestrian architecture, we use a tried and tested approach which begins with an in-depth consultation to discuss your requirements and aspirations for the your project. From these initial discussions we’ll prepare the basic drawings required for pre-applications, through to full applications for full planning applications. We have experience of designing buildings in challenging areas including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas and National Parks. We also have expertise in providing architectural services for Listed Buildings.

Equestrian design and construction projects often call for detailed feasibility studies and as such we are able to arrange for any surveys which may be required including tree surveys, land and visual impact assessments and landscaping schemes.

We provide full project management services and once full construction drawings have been provided, we will submit tenders for experienced, reputable building contractors. Finally, once your project is underway, we will continue to provide our support through regular on-site visits and inspections.

Equestrian architectural services in North Yorkshire

We are RIBA Chartered Architects with many years of experience of providing bespoke architectural services for clients throughout North Yorkshire. To find out more about our equestrian planning and design services, please get in touch to discuss your individual requirements.

Areas & Specialisms

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