Pam & Paul Clingan Welcome You
Opening March 2021
Swallow Beck CAMC Certified Location is situated in Westhampnett, at Lanburn Connemara Stud. Run by Pam (Left) and Paul Clingan (right)
We are just 5 minutes from Goodwood Estate and perfectly situated for Chichester City Centre, all amenities, many excellent restaurants and attractions nearby. Our site offers great views of aircraft, particularly runway 14/32.
We have a multitude of birds including Skylarks, Finches, Swallows, House Martins, Long-tail Tits, Waxwings, Nightingales, Kestrels, Buzzards, Wrens, Dunnocks, Goldfinches, Wagtails, Collared Doves, Great Spotted & Green Woodpeckers. A veritable feast for avid Bird Watchers.
Lanburn Connemara Stud Est. 1971 - Home of Champions
The Stud was established by Pam's parents, Bob and Margaret Blackburn, in 1971 when they bought their foundation mare and first Connemara pony for Pam to ride from Moycullen, Connemara, Ireland. On inheriting the Stud when Bob died suddenly in 2014, the usual workings of the Stud were thrown into disarray. For five years, Pam & Paul battled with the Local Planning Authority in order to get Planning consent to save the stud. Finally, in 2019, five years later, they were successful. If you would like to read more about the Connemara Ponies at Lanburn Stud please go to LanburnConnemaras.co.uk
We've been unable to put any mares in foal for a long time now, due to not being allowed to live on-site until now.
At the first available opportunity our young Champion mare Glencarrig Dolly was AI'd and she is due to have her very first foal in June 2021. Dolly has done exceptionally well in virtual shows during 2020. Our old mare, last of my parents' bloodline, failed to take by AI and will be away in Monmouth to visit a stallion for a last attempt to get her in foal.
Due to the costs involved, wrangling with the LPA for 5 years, there was no money left to set the CL site up. So we are having to start very small, with few but high quality facilities and work our way up towards our 'Vision'. We hope people will understand and bear with us. We must open in order to bring in money for the Stud to survive.
'Go Fund Me' Fundraiser Campaign
We have running a GO FUND ME Fundraiser Campaign to help raise funds for the requirements.
Caravan & Motorhome Club Members - For those of you who donate to the GoFundMe campaign we are offering:-
- Donation of £20 - you get 1 FREE 'Regular' night.
- Donation of £50 and over - you get 3 FREE 'Regular' nights OR 1 FREE 'Premium'* night.
*Premium Nights are designated prime periods for the site when Goodwood Events are on.
Working Towards Our Vision
Our site will be a Luxury Site. We have been ear-marked as a 'Flagship Site' by the CAMC and this is what we will be working towards. But as mentioned above, due to the wrangling with the LPA, we now have to start small and basic. We really hope our visitors will understand and be patient with us.
- Basic Set-Up:-
- Fresh Water - Complete
- Entrance alteration - Complete
- Fencing, 3 rail and post perimeter - Complete
- Grey water waste soakaways
- Cesspit installation
- Auto-Flush Chemical Waste Unit Installation
- Additional Features
- A special friend is considering donating a rare Monkey-Puzzle Tree, which should be a highlight of the site.
- Single Public Toilet Unit
- Water connection on each pitch
- Hedging for privacy, probably of Rosemary, Bay.trees, Poplars and Italian Pencil trees.
- Local discounts to tourist attractions.
- Electric Hook-ups
- Shop with locally produced meats from Goodwood, local wine from Tindale Vineyard
- Fish & Chip van on a Friday night
We have a Plan and a Vision.
Pam & Paul