We believe we should care for your horse as if it were our own. We pride ourselves in offering very high standards of care and we know that keeping in touch with you about your horse is fundamental to making this work. No two horses are the same and we get to know you and your horse to offer the very best service for you both.
We have a range of stables, different shapes and sizes, indoors in Loddon, looking outdoors on our front eight or in the competition yard. We also have a range of service packages to meet your needs, full, part or working livery. Straw is standard and part of the livery charge and we can also provide shavings for a small extra charge.
Our team live on site, so there is someone available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Every night the duty yard manager carries out a late-night check of all of the stabled horses.
All stabled horses are turned out daily. They are put into a small herd when they join us and remain in that herd. We separate mares and geldings. The horses are out in our fields for 3 to 8 hours per day depending on weather and field conditions. We have a very experienced team working hard to maintain good pasture and fields are rotated regularly. There is also an option for individual turn out for those horses that will benefit from it.
You will have access to a tack room to store your tack and a box room for rugs and other equipment. Security is important to us and we have alarms, double locks and bars on all of our tack rooms. We also have a feed room where we maintain good hygiene standards and from where we make up the daily feeds. The food is included in the livery charge and we work with you to determine the best diet for your horse from the range of feeds that we stock.
Our vet visits the Farm on a weekly basis – we arrange annual injections, teeth rasping and any other treatments. Our experienced team can undertake any treatments for you. If anything happens to your horse (heaven forbid!) we will contact you immediately and the vet if necessary. We have a shop that sells most things that you might need including health care materials. We keep to a strict worming programme which is overseen by our vet. We also arrange farrier visits and can hold your horse for the farrier. We require all new horses to be isolated for a minimum of 10 days to prevent infection being brought to the Farm.
As a livery owner, you would have access to our extensive range of facilities. We ensure that there is somewhere for you to ride throughout the day until 9pm most evenings, either in one of our two large indoor schools or in our floodlit outdoor arena. Jumps and poles are available for your use. We harrow the schools daily and maintain them to a high standard. After competitions courses are often left in place so that livery owners can have lessons or just practice their jumping or cross-country skills.
Our livery owners are both children and adults, some are just wanting to hack, others have just bought their first horse and need our support as they develop their partnership with their new horse and still others are experienced owners competing at a high level. We welcome all and believe we quietly provide the level of support they need. All liveries can book private, semi-private or group lessons with our qualified team of instructors. Many enjoy lessons with Natalie Western-Kaye.
Our stables are located in the beautiful South Buckinghamshire countryside with access to a network of bridle paths and to Burnham Beeches, a woodland with paths for horses. Come rain or shine there are safe places to ride.
We care for your horse, rugging up according to the season, turning out and catching in daily, picking out hooves, putting on fly spray and sunscreen etc., feeding, mucking out and maintaining your stable. You do the grooming, riding and maintain your tack.