Our facilities...

...are designed for the horses’ comfort and safety while they are in training. We are continually expanding and improving our facilities, reinvesting valuable resources into our yard in order to improve our owners’ and horses’ experiences.

 

Stables

Stables

We have two American-barn style stable blocks with twelve and ten spacious boxes respectively. The stables are well-ventilated and well-maintained throughout the day. The horses can see and interact with each other whilst being stabled which helps them to remain happy and calm.
 
Gallops

Gallops

Our six-furlong all-weather gallops are in constant use throughout the year. Here the young horses first learn to canter and the more established horses can improve and maintain their condition. Our gallops slope along hedgerows up a hill with steep and gentle sections which greatly benefits the horses’ fitness.
 
Schooling jumps

Schooling jumps

We have two sets of standard size National Hunt schooling jumps which are used according to the horses’ training standards and training needs. The jumps are maintained regularly and help build and maintain the horses’ jumping abilities and skills.
 
Starting stalls

Starting stalls

Our starting stalls are used to teach young horses to enter, stand in and jump out of the stalls safely. Nervous horses or horses with a previous negative experience can also use the stalls to improve their confidence.
 
Horse Walker

Horse Walker

The five-horse horse walker is a valuable addition to our training routine to warm up and cool down horses after their work. It is also a great means to introduce youngsters to the goings-on in the yard and to re-introduce horses recovering from illness or injury to their work.
 
Hacking

Hacking

Woodhayes Farm is situated along an on-road bridleway which we use for warming up and cooling down the horses. The network of quiet country lanes and on- and off-road bridleways around the farm is also great for gentle hacks for horses needing to unwind or start their training.
 
Feeding

Feeding

We provide the best possible care for the horses in training, which includes using horse feeds of the best available quality. We produce all our own dust-free haylage on site which fulfils our high nutritional standards.
 
Horse lorry

Horse lorry

Our four-horse lorry safely transports horses to and from race meetings. We also use it to take horses to and from their home if needed. 
 
Foaling boxes / recovery stables

Foaling boxes / recovery stables

We have two large loose stables on site for foaling mares or helping horses recover from illness or injury. Because these boxes overlook the top of our gallops, horses stabled here can keep themselves entertained during the day by watching their colleagues at work.
 
Loose barn

Loose barn

The latest addition to our facility portfolio is our loose barn which can be flexibly divided into individual boxes. Its use is very versatile – from storage to additional stabling to indoor turnout or even an indoor school.
 
Turnout

Turnout

Even the most professional champion needs to simply unwind from time to time and 78 acres of fields provide just the right environment. Turnout is facilitated according to the horses’ needs and they remain closely supervised while they are in the field.
 
Round pen

Round pen

All our young horses start their career in our all-weather round pen where they are first introduced to their tack and long-reined, before embarking on greater adventures. The pen’s high walls help them concentrate on their work.
 
CCTV

CCTV

We have installed CCTV cameras in both our stable blocks, the loose barn as well as our foaling boxes / recovery stables for the horses’ security and our and the owners’ peace of mind.
 
Dexter

Security

Dexter the Guard Dog is an invaluable asset to our yard and family as he keeps an eye on things even when we humans get tired. Dexter gets very involved with the day-to-day running of the yard and is always keen to lend the team a helping paw.