• Owners Suite
    Owners Suite

    We are pleased to offer owners a fantastic owner’s suite, well equipped with leather suites, access to Racing channels and a lovely heating facilities for those cold winter days.
    Derek is always available for a cuppa and a chat with his current and prospective owners.






  • Stables
    Stabling

    Our Facilities consists of:-
    1. A large indoor barn with 24 stables.
    2. Outdoor court yard with 8 box's -predominantly used to house colts.
    3. A medium barn which has 4 standard size Monarch boxes & a foaling box.
    4. A smaller barn that holds another 5 Monarch stables.
    5. 4 wooden stables which can be used as isolation yard if required.
    6. 3 outdoor Boxes.
    7. 4 large Monarch stables which can also be used as foaling boxes if required.
    8. 2 stables have been converted into hot shower boxes, for washing horses off after exercise.

  • Gallops
    The Gallops

    1. We have a five and half furlong sand and fibre oval gallop.
    2. The oval gallop links in to a five furlong up hill sprint polytrack gallop.
    This allows Derek to simulate a race of any distance from five furlongs to three miles.
    The use of the oval gallops teaches the younger horses how to handle the bends preparing them better for racing.
    There is no additional fee's for using the gallop.


  • Horse Walkers
    Horse Walkers

    We have two Monarch Exercisers or Horsewalkers as they are better known.
    Horsewakers are fitted with electronic controls with twin timers and auto reverse, electrified pushers and assisted braking.
    The walkers are just part of a horses training regime, used to warm up and cool down before and after work assisting in prevent injury and to assist in exercising horses recovering from injury's.
    The walkers help to build by muscles and strengthen a horse without the need of a rider.

  • Lunge Pen
    Lunging Pen

    We have a Monarch lunging pen. The surface is supplied by Equestrian Surfaces, this is a wax-coated synthetic surface similar to the surface used on racecourses.
    It is created using a highly sophisticated manufacturing process, with every particle molecularly bonded within a wax coating.
    The surface has a root structure that mimics turf, allowing horses to work 'on top' of the surface, rather than into it.
    Our lunging pen is used everyday and is a essential for the education and fitness of our racehorses, it is also used when breaking in and schooling young horses. It is also used continually as a safe turn out area to all the horses to stretch their legs.

  • Menage
    All Weather Menage

    Our all weather surface menage is a wonderful addition to the yard, it is used daily to warm up horses before going on the gallops, to school young horses to strengthen them up.
    The show jumps are used to keep some of the older horses fresh to give them a change of scenery.
    The fence around the menage is higher than a normal fence, specifically to enable us to loose jump horses at the start of their national hunt career.
    Due to it having a rubber fibre top we have never had a day when the menage is un-useable through frost or snow.

  • Hurdles
    National Hunt Hurdles & Fences

    Our Hurdles and Chase Fences are supplied by Easyfix, who supply various racecourses.
    These fences have the following advantages:-
    1. They are standard racecourse height.
    2. No Maintenance as these fences are made from all artificial components and do not fall over.
    3. Easy to assemble so can be moved to fresh location easily, fitted with a interlocking mechanism you can selected the required width of the fences.
    4. Protects horses and jockeys from injury.

  • Stalls
    Starting Stalls

    we have a 3 bay Arkenfield Starting Stalls.
    As a trainer and under the BHA rules of racing, Derek must ensure that any of the horses he trains are properly schooled for all types of starts.
    These starting stalls allow our horses to feel comfortable when entering the starting stalls and help to prepare them for their races.



  • Turnout Paddock
    Turnout Paddock

    Derek is a strong believer that horses should be horses and therefore we have numerous paddocks which are used daily to turn out as many horses as possible.
    Derek believes turning horses out helps their mental state and thier attitude of the horses.
    All paddocks have been fenced with horse rail and horse netting and and a lot of the paddocks have shelters to ensure complete safety and wellbeing of all the horses.



  • AW Paddock
    All Weather Paddock

    This facility allows for the safe turning out of horses when the ground is either too hard for their legs or the turf surface is too slippery due to frost or rain which could cause injury.

    Turning horses out helps keep them fresh in their work, giving them the chance to run loose and have a good roll around.



  • Stocks
    Stocks

    We have installed stocks that serve 2 pruposes.
    1. Horses use these when they go on the zamar ice machine for their legs.
    2. Being involved with breading our own racehorses and we use this for the meres.
    They are also a great asset to the yard as they assist our vet if any medical treatment is needed for any horse.