Tag Archives: Livery services

Justine Armstrong-Small – Showing – Rider/Groom Wanted – Epping forest

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Just Riding is Justine Armstrong-Small’s riding school and show production yard.

Well known in the showing world as regular competitors on the County circuit, team Armstrong-Small have enjoyed many successes at HOYS & RIHS.

From their Essex base they provide a wide range of services from livery and individual lessons to production, breeding, riding school activities and horse & pony sales.

Just Riding is set in an idyllic spot with a well equipped equestrian facility located in Epping Forest.

They are currently looking for a rider/groom

We are looking for an experienced rider used to doing breakers and completion young horses to join our team. Lots of riding for the right person

Click here to find out more

Your Yards – Spotlight on the North coast

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If you are looking for lessons or livery or even a holiday activity on the North coast look no further.

The North Humberside Riding Centre has something to make everyone happy. They are a British Horse Society Approved Riding, Training and Holiday Centre established in 1965.

Situated near the Spurn Peninsular on the heritage Coast the centre has superb riding on the beach and river banks, bridle ways and quiet country lanes.

The cross country course is on the bank of the Humber Estuary.

Facilities also include an Indoor School and a large all weather outdoor school.

We train riders for examinations and competitions, we introduce beginners to the delights of riding and provide instructional fun holidays for children and relaxing or energetic breaks for

We can offer you the very highest standard of instruction. We cater for all standards from the beginner to the advanced. Riders trained at the Centre have represented Great Britain in Holland, Germany, Belgium, France and Sweden and although we cannot promise that a short course at Easington will ensure you a place in the Great Britain team, we can guarantee that you will receive the very best instruction.

Adults are very welcome outside school holiday periods.

We have limited accommodation at the Centre or accommodation is available locally from modest B&B to more expensive hotel.

Stabling

Riders look after their own horse/pony during the course and instruction in stable management is given with prizes awarded for the best looked after ponies each week. Following an assessment lesson on Sunday afternoon the weeks riding is planned according to ability. Between six and ten young riders are taken each week and either ride as a group or as divided accordingly to age and ability If there is a wide difference in experience.

The larger indoor school provides a perfect working area for lessons and allows riding to continue unaffected by the weather.

The Centre is approved by the British Horse Society. It is open all year and during the school holidays, courses are run for unaccompanied children. Under the professional friendly guidance of the Centre’s staff, children combine serious instruction with pleasure activities.

The stables are ideally located with rides along quiet country lanes, by-ways, plus miles of sandy beach and riverbanks. The cross-country course offers a variety of fences for both the novice and the more experienced rider.

TRAINING VACANCY

Training full or part time available for BHS stages 1/11/111/PTT and riding and road safety

New to our lists – Berry’s Farm Livery

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Horse Scout is growing!.  Every day it has new professionals adding their profiles to our lists.  If you are looking for livery near Norwich then here  is Berry’s Farm Livery.

Berries Farm Liveries is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Hevingham in Norfolk – seven miles from Norwich and just four miles from Aylsham. Run by Richard and Ruby Pointer and Lisa Morris  Berries Farm, is a friendly family run livery business with over 40 years’ experience working with horses – our full time team of highly experienced, caring staff have the welfare and safety of all the horses and ponies in their charge as their main priority.

We are able offer a wide range of livery options to suit every horse and owner, from DIY to Part, Assisted, Full, Competition and Holiday livery.

The livery business is situated at the centre of a working farm, which means we can provide many miles of wonderful idyllic off road riding, whilst the quite lanes and roads that surround the farm allow for peaceful hacking.

Our facilities include:-

• 20m x 40m floodlit all-weather surfaced ménage

• Full set of show jumps

• Horse walker

• Lunge Pen

• Clipping room

• Covered Hot horse shower/ wash down area

• Miles of tranquil off-road rides

• Lorry/trailer Park

• Excellent managed grazing

They say;

Here at Berries Farm we not only provide a first class livery service, we also specialise in affiliated show jumping, with our Yard Manager, Ruby Pointer producing some of the very best Sport Horses in Norfolk.

Ruby’s father – Richard Pointer is a familiar face on the show jumping circuit supporting not only Ruby but he’s also on hand to provide invaluable advice to up and coming riders. Richard is also the Vice Chairman of the Norfolk Show Jumping Club being one of the founder members of this popular club over thirty years ago.

Richard started his riding career (a very long time ago!) as a four year old boy, by the time he was ten he was competing in affiliated jumping competitions regularly. He then moved onto the Senior County circuit before taking a break.

Ruby started riding at eight years old at a local riding school, she quickly progressed and within two years was jumping affiliated competitions throughout the country on a successful string of ponies that had her standing at the head of the line up on many occasions.

Richard and his wife Sally are still to be found supporting Ruby who has moved up to senior show jumping competitions.

Another key element here at Berries Farm is our Livery Yard Manager, Lisa Morris who has been a long standing influence in Ruby’s life having been with our family since 1996, her dedication and hard work with the horses makes for a superb team.

They provide:

• Professional Care For Your Horse

• On Site Supervision and Late Night Check

• Clipping Service

• Nutritional Advice

• Supply of Home Grown Hay and Haylage

• Shavings Available

Polo Groom Required at Dave Allen Polo in Gloucestershire.

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David Allen 4-goal professional Justo Mourino 3-goal professional, as Dave Allen Polo, are looking for a groom to help get the ponies fit over the next two months at their yard where they, as professional polo players, they offer polo tuition, Full polo livery. Polo training and schooling for young horses and have a polo and/or equine management consultancy.

Their ponies are kept at Fossehill Farm which is the home of the Royal Agricultural University equine enterprise, situated in glorious Cotswold countryside and within easy reach of the main university campus. With Dr Kate Gandee at its helm, the yard has evolved into a successful commercial unit providing DIY polo and livery facilities, as well as supporting important academic research.

The stables set out in 8 barns ranging in size from 3 to 31 stables. The barns have been designed to allow good working undercover conditions and are light and airy. The impressive new outdoor arena and the 1km all-weather 5m wide track are great assets.

The polo yard opened in 2006 and had a very busy season with over 100 horses in the first year. It is the only independent DIY polo yard in the area and is well established in the polo world. Every year, Fossehill now welcomes back a number of local and  international polo players, requiring high quality facilities for more than 70 polo ponies.

Each winter, the equine centre at Fossehill Farm houses around 45 horses, including permanent DIY liveries, overwintering polo ponies, students horses from the university and the occasional weekend stay. The student horses come from a variety of disciplines within the equine world, from happy hackers to point to point.

The RAU have invested heavily in Fossehill Farm, with the recent construction of the 60 x 30m outdoor arena and its top of the range Martin Collins surface. This facility will allow Fossehill to extend its polo season as it will provide an area for practice for arena polo. The outdoor arena is also available for use by the livery clients. We are looking forward to running clinics with outside trainers from a variety of disciplines.

Fossehill has always run scientific projects for both commercial companies and students and for years had a group of 24 Dartmoor ponies which were available for projects. Each year, a number of students use the facilities for their final year and masters dissertations and having Dr Kate Gandee on site to advise and provide horses has proved to be very useful. The farm is often used for practical equine lectures.

Sounds like a very interesting place to work.

Stanley Hill Equestrian Centre – A yard that feels like home

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This lovely yard is near Purbright, Surrey

Not only is this yard everything you would want in a livery stable its also set in ideal hacking country, So if you want a fit horse or just to enjoy quiet hacking Stanley Equestrian is definitely the place for you. Stanley Hill Equestrian Centre Livery Yard is situated in an idyllic rural location on the Furzehill Estate, just outside Purbright village in Surrey and is lucky enough to be surrounded by miles of undulating hacking on it’s doorstep.

The yard has wonderful customer reviews praising the personal friendly service in a modern, organised yard, this will surely take the hassle out of owning a horse and allow your precious time to be enjoyed. Quality rather than quantity is the ethos of this well run yard, and with this in mind many of the stables have been used to allow plenty of storage, including 3 indoor hot wash areas, secure tack rooms, rug rooms, laundry rooms, feed rooms and the general office.

Stanley Hill Equestrian Centre has 2 outdoor arenas, a covered area if the weather is grim, a lunge pen as well as a horse walker. Paddocks are mainly post and rail with turnout individual or in agreed pairs.

An added bonus is a very comfortable heated clubroom with a patio to enjoy a cup of tea or sometimes a BBQ when the weather is kind! Plenty of hard standing parking both for cars and lorries/trailers, by arrangement, are available.

Security and supervision of your horse are well catered for as staff live on site so late night check is done 7 days a week, alongside CCTV coverage.  There is no doubt that Stanley Hill Equestrian Centre take pride in the horses (and owners!) under their care.

They offer full, part, competition, schooling and rehab livery, alongside training from Michelle or the clinics which they arrange.

Michelle Bone,

Michelle is the ‘In house’ trainer. She is a British Dressage Listed Judge and accredited trainer. As a child she was a keen competitor at Bisley Hunt Pony Club being on many event and dressage teams obtaining her “A” test while also showing at county level riding WHP, Riding Horse and Side saddle. Her first horse she took from pony club eventing to advanced level and has brought on many more since then. She has also helped develop dressage horses having ridden up to Inter I level.  Michelle is keen to help anyone who wants to improve no matter what their ambition or goal is.

Other trainers who attend the yard are Targa Hammond and Daniel Greenwood

Targa Hammond is a UKCC LEVEL 3 QUALIFIED COACH & International Grand Prix rider. She gives showjumping clinics at Stanley Hill Equestrian Centre to all levels of horses and riders who want to improve. Targa works with pupils to develop detailed and bespoke training programs they can take forward and develop. A previous member of the Young Rider team and with over ten years coaching experience. Targa works with individuals in a comprehensive and considered manner so they can achieve their long and short term goals.

Daniel is an International Dressage rider who has a very calm and positive approach to training. Daniel has ridden at Grand Prix and has an exceptional record for producing young horses. He is enthusiastic and encouraging no matter the type or breed of horse and gives great advice on exercises to improve the horse’s way of going.

Here are a couple of testimonials from Customers:

I’ve found the perfect livery for my ‘sensitive’ type. She’s not the easiest to manage, but Michelle’s 30+ years’ extensive experience and her common sense approach means we usually avoid weight loss or anxiety before they arise. I really value her approach – also using the vast experience of the experts around us – vet, farrier, dentist, chiropractor, equine masseuse, saddler, nutritionist etc.

The atmosphere that Michelle and her team have created is calm and tranquil, resulting in happy horses and happy owners. It is so nice to see owners staying for the day, enjoying time with their horses without feeling they have to rush off after riding.

So if you are looking for the perfect home for your horse in the Purbeck area check out Stanley Hill Equestrian Centre.