North Farm Stud has superb facilities to cater to your horses needs, including:
96 GOOD SIZED STABLES
Stabling is available for 96 horses in purpose-built, modern, American style barns and also outside stabling offering a variety of care regimes to suit the individual need of each horse. Many of our boxes have rubber mats and these are always used for horses with stress fractures, post wind-operation cases, colic cases and other sick horses. We use cardboard bedding on these mats which we have found to be the most effective clean, dust free and stable surface under foot. We also have boxes with veterinary drips and heat lamps.
Twelve varying sized straw turnout sheds and also several small post and railed convalescent paddocks are available. They are ideal for restricted turnout after box confinement, mares with newly born foals and individual horses whilst going through pre-training for short periods to give them confined turn-out allowing restricted grazing. These are also exceptionally good for colts to be turned out safely on a daily basis.
THREE ISOLATION YARDS
These are for horses coming in from abroad, livery yard or for sick horses. They protect the horses already in residence and help to stop the potential spread of disease. We have a strangles blood test policy for all new horses that arrive and they go into isolation until the results come back. This usually takes two days at most. They have a blood taken on arrival and another in 10-14 days following the first. However, if the first blood in greater than 0.3 we carry out a guttural pouch flush straight away to rule out a possible carrier situation. Horses stay in isolation, although they are turned out, until they are confirmed clear.
Three modern fully-roofed, five-berth horse walkers, with rubber matting floors. We have two normal sized horsewalkers and an extra large monarch walker, which is ideal for horses recuperating from injury as they are walking on a much larger circumference.
LUNGING AND BREAKING SHED
An 80ft covered shed with waxed Protrack surface manufactured by Martin Collins Enterprises, used for breaking and lunging.
30m x 54m arena with Martin Collins Ecotrack Surface, state-of-the-art LED Lights, wooden show jumps, dressage mirrors, seated viewing gallery and sound system.
In addition to our Indoor Arena we also have a 40m x 25m Outdoor School with a Martin Collins Enterprises waxed Protrack surface, floodlights and a selection of show jumps.
EXTENSIVE TURNOUT IN MORE THAN 200 ACRES OF VARYING SIZED PADDOCKS
All paddocks are post and electric rope fenced, which has been proven to reduce the amount of injuries in comparison to post and rail. However post and rail paddocks are available on request.
CCTV IN STABLES AND SHEDS
This is to enable us to watch foaling mares and also sick horses at all times.
Used where appropriate, including acupuncture, homeopathic remedies and various massage techniques.
HEATERS IN 2 STABLES AND 4 SHEDS
All the foaling sheds have infrared heaters for foals born January – March on cold nights or to be used for sick horses
OWN HORSE TRANSPORT
We have our own two-stall horsebox on site and can transport your horses at competitive rates.