5 FURLONG WOODCHIP GALLOP
Our woodchip gallop is situated right next to the yard for easy access. It slopes up the hill away from the house and is protected from the elements by the line of trees.
2+ MILES OF GRASS GALLOPS
We have extensive grass gallops just on our doorstep. They span around the bowl of fields that you can see from the yard. Due to us being so high up they drain fantastically well and can be used throughout most of the winter.
VARIOUS SCHOOLING FACILITIES
Schooling is a huge part of what happens here at Morestead and we have a lot of different obstacles to suit all areas of a horse's education. We have rigid brush and wicker hurdles for the more traditional jumps that you would mainly see at a racecourse. We also have plastic EasyFix hurdles and fences. On top of this, we also have an assortment of cross-country styled challenges including logs, ditches and we are even growing our own hedges from scratch.
ALL WEATHER MANÈGE
We have installed an enclosed school which is used before every lot to warm up the horses before they go on to the gallop. It is also used as an educational area for horses that need flat and jumping work. Chris has a wide knowledge within the showing world and puts all the horses through their passes regularly to make sure they are as well balanced and correct as possible.
6 HORSE WALKER
A brand new horse walker has been installed in 2018. This will aid in the cooling down of horses and also help any that cannot be ridden at certain times for any reason.
There are currently 54 boxes at Morestead. They are traditional build stables, made from solid wood and concrete. They are light and airy and give the horses plenty of opportunities to see the beautiful views here.
TURN OUT PADDOCKS
We are lucky enough to have a good amount of turn out right next to the yard. Horses can be let out and we can keep a close eye on them at all times.
As well as the initial cost of the horse when you buy it, you need to consider the day-to-day cost of the horse etc (training fees)
Basic Training Fees - £46 per day
Resting/Walker - £35 per day
Box Rest - £30 per day
Farrier Fees - £76 per set
Transport fees - £1.20 per mile
Gallop expenses - no gallop fee
Additional Fees - All additional fees including veterinary are charged at the cost
Racing Expenses - £35 per runner and £65 per runner on a Sunday