THE YARD

Our facilities

We can offer you and your horse great facilities, exceptional care and a pleasant friendly environment, whether you jump 1.00m, 1.30m or hack.
The yard has 16 boxes, of which 12 have full time liveries. The remaining boxes are used for holiday liveries or those visiting for training.

Whilst we have the facilities of a larger yard, numbers are limited to ensure a personnel service and that facilities are not over crowed.
 
Although run to a competition standard, all at Thundry like the yard to keep the feel of a private yard, a friendly place where people can come to enjoy their horse and riding, whatever they do.

The Yard comprises of:

  • An American barn style of 16 stables with automatic drinkers
  • Outdoor arena 50m x 25m
  • Lunge arena
  • Show jump field
  • Loddon horse walker
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee room
  • Shower
  • Post and rail individual turn out
  • Secure alarmed tack rooms
  • Direct access to a bridleway
  • BHS approved
  • Lorry Parking

Quality facilities for you

Once on the yard, liveries become part of the ‘team’ and are given as much back up as we can. If you want to try your hand at show jumping and don’t know where to start, we will help get you on the road.

Thundry Farm provides a good base for the competitive owner rider. Livery owners have the use of all facilities (e.g. school, show jumps) and have preferential training rates with Corinne Bracken and complementary training from Christine, if required.

The yard has good access to excellent hacking, on sand, in the Surrey Hills. Although we are near good hacking we are also near a good motorway network making access to shows, near or far, easy.

Thundry is for all and you don’t have to be competitive or compete at a high level to join the team!! In the main our liveries show jump, but we have eventers and hackers too. Whatever the discipline, the one thing that all our clients share is a need to know their horse is treated fairly and is well cared for.

All tack rooms are locked and alarmed. There is a kitchen, with tea and coffee and cooking facilities and a sitting room where you can relax after your ride. Liveries also have use of a shower.

Professional, friendly staff

The yard is staffed by three grooms who live on site, as does the proprietor, Christine Shubrook. Christine manages the yard and is hands on in the running of the yard day to day. This ensures quality control in all aspects.

The grooms live on the yard in modern accommodation and are either studying for or have qualifications. The yard is approved for NVQ training and our team take the competition horse management option. We find these opportunities limit staff turnover giving us continuity.

Turn Out

All horses are turned out indivdually in post and rail paddocks. The soil at the farm is sandy so this means we dont have thick heavy mud, allowing us to turn out year round. We don't turn out in heavy rain or on frozen ground.
All horses have a day off factored into their work program, which they spend in the field.

On a daily basis the horses go in the field, dependant on the weather conditions, according to their personal requirements and how it fits with their work program. We monitor the turn out of the horses so that there is grass in the fields year round and we can control their diet. We do not turn out as a replacement for work or feed. Unless the weather is extreme the horses never stand in as we have the horsewalker to give them a leg stretch.

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