TRAINING FACILITIES

We’re a 20-minute walk from Langton Wold Gallops which is perfect. The horses are warmed up by the time they get there and cooled down by the time they have walked home.

Open 365 days a year, Langton Wold Gallops cover an area of approximately 120 acres and are regarded as some of the finest in the country. They include six-furlong and 1m3f polytrack gallops and a five-furlong, six-furlong and 1m2f grass gallop; schooling grounds include six steeplechase fences and two Grand National fences in addition to three flights of hurdles, starting stalls and trotting rings.

And although these Gallops are available to everyone they are often quiet and peaceful with very few horses using them at any one time. The horses are relaxed, not wound up in the least, unlike Newmarket Heath where there is often a queue of horses waiting to get on to the various gallops.

 

We’re five minutes from Highfield Gallops which include a 7½f sand gallop and 1m2f grass gallop. Having the use of these gallops practically next door to us keeps the horses training varied and interesting.

The schooling facilities available at Langton Wold Gallops include six steeplechase fences and six flights of hurdles. Two Grand National fences are erected by Aintree Racecourse each year leading up to the Grand National Festival in April.

We have one horse walker. It is covered and can exercise up to five horses at any one time.

WATER WALKER
The installation of the Kraft Water Walker in 2014 has been a fantastic addition to the yard. Up to five horses can exercise at any one time in varying depths of salt water. It can be filled up to their joints or their stomachs, is very hygienic and produces amazing results on horses with leg injuries and ailments and back problems. It has proved beneficial to many other niggling little problems too and the horses love it, walking in and out unaided.

We have a three-bay set of starting stalls at Spring Cottage Stables and the use of the stalls on Langton Wold Gallops

In March 2018 we installed a new two-furlong canter ring at Spring Cottage Stables. It is ideal for the youngsters, those horses coming back into work from holidays or injuries and for steady cantering.

 

We have 20 turnout paddocks at Spring Cottage Stables and they are used regularly. Time out in the paddocks is essential for the horses’ wellbeing offering a change of scenery, relieving possible boredom, allowing them to unwind, have a jump and a kick and generally enjoy themselves.

We have six wash bays with powerful hot water showers situated in the new barn where all the horses are hosed off after exercise. The walls of the bays are rubber-matted providing a safe environment while the hot water offers a far more pleasant washing-off experience year round.

 

In 2019 we installed a salt therapy room which can treat up to four horses at any one time. Equine salt therapy reduces the reliance on antibiotics and other medications and is proven to treat respiratory problems and skin conditions in addition to replenishing dehydration and mineral depletion in a stress free, non-invasive, dry salt environment. 

 

 

 

We have three two-stallers and like to transport our horses to the racecourse ourselves whenever possible. All are fitted with CCTV and air conditioning. When we need to, we use outside transport.

We have CCTV fitted throughout Spring Cottage Stables and all activities are monitored closely.

We operate a smoke-free environment.

GALLERY

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