We’re on the move!

New Facility at Itchen Stoke

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Over the next several months we will be undertaking the massive task of moving to our new facilities. So much to consider and too implement and it’s crazy to think that after 4 years of planning the time is nearly here.

Our new site at Itchen Stoke sits on approximately 30 acres of prime Itchen Stoke Estate land. It will comprise of a beautifully designed ash clad indoor arena; greater staffing and customer facilities; a significantly larger outdoor school, winter and summer fields and various other meadows for our school and rescue ponies to enjoy. 

It’s being designed with greater consideration to accessibility, to our liveries and will support an abundance of schooling opportunities whilst continuing our ethos of supporting local businesses and residences alike. Environmental and natural sustainability will be focused on, starting with the integration of a rain water harvesting system to aid our water usage. 

 

The new financial considerations of this new facility will be immense in comparison but we’ve always been up for a challenge, particularly when the welfare of all our horses and ponies are of the utmost importance.  

We hope to offer some rather unique sponsor opportunities and if you are serious about equestrian life then we also have investor avenues, should this be of serious interest. 

We will be announcing our full staffing and management team in due course and volunteers are always welcome to join our family, especially if you want to learn more about a life living, managing and caring for horses. 

You will see many changes as we get closer to the move this autumn, especially to our website as it gets a major overhaul with a new booking system for lessons and hacking. We will also be introducing a new line of merchandise that will become available when our new facility opens. 

Exiting times!!

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Looking for a Horsebox?

hampshire horsebox hire

Are you looking for affordable self drive horsebox hire?  We have the answer.  We’ve started up a new self drive horsebox hire company.  Hampshire Horsebox Hire specialises in flexible and affordable self drive horsebox hire in unmarked boxes, 7 days a week.  No hidden pricing, no tie-ins – just simple, easy to organise horsebox hire tailored to your needs so there’s no need to worry about transporting your horse from A to B.

To find out more, discuss your requirements or to hire a horsebox for any length of time (no minumum), please visit our website, email us at info@hhbhire.co.uk or call Andy on 07714 337570.

CHOOSE OUR BRAND NEW EQUI-TREK SONIC 3.5 TONNE GVW (GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT):

  • Peugeot 160hp diesel engine
  • 6 speed gear box
  • Seating for 3
  • Cameras for reversing and viewing your horse in transit
  • Wide low loading ramp
  • 2 tack rails
  • 2 saddle racks
  • Additional storage space above the cab
  • Gross Weight 3500kg – Unladen Weight 2420kg
  • Internal Height 2.3m – Internal width 2.045m

Livery spaces available

Looking to join a friendly well-established livery yard?  

Northington Stud and Stables currently has limited  livery space but we will make every effort to accommodate you and your horse/s.

Whether it’s full or part Livery you’re looking for, we have a range of options to suit your needs.  Our comprehensive livery service is run seven days a week on our well-maintained yard which is manned by experienced staff to ensure professional and reliable care tailored for you.

For further details or to talk through your individual circumstances then please Francesca Baring on 07970 717093. More details can be found here …

Become a Pony Club Member

Northington Stud and Stables is a Pony Club Centre!

Pony Club logoBeing a member of the Pony Club isn’t just for those who own or loan a pony.  Anyone can take part  – all you need is a love of all things horsey and get ready to enjoy the fun!

 

There are plenty of activities to join in with and you can complete a range of Pony Club Tests and Achievement Badges.  It’s all about improving your riding, taking care of ponies, learning more about them and having fun with your friends.

BECOME A MEMBER

We’ve been really looking forward to becoming a Pony Club Centre.  It’s a great way for us as a riding school to get more young people involved with horses and ponies, without them needing to own their own pony. New Members joining for the first time between 1st July 2019 and 31st August 2019 are charged a reduced subscription of £50, which covers them until 31st January 2020.

EARN BADGES

From Mini Achievement Badges for Horse Clothing, Beach Riding, Camping, Pony Behaviour, Points of the Pony and many more for younger riders, all the way through to Progressive Tests and Competition Badges for those who are a little more advanced, there are plenty of badges to work towards.

Download a Pony Club application form by clicking the link.

Introducing Lucy and Rufus’ Stable Life

Hi!  My name is Lucy.  You might well have seen me at Northington Stud and Stables.  Francesca (riding instructor and owner of the yard) is my mum so I’m there quite often!

I have a pony called Rufus who I keep at the yard.  He is super sweet and even though he is mine, people still ride him because I don’t mind.

Rufus is 12.hh so quite small but some big people have ridden him.  He used to be a livery owned by a very tall girl called Ruby but she got too big for him and so he was passed on to me.

I love spending time with the stable girls, practising for shows in spring and summer, learning to ride side-saddle, jumping, and lots, lots more!  Fran is AMAZING – she helps me with all my riding.  She sometimes even pays me for helping out!

Pony gossip, showing you how to pick out hooves or groom your pony, plaiting, more about how to look after your pony and telling what I’ve been up to with Rufus, I’ll be sharing lots of things that we do at the yard on here so stay tuned!

Lucy and Rufus x

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