On June 4th, 2015
We currently have a couple of full livery vacancies that have come available due to one of our liveries retiring to grass and another relocating to Cheshire. Please contact us if you would like to come and have a viewing or discuss your requirements.
On January 5th, 2014
Over December and into January we have gained some lovely new horses and owners to the yard, these include Laura and her big WB horse ‘Red’, Annabel and her Oldenburg ‘Fred’ and finally a lovely TB owned by Amy and called ‘JR’ of whom is going to start retraining here at Wood Farm Livery. We shall have some photos to follow.
On December 17th, 2013
I had a fantastic evening watching the Freestyle dressage at Olympia, where some of the World’s greatest dressage riders and horses were performing. All very inspiring and I even got to witness Charlotte and Valegro break the World record with over 93% and the wonderful Edward Gal and Carl Hester performing. Next year I am intending on getting a box for the dressage night so please let me know if you may be interested in joining us?
On December 10th, 2013
We had a really enjoyable meal at the Queen’s Head in Fyfield to celebrate Christmas together. Nearly everyone from the yard managed to make it and we had a delicious three course meal followed by an interesting drive home in thick fog! Thankfully everyone got home safely and had a great time at the pub that evening Â having a catch up in good company.
On December 8th, 2013
We had an enjoyable couple of days up at Addington Manor for the Brightwells Auctions watching the trial rides of lots of fabulous German and Dutch imported horses for dressage, jumping and eventing. Friday was the day of the trial rides where a few of our group tried out a handful of the ridden dressage and eventing 3 yr old horses. Saturday was then the conclusion of the event with the morning presentations of the loose jumping followed by another opportunity to trial ride horses and to speak to the vets regarding the full vetting and x-rays of the horses. The evening then came to a draw with the auction of the horses and a full 3 course meal to accompany. The prices that the horses sold for ranged between Â£4000 and Â£32,000, with a large proportion going for under the Â£10,000 bracket. The star of the show was Woodlander Freddie, full brother to the top performing dressage mare Woodlander Farouche, who sold for Â£40,000 (much less than imagined). An excellent night out that I would recommend.
On December 2nd, 2013
We have had another livery join us at Wood Farm. Her name is Paula and she brings with her a lovely 2yr old TB called Scarlet. Scarlet has settled in very well and she will be having the Winter off before commencing some ridden work again in the Spring. With the help of Rosie Bates who is a member of the Wood Farm team and is experienced in backing and breaking youngsters as well riding ex-race horses we will be helping Paula to retrain Scarlet and get back into ridden work.
On November 23rd, 2013
We had a great couple of days at the BD dressage Convention at Hartpury, Glos. Adelinde Cornelissen the Dutch Olympian rider was the speaker and trainer invited for the convention. Her principles of speed control and visualisation were very interesting and had us all inspired to test out what we had learnt when we got home. I recommend going nextÂ year to any of you budding dressage enthusiasts!