Willoughby Lodge Farm
- WILLOUGHBY LODGE FARM: is set in the heart of Quorn monday country: great for Fiona, as she hunts 4/5 days a week! Also easy distance from a handful of good 'Shires' packs. The yard is set in over 100 acres of pasture land, including all of the amazing facilities below! The hacking is great around Willoughby, quiet lanes with plenty of wide verges, and considerate traffic (we do get a few busses and lots of tractors/ trailers for Eurobale!). There are a few hedges to practice over, and two very local cross country courses within hackable distance to use for a change of scenery. WILLOUGHBY ON THE WOLDS is a couple of miles off the A46, about 5 miles from Loughborough, 10 miles from Nottingham and Leicester. 15 minutes from M1 junctions 24 and 21A.This yard has everything you could desire for producing happy, confidant competition and hunt horses!!!
- ALL WEATHER CROSS COUNTRY ARENA: First in the UK! Perfect for working in a less enclosed space, with safe footing. Full set of Jump for Joy showjumps and cross country jumps including plenty of skinny fences up to BE Novice/Intermediate dimensions- water complex with steps and ditches. Easily movable & adjustable to practice lines and combinations expected in competitions.Also ideal for fitness/canter work as outer track is 1/4 kilometer circumference.
- DRESSAGE ARENA: low un-enclosed arena with mirrors, perfect for test practice and acclimatisation! Mirrors positioned at each end of long side, and extra wide bank at midline.
- ENCLOSED SCHOOLING/ JUMPING ARENA: Post and railed 20 X 40m floodlit sand and rubber surfaced arena.
- GRASS GALLOPS: 3/4 mile undulating grass circuit gallops, also suitable for hacking round farm ride.
- CROSS COUNTRY FIELD: with a selection of solid cross country fences to practice skinnies and combinations on grass.
- FULL SIZE DRESSAGE ARENA: 20 X 60 international sized arena with towers and continuous white boards in the summer months when ground suitable.
- STABLE YARD: Beautiful modern rubber lined spacious stables with masses of proper ventilation. Top of the line wash boxes with hot water shower and solariums. Heated, glass fronted viewing room looks out over all 3 arenas, with large TV/ DVD available for use. Secure heated tack room with indiviual large lockable tack lockers for indiviual livery horses equipment.
- HORSE WALKER: 54' Enclosed, covered, rubber bricked Monarch horse walker.
uding spending my GAP year on an International
Event yard with my own horses, spending a lot of time riding the young
horses sent to be produced. I have spent three years as a Yard Supervisor
at Hartpury College being in charge of one of the DIY yards; and have
produced six young horses during this time.F