Gilfach Farm Holiday Accommodation
 
 

Horse Livery

Services

Full Livery

Gilfach Equitation offers a high quality full livery service. Managed by qualified and experienced professional staff. Twenty four hour a day supervision and an exemplary yard routine is provided. The health, safety and welfare of all horses resident at Gilfach is of paramount importance to us. As a small yard, a peaceful and contented atmosphere is also important to us and our horses. Spaces are limited.

Included in our Full Livery Package:-

Purpose-built stabling within an enclosed, sheltered, well-ventilated, well-lit, rubber matted barn Each stable has:
  • Rubber matting floors and anticast strips
  • Wooden hay mangers allowing feeding from the ground
  • Automatic drinkers
  • Electrical lighting and sockets to the current safety standards
  • Grills between each stable to allow socialising

Extensive pastures extending to around 40 acres

  • Summer turn-out Paddocks
  • Divided into between 0.5 to 2 acre areas allowing horses to be turned out individually or in small groups to allow safe socialisation
  • Permanent electrical fencing
  • Secure boundary fencing and gates
  • Natural shelter belts
  • Automatic waters troughs
  • Poo-picked three times a week; harrowed, rolled, topped, muck-spread and rested as appropriate
  • Easy access from the main yard
  • Summer paddocks are rested completely throughout the winter months

Winter Grazing

  • Approximately 25 acres of the farm are used for our horses that live-out throughout the year for the winter months
  • Free access to a large field shelter, haylage, numerous water troughs and extensive shelter belts
  • Secure boundary fencing and gates
  • Daily health and wellbeing checks
  • A limit to a maximum of eight the number of live-out horses over winter
  • Pastures are completely rested during the summer months

Purpose built all-weather sand-turnout areas

  • All stabled horses have a minimum of 3 hours turn-out time per day (unless medical conditions prevent)
  • Divided into small areas allowing horses to be turned out individually or in small groups to allow safe socialisation
  • Permanent electrical fencing
  • Fully drained
  • Good shelter
  • Provision of haylage at all times
  • Automatic waters troughs
  • Poo-picked daily
  • Easy access & scrutiny from the main yard

Other Facilities

  • All-weather outdoor arena
  • 20m x 40m
  • Full drained and fenced
  • Rubber and silica sand surface
  • School letters, rules, poles and extensive range of show jumps
  • Levelled daily or as necessary
  • Easy access & scrutiny from the main yard

Tack Room

  • Secure and alarmed
  • Fully lit and heated
  • Ample space for daily tack
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Easy access & scrutiny from the main yard

Wash Room

  • Clean and hygienic
  • Fully lit and heated

Rug Room

  • Spacious with ample rug rails
  • Well ventilated
  • Fully lit
  • Easy access from the main yard

Feed Room

  • Spacious
  • Well ventilated, fully lit, tidy
  • Feed kept in vermin-proof bins
  • Easy access to the main yard
  • Feed is purchased on livery’s behalf

Hose Bay

  • Safe, secure, concreted area
  • Hanging hose for safety and ease of use
  • Well draining
  • Easy access & scrutiny from the main yard

Bedding & Haylage Stores

  • Safe, convenient, dry area
  • Bedding and Haylage is purchased on livery’s behalf

Excellent Hacking

  • Quiet country roads from the farm gate
  • Easy non-road access to extensive bridle ways
  • Numerous local common lands easily accessible

Tuition

  • Invited trainers often visit

Regular and reliable Farrier service

  • Our neighbour, Marc T Jones, also happens to be an excellent farrier!

Horse Dentist

  • We have an annual yard visit from a specialist Vet.

Worming Regime

  • Faecal egg counts are taken on a regular basis. Chemical de-wormers are administered as advised by our Equine Vets

Equine Vet

  • Gilfach Equitation uses the excellent services of Abbey Equine Clinic, Abergavenny, for all health matters regarding our resident horses. We insist that all horses resident at Gilfach are vaccinated against Tetanus, and strongly advise vaccination against Equine Flu.

Master Saddler

  • Gilfach Equitation uses the excellent services of Llwynon Saddlery, Trecastle, for all saddle tack fitting and rug cleaning/repair needs

Yard Routine

  • 7:30am Morning routine: hard feed, haylage, watering, rug-change, turn out, mucking out, bedding down, prepare evening and morning feeds, setting fair
  • 4pm Putting to Bed routine: Skipping out, bedding down, night-time haylage, watering, bringing in, leg hose if needed, rug change, brushing off, feet picked out, evening feed, setting fair
  • 9pm Night time checks on well-being, haylage and water provision

Additional costs

  • Bedding - wood pellets at £8 per week for an average horse
  • Haylage - £14.50 per week for an average horse
  • Hard feed - at cost according to horse’s needs
  • Farrier, Dentist, Physiotherapist, Worm Counts, Veterinary services, Saddlery services are charged as appropriate
  • Exercise and include tack clean.

This page last updated by Sheila Macmillan on Sunday, May 03, 2015