Facilities at Thorne Farm
Here at Thorne Farm Racing we have 40 internal stables which are all rubber matted for extra comfort and cleanliness, two wash-down areas, and feed and tack rooms, all housed in one purpose built portal framed building. Management of the horses and all activities is very efficient. The Monarch Equestrian constructed stables maximise natural light, comfort, air-flow and ventilation, and produce essentially happy horses.
Our philosophy at Thorne Farm Racing of plenty of fresh air, paddock turnout, open windows, routine exercise and specialised feeding regimes all produce a contented and thriving horse. We have also constructed an isolation unit for when new horses arrive to the yard, where they will spend ten days before joining the main yard, this facility is also used for horses feeling a bit under the weather if the situation arises.
Here at Thorne Farm we operate an open door policy and encourage all owners to come and see their horses as much as possible and meet the grooms that look after them and see all the hard work and dedication that goes into getting their horses to the racetrack with the aim of producing winners, and giving their owners a great day out with family and friends and the opportunity to meet many contacts and personalities in the racing and business world.
We are an organic farm of 220 acres and produce all our own hay and haylage and all our water is raised from our own natural spring here in the beautiful mid-Devon countryside.
As we are an off-grid facility, during 2015 we will be installing our own solar panels to reduce our carbon footprint.
In addition we have an outdoor school which offers total flexibility from schooling young horses to all groundwork, the surface is made of sand and rubber which reduces injuries and can be used in all weathers. In the school we have. Barrels, poles and baby hurdles,which is an excellent starting point for all horses.
We have a monarch 5 horse walker which is housed in the barn, which is used to cool horses down after wash down and exercise, it is also used for horses on the easy list and rehabilitation.
We have our own custom built horse transporter that carries 4 horses in comfort as well as a new Ifor Williams 2 horse trailer for local meetings.