Facilities at Thorne Farm
Thorne Farm extends to 220 acres and is organically farmed with a spring fed water system. We graze the field with our sheep on a rotational basis with the horses to keep the pastures lush and clean. We make our own organic hay and take great pride in maintaining a very good feed product which has high organic natural energy and protein levels.
The stables are contained in two purpose built barns. One barn houses 40 Monarch internal stables which are fully rubber matted offering Thorne Farm horses extra cushioning and protection and another smaller barn. Both barns are constructed to maximise natural light, comfort, air flow and ventilation producing essentially happy horses. Our philosophy at Thorne Farm combines plenty of fresh air, paddock turnout, open windows, routine exercise and specialised feeding regimes and a contented and thriving horse. We also have an isolation unit for when new horses arrive to the yard, where they will spend 10 days before joining the main yard. The isolation unit is also used for any horses that might be feeling a little 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.
In addition we have an outdoor school which offers flexibility from schooling young horses to all ground/ jumping/ grid work. The surface is sand and rubber which reduces injuries and can be used in all weathers.
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. We are also lucky enough to have a 2 stall horse lorry and a horse trailer if we need it.