Ben PaulingFacilities

6½ FURLONG BOWMOSS ALL-WEATHER GALLOP

We have fantastic facilities here at Bourton Hill Farm. We have two all-weather gallops; our new gallop was finished at the start of this season and is proving to be a huge help to us. It is just over six furlongs long and climbs 161 ft. from top to bottom. It is made from shredded carpet fibres, which makes a wonderful surface from a jockey's point of view and also seems to reduce the number of injuries that occur at home. It has an amazing resilience to the frost in the winter, with the top two inches forming a frost blanket, which protects the main bulk of the gallop from frost altogether.

5½ FURLONG POLYTRACK ALL-WEATHER GALLOP 

Our other gallop is a five and a half furlong polytrack all-weather gallop. This gallop works very well in conjunction with our other gallop. It is not as steep and is great for starting horses off when they come in from grass enabling us to avoid putting their wind under pressure every day.

2½ FURLONG DEEP SAND GALLOP

This is being built in the Autumn and we feel it will be an invaluable tool for horses with certain ailments as well as being a huge help to all horses generally. More and more of these gallops are being used around the world and it is quite apparent the advantages they bring. We are thrilled to be putting one here to improve our already fantastic facilities.

INDOOR SCHOOL

This is very useful for loose-schooling as well as working the horses on the flat during the Winter.

OUTDOOR SCHOOL

This is a hugely important part of our training regime; we warm the horses up in it every day and also use it for flatwork, steady canter work and schooling. It has recently been resurfaced with a Martin Collins surface and is 80m x 80m so is big enough to let the horses use themselves properly.

ECB SPA

The ECB spa has been invaluable since we started training here two years ago. It is fantastic for knocks, bumps and bruises and also allows certain horses which have tendon issues to get back to the track. We simply wouldn't be without it.

 GRASS SCHOOLING GROUND

We have an excellent schooling ground that consists of cross-country jumps, hurdles, and regulation fences. All our horses are well schooled before they get to the course after all jumping is the name of the game!

SCHOOLING STRIP

We have constructed a three and a half furlong all-weather schooling strip. This consists of Easyfix hurdles and fences and can be used all year round in any weather.

We have two six-horse walkers and plenty of hacking away from traffic around the farm. 

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