Court Bank Farm Livery Yard Cannock Wood


We are a British Horse Society highly commended equestrian facility. Court Bank Farm Livery Yard is based in the Cannock Chase area. The equestrian centre offers DIY and assisted livery.

We offer a range of facilities which include floodlit all weather menage with mirrors and a round/lunging pen. CCTV is installed throughout enabling continuous monitoring of the horses. We have Monarch stables with individual tack rooms, automatic water drinkers, onsite lorry parking, a gated entrance, and miles of off road hacking. With close proximity to both Cannock Chase and Gentleshaw Common, Court Bank Farm is an ideal location for all equestrian pursuits.

The farm provides a safe and secure environment for horses and is also a natural habitat for local wildlife.


The Facilities available at Court Bank Farm DIY Livery Yard and Equestrian Centre include:-

  • Secure electric gated entrance to yard
  • Secure parking
  • Reception room with WC facilities, microwave, fridge and kettle
  • 24hr CCTV is in operation on the whole yard for your safety
  • Outdoor floodlit Martin Collins menage with quality mirrors
  • Outdoor floodlit lunge pen measuring 14m diameter
  • Modern Monarch stables with tack rooms to a very high standard
  • All stables are fitted with automatic drinkers
  • Hot wash
  • Equine solarium with fast cool down fan
  • Extensive off road farm and woodland rides
  • Worm count program in operation for all horses
  •  Up to date fire extinguishers are installed throughout the yard
  • Gentleshaw Common is just a 2-minute hack away, and Cannock Chase is only a 5-minute hack away which offers miles of bridleways with the opportunity to have a good long stretch of canter and to jump the occasional fallen log
  • Located amongst quiet village country lanes
    Rug rack facilities
  • Sick/isolation paddock available
  • All paddocks have well maintained electric fencing, water troughs, and gates
  • We have a policy of one horse per acre
  • All fields are rested and weed treated during the summer period
  • Muck skips with ramps are positioned by fields for ease of poo picking
  • Wash down area
  • Farrier box

Our Services

Court Bank Farm DIY livery stables are situated near Cannock Chase and Gentleshaw Common in over 100 acres of the Staffordshire countryside.

We have good relationships with several freelance local persons who are able to tailor their services and packages to suit you and your horse’s individual needs.

We have a range of vets, farriers, saddle fitters, hay and feed suppliers, physios, dentists and other professionals in our area.

About Us

Court Bank Farm the British Horse Society approved DIY livery yard is owned by Andy and Viv Newton who live onsite near the main stable yard. They have lived in the local area for all their lives and moved to the village of Cannock Wood in Staffordshire over 20 years ago with their family.

Viv has been around horses and ponies for her whole life and currently owns a thoroughbred called Glencoe and a Shetland for the Grand children called Mischief. She competes in dressage competitions and hunter trials and also enjoys hacking around the farm and surrounding areas.

Andy has always played an active part in grooming for Viv at competitions and helping her look after the horses, in his own words ‘a happy wife is a happy life’.

The Redmoor brook flows through the Court Bank Farm running north to south through the ancient woodland, with two optional brook crossings on the farm ride.

The farm ride comprises of four miles of tracks and rides around Court Bank Farm.

Site History

Set in over 100 acres of Staffordshire countryside with ample grass for year round turnout and grazing.

At Court Bank Farm you are following in the steps of Royalty and local history. Within the ancient woodlands of Court Bank Farm an Abbey was established in 1141; this scheduled moated site was later used as a royal hunting lodge by Henry II and other gentry in 1155. There is also evidence of coal mining, flint knapping, iron production and industrial activity taking place within the estate during the medieval period.

A warm welcome awaits you,

From Andy and Viv.

Court Bank Farm ménage is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.