Courtesy Message From The Forestry Commission


Courtesy  Message From The Forestry Commission


hacking out on the chase 2 minute hack from court bank farm



This is just a courtesy message from the Forestry Commission at Birches Valley Forest Centre to make you aware of our Junior Park Run event that is now happening every Sunday, 9am till 10am.


We just wanted to make you aware of the event in case you’re planning on riding in this area around these times as there will be large numbers of children on the trails and an increased level of traffic.


You are still free to ride in this area; we just wanted to make you aware as we do not want to be responsible for your horses spooking.



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British Horse Society Visit – April 2019

British Horse Society Visit – April 2019


The British Horse Society Apporval



Upcoming Events


The BHS Welfare lorry is planning to come  to Court Bank Farm the first weekend in April.


The BHS welfare lorry is in great demand visiting shows and competition yards all around the UK and we are extremely lucky for them to give us a time slot.


They will be bringing the horse weighing scales with them so that we can weigh our horses.  We will be able to see how our horses have fared over the Winter months and this would be particularly helpful as we will be going into the Spring and Summer especially those of us with horses that suffer with laminitis.

Rocky being weighed and looking fabulous

Rocky on the scales


They have asked if there are any topics in particular that you would like them to cover.

The BHS covers many topics including Laminitis, Sweet itch, Grass sickness, Tendon injuries, environmental enrichment and companionship as well as more challenging topics like the effects of rider weight on equine performance. I am already on my diet! Please do visit the website to see exactly what the welfare team do.



If you could pop your favoured topics on a piece of paper in the green post box that would be great and I can let them know. Refreshments will be available.


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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019


Happy New Year 2019 to all our liveries and families.


Happy New Year 2019


Andy & I  hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.


Let’s hope the weather will be kind to us over the next couple of months so that we can crack on with our riding and the enjoyment of our horses. 


A little reminder about our rider alighnment clinic on  Sunday 6th January.  Fern (stable 7) is organising that so please do see her for your alocated time slot. 

We had a clinic before Christmas and it was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.  It was also very interesting to see just how crooked I was at the start of my lesson  and how I had straightened up by the end of the lesson. 


viv & glencoe rider alighnment clinic


Do keep an eye out on our notice board for upcoming events.


Happy New Year!




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A very Happy Christmas To All

A Very Happy Christmas To All


merry christmas

Andy & Viv would like to wish everyone and their families at Court Bank Farm a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year .




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Top Tips For Christmas

Top Tips For Christmas


Christmas is a busy time for all of us and we all try our best to spend as much time with our family and friends over the Christmas period. 

horses at christmas 2017



  1. If you have a friend or family member helping you look after your equine over the Christmas period make sure you provide them with specific instructions. Write a list to make sure everything is clear and your equestrian assistant knows exactly what to feed and which rugs to put on.
  2. Let other liveries know who will be looking after your horse and make sure your helper knows the yard rules and signs the visitor book.  
  3. Prepare haynets and feeds in advance.
  4. Draw up a rota to help each other turn out and bring in over the Christmas period.
  5. If the weather is mild why not leave your horse out to save on mucking out time on Christmas morning.
  6. Stock up on hay, feed and bedding to last you over the festive period. 



prepare feeds

save time over xmas and prepare haynets



Most importantly enjoy the Christmas period with your family and friends. 







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