Rise from the ground like feather'd Mercury, and vaulted with such ease into his seat,
As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds, to turn and wind a fiery Pegasus,
And witch the world with noble horsemanship."
Of the many associations between Man and horse, several are well demonstrated in the rural area surrounding Melton Mowbray and, in the shape of the Defence Animal Centre (formerly colloquially "The Remount", the Headquarters of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps) in the town itself.
Horses and ponies in the UK are nowadays used mainly for riding: many horses are kept solely for leisure and enjoyment: horse ownership and riding may be a means of enjoying the countryside or taking part in showing or jumping competitions: many people, adults and children, learn to ride at local riding stables, there are also many horses that are kept and ridden professionally such as racehorses and show jumpers. Horses are also used by the army and the police. Thus it can be seen that horses undoubtedly form a large part of our lives and living and one source suggests that there are between 600,000 and 1.2 million of them in the United Kingdom!
GARTHORPE RACECOURSE is local to Melton Mowbray and is the venue for Hunt's Point-to-Point races etc. Dates and Fixtures are readily available from the website.
EQUINE PICTURES TO PURCHASE
We also have a gallery of fox hunting paintings for you to purchase
For which please see our FOX HUNTING page
MRS. B's BESPOKE STOCKS - a most excellent service for hand-made to measure or order stocks of an almost infinite variety including your own design, colours and fabrics.
Farriers Pages is an online directory of farriers which the horse enthusiast can search by location, qualification and/or name. All farriers entered on the database are checked for registration with the Farriers Registration Council.
LIVERIES and HIRELINGS
Off the A6006, situated 5 miles from Melton Mowbray. Well signed on the left one mile before the turning to Six Hills. 30 minutes from junction 21A of the M1 (Leicester) and junction 24 M1 (Kegworth), 40 minutes from Nottingham, 1 hour from Northampton - this is AYLESFORD LIVERY - a 4 mile cross country course, 30 x 60 all weather arena, BSJA show jumps, alarmed tack room etc. For further details contact Peter and Louise Walker, Aylesford Farm, Shoby, Melton Mowbray, LE14 3PF - email - email@example.com or telephone - 01664 812834 - Mobile 07885 617940 or 07904 110024
Personal service from EMILIE CHANDLER is the keyword to her livery options: Full competition livery. Horses taken on behalf of clients to train or sell. All standards of horsemastership catered for. Great facilities, friendly and private.
From an early age her real passion lies in top level competition horses and she is based at her own new yard in Stathern Leicestershire and is one of Britain's up & coming event riders.
Being ideally located for all disciplines of horse riding, JULIE HYSLOP accepts liveries for hunting, competition (dressage, showjumping and eventing) or a general livery for those who only want to ride along our miles of off-road hacking. 24 hour supervision ensuring security and welfare for your horse is just part of the high standard of care offered. Horses can be turned out daily depending on requirements as there are many acres of excellent pasture to hand.
Somerby Equestrian Centre offers riding tuition and hacking for all abilities. They offer a range of courses to suit any rider: from beginners courses to advanced lessons on Show Jumping, Dressage or Cross country, the Centre offers something for everyone. Whether you are mounting a horse for the first time or are an experienced rider looking to fine-tune your technique there is a full menu of lessons and clinics in all equestrian disciplines.
USEFUL LOCAL LINKS for EQUESTRIANS