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PERFORMANCE HORSES

FACILITIES

Lyle Equestrian is located at "Fox Hill Farm" 1.5 hours south of Sydney, at Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands. It is situated on 100 acres of  improved pasture and rolling hills. 


Facilities include a 65m X 30m all weather sand jumping arena, 120m x 100 grass jumping arena with XC jumps, a grass hill gallop, a grass track, 12 stables, day yards with shelters, an under cover round yard.

 

There are 21 individual paddocks and 13 large group spelling paddocks (with more being built).

 

Berrima cross-country course is available for training just 5 minutes from the property. The beautiful Wallaby Hill course is 40 minutes drive.

 

Images of Fox Hill Farm 

SPELLING

We offer long or short term spelling in group or individual paddocks.  Our large paddocks ensuring ample quality  pasture.

 

All horses are fed to maintain healthy weight and rugged as per owners request. We recommend minimal rugging in shared paddocks for increased safety.

All spellers will wear a lined canvas in winter months unless we are directed otherwise.  Spellers in shared paddocks must have hind shoes removed.

Our fencing is newly installed Horserail fencing providing the upmost safety for your horses.

BREAKING/HANDLING

Give your horse a confident start in life. It is most important for a horse to start its ridden life in the correct way. We take the time to ensure that the horse understands all the basics and is confident in the rider.

 

We have barriers here for the thoroughbreds and take lots of time getting them confident and settled with them.

SCHOOLING

Horses can be taken for schooling for a number of reasons ranging from short term re-education to long term competing for clients. We also take suitable horses for schooling with the idea of preparing them for sale.

 

Every horse is treated as a priority and an individual. The upmost care is taken for each horse whilst maintaining constant communication with the owners regarding their needs and wishes. 

Horses sent for schooling will be ridden by either Sam or Nicky unless you request one of them specifically.

OFF THE TRACK RE-EDUCATION

A good start for a horse off the track can stand them in good stead for a successful post racing career.  We can provide a good option for trainers/owners looking to rehome their horses or for clients who may have sourced an OTTB and require some help with its training.

COACHING

Sam is in high demand as a coach and is available to coach either private lessons or for clinics Australia wide.

 

He has combined his many years as a rider and a coach as well as the experience he has gained by training with many of the worlds leading coaches (such as Wayne Roycroft, Rod Brown, Albert Voorn, Gilbert Bockmann and George Morris) to develop his coaching method.

 

He believes it is important to develop a plan to get each rider to the level they hope to achieve whether that is international or simply to get a place at the local preliminary event.

 

Nicky is also a level 2 Eventing specialist coach with many years of coaching experience, including coaching the Indonesian Eventing Team (in co-operation with George and Rachel Sanna) in preparation for and at the  Asian Games.

 

Please contact us to arrange a clinic in your area or for private lessons.

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We aim to provide a premium quality service in

  • Coaching

  • Schooling horses

  • Competitions

  • Horse sales

We cater for performance horses in the disciplines of Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing and for riders of all levels, from beginner rider to international competitor.

 

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