Livery

Our Equestrian unit provides students enrolled on our equestrian courses with a practical environment in which they can train towards their chosen academic and BHS qualifications. Our working livery horses play a major role in the training of students, under the supervision of our qualified staff they are directly involved in the skills development of practical handling, stable management and riding.

Our livery suits those with busy lives who may need help to keep their horse fit and working, all for just £65 per week (including straw bedding, forage, feed and daily care).

Facilities include:

  • Fully equipped modern yard with stabling for up to fifty two horses
  • Turnout on well-maintained grass paddocks
  • Indoor competition size Martin Collins (60m x 40m) floodlit arena
  • All weather Andrew Bowen competition size floodlit outdoor arena (60m x 40m)
  • All weather Andrew Bowen competition size outdoor arena (60m x 30m)
  • Wide grass rides around our attractive estate, with woodland and Thames Valley views with   access to extensive off road riding and bridleways cross country courses on the estate
  • CCTV & alarms
  • Heated tack and rug rooms
  • Parking facilities
  • Qualified staff on site

Please contact us for more information on our working livery package.

Lizzie Ragg
Yard Manager

Tel: 01628 827420
Mob: 07484 098871
Email: lragg@bca.ac.uk

Livery client testimonials

I really recommend BCA as a working livery yard.  

The staff on the yard are very friendly and welcoming, very easy to communicate with – also well organised so nothing gets lost and horse rugs and tack are really respected and looked after.  The facilities are great and there is never any issue about there being no school available.  My mare Indi is definitely quirky – she can be so quiet and at other times quite scared of things or can get worked up about being taken away from her best friend. The team at BCA have always had Indi’s and my own best interests in mind and taken great care of her and consulted me with regard to any changes.  I have been able to ask for things that I particularly wanted implemented in her care, without any issue being made about her being a special case.  We have been at BCA a year now and settled in well – I am so grateful to be able to relax, knowing she is being taken care of. – Melanie

 

I work and live full time in London and BCA offered me the perfect solution for keeping my own horse again.

The level of care is exceptional, and the facilities are brilliant as well. Marmite loves her work and living out, so the set up really suits her. There is the added benefit of a lot of local riding club activities actually taking place at BCA as well.

She is fit for me to go out and compete and take part in riding club activities at the weekend and there is always a welcome feel on the yard

I would highly recommend working livery at BCA – Charlotte

I wanted to thank BCA and your incredible staff for looking after Inndie over the past year that she has been at BCA. You have a wonderful team of young ladies to support you in making your livery yards work so well and I hope their team success continues long into the future. – Robert & Karen  

 

From the moment my two horses arrived, they both settled really well and quickly became yard favourites. Both horses were matched to students based on the students’ riding ability and, together with the knowledge that their work would be varied and with a qualified instructor at all times, we were more than happy that we made the move. The caring and friendly staff ensure that all the horses’ needs are met, including arranging nutritionist visits / weight checks, having a worming program in place, ensuring fields are poo picked, checking and cleaning tack, arranging vet visits when required, and providing as much turnout as possible.

The (free) use of the great facilities at BCA were also a bonus for us. There is one large indoor school (for those wet, cold or snowy days), two outdoor schools, off-road hacking for miles and two cross-country courses! Liveries can also invite their own instructors for lessons and also get discounts on the many events that other clubs hold there. It certainly cuts down on the fuel needed to transport the horses to other venues for lessons and competitions.

There is also a good social atmosphere amongst the liveries. We have our own Facebook group where we arrange weekend hacks, lessons etc and the staff also update us via an emailed newsletter of upcoming events, field changes, vet visits and when the various schools are free.

In summary, there is nothing to not like about working livery at BCA and to prove this, when I bought my newest horse last year, he moved straight there and is currently loving the varied work, exercise and care being provided. – Janice & Neil