Our livery includes 40 large stables. These have been built with face brick and set in a horseshoe design. Each stable has been designed to ensure maximum comfort for your horse. They are spacious, well ventilated and all have 'horse friendly' doors and windows.
A very well run 'tight ship' ensures that stables and all feeding equipment i.e. feed troughs, buckets etcetera are thoroughly cleaned on daily basis.
Each horse is assigned a trained permanent groom who takes excellent care of your horse. They are also experienced in the additional maintenance of your horse including mane pulling and clipping. All our grooms live on the property and most have been in the employ of Riverleigh for over 5 years.
Two tack rooms are equipped to house saddles, bridles and kit boxes. Tack rooms provide additional convenience for the rider and are well secured. Tack is regularly cleaned by our stable domestic - 'Happiness'.
Our stabling block includes undercover veterinary bay, farrier bay and wash bay as well as an open lunge arena.
The entire Riverleigh premises are walled and there is 24 hour security.
We consider proper nutrition of your horse to be of the highest importance. All horses are fed an individual diet according to their work and condition. They are also given daily "treats". Salt & vitamin supplements are given as needed and are administered by Karin and her assistants.
Horses are put out for half a day, either the morning or the afternoon, in our 10 acre open field! We have smaller paddocks available for difficult horses or horses requiring specific attention.
Included in all livery fees are hoof dressing, fly spray and security, mane and tail washing on a weekly basis, "dipping" in the summer months, VAT and security. Lunging of your horse can be made by arrangement for an additional fee. Our experienced assistants use correct equipment and proper technique during lunging sessions. Professional show preparation is also on offer, by enquiry.