Green Hedges Farm is set in the heart of the High Weald in East Sussex and benefits from the local undulations. This gives us the opportunity to work the horses up and down gradients which not only builds muscle and strengthens their Core muscles, it in turn helps with their balance, which in turn helps with getting their whole bodies fit, and keeps their minds happy.
We also have a FibreMix arena in which we are able to start with the basics of breaking and flatwork, as well as polework. We also have hurdles that enable us to school when the weather doesn't allow on the grassland. We jump the horses regularly, as we believe that they are more able to help themselves negotiating a fence, if they get plenty of experience over different types of obstacles.
The main objective of the yard is for the horses to be fit, happy and relaxed, we believe that by varying their work and turning them out every day, this ensures that their physical and mental well-being is as best as it can be, so that they are able to perform to the best of their abilities.
Cynthia has trained Point to Pointers for over 15 years with success, resulting in over 35 winners in Point to Points and Hunter Chases. She rode 47 winners herself, and was Leading Lady Jockey 7 times before retiring in 2016 before retiring from the saddle to concentrate on training, winning the South East Area Leading Yard Award for the 2018-19 season.
Prior to that, she has also been an Equine Veterinary Nurse at the Royal Veterinary College, during which she spent a year working for Prof Roger Smith, an orthopaedic surgeon and a specialist in Equine tendon injuries, experience which has proved invaluble.
Without Guy, none of this would happen, he is also chief tractor driver and barman when we go racing.
Chloe went to the British Racing School, following which she worked for Suzy Smith for 3 years in Lewes. She has plenty of experience of working with Racehorses, she's an asset to the team.
Becki has had her own horses since a child and has competed Showjumping, as well as working for International competitors. Whilst she no longer works with horses full time, she's and invaluble member of the team.
We offer pre-training and rehabilitation livery for horses planning to start or return to training . We have 20 acres of grazing and with the varied hacking we have in the area it keeps them enjoying life as well as building fitness. Previously, we have a number of horses that come to us for a holiday from training yards, including Warren Greatrex and Dr Richard Newland. We have experience with working with vets to return horses from injury back to racing, and bring them back into work according to veterinary advice. We also take horses for breaking-in prior to going into training.
We take our responsibility to our horses seriously and do our best to re-school and find suitable homes for horses that may need to pursue a different career from Racing.