Bourton Hill Stables
is located just outside Bourton-on-the-Water, in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Former base to trainer Ben Pauling, the yard has a proven track record with first class facilities that have been improved and expanded since the Dickin Team took over in May 2022.
A big increase in the grassland attached to the yard is a big improvement enabling us to turn our horses out daily
50 boxes are split between a big well-ventilated yard, open fronted boxes with a small open area to the front, and a few traditional wooden stables. All horses are on rubber matting, in calm surroundings. Tack and feed rooms are incorporated into the yards, making an ideal working environment for staff. Matted wash down areas are also immediately on hand.
A recently refurbished 6f carpet gallop, on a steep incline - excellent for fast work, and with great viewing for owners.
2 Furlong deep sand circle - so important for fitness, allowing the horses to work hard at a slower pace
A large arena with a Martin Collins surface, fully equipped with a full set of show jumps.
Indoor arena - ideal for loose schooling, breaking in, and walking off on a wet winter's morning.
The yard is part of a large arable farm which gives us access to 900 acres of off-road hacking. In this day & age the roads are no place to be from a safety aspect and the farm allows us to get plenty of fitness work up steep banks and also include plenty of variety to the day-to-day training of the horses.
As well as schooling facilities on grass we also have a top class 'schooling strip'. An all-weather strip that has poles, hurdles & fences, that enables us to school no matter what the weather
A covered horse walker is immediately adjacent to the yard
We turn out every day, except in bad weather. The horses love to be out, and it certainly helps their mental attitude and keeps them calm and relaxed.