The Skepper family have been involved with looking after horses for three direct family generations and the care of the horses has always been of the utmost importance.

"We strive to keep horses in a relaxed and natural environment to encourage them to grow into mature strong horses and keep healthy throughout their life."

We have three main yards each with their own grazing facilities and clearly separated from each other by at least a mile.

Valley Farm Yard & AI Unit-
We have two stallion paddocks and associated stabling. Further stabling and three huge recently converted barns for housing horses through the winter. These are incredibly successful for wintering. Each barn has access to paddocks during the day.
This is the yard where the AI and Stallion collection unit has been developed. Onsite live Jane & Piers Marson

Main Yard -
Here we have full facilities for training and looking after horses that are convalescing. Our facilities include :-

· Horse walker
· Outdoor all weather school (40m x 20m)
· Indoor lungeing school
· Two Stallion Paddocks
· Two tack rooms
· Grooming parlour
· Feed shed
· 8 normal sized stables
· 3 extra sized stables

Marsh Yard -
This is a lovely yard which was converted in the late 70s. One side consists of three huge stables that are designed for mares and foals and the other side as 6 loddon style boxes. This yard is wonderful for youngstock as it is quiet and ideal for weaning foals due to the shape and style of the boxes. From this yard there is direct access to fields of over 60 acres in size.

We have two further stabling units at the main house at the Stud. These consist of six stables that turn into four foaling boxes with a double box next door. Both units have a small paddock for newborns which opens onto a bigger paddock near the house. These boxes are kept for the mares foaling down.

Full Livery
Stabled, fed and exercised 5 days a week
Stallion Livery
Stabled, fed and at grass during the day in double fenced paddock
Stabled Livery / Quarantine Livery
Stabled, fed and at grass during the day
Short Term Grass Livery For 2year olds and upwards.
At grass and checked daily
Long term Summer Grass Livery out at grass and checked at daily 7/day 
Over wintering Grass Livery incl. field barn/shelter with adlib hay and 24/7 grazing available 8.50/day 
Summer Barren Mares to Stud
At grass and checked daily
Mare IN FOAL - pre foaling watch 
Stabled, fed and at grass during the day.
Monitored via camera, foaling alarms and intercom

Mare to foal down (foaling fee)
Full attended foaling and post foaling management

Post Foaling Mare & Foal Keep - first 3months 18/day 
Mare & foal keep Summer - Long term     
Stabled, fed and at grass during the day  (from 2months old to Weaning)   
Mares In foal Summer Grazing - Long term 
Stabled, fed and at grass during the day
Winter weanling keep - Long term
(Short term weaning services available on request)

Stabled, fed and at grass during the day
Barren Mares in for AI 
Mare + Foal in for AI



Farriery Work - We have a team of farriers who are excellent with youngstock and remedial farriery who visit the stud every two weeks.

Worming -
We operate a very strict worming policy and all the paddocks are cross grazed with sheep. Due to the huge acreage we have we are able to rest paddocks properly.

The Stud has one access to each of the areas: Valley Farm and the main stud (at Heritage Coast Stud) which provides us with excellent security and we have family members living on both sites.

Veterinary Work -
We have regular vet attendance during the breeding season and shared visits where possible. We have Equine Only vet practice attendance. 

Staffing -
We have a team of highly experienced staff and family members who have been working with young stock and breeding horses for many years. We also train younger members of staff.       

Rates -
We take in both short and long term liveries. Our rates vary according to the individual requirements but the basic rates are shown opposite. We have reduced rates for LONG TERM liveries; these are horses that are with us for 3months or more.

Specialised Facilities -
We offer specialised facilities to cater for horse that require livery for convalescing from injury or illness. With our excellent facilities, space and experience we can offer the ideal situation for your convalescing horse.

We can provide full grass livery for horses requiring recovery time at grass and we can provide controlled exercise for horses requiring such management.

We have in the past managed horses recovering from tendon injuries, ligament injuries, chipped bones and muscle strains.

Further facilities that we have available: we have infa red treatment, hot/cold therapy systems, magnetic treatments, indoor sand school for controlled exercise, outdoor all weather school for controlled exercise.

Our fees for horses requiring special treatment will be provided per request.

We are experienced in producing youngstock for Futurity Evaluations and stallion assessments. Please contact us if you wish to find out more.   

If you have a special request and would like to talk to someone then please contact us>

Note - All fees such as farriery, worming & veterinary are not included in the livery fee.

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For references please jane@hcstud.com