All of our horses are currently in the care of Stuart Edmunds at Tyringham near Milton Keynes. Stuart has been at Fences Farm for 30+ years and was assistant to the late Renee Robeson before her sudden and untimely passing earlier this year. Our horses have been at Fences Farm since 2000, and we have enjoyed considerable success, with Stuart taking a huge hand in the preparation of all of our winners from the yard. He also played a big part in the preparation of Ogee when he won the Grade 1 Sefton Novices Hurdle in Aintree in 2010. Fences Farm is set in the quiet and idyllic countryside of North Buckinghamshire, and there is no better feeling than standing in the warm sunshine of an autumn or spring morning and seeing the string going through its paces.
You may have noticed that I didn't mention mid winter mornings as these can be a real test of your dedication, but in a strange way sometimes more rewarding. Trust me the views from the top of the gallops are worth joining for alone!
The name Robeson will be familiar to some. The late Mrs Robesons husband, Peter was an Olympic showjumper, winning medals at both the Stockholm ('56) and Tokyo ('64) Games. 'The Boss' as he is known as around the yard, has been referred to as the Godfather of British showjumping. With all of his showjumping experience it is easy to see why he oversees all the schooling and can be credited with the incredibly low number of fallers among the stable runners.
Attention to detail is paramount at Fences Farm, with each horse getting the individual attention it requires - horses are not machines!
Facilities are second to none, including a stiff 7 furlong all weather gallop horse walker excellent schooling facilities miles of off road tracks and bridleways so the horses are kept fresh and in good spirits at all times.
Stuart, Peter, and their crew of top draw staff are all incredibly friendly and accommodating. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and stable visits are not just welcomed, but encouraged, as the team can't see the point of owning a horse and never seeing it develop at home.
This can be as rewarding as actually going to the races, as you get to see your horse learn to jump - from the very first time they walk over a pole on the ground, to watching them fly a big open ditch on the racecourse.