Babeny Farm is a Duchy Dartmoor Hill Farm and currently being farmed by a 4th generation of Wilkinson.
We maintain a long history of horses and horsemanship including national hunt racing, hunting, point-to-pointing an Arab Stud, Dartmoor Ponies, and a livery and hacking yard established over a half century. We have Probably the best riding in the area with instant access straight onto Dartmoor.
Babeny is a fantastic yard to keep your horse at livery due to its amazing location, and the hacking it offers. You dont even have to touch a road! We have upgraded our facilities for all our livery horses, with a new purpose built American Style barn housing individual stables. We have a new ssecure and spacious tack room with table and chairs, kitchen area and washing machine for horse accessories. Offering somewhere for you to relax and enjoy the environment as well as your horse. We have years of experience of looking after horses and riding on the moor. Your horses will be looked after like our own and you will find us a calm, happy and relaxed environment.
Take advantage of our brand new sand and rubber, outdoor arena 20m x 40m. Free of charge to liveries, with fantastic views of Dartmoor.
Large gently sloping, open fields provide excellent grazing.
The horses are turned out out every day, all year round. They are part of a herd offering natural and relaxed behaviour and introduced gradually to avoid injury. They have a 7 day week regular and timely routine and are brought in every morning for a check over, brush and feed if necessary. After which they are turned out again if you are not riding. In the winter they are stabled over night and out by day. We offer good quality haylage and straw bedding as standard, all included with the full livery package, as is all care, changing rugs etc. Our grass is nutritious but due to us being over a 1000ft high it doesnt hold the same rich sugar content as lower pasture, and rarely causes any health related issues.Additional services are available such as clipping, mane pulling, exercising e.t.c at an agreed tariff. We have an excellent farrier that normally visits once a week who you pay direct. We are aligned with Phoenix Equine Vets and many of our owners share call out fees for vaccinations etc.
All the horses are in a flu/tetanus and regular worming programme (with worm counts) and we would have the expectation that if your horse was here you would partake in the programme.
We are a very friendly yard with owners happy to share their knowledge of Dartmoor and the great rides available.
Unfortunatley we cannot offer Part or DIY livery but are happy for you to be here as often as you want within the yard opening times.
Please phone us for further details.
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