Church House Farm

Church House Farm is a BHS Approved livery yard, situated in Woodham Mortimer, near Maldon, Essex; an idyllic location nestled in the heart of the Essex countryside, and away from passing traffic.

Church House Farm Livery is owned and operated by Bob who is himself a keen rider. Bob takes great pride in maintaining the yard to the highest of standards. Yard Manager Adi takes care of the day to day running of the yard, and provides full care for the horses.

There are 75 acres of excellent grazing, direct links to bridlepaths and beautiful, panoramic views over the surrounding farmland; for horse owners the location is certainly an attractive benefit.

Many of the facilities have been purpose built providing clients with an excellent range of resources at their disposal…there’s even a washing machine for all those grubby numnahs and boots!

With the convenience of modern purpose-built facilities, the small dedicated team are able to offer a first-class service and accommodate the individual needs of clients wherever possible!

We offer a full-livery service with a choice of straw or shavings bedding:

Livery is £545 per calendar month which includes a straw bed.

Shavings beds can also be provided but owners will be charged an additional monthly fee for the number of bales used.

Each option includes the following services:

Feeding and haying
Turning out and bringing in
Daily mucking out
Evening skip out
Rugs changed as required
Feet picked out daily
Exercise on walker during Winter
Full use of all facilities
Secure alarmed storage for tack and equipment
Individual rail for rugs
Access to washing machine (£1.50 per load – powder provided)
Feed and Hay
Feeding requirements are discussed prior to arrival, most horses are fed from our stock supplies, but individual needs can be catered for by arrangement. Shelving is available for supplements, apples and carrots etc. please supply your own and we will be happy to add them to your horses feed as required.

All of the hay and haylage is grown on-site and the rest is sourced from a trusted local supplier, ensuring a consistent standard. Only hay of the highest quality is fed and storage is all under-cover. Hay is provided at regular intervals.

Turning out
We operate a different system of turnout for summer and winter but all horses are turned out and brought in daily unless it is not safe or practical to do so. Included in this service is the changing of any rugs, fly masks, boots etc that may be required. All horses feet are picked out after they have been out at grass and fly-repellents can be spayed on the horses during summer. We now have surfaced winter turnout paddocks.

Mucking out
All the stables have rubber matting with either a straw or shavings bed; these are mucked out daily and freshened up with clean bedding. An evening skip out is also included in our prices.

During Summer the horse walker is available for use at £5/hour, all the horses are given a daily session on the walker during winter and this is included in our prices. Other forms of exercise and packages are available as an extra service.

We also offer extra services such as clipping, show preparation (bathing, trimming, pulling, plaiting), schooling, hacking & lunging for additional charges.

We hold regular dressage and jumping clinics on site so owners don’t need to travel their horses.

Secure storage
The tackrooms are locked and alarmed at all times, with all owners having their own exclusive access code. Once inside you have storage for your tack and grooming kits etc, there is also a table and chairs, heating, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

Rug rails
Each stable is allocated a corresponding rug rail all under the same roof, making storage of all those bulky winter rugs a bit easier.

Washing machine
On the theme of rugs there is a washing machine available for those smaller items like boots and numnahs, just help yourself and get all your washing done while you ride!

Aside from there being ample parking for cars, there is also space for trailers and horseboxes by arrangement

  • Full Livery
  • Dog Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Tearoom
  • Toilets
  • Lorry or Trailer Parking
  • Car Parking
  • Tack Room - Shared
  • Tack Room - Alarmed
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Alarmed Premises
  • Security Lighting
  • CCTV Security
  • Laundry or Rug Wash Facilities
  • Hot Wash Shower
  • Wash Down Area
  • Solarium
  • Horsewalker - Open
  • Auto Waterers- Fields
  • Auto Waterers- Stables
  • All Weather Turnout Area
  • Hardstanding Areas
  • Grazing- Individual Paddocks
  • Wall Matting
  • Rubber Matting
  • Stabling- American Barn
  • Stabling- Outdoor
  • Stabling- Indoor
  • Competition Venues Nearby
  • Hacking- Quiet Lanes
  • Hacking- Close to Off-Road
  • Hacking- Private Off Road
  • Show Jumps- Full Course
  • Show Jumps- Schooling Fences
  • XC - Schooling Fences
  • Arena Lights
  • Lunging Area
  • Grass Jumping Paddock
  • Multiple Riding Areas
  • Arena- Outdoor
  • Poo Picking
  • External Instructors Welcome
  • Exercise and Schooling Available
  • Clipping and Grooming Services
  • Assisted Services
  • Professional Rider On Site
  • BHS Qualified Staff On Site
  • Instructor On Site
  • Worming Programme
  • Regular Visits- Equine Body Workers
  • Regular Visits- Farrier
  • Regular Visits- Vet
  • 24 Hour Supervision
  • Yard Manager

Yard Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 6 reviews
5Our pony has been here for 2 years and could not

Review by , 11 months ago

Our pony has been here for 2 years and could not be better cared for, such a clean caring yard

5We’ve recently moved to CHF and it was the

Review by , 11 months ago

We’ve recently moved to CHF and it was the best decision we made and we already feel like we’re apart of this brilliant family. My boy has matured so much in a short space of time and has never looked as good as he does since we joined this yard, that is credit to the professionalism of the team and their outstanding work ethics. 5* livery, from the facilities, fields, stabling, hacking and the whole team who make sure each and every livery and their horse are looked after to the highest of standards, it is very clear why CHF and the team have won awards for their excellence. We look forward to the future with this professional, friendly and welcoming team whom I strongly recommend to those looking for the best for themselves and their horses/ponies

5Our horses are very chilled and relaxed at CHF, the

Review by , 11 months ago

Our horses are very chilled and relaxed at CHF, the reason being is that they have 5* service and are looked after with enthusiasm and professionalism by a fantastic team. The farm is immaculate, with large stables, fantastic turnout fields, extremely safe and secure tack room and lovely off road hacking. We have lovely liveries and we would not want to be anywhere else.

5We have two horses here, are very happy with the

Review by , 12 months ago

We have two horses here, are very happy with the care and facilities as the horses are thriving and we wouldn’t wish to be anywhere else.

5Outstanding services in an amazing location. My horses are very

Review by , 1 year ago

Outstanding services in an amazing location. My horses are very happy here

5Five star review because it's worth it. Wouldn't

Review by , 1 year ago

Five star review because it's worth it. Wouldn't be anywhere else. I never worry a moment for the care my horse receives, so much so, I don't even know what she's fed! The care is brilliant and I really don't want anyone else to take this treasure away from me.

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Yard Address:
Church house farm,

Contact Name: Mr Bob O'Connor

Contact Number: 07846430969

Mobile Number: 07780691361


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