I have 3 horses at the yard with very different needs
Review by Nicole, 5 months ago
I have 3 horses at the yard with very different needs ranging from a 5year old to a 23 year old who are all extremely happy at Gryffeside ! The facilities are excellent year round but my particular favourite is the use of the fantastic fields for riding in during the summer months. Between the fields, indoor arena, outdoor arena and fantastic hacking my horses are never bored of working ! The winter months with horses are of course long however the mix of field turnout, turnout pens and the fantastic indoor with a range of poles and jumps all make it much more manageable and allow me to keep them fit even in the bad weather !
Although I am not a livery here I visit Gryffeside
Review by Ella Dingley , 12 months ago
Although I am not a livery here I visit Gryffeside regularly throughout the year. My experience is always pleasurable, where horses are happy and well cared for. Owners I interact with always have a smile on their face and a yard without a negative atmosphere is so difficult to find. 5 star rating for sure.
My cob has a range of complex health needs and
Review by Gail Cameron , 1 year ago
My cob has a range of complex health needs and in recent years he has struggled with allergies, EMS, laminitis and recurring colic (particularly related to grazing for more than a few hours at a time). But I can honestly say he’s never been better, happier and more bright-eyed than since arriving at Gryffeside. For any horse needing a break from the field, the hard-standing pens are amazing. They allow the horses to be outside munching on their nets, with their pals right over the fence to groom, while offering shelter from the elements …. without the worry of over-grazing. My horse sometimes chooses to head for his pen rather than the field if it’s a miserable day because he knows he can have all his creature comforts without having to stand in his stable, where he tends to get bored.
That said, the stables - which are in “pods” of four - are beautifully light and airy….with automatic drinkers and individual tack rooms per “pod”. Bedding, hay and haylage are available on site. And everything is undercover which is so appreciated in winter!
Hacking is fantastic, there is an outdoor school and the indoor is spectacular.
Karen and Willie have been so supportive and accommodating of my big lad and all his “quirks”…. And I feel very reassured knowing he’s getting everything he needs in the most beautiful surroundings. 5 stars!
I moved my horse to Gryffeside nearly two years ago
Review by Jane Sim, 1 year ago
I moved my horse to Gryffeside nearly two years ago and we haven’t looked back. From the moment we arrived my boy settled like he had been there for a long time.
Before moving yards I had been gone round several others but nothing was quite right. That was until I went to Gryffeside. While the yard was not the closest to home but I was impressed as soon as I arrived.
The yard was spotless, the facilities offered from the large airy stables with automatic water drinkers and stable mats, to the fact you were also supplied with a hard standing pens not only that a round pen, and outdoor school and now we have the indoor school for those not so nice days that we typically have.
Karen and Willie work hard to keep the yard in such good condition and often go above and beyond to assist you to ensure you and your horse are happy.
Turnout at Gryffeside is 24-7 during the summer months and while restricted during the winter the horses still are allowed time out as their needs are top priority here.
I could go on and on about the yard as I and my boy are very happy. This is not only due to the owners but also the other livery’s as they all are a fantastic bunch of people and horses.
Don’t take my word for it phone up and book a yard visit and see what you think. You and your horse won’t regret it.
I have been a livery client at Gryffeside for 15 years.
Review by Mary McCreath, 1 year ago
I have been a livery client at Gryffeside for 15 years. This is a fantastic yard with excellent facilities for my horse. The stables are large and airy with rubber matting and water drinkers. Each horse also has a covered hard standing pen which is great in the bad weather, for laminitis, rehabilitation or just chilling.
There is access to all year round grazing, separate grazing for summer and winter with the fields and fencing always being maintained to the highest standards. The yard is kept neat and tidy by everyone lending a hand and taking a pride in their surroundings. Oh and there is also a lovely clean warm toilet.
I am quite lazy so having access to unlimited home grown hay or haylage means that I do not have to source this every year. Bedding is also available on site. There are various companies that will also deliver hard feed and other supplies for your horse and dog. Another benefit is that well behaved dogs are very welcome and love a run in the fields. This means a lot to me to have this privilege.
After enjoying the great hacking the liveries can relax in the comfortable heated common room affectionally referred to as The Wendy House. Here you can drink as much free tea and coffee as you want. There is also a fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster.
The owners Willie and Karen go above and beyond for their clients and this as I can vouch for on many occasions.
I thoroughly recommend this fantastic yard to anyone. Why not come and have a look around?
I have no hesitation in giving five stars. Would go higher if I could.
I have two horses at Gryffeside who couldn’t have
Review by Georgina, 1 year ago
I have two horses at Gryffeside who couldn’t have more different needs - a 21 year old poor doer and a 2 year old good doer - and yet Gryffeside seems to offer the perfect package for both. My oldie has access to great quality haylage, well maintained fields and a gentle herd, keeping her in good condition even in the depth of winter, whilst my baby has the ability to live out 24/7 hill grazing, growing up, developing her muscles and staying trim. The facilities here are second to none, with an indoor and outdoor school, round pen and hard standing pens. The whole yard and fields are perfectly maintained and immaculately kept. The yard owners Karen and Willie are lovely, as are all the other liveries, and I trust them completely with my horses - they’ve held them for urgent vet appointments when I’ve needed it as well as providing on going support. I really trust Karen to do the best by all the horses in her care and I couldn’t recommend the yard enough!
This is the gold standard of livery facilities.
Review by June Ramsay, 2 years ago
This is the gold standard of livery facilities.
Owners are gold standard people and then some.
My horse settled so quickly, loves it.
I have been at Gryffeside Livery since April 2016 and it's
Review by Irene Forbes, 6 years ago
I have been at Gryffeside Livery since April 2016 and it's safe to say that I love it here. Karen & Willie really take a pride in their yard and it shows.
For the horses there are fantastic light airy stables, well maintained grazing fields and individual 'hard standing' pens so that, even on the dreariest of days, they can have a groom with their pals, eat haylage and watch the world go by...... for the owners there are large tack rooms ( 1 for every 4 stables ), a large outdoor arena that rides beautifully, a round pen to allow the horses to let off steam safely and a never ending brew up in the Wendy House. Then there is the hacking. Fantastic hacking on quiet roads, cycle paths and off road over Gryffeside land -we really are a spoilt lot!
Since coming to Gryffeside with my girl Stella there has been an addition to the family - Finlay- a 'rescue' boy who I have known since he was a yearling.
Karen, in particular, has been very helpful and encouraging where Finlay is concerned....led him round the 1st time I sat on him and chaperoned us on some mini hacks. The livery yard is not just a business it's a passion and there is a genuine interest in helping us liveries make the most of the time we spend there.
Everyone is made to feel very welcome, whether you have a sleek thoroughbred or a hairy cob ( like mine), they are part of the Gryffeside family and treated with kindness and respect.
I really can't praise Gryffeside enough.....as I said at the beginning ' I love it here' and so do my ponies.
My horse Mack has been at Gryffeside for the last 10
Review by Agnes mcmulkin, 6 years ago
My horse Mack has been at Gryffeside for the last 10 years. And I can honestly say that we have both enjoyed every day there . I think it is down to the fabulous facilities , and the excellent way the yard is run by Karen and Willie
They are there for you and your horse , whether its Willie helping with your horse , car or trailer , or anything you need help with as he can turn his hand to anything. Or Karen looking after your horse just like she would her own .Every horse is an individual , and treated as such , and their little likes and dislikes catered for , nothings a bother .I have no hesitation leaving my boy in there care , my horse has retired now and has a few health issues, but I know that when I am at work or on holiday he is well looked after, infact some people would say spoilt . The other brilliant thing about Gryffeside livery is the other liveries , you couldn't meet a nicer bunch , always there to support you , and to have a good laugh with you . So it's a 10 from me
Fantastic livery establishment at Gryffeside where the horse matters. Excellent
Review by Sheena, 6 years ago
Fantastic livery establishment at Gryffeside where the horse matters. Excellent facilities includes round pen for exercising, outdoor school and hard standing. The hard standing has come into its own this winter as the horses have not been stuck in their stables. Stabled overnight and into their own outdoor pens with water and nets and the ability to groom, or pull a face at, their neighbours. Stables are all internal in bays of four with water drinkers and rubber matting and each section of four also have their own locked tack room. A feed room and separate haylage room too. A happy place to be for horse and owner that I can't recommend highly enough. Come for a visit and see for yourself.