Swarthdale Stables


When Ryan and I bought Swarthdale Cottage in 2014, there was a lot of work to be done. The livery yard was in a state of disrepair and the grazing land wasn’t much better. We have worked tirelessly over the last few years to make our yard a haven for horses. It is a place that my liveries and their horses can relax in a safe and tranquil environment.

We have a self contained yard where all paddocks and amenities are away from the road, behind a rustic wooden gate. We have plenty 24/7 grazing in the summer, with all day grazing in the winter. We have 4 separate turn out areas to socialise, play or recover from injury. These have been made with the horse’s health and well being in mind. Ryan and I live on site and despite this we have security lights, alarms and CCTV to ensure our horses and property are safe.

At the heart of our yard is comradery. Everyone encourages everyone else to be the best that they can be. We know that owning a horse or pony is not the cheapest hobby, so why not do it somewhere fun and fabulous?

Our liveries benefit from the following facilities:

  • 60×30 sand and rubber arena, flood lit
  • 25m round pen, flood lit
  • Knowledgeable qualified Instructor on site
  • Full course of show jumps
  • Full course of rustic workers fences
  • 20 acres of 24/7 summer grazing
  • 7 acres of winter grazing
  • 2 x sand paddock turn outs
  • 1 hard standing turn out
  • 1 turn out area in field shelter
  • Under cover hot horse shower
  • Fully insulated, heated, alarmed tack room
  • Washing machine
  • Stand alone tack cleaning area complete with hot water
  • CCTV over whole site
  • Allocated feed area, rug area per stable
  • Copious tying areas but outside and in the barns, with bridle hooks next to them
  • Rug drying facilities
  • Toilet and changing area
  • Kitchen complete with fridge/ freezer, microwave and kettle
  • Carrot fridge in the kitchen
  • Under cover muck trailer with walk in ramp
  • Choice of great quality haylage or hay
  • Bedding provided on site
  • Large car park with trailer and wagon storage
  • All stables are large (minimum size is 14×12), rubber matted, Lodden stables with top and bottom bolts
  • Farrier bay with leg washing facilities
  • Sockets for clipping
  • All areas have LED lighting
  • Spacious hay barn
  • Automatic waterers in fields and stables
  • Summer grazing tailored to suit the needs of each horse
  • Zone visits organised with all vet practices to minimise the cost of routine vet work
  • Worming regimen planned and organised by Kate

Please contact us for details of vacancies



  • Arena Hire
  • Assisted DIY Livery
  • DIY Livery
  • Grass Livery
  • Holiday/ Short Term Livery
  • Part Livery - 5 Day
  • Alarmed Premises
  • All Weather Turnout Area
  • Auto Waterers- Fields
  • Auto Waterers- Stables
  • Barefoot Friendly
  • Car Parking
  • CCTV Security
  • Changing Area
  • Child Friendly
  • Covered Grooming Bays
  • Disabled Access
  • Dog Friendly
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Field Shelters
  • Grazing- 24/7 Summer Availability
  • Grazing- Available Year Round
  • Grazing- Individual Paddocks
  • Grazing- Mixed Herds
  • Grazing- Same Sex Herds
  • Hardstanding Areas
  • Hot Wash Shower
  • Laundry or Rug Wash Facilities
  • Lorry or Trailer Parking
  • Natural Shelter
  • No Smoking Policy
  • Rubber Matting
  • Rug Room
  • Security Lighting
  • Stabling- American Barn
  • Stabling- Internal
  • Tack Room - Alarmed
  • Tack Room - Heated
  • Tack Room - Shared
  • Tearoom or Kitchen
  • Toilets
  • Wash Down Area
  • WiFi Available
  • Arena Lights
  • Arena- Outdoor
  • Competition Venues Nearby
  • Grass Jumping Paddock
  • Hacking- Close to Off-Road
  • Hacking- Quiet Lanes
  • Local Hunt
  • Lunging Area
  • Multiple Riding Areas
  • Round Pen
  • Schooling Facilities Nearby
  • Show Jumps- Full Course
  • Show Jumps- Schooling Fences
  • XC - Schooling Fences
  • 24 Hour Supervision
  • Assisted Services (Provided by Yard)
  • BHS Qualified Staff On Site
  • Bio-Security Policy
  • Clipping & Grooming Services (Provided by Yard)
  • Dentist- Regular Visits
  • Equine Body Worker- Regular Visits
  • Exercise & Schooling Available (Provided by Yard)
  • External Instructors Welcome
  • Farrier- Regular Visits
  • Feed & Bedding Delivered to Yard
  • Holiday Cover (Provided by Yard)
  • Instructor On Site
  • Poo Picking
  • Vet- Regular Visits
  • Worming Programme
  • Yard Manager
  • Dressage or Flatwork Clinics
  • Groundwork Clinics
  • Jumping Clinics
  • Visiting Instructors

Yard Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
5 Moving my horse to Kate's is the best thing

Review by , 2 years ago

Moving my horse to Kate's is the best thing I ever did, he is the most happy he has ever been and so am I. Everyone on the yard is happy, kind, supportive and all the horses are content. All the facilities are beautifully maintained and everything is fit for purpose. There are often people hacking or boxing up to go places so there is plenty of opportunity to tag along with people. Kate is brilliant and so helpful and always there if you need her. I would recommend swarthdale to anyone who's looking for a great livery yard.

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Vacancies: Waiting List

Yard Address:
Swarthdale Road,
Over Kellet,

Contact Name: Miss Kate Jackson

Contact Number: 07775538994

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