Wilsford Stables is part of
the Lake Estate which was bought by Lady Janet Bailey in 1912 and is still
owned by the family today. Lady Janet Bailey's grandson Peter Bailey converted
the dairy in 1981 to form a training yard consisting of 29 stables and hay
barn. He ceased training in 1991 after 27 years. Peter Bailey trained many
winners including: a Grand Annual, an Arkle, 2 Welsh Champion Hurdles, The
Whitbread and The Hennessy. Peter lives at Springbottom Farm, and allows
Seamus, who moved to Wilsford Stables in 1995, the use of 1200 acres across the Woodford Valley for exercising the horses and the use of Water Meadows for
Set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside we have a 7 furlong grass gallop on a slight incline overlooking Stonehenge.
We installed a 3½ furlong Eurotrack gallop, which has a good incline. This surface never freezes and provides an excellent all year round gallop. Many outside trainers and eventers use the gallops on a regular basis. Adjacent to the all weather gallop is a 3½ furlong grass gallop, which is used for schooling over hurdles during the winter months.
Situated next to the stable yard is a 3 furlong oval sand and rubber mix gallop which has many uses. All the preparatory breaking and schooling is done on this gallop, as well as summer jumping when the grass schooling ground is unsuitable.
Adjacent to the yard we have a 30m x 60m all weather menage which is great for breaking youngsters and loose schooling.
There are an array of turn out paddocks, which enables the horses to be turned out on a daily basis.
All horses are transported in our own 3.5t Iveco and 7.5t DAF lorries and Graham Deacon ensures that both lorries are in first class condition.
A five horse Roscoe Fabrications walker is set adjacent to the yard. This enables the horses to exercise frequently throughout the day in view of the yard.