At Ayrshire Equitation Centre we understand the importance of having your horse at livery in a place where you can be sure they will receive the best possible care in the most comfortable environment. With onsite 24/7 supervision offering complete piece of mind that your horse is always in safe hands.
We currently offer two tiers of livery, Simple provision of Stabling or Schooling Livery.
Provision of Stabling
Provision of stabling includes the provision of the box and incidental care for the horse, such as morning and evening feeding, forage and bedding.
Schooling Livery includes the same features as provision of Stabling however the horse will be schooled or private tuition given as necessary but typically between 3 – 5 times per week.
Boxes are in an American style barn design, with sliding doors and optional full bar close grills. We have both window boxes and inside boxes available, all featuring automatic water drinkers and large easy fill hay racks. A central passage makes all your work easy to manage and ensures that most yard work can be carried out inside. The yard is always kept neat and tidy, ensuring a clean and pleasing environment for you and your horse to enjoy.
Full Livery benefits from sugar beet and mix being provided and available if you so wish, additional supplements and feeds will be made up where provided and will be stored in the main feed room.
All liveries at the centre are provided with hay or haylage, depending upon their choice and availability. All our hay an haylage is grown and made by us; this ensures it is of the highest quality and is to a consistent standard. `The haylage is checked regularly for its quality and nutritional value making it unrivalled in Ayrshire.
All horses are bedded on wood fines as standard. We provide a full starter bed and then will be replenished when required.
We offer all year turnout, in the summer the 74 acres of ground become available for grazing, in the winter, when the ground conditions make field turnout untenable we use our purpose built turnout pen. We aim to turnout in social groups to ensure your horse settles in as quickly as possible.
Liveries can use either the indoor or outdoor ménage when it is not in use or booked. These are designated times throughout the week when the indoor school is made available for liveries to ride in. You are required to pay a modest fee for lights, should you require them. Jumps, dressage markers, poles etc are all available for use at no extra cost, however you will be required to put these back after use.
We automatically include all livery clients on our yard-worming program to ensure the upmost well being of your horse. Worming costs will be added to monthly bills dependant on the wormer used at certain times of the year.
Our main farrier is Andrew Ireland, he visits the yard on a weekly basis. Liveries can request to be added to shoeing lists and can leave payment for Andrew. Specialist shoeing requirements can be catered for. If you have your own farrier, they can continue to visit the centre, however you would be required to make these arrangements independently.