Donnington Valley Hotel Visit





In conjunction with the Donnington Valley and Vineyard hotels, I would be delighted to see you at Saxon House Stables on the Sunday morning of your weekend stay.

You will be able to get a feel for my background and operation here at the historic Saxon House Stables from my website, but a visit will give you a personal insight into the training of race horses. Please arrive by 10:20 on Sunday morning;  directions from Donnington Valley and The Vineyard are at the bottom of this page.

I will welcome you to the yard over some light refreshments and then parade a string of horses telling you something about each of them. Parading horses before work gives me the opportunity to assess their wellbeing and talk through with their riders the bit of work that I want them to achieve. We will make the short drive to the gallops to see the horses work at speed.

Having had a word with the riders as they walk back from the top of the gallops, I will take you on a tour of the Lambourn Downs, showing you the schooling and jumping training grounds and the considerable variety and different type of gallops we have in Lambourn. The Downs, particularly if you happen to catch a fine day, have some splendid and far reaching views, stretching as far as the Welsh Marches.

Once we get back to Saxon House Stables I will take you on a tour, introduce you to the rest of my string, give you an outline of their history and our future plans for each horse. You will be able to leave for lunch around 12:30ish, although there is no time pressure if you would like to stay longer.

If there is anything further that you would like to know about visiting Saxon House Stables on the Sunday morning, please drop me an email through this website or telephone 01488 72598

I look forward to welcoming you to my historic yard and showing you my horses working at speed.

Click here to view or download Directions to Saxon House

(below, from left to right) Honourable Knight, Ridgeway Hawk and Reginald Claude as two-year-olds. Now all six year olds and still going strong! Between them they have won 15 races and placed a further 21 times! A remarkable achievement.