Neil King : Ridgeway Racing

The facilities at Ridgeway Racing


Upper Herdswick is a 285 acre purpose built training establishment near Marlborough on the Wiltshire Downs. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is a stunning setting to train from but more importantly it has exceptional chalkland gallops and schooling grounds, and perfect inclines for working National Hunt horses. The grass and all weather gallops were designed and laid out with great thought by former trainer, Jim Old. Mr Old successfully trained from Upper Herdswick for over 25 years, sending out hundreds of winners including a Champion Hurdle winner and a Group winner on the flat.

We are now lucky to benefit from this beautiful training establishment and have invested heavily in upgrading all the facilities. These include:

A newly resurfaced 5 furlong woodchip gallop on a testing incline, along with numerous grass gallops on well drained and springy turf. There are also many miles of off-road hacking to provide variety to the horses exercise.

Schooling grounds situated in a lovely quiet valley. There are a variety of fences including Easyfix hurdles and fences, traditional chase fences and smaller solid jumps for teaching youngsters.

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Large indoor school with Polytrack surface which is used for warming up in the morning, flatwork schooling, lunging and breaking in horses.

Jumping Ring which is particularly useful for teaching young horses to jump, both loose schooling and with a jockey.

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Horse box

New Claydon 6 horse walker, an invaluable asset to every yard for warming up and cooling down horses.

ECB saltwater equine spa, a helpful aid in treating and preventing leg injuries.

Horse box
Horse box A number of fenced paddocks varying in side from small day turnout paddocks which are perfect for horses in full work, to large paddocks suitable for wintering and summering resting horses and youngstock.
Two barns with large, light and airy stables where the horses are able to see each other and are happy and relaxed. Race winner