Windmill Stud Farm
Windmill Stud Farm
Windmill Stud Farm, belonging to Fiona Marner, will be open in the morning. Visitors can see her mares and foals, along with her excellent facilities, including a water treadmill. The stud farm is next to trainer Owen Burrows’s new yard… RG17 7 BN.
RACING YARDS AND AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT
£15 per person. Children under 12 free.
AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT ONLY from 1pm
£10 per person.
Children Under 12 – FREE
Car Parking – FREE
Programmes will be on sale (£5) at all car parks and yards. There is a map inside, a programme of events, interesting articles, quizzes, pages of all the trainers with their horses and lots more plus many great colour photographs. A collector’s item.
All proceeds go to charity.
Horses don’t like steps either and so most of the racing yards are on level ground with tarmac or concrete walkways. The horses are generally in their stables and will often have their head out of the door, for a wheelchair user it may be difficult to view the horses who are tucked away in a far corner of the stable. However, the stables are all attended and we encourage you to ask for assistance from one of the stable lads. When you arrive at the stable please indicate that you are disabled or have a disabled passenger. Wherever safely possible you will be allowed to park close to the buildings and drop a disabled passenger.
The afternoon entertainment is on a grass field which may prove challenging to wheelchair users without attendants. Parking for vehicles with disabled drivers and passengers is directly next to the field.
Special toilets for disabled visitors have been hired and are available at key locations. Please ask any of the marshals. They are also marked in the Open Day programme.
If you have any questions concerning facilities or access for disabled visitors then please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.
You are welcome to bring your dog provided it is kept on a lead. This is for safety reasons since there are many people about. We really want everyone to have a great time so please respect instructions from marshals and yard staff.
In warm sunny weather cars become ovens, and because of this the RSPCA advises that animals are never left inside cars. If an animal left in a car is panting for breath it may be starting to suffer from heatstroke, which can kill an animal very quickly. Leaving windows open or putting a bowl of water in the car does not help.
Owners who put an animal at risk by leaving it inside a locked car could face prosecution. If you see a dog left inside a parked car on a warm day, please contact the police who will be in attendance on the day.
For any further information contact Mark Smyly by email.