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As former Jockey & National Hunt trainer, Jess has now ran Molland Ridge Stud for 8yrs, they are a small yard based in North Devon. The stud offers high class care with a variety of horses. Including Foaling down, setting up breeding programs, sale prep & Consignment as well as breaking in & Pre-training. The team regularly work on rehabilitating horses that have been injured or needed specialised post operative care, bring them back to full health.
Jess and the team work with a diverse age group of horses from neonatal foals to retired racehorses. Including the foal covered by TB Tales from birth, Sammy the Shire who fostered two orphan TB foals. As well as former Arkle winner Duc Des Genevriers & the ever so popular Monkerty Tunkerty.
Facilities and access
- No dogs allowed
- Free parking
- Wheelchair access
What to expect
The day will start off with a foal parade explaining their ages, breeding and futures. Followed by a demonstration on lunging and long reining. Then we will have a specialised talk on how we assess a foal with the farrier and he will demonstrate how and why we trim a foal so regularly. We then have an exciting demonstration with the vet scanning two mares that are in foal. During the afternoon you can go and meet the horses in the stables and view the facilities including our all-weather turnout paddocks. We will close the afternoon with our “Guess the Weight of a foal competition” by weighing them in front of everyone and announce the winner.
There are no entry fees to the afternoon, but we are asking for donations for MND as well as the competition proceeds going towards this charity that is close to our family.