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National Racehorse Week is a nationwide annual celebration of the racehorse and a chance to see first-hand the love, care and attention that goes into looking after them. In an experience like no other, racing training yards up and down the country, will be showcasing the fantastic lives that these magnificent animals lead.
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Pant Wilkin Stables, set in the tranquil countryside near Cowbridge, South Wales, provides the perfect setting in which to train racehorses. The yard has been home to Tim Vaughan Racing for the past decade, offers top-class, purpose-built facilities allowing Tim and his team to give their racehorses the best care, and attention needed.
Find out more: timvaughanracing.com
Please note, Sat Nav using the postcode does not work.
From the East: From the M4 motorway: Exit at junction 33 (from the east) and take the 1st exit signposted, Cardiff (A4232). Take the 1st exit off the A4232 signposted A48 towards Cowbridge. Follow signs for Cowbridge for about 5 miles going through St Nicholas and Bonvilston until you see a large television mast on the right hand side. Take the 1st turning right immediately after the entrance to the mast. The road has a large concrete access with a cattle grid after approximately 10 metres. Clearly signposted Pant Wilkin Stables. Follow the Pant Wilkin Stables signs until you go down a steep bend and then bear right at the bottom and do not go through the stone pillars, instead bear right up the hill to the designated car parking area for Arena and Gallop Hire. Please click here for Site Map …
From West: From the M4 Motorway: From the West, exit at junction 35 and take the 1st exit onto A473. At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Felindre Road. Continue along this road for approximately 4 miles then at the T junction turn left onto A48 towards Cowbridge. At the first roundabout, take 2nd exit and go straight across continuing along the Cowbridge By Pass/ A48. You pass a past petrol station on left and after about ½ mile you go up a hill and at the very top you turn left into the entrance of Pant Wilkin Equestrian Centre but it is clearly signposted Pant Wilkin Stables onto a large concrete access with a cattle grid. Follow the Pant Wilkin Stables signs until you go down a steep bend and then bear right at the bottom and do not go through the stone pillars, instead bear right up the hill to the designated car parking area for Arena and Gallop Hire.
Facilities and access
- Free Parking
- Toilets available
- Majority accessible for wheelchairs/mobility scooters
- Food and drink available to buy
- No dogs allowed
What to expect
On the day you will be able to get up close and personal with the horses in the stables and paddocks, take photos, share the time with your family, friends and children and then take a tour around the racing yard and facilities that comes with this and get a feel from the many team members of what love and care the horses are given to encourage them to thrive on the racecourse.
You can read more about a day in the life at Tim Vaughan racing here.