Carl Hester

  • Must-have: “A good arena surface is essential when you’ve got dressage horses.”
  • Luxury: “The silent horse walker, with remote.”
  • Top tip: “Source local materials and use local tradesmen — it’ll look better and cost less.”

Kitty Boggis

  • Must-have: “Light, airy boxes.”
  • Luxury: “The arena surface.”
  • Top tip: “Think about how user-friendly the set up will be. My first yard was pretty, but we were paying people to walk up and down and forget things.”

Andrew Mizon

  • Must-have: “An indoor school.”
  • Luxury: “A Derby course.”
  • Top tip: “Do your homework and work with your local planning officer not against them.”

Go through the keyhole of these three top yards to find out what makes them so special in today’s Horse & Hound (4 October, ’07)