A Cheshire stud has been granted planning permission to carry out a major development of its equestrian facilities.

Fosshey Stables in Antrobus plans to install a new indoor and outdoor arena, crew barns, a hay barn and extend the farmhouse belonging to the owners, Sandra and Ian Tinker.

Sandra Tinker is a qualified Reiki practitioner and horse whisperer and plans to introduce holistic care and rehabilitation to the current equestrian set-up.

A new purpose-built treatment room is being built to offer owners a range of treatments on site from the physiotherapists, chiropractors and EMRT therapists (equine muscle release) that already visit the stables.

“Our vision is to be able to offer a rehabilitation and holistic care management programme to clients from all over the north west and midlands,” said Sandra.

The project is being designed by Equine Planning Solutions and said the company’s architect, Richard McGonigal has faced “enormous pressure from local competitors all of which boast indoor arenas.”

McGonigal said that winning planning approval for the new facilities “will level the playing field and allow Fosshey Stables to not only compete but to deliver first class facilities and services to the local equestrian community.”