We reckon the horses of Badminton champion Piggy March are in eventer heaven — do you agree?
The rider, who was also the 2017 and 2019 Burghley runner-up, is based in Northamptonshire, at a purpose-build yard belonging to Belinda and David Keir. Set in 24 acres of breathtaking countryside, the former working cattle farm was redeveloped in 2013 and now ticks the criteria on any eventer’s dream wish list.
Piggy’s head groom, Amy Phillips, is this week’s guest on the Horse & Hound Podcast, where she gives great insight into her life with team March, so make sure you give it a listen. In the meantime, why not take a look around?
The yard is approached up a grass-lined drive, with turnout paddocks each side
This 24-stable American barn is the hub of the yard, complete with wash boxes, a solarium, large tack room and feed room, plus a separate six box quarantine block
The barn has rubber matting throughout
Some of the horses have an outside view from windows at the back of their stables
The tack room is huge…
And there’s a wash bay with running hot water, plus dry bays for clipping and visits from the vet and farrier…
The feed room with the horses’ meals all ready to go
This panorama shot shows the amazing facilities outside, a huge 60x40m school, three-and-a-half furlong gallop and water jump
And here’s another view of the gallop
Piggy takes a spin round the school, with its beautiful view, and heads up the gallop to the water jump
The yard also has a covered horse walker…
A storage room for rugs and numnahs…
A six-stable quarantine yard…
And an owners’ room, where Piggy’s old magazine covers adorn the walls
Please Piggy, can we all move in… with our horses?
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