Our training approach is centred on the horse for several key reasons, with the ultimate aim of preventing and avoiding many of the common injuries, ailments and stress-related problems that are frequently associated with racehorses in training.
“The horse’s welfare is at the heart of everything I do as a racehorse trainer.”
The Beeches Farm is a top-class training establishment. We have access to some of the best training facilities in the country, in particular the one-mile, all-weather gallop, which rises more than 220ft. We also have the luxury of a unique covered eight-horse horsewalker, with a specially designed loose school in the centre.
We are fortunate to be supported at home and on the racecourse by a great team of staff and professionals.
Every owner wants to be in the winner’s enclosure — it’s the ultimate aim for everyone involved. We also like every owner, of every type, to have the opportunity to get to know their horse and its personality. We welcome regular visits to the yard from owners, part-owners and syndicates, so that they may have as much enjoyment from their horse as we do while it is in training with us.
"Thank you for a great morning. The girls loved seeing the horses close up (especially Desert William!). "
"A great insight to what goes on behind the scenes. A lovely friendly yard and great to see happy, healthy horses. Great to see unshod, natural horses doing what they love. Thank you."
"Simon is most welcoming to everyone. Very interesting and so in tune with his horses. Very knowledgeable man with lovely staff. Thank you so much for allowing us to look around. Great cakes too! "
"Simon and his team were excellent hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, found it very interesting and loved watching the lunge in the school. Thank you for having us. "
"Very interesting morning, Simon is very into the natural way of looking after horses. Happy horses = happy owner which makes a great and wonderful partnership"
"Your mare couldn’t be with a more caring trainer. I always remember Simon being known for caring for horses above anything else. If we were ever in a position to own a racehorse it would be put with him! One of the good ones"