Our Facilities

All Weather Gallop

All Weather Gallop

Our straight carpet gallop is used alongside the deep sand. This is on a gradual incline and they do the majority of the fast work on this gallop which is great for getting the horses upsides at speed.

Deep Sand Gallop

Deep Sand Gallop

The 300m oval deep sand gallop is a crucial asset to our training method, we use this gallop on a daily basis its 12″ deep and helps us get the horses steady work done all year round regardless of the weather conditions, the deep surface really makes the horses work but in a controlled and settled rhythm.

Schooling Lane

Schooling Lane

A great alternative for schooling outside when the grass is unsuitable, this is a combination of 4 jumps from a log up to a fence.

Schooling Ground

Our hurdles and fences on the grass are a great way to ensure the horses are technical and confident enough in their jumping for racing. These run alongside the straight gallop so can be moved onto the all weather if needed.

Stabling

Stabling

We have various stables around the yard. Some are situated in the barn and others are outside which is a nice option for different horses, depending on their temperament, as some enjoy the company of being in the barn whereas others enjoy being out of the main yard with more viewing. All stables are light and airy which is most important for the horses health and wellbeing.

Owners Viewing Stand

Owners Viewing Stand

This is a great feature we added which offers our owners great viewing of their horses working up the all weather carpet gallop.

Menage

Menage

We take schooling very seriously and our outdoor school is essential to us for jumping. It is great for educating young horses to gain balance when schooling before heading out to the bigger easy fix fences on the grass. It is also a great alternative and change to schooling on the grass.

Water Splash

Water Splash

Our water splash, conveniently located close to the gallop, is a great aid not only for a refreshing post-exercise cool down but also hugely beneficial to the health of our horses legs. Walking through cold water helps to cool and tighten muscles and tendons following strenuous exercise, as well as allowing the horses to relax and enjoy playing in the water after their morning work.

Horse Walker

Horse Walker

Our five horse Monarch walker is an invaluable tool for warming up, cooling down and for muscle tone. It is also the first step back on the road to recovery for any injured horse and provides a safe and secure environment for the early stages of fitness training for horses coming back into work after a break.

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"I’ve been in the Church Farm Racing Club for over a year now. The best thing about it is unlike with larger yards, at Church Farm, you are one phone call away from the trainer at any time. You are always welcome to visit the yard and ask as many questions as you like and race days are very..."

J. Pelham

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"Having had horses with Sam for many years we greatly appreciate his integrity within the sport and his total dedication to his horses and their welfare. Always made to feel welcome by both by Sam and his hardworking staff we love the journey from pre-training to the racecourse for our horses. As..."

R & J. Francis

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"I have been a racehorse owner for more than 25 years and from 2015 with Sam. I originally joined a syndicate when Sam was training point-to-point horses. It didn’t take me long to appreciate the high standards employed by Sam and the attention to detail that each horse benefits from. The yard..."

M. Dunlevy

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"I have had horses with Sam since he was training point to pointers and we have had some great fun, and success! Sam is a very knowledgeable horseman and he’s surrounded himself with a talented, knowledgable and hard working team. Wheather its a morning at The Gallops at Church Farm or an..."

David Bostock

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"I have been involved in a number of syndicates and racing clubs with Sam, going back to when he was a point-to-point trainer and it is a great experience. You always receive a warm welcome at Church Farm and the communication that you receive about your horse on a regular basis is excellent...."

Mark Astbury

ADDRESS

Sam Allwood Racing
Church Farm,
Church Lane,
Ash Magna,
Whitchurch,
Shropshire
SY13 4EA

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