In the other pages on our website we talk about how we have sympathetically converted some of the stable block into rooms.  However, not all our stables have been converted!  There are some important members of the team who also reside at Woodlands Farm and need accommodation.  Let us introduce you to our team which we think make us extra special.

Charlie Jack – Field Manager

Jack is the original member of the team. He’s a Shetland Pony, standing at nearly 10hh and he will be celebrating his 18th birthday in 2017.  He is a chestnut leopard spotted pony when he is not covered in mud.  He is a ladies man, a bit nervous of men, but he is great with children and anyone with a carrot or polo mint.  He has a partial wall eye (blue eye) which some people believe bring their owners good luck (we’re still waiting).

Jingle – Grass Minimising Manager (Top Photo)

Also a Shetland breed but at the other end of the size spectrum and very hairy!  His  colour is Chestnut and he is the youngest at 10 years old.  We rescued him in April 2016.  Likes routine and if we are not on time with his feed he will try and escape from his stable and help himself! Not good in the mornings, can be a bit nippy if hungry and can occasionally mistake fingers for carrots.

Mickey – Food and Beverage Manager (Equine only)

He is a Welsh Section B breed with a striking white blaze on this face.  He is the old boy at 22 yrs old, full of experience and knows every pony trick in the book.  He likes to whinny to anyone who’ll listen to him.  He’s an ex endurance pony and eats like a Shire horse and likes jumping.  Often claims to be hungry but don’t believe him, he’s fed (very) well!

Bob – Meet and Greeter

On an extended holiday here at Woodlands Farm, Bob is the tallest of the team standing at around 16.2hh.  An ex-racehorse and although he is 17 years old, he occasionally acts like a 4 year old.  A typical Thoroughbred, very alert and eyes on stalks.  Very handsome (but he doesn’t know it). He has dabbled with modelling for a well known equestrian brand, who hired our facilities for a photo shoot.  Good natured with a kind heart.

We do not offer riding lessons but you are welcome to talk to the Team over the stable door, they are great listeners.  They are also customers of The Yorkshire Vet (current TV series on Channel 5) who are based in Thirsk but they have yet to make an appearance on TV (which is a relief).