“Gryffeside livery for me is more than the place my horse lives. It feels like a community, everyone’s so welcoming and friendly…”
“Gryffeside livery for me is more than the place my horse lives. It feels like a community, everyone’s so welcoming and friendly. The other liveries have a combined wealth of experience that they happily share. This is invaluable especially if like me you are a first time owner.
The support is second to none ranging from lessons to reiki and everything horsey in between. I hadn’t hacked for over a year when I arrived and was quickly taken under the wings of the Gryffeside Gems. I can honestly say I hack now without fear.
The yard facilities are outstanding large bright airy matted stables with water drinkers. Willie and Karen really did think of everything when they created this yard. It is maintained to the highest standards. The fields are also very well maintained and rested providing the best grazing possible.
I have owned my horse for over 3 years and can finally relax knowing she is in the best of care. For the past year I know without doubt she is looked after when I am not there. I really couldn’t recommend Gryffeside highly enough it’s definitely unique, everyone and horses are treated equally.
Willie and Karen take pride in their facilities and in doing so have created an owners dream. It’s simply the best yard ever myself and Myla love it”
“Fantastic livery establishment where the horse matters.
Excellent facilities includes round pen for exercising, outdoor school and hard standing. The hard standing has come into its own this winter as the horses have not been stuck in their stables. Stabled overnight and into their own outdoor pens with water and nets and the ability to groom, or pull a face at, their neighbours.
Stables are all internal in bays of four with water drinkers and rubber matting and each section of four also have their own locked tack room. A feed room and separate haylage room too.
A happy place to be for horse and owner that I can’t recommend highly enough. Come for a visit and see for yourself.”
“I have been at Gryffeside Livery since April 2016 and it’s safe to say that I love it here. Karen & Willie really take a pride in their yard and it shows. For the horses there are fantastic light airy stables, well maintained grazing fields and individual ‘hard standing’ pens so that, even on the dreariest of days, they can have a groom with their pals, eat haylage and watch the world go by…
For the owners there are large tack rooms (1 for every 4 stables), a large outdoor arena that rides beautifully, a round pen to allow the horses to let off steam safely and a never ending brew up in the Wendy House.
Then there is the hacking. Fantastic hacking on quiet roads, cycle paths and off road over Gryffeside land -we really are a spoilt lot!
Since coming to Gryffeside with my girl Stella there has been an addition to the family – Finlay- a ‘rescue’ boy who I have known since he was a yearling.
Karen, in particular, has been very helpful and encouraging where Finlay is concerned….led him round the 1st time I sat on him and chaperoned us on some mini hacks. The livery yard is not just a business it’s a passion and there is a genuine interest in helping us liveries make the most of the time we spend there.
Everyone is made to feel very welcome, whether you have a sleek thoroughbred or a hairy cob (like mine), they are part of the Gryffeside family and treated with kindness and respect.
I really can’t praise Gryffeside enough…..as I said at the beginning ‘ I love it here’ and so do my ponies.”
“My horse Mack has been at Gryffeside for the last 10 years and I can honestly say that we have both enjoyed every day there. I think it’s down to the fabulous facilities and the excellent way the yard is run by Karen and Willie. They are there for you and your horse, whether it’s Willie helping with your horse, car or trailer or whatever you need help with as he can turn his hand to anything. Or Karen looking after your horse just like she would her own.
Every horse is an individual, and treated as such, and their little likes and dislikes catered for, nothing’s a bother. I have no hesitation leaving my boy in their care, my horse has retired now and has a few health issues, but I know that when I am at work or on holiday he is well looked after, in fact some people would say spoilt.
The other brilliant thing about Gryffeside is the other liveries, you couldn’t meet a nicer bunch, always there to support you and to have a good laugh with you. So it’s a 10 from me.”