West Moor Farm Equestrian Centre offers arena hire, not only in the indoor arena, but also on request our outside warm up arena which has also been surfaced with a fantastic all weather surface.

Our 60m x 30m indoor arena features an exceptional sand, fibre and wax surface, which is inspected and levelled daily. Light and airy, our indoor arena features a full-length viewing gallery running the entire length of one side: an ideal vantage point for spectators.

Veterinary Protocol

Horses attending events/use of facilities at West Moor Farm:

  • All horses attending the facilities at West Moor Farm must been up to date with a yearly influenza vaccine, including a correct primary course of vaccinations, as per the manufacturers instructions.
  • It is recommended that all horses have a 6 monthly ‘flu booster, or have a ‘flu booster within 6 months of attending West Moor Farm. This may become a mandatory requirement in the face of a ‘flu outbreak
    It is also recommended that all horses have up to date tetanus vaccination.

Horses staying at West Moor Farm for an extended period of time:

  • That same vaccination rule as above apply to horses staying at West Moor Farm. All horses will be isolated (see isolation policy below) for the first 2 weeks of their stay, at the end of which period a blood sample will be taken to test for strangles exposure – if this test result is clear the horse will be allowed to mix with the resident population at West Moor Farm if this is deemed appropriate.
  • This isolation will occur in a designated area, but may occur as a group – ideally horses coming to stay for extended periods would be moved as groups for this reason

Isolation Protocol

Isolation usually only involves a single horse however if more than one horse is being moved at the same time, the group can be tested and isolated together.

  • Isolation should be in a separate airspace from other horses and at least 10m away from other stables
  • Isolation may be a field so long as no nose to nose contact is possible with other horses
  • All equipment, buckets, tack grooming equipment etc. must only be used on the isolated horses
  • Bacteria can be spread on owners’ clothing and hands etc. Limit access to a minimum number of people needed to look after any horses in isolation.
  • Protective clothing and disinfectant should be provided and used after handling horses in isolation.
  • Ideally do theses horses last after non isolated horses.
    Ideally the isolation facility should be located in a position which means it can be accessed without passing any other horses and exited the same way.
  • Clear signage should be displayed to indicate horses in isolation

Please note, in a confirmed case of strangles there is also a yard isolation procedure which must be carried out in which the horses are separated into 3 risk groups, usually green amber and red. Your vet will discuss this further in the event of an outbreak.