Thanks to late acquisitions, the stud now covers 274 ha. The fields include paddocks around the yards for daily turnout, as well as large 8ha verdant meadows. All of them are surrounded by three-rails fences and hedges by traditional Bocage trees in order to protect horses from wind and rain.
The stud farm comprises 175 boxes that are split in two main yards, three secondary yards and an isolation barn. A foaling barn includes seven big boxes equipped with video monitors and the foal alert system. Two cattle farms have been recently purshased and transormed into yearling units.
The stud has at its disposal a large indoor arena that allows yearlings to be walked, lunged, broken-in and ridden. It also permits foals to stretch their legs during the winter. In addition, a 6-horses walker and a lunging ring complete the pre-training equipments.
In 2014, the owner bought a new farm (Ferme de Saint Pierre), where horses never grazed, only cattles. After one year of work, bulding and fencing, this annex is now available, with 3 barns and 32 ha of paddocks.
The stud is now 282 ha.
Pasture monitoring and maintenance
The stud pays special attention to pastures. The nutritional quality and the breeding areas excellence are guaranteed by the following requirements:
- Mix of horse grazing, cattles and rest
- Yearly analysis of soil and grass by our consultant Thierry Dutertre
- Provision of fertilizers aiming to improve the nutritional exchange
- Important crop rotations
- Up-keeping of the parcels all year long
- Soil aerator
- Traditional harrow and comb harrow
- Picking system for cleaning the paddocks
- Direct sowing to improve the flora
To ensure the best veterinary care possible, the stud employs an in-house veterinary, Dr Mathilde LESOUEF. All the necessary equipments are available to guarantee the good gynecological checking and the foal growth follow-up.
- Equipped laboratory
- Blood test developer