Castle Farm About


Castle Farm Livery & Cross Country was established in 1995, our friendly establishment is more than a livery yard and cross country course, rather, it’s a way of life. With our passion for horses and genuine interest in our clients, we work together as a family, and we work with our clients as a team.  Here at Castle Farm Livery & Cross Country we offer all the elements that you could wish for to enjoy your horses; whether you’re a novice or experienced rider, Castle Farm Livery & Cross Country offers a friendly and welcoming ‘horsey’ place to be.

Yard Owner

I am Anna Howes, I decided to set up my own livery yard in 1995 having always struggled as a horse owner to find a professional, friendly yard which was reasonably priced. I am a farmer’s daughter who has owned and ridden horses since 1986. Early in my career I found a passion for teaching and have been coaching riders since 1989. During my employment over the years I have worked with Dressage horses, Race horses, Eventers, Hunters, Driving horses, Kids ponies and even tried my hand at Vaulting! Other than my equine skills, I have good people skills and have spent 10 years as a part time senior manager for an international retail company.

My main aim with any horse or rider, is to get the best results in the most positive way, I enjoy working with anyone who has a desire to improve, no matter what their ability.

It had always been my dream to run my own yard and pass on my equine knowledge and experiences for the benefit of others. I qualified as a BHSAI in 1991 and offer sympathetic and structured riding tuition for all ages and abilities. Additionally, I am a qualified NVQ tutor and assessor; working with Bridgewater College. Castle Farm Livery & Cross Country is able to offer the NPTC Work- Based Diploma in Horse Care and Riding Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Our Team

Yard Manager

Verity Herniman

Verity is a new member to the Castle Farm Team, who is already making a positive impact on horses and clients.

Watch this space for more info and photos…

If you are interested in riding lessons on your own horse or the Diploma courses, go to our training page or contact us for more details.

At Castle Farm we offer a full schooling service, general exercise/hacking, lunging and preparation for sale. If you would like your horse competed or require assistance at competitions this is also available. I am willing to travel to your yard to teach, or you can bring your horse for lessons at our facilities, 45 minute sessions from £15. Please contact us for details.