Monday, 24 December 2012

Happy Christmas from all at Monarch Equestrian

Happy Christmas and a Prosperous Healthy New Year to all our customers .

Our office will be closed until 2nd January 2013 at 8.30am.

Please use the contact form or email if you wish to leave us a message and we will attend to it on our return.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Brixton Ebony Horse Club has Monarch Stables

The Ebony Horse Club in Brixton are celebrating their 1st year in the new purpose built Equestrian Centre, which has enabled the young people of Lambeth to have th opportunity to ride. The Charity was  set up in 2006 but until a year ago the young people had to be driven to other Riding centres in London, now they have there own base enabling many more people to have the opportunity to ride.
Monarch Stable Doors at Ebony Riding Club

We hope that they are enjoying the Summer Holidays at the stables and also watching the other Equestrian activity in Greenwich Park at the Olympics, Team GB will certainly be inspiring many young people to take up riding in the future.

For more details of the Ebony Horse Club and how you can support their excellent work go to 

This year they are also the Charity of the Year at The Olympia Horse Show in December, they will be manning the bag drop so please support them and let them look after your shopping while you enjoy the action.
Posted by Barbara Fill

Monarch Equestrian complete Olympic Legacy Stables at Greenwich

          OLYMPIC LEGACY  PROJECT       

Monarch Equestrian are proud to have been chosen to build the stables that will form part of the Olympic Legacy at Greenwich.  The Monarch Barn at Shooters Hill Road  houses 20 stables and will be used for local people after the games.

Despite the poor weather conditions Monarch were able to get the Barn up on schedule, with the remainder of the site being completed after the Games.

The Monarch Barn nearing completion.

The Monarch Barn and the rest of the Equestrian Centre has been jointly funded by Hadlow College who will be running the centre in conjunction with their Equestrian Department, together with  Greenwich Council and the ODA and LOCOG.

We are looking forward to seeing the whole project completed and in use for the local people of Greenwich, hopefully many will have been inspired by the excellent job our Eventing Team did gaining a silver medal.

Check back and we hope to have further photos when the site has been completed in September.

by  Barbara Fill

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Sucess or Carl Hester in Monarch Equestrian PSG at Hartpury

Competitors at Hartpury Premier League braved the elements to compete in the Monarch Equestrian CDI 3* Prix St George . The class was eventually won by Carl Hester riding Dancing with Wolves owned by Ann Gregory on an impressive score of 75.6% , 2nd and 3rd was a battle between brother and sister Michael and Maria Eilberg with only 0.08 % between them Michael took the honours with 69.84% riding his fathers Torino with Maria on 69.76 % riding C.Andersons U Rockstar.

The class was judged by an international panel from Germany , the Netherlands , Denmark and two British Judges.

Trevor Holliday M.D at Monarch Equestrian who presented the prizes, commented it was a very enjoyable class to watch and it was good to see a number of our customers competing in the class too.

Monday, 18 June 2012

At home with Billy Twomey

Top Irish Show Jumper Billy Twomey continues to have an excellent season in the build up to the London Olympics.
Monarch provided the tailor made Majestic stables in Nottinghamshire specially  built to Billy'design when he moved to his new base.Now Billy works between his sponsors base at Pewitt Hall in Cheshire, whose stables were also supplied by Monarch and his new home in Nottinghamshire.

The beautiful stable yard provides his horses every luxury when they are at home between their international trips.
To follow Billy's progress visit his web site

Special Monarch Horse Exerciser for the Blue Cross

Shetlands at the Blue Cross Re- homing Centre at Rolleston prepare for their exerciser session.

The Blue Cross at Rolleston -on-Dove, Staffordshire have recently had a Monarch Horse Exerciser with a differernce installed. It was always a challenge keeping their smaller residents fit and slim, so the the idea of a Horse Exerciser that catered for the smallest of ponies was put to Monarch.

The Monarch Consort Plus was modified to give rubber protection at a lower level on the inner and outer fence and specially designed pushers meant that the shetlands could see through to their companions in the next compartment.

The Blue Cross do  a wonderful job rehabiliting and re homing horses and ponies together with other animals in their care, from their centres around the country. There are two centres that cater for horses, the Hilda Archer Santuary at Rolleston on Dove, Staffordshire and the Burford Centre which is also the Head office of the Charity. To find out more about their excellent work and how you can help have a look at their web site.

by Barbara Fill

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Premier League Dressage at Sommerford Park 25th-27th May

The Premier League Dressage competition comes to Somerford Park in Cheshire this weekend , the show will draw many of the top riders from all over the country to compete . Young horse classes on Friday draw the top 5 and 6 year old talent , on Saturday and Sunday classes range from U21 FEI tests where European Team hopefuls, hope to impress the selectors, to the Grandprix where,  a record number of 29 entries mean there is the opportunity to see our top riders perform.

The competition will be using the new show facilities at Somerford which include 50 Permanent Monarch Stables, this will really provide an extra incentive for combinations to stay over and enjoy the hog roast  on Saturday night !

Other events over the weekend include a Fashion Show and Auction to raise funds for the BYRDS 
( British Young Riders Dressage Scheme) and World Horse Welfare, so there is plenty to see and do , check out the website for further information .

Monarch Stables in Bliss of London Photo Shoot

Monarch Stables in Bliss of London Photo Shoot at Ingestre Stables.

The historic back drop of Ingestre stables in Staffordshire provided the ideal location for a photo shoot to launch the new range of saddles from Bliss of London.

The original stables date back to 1885 when they were built for the 20 th Earl of Shrewsbury to house his large collection of polo ponies and carriage horses. The building now houses Ingestre Riding Stables owned and run by Tim Downes and Rob Lovatt both Fellows of the British Horse Society.

Ingestre has chosen Monarch Equestrian over a period of several years  to provide up to date stabling that would blend sympathetically  with the historic surroundings, and that could be made to measure to fit into existing buildings.

It is good to see the both models ( human and equine ) enjoying the the photo shoot, check out the Bliss web site for more of these lovely photos some of the amazing horse photos on the photographer, Matthew Seed's web site

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Monarch Stables make a wonderful yard at Selston Equestrian

It is great to hear what a difference Monarch Stables have made to  business at Selston Equestrian Centre, who now use the new stables for their full liveries.
Mick Martin tells us that the beautiful yard we can see above together with the lovely surroundings at Selston have certainly helped to attract clients. The Majestic Elizabethan stables provide a lovely courtyard with big airy light boxes, opposite the external doors compliment the yard perfectly .

Selston Equestrian Centre also have an American Barn with Monarch Internals and a Monarch Horse Exerciser, why not check out their web site to see their other facilities and services.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

The Duchess of Cornwall meets the Horses at the Kings Troop

Another glimpse inside the New Barracks at Kings Troops, the horses seem to have settled in well in their new Monarch Stables and stalls  and are interested in the Royal visitor.

 It  appears one of the horses was a little forward in encouraging some attention from the Duchess.

but they soon made up!!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Monarch Stables at Kings Troops opened by The Duchess of Cornwall

This week The Duchess of Cornwall opened The Kings Troop new stables at Woolwich, the official opening involved The Duchess having a tour around the barracks, Commanding Officer Major Mark Edward said" The new barracks offer the most up to date facillites available for horses and soliders" .

Click on the link to see a video of the opening and inspection of the Monarch Stables by The Duchess

Monday, 27 February 2012

Monarch Stables provide backdrop to War Horse at BETA

War Horse provided a spell binding display at BETA International Trade show this year. Monarch Equestrian have provided the stables for the Demonstration area for the last three years, and last year provided the back drop for Monty Roberts and Martin Clunes who gave an insight into their management of horses.
This year it was the turn of other Equestrian stars to discuss plans for the Olympic year, these included Jennie Loriston-Clarke,Yogi Breisner and Mary King, but on Monday we were treated to a display with a difference! Some of the cast from War horse brought the life sized puppet horse and the skilled puppeteers transformed it in to a moving life like display . The audience could not fail to be enthrauled by the display and everyone left determined to see the stage show in London, one definately not to be missed.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Kings Troop move into new Monarch Stables at Woolwich

The Kings Troop have just moved out of their old barracks in St Johns Wood to take up residence in their new stables at Woolwich.
Monarch Equestrian have flown the flag to provide British designed and built  Internal Stables and Stalls for the specially designed barracks and have worked with the main contractors Morgan Sindall to have this facility ready for the the big move.

Monarch have provided the 96 stalls and 40 stables, the specially designed stalls have the facility to swing when required and the stables provide generous sized accommodation for the Chargers. External doors and windows have also been designed to suit the requirements of the Troop  and their horses, by working with the Architects and Builders the end result is a stunning new facility.

Monarch Handling Stocks have been installed in the fully equipped pharmacy providing an ideal area for examination and treatment, which compliment the Isolation boxes and Sick Lines.

Monarch Equestrian are honoured to have been able to provide the stables at the new Barracks and would like to wish Commanding Officer Major Mark Edward and  the Kings Troop Royal Artillery the very best as they settle in to their new base.

Watch the Kings Troop take up residence in their new Monarch Stables
Watch the Kings Troop move out of their old Barracks in St Johns Wood