Testimonials

Straight from the horses mouth! Some lovely words from our partners, clients and customers... 


"We’ve several thoroughbreds with Emma including racehorses taking time out, some transitioning to another career and a retired broodmare. Emma and her team are experienced and passionate and facilities and paddocks are first class in beautiful, safe and sheltered surroundings. They clearly sprinkle “magic dust” since all horses thrive in a relaxed, happy environment."

- Suzanne & Nigel Williams, Tower Place Bloodstock, Edinburgh


"A big thank you to Emma and the staff at Ivy House Stables for looking after my mare and the excellent service I received. I could not have asked for more!"

- Lynne Lawrence, Lancashire


"Lovely tidy yard, large airy stables with deep shavings beds, and very accommodating people. Fabulous place to stopover to break up our journeys from Inverness to shows in the South."

- Katie & Vicky Common, KVC Equestrian, Inverness


"I have used Ivy House Stables and I can't recommend them highly enough. My mare was looked after well before foaling and Emma is very knowledgable, caring and gets to know her mares with all been treating as individuals . My mare had two complicated foalings but was in such good hands both her and foals came out well and the after care was fantastic."

- Ailsa Speke, Corbridge, Northumberland


"I have been sending my mares to Emma's to foal and to be covered since she started in business at Ivy House Stables and have recommended her highly to other mare owners. She gives both mares and foals the very best care and attention, they come home in excellent order, she has wonderful facilities and very good veterinary cover. I couldn't recommend her more highly."

- Jackie Thompson, Owstwick Grange, Hull, East Yorkshire


"I entrusted Ivy House Stables with the care and welfare of two of my horses for over two years to my complete satisfaction. I have found the comprehensive, professional attention and facilities at the stables to be exemplary.

In appreciating and commending Emma Greenland’s extensive knowledge and experience, I have every confidence and pleasure in endorsing the work and care extended by the management and staff of this excellent and well-run establishment."

- Jan Ball, Sowerby Row, Carlisle


"My horse and I were made very welcome by Emma and her lovely staff.  He receives excellent professional care and attention and I receive friendly support and the freedom to enjoy horse ownership in the knowledge that my horse's needs will always be met at Ivy House Stables."

- Frances


"We have used Ivy House Stables for a number of years for collection and insemination. We have always found it to be a very professional, friendly and helpful establishment."

Liz & Roger Titterington, Birkrigg Park Arabians

 

"The standard of care at Ivy House is fantastic. Emma is incredibly attentive and dedicated to all the horses at the yard. The facilities and handling experience of all the staff make it possible to treat patients in a calm and efficient environment."

- Abi Johnson MA VetMB MRCVS, Frame, Swift & Partners, Penrith


"We have used Ivy House for some years now both for stallion dummy training and to facilitate semen shipping. Emma and head girl Leanne are an efficient team, delivering a very high standard of care to our stallions who, as a result, are always happy and relaxed while in residence."

- Charlotte Rigg, Lambrigg Stud, Lambrigg


“We use the facilities at Ivy House regularly for a number of horses and always receive a professional service, the horses are always well cared for by experienced and friendly staff.”

— Joey Richards, Greystoke Racing Stables, Greystoke


"I cannot recommend Emma and Ivy House Stables enough for all aspects of horse care and the excellent equine facilities they have to offer.

I sent my in foal mare to Emma at the last minute when I realised I needed professional help and I was very grateful for the very high standard of attention and care offered to my mare and the safe delivery of her baby.  I sent them both back to Emma for weaning when the time came and can honestly say this made the whole process very stress free. Emma was also on hand to offer advice when needed on my youngster's return home. 

I would have no hesitation is sending any of my horses to Ivy House Stables should the need arise in the future."

- Lynne Parker, Armathwaite


"Ivy House is my first stop every time we are competing in Cumbria. Lovely, large boxes, and airy barn, and very relaxed and content horses, make for a great atmosphere for my eventers to spend the night and we always get a lovely welcome from Emma and her staff. There’s plenty of room for turning and parking the HGV too."

- Eilidh Herd, Event Rider, Aberdeen


"Our stallion Helsington Dark Secret has been promoted through Emma at Ivy House since she started in 2011. She has done a fantastic job of promoting him and dealing with mare owners on our behalf. We have a strong working relationship and will continue to work together for years to come."

- Richard Knipe, Helsington Stud, Kendal, Cumbria


"I have known Emma for over 14 years and she has been running her equestrian business at Ivy House Stables for the past five years. During this time she has accommodated a wide variety of stallions, mares, foals, youngsters, full time liveries, horses and ponies recuperating from injuries and numerous horses using the equine swimming pool.

She has demonstrated an excellent rapport with them all and whether handling foals or coaxing reluctant first time swimmers into the pool she exudes a quiet confidence which soon transmits itself to the animal concerned. The animals always look well and any problem is quickly spotted and dealt with.  I would not hesitate to recommend Ivy House Stables and Emma for any equine requiring care within her areas of expertise."

- Joanna McInnes, Whalton Stud