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CULLENTRA HOUSE STABLES

Cullentra House stables is located two miles from the village of Longwood and just a couple of minutes from Enfield and the M4 motorway. Situated on 78 acres of grassland it is both private and peaceful yet close to direct transport links, we are under an hour away from both Dublin Airport and Dublin Port.

All of our facilities have been purpose built so are of the highest quality and have been designed to maximise efficiency and productivity. The stables have been constructed with an emphasis on ventilation to promote health and comfort for the horses and all of our stables are light, airy and of a comfortable size. We now have capacity for 200 horses including a separate isolation unit of 6 stables as well as outdoor woodchip paddocks which are beneficial to horses with respiratory issues.

GALLOPS

We have three purpose built gallops; a 4 furlong circular Wexford sand gallop which we have recently resurfaced and an extended 6 furlong woodchip straight gallop on an incline on which the horses do their faster work as well as a new circular gallop with deep sand. There is an all-weather schooling strip with Easyfix hurdles and fences and also a schooling ring inside our circular gallop that is fantastic for our younger horses. In addition we have schooling fences on grass.

NATURAL STREAM

After exercise the horses walk home through a natural stream to cool and relieve their muscles and are then washed in one of our multiple wash bays followed by a cool down on one of our 7 walkers. In addition to the walk through steam we also have a natural spa in which 2 horse can stand and move around in the cold free flowing water which is extremely beneficial to the recovery and repair of their tendons.

EQUINE
SWIMMING POOL

Our most recent addition is a custom built equine swimming pool which supplements the horses training programme,
it is also fantastic for horses returning from leg injuries as it reduces the stress on their muscles.

Research shows that swimming can improve muscle recovery rates and also increases
metabolism, blood flow and oxygen rates.

GRASS PADDOCKS

Every horse is weighed on a Monday to keep track of any major changes so their feed and training regime can be adjusted accordingly. Gordon strongly believes in a balanced feeding regime and we have one member of staff in charge of all feeding, horses also enjoy being out in the grass paddocks as much as possible.