Open Day at Tyre Hill Stables (Sep 2014)

David Dennis Racing, Tyre Hill Stables, Hanley Swan, is hosting an open day for the general public on Sunday 14th September from 10am to 3pm. The open day will give local residents the chance to go beyond the gates and take a tour of the stables and the 140-acre estate which has recently undergone a £2 million refurbishment.

The stables are occupied by trainer and former jump jockey David Dennis and his wife Kate. With a 10-year career as a professional jump jockey which yielded over 240 winners, David, along with his experienced team, has a wealth of racing industry knowledge. They currently train 30 horses using a wide range of facilities, including two purpose-built all-weather gallops, equine pool, solarium, indoor school and horse walker, all of which are on site.

At the open day there will be a bouncy castle for children and tractor and trailer rides which will tour the gallops as well as a horse parade and hog roast and a bar. All the facilities will be open to view, from the gallops to the horse solarium and swimming pool.

David Dennis said, “We moved here about 12 months ago and feel it’s the right time to let people know what we have been up to, as we’ve been so busy with the yard renovations, hiring staff and horse-training we haven’t really had a chance to speak to anyone beyond the gates.

“We are happy with the environment we have managed to achieve and hope to expand our stables further in the near future, creating more local jobs. I am extremely passionate about horse racing and want to put my jockey and pre-training experience to ensure that all the horses here receive the very best care and expertise.”