Hello, everyone! welcome to nikki’s yard!

We are a family run yard situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, near Buckfastleigh, South Devon.

Our philosophy to training is simple: get them fit and well schooled and educate the young horses well so they can reach their full potential, pay attention to detail with each horse’s care and training, be flexible and realistic!

We will follow horses progress, tell you of new arrivals, hopefully, have some funny stories!

Best Wishes,
Nikki

Nikki’s News: be up to date with our day-to-day goings on!

Bryony wins a Horserace Writers & Photographers Derby Award!

| Bryony | 10.12.2019 |A huge congratulations to Bryony Frost who has won the HWPA Jump Jockey Of The Year award! What a year she's had & what a future she looks to have🙌🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/ZTgJJWXCHX — Great British Racing (@GBRacing) December 2, 2019 "Bryony...

Hurricane Hadden

| Nikki's News | 21.06.2019 | The long-awaited day had a arrived on 14th June, Hadden and Suzy got home! I am not sure what his long-term plans are I was just glad they were home and safe. I have to say it was quite scary seeing the photos of the horses being loaded...

Chubby and Me

| Nikki's News | 10.06.2019 |I introduced you to Chubby a couple of weeks ago. He came to me via a strange route – which is possibly how many love stories begin...I had always considered myself a rider for a purpose. Every pony or horse I had ever ridden in the past...

“People involved in racing are a strange breed…”

| Nikki's News | 17.05.2019 | It is normal to want the best for your loved ones and it seems to be all consuming at present. I spend most of my time worrying for, hoping for, willing them on and watching with half-closed eyes, pacing around in a state of extreme...

News from the yard and beyond

| Nikki's News | 24.04.2019 | Well, we are in an interesting time of year on the yard. With the weather warming up and the going firming up, the mud larks cannot run. And so, we have a rolling change in the string, the summer horses have been put onto the work list as...

Driving Bryony… mad!

| Nikki's News, Bryony | 08.04.2019 |After the massive high of Cheltenham, back down to earth with a BUMP!She was riding at Southwell, and as I watched on the TV at home and saw the fall could only hope for the best. The camera panned back to her and she had got up...

Behind-the-scenes of the Cheltenham magic

| Nikki's News, Bryony, Cheltenham | 22.03.2019 |As with all racing stories, time has gone by very quickly since the Cheltenham Festival. The merry-go-round, doesn't stop and lots has happened since that memorable day! The press coverage was phenomenal,...

How many tears we’ve shed for you my friend?

| Nikki's News | 14.02.2019 | On Friday, the weather was awful, wet, cold and windy... not lurcher weather.Woody, our lovely old lurcher, was up at the stable yard all morning, lying on a pile of loose hay. In warmer weather that would be quite normal for him but as...

A perpetual whizz!

| Nikki's News | 28.01.2019 | Hello! Well, as usual it has been a busy few days. I seem to spend my life in a perpetual whizz! Everything that needs to be done gets done somehow and there is always a method to my madness!!! It was fantastic Silver Quay, winning at...

Busy busy busy week!

| Nikki's News | 15.01.2019 |  Hello, again. Well, it has been a very busy few days since we last spoke, lots of racing.We have a few new members of staff, who are settling in well and seem to be getting on really well. We would like a couple more good riders who are...

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Point-to-Point 2020

 

We do not have any pointers this season. This is sad, as we have had pointers every year for the last 34 years. It will seem very strange, having no pointers here. It wasn’t a conscious decision, but it has just happened that our homebreds are going straight into National Hunt. We don’t have a young jockey here that is starting a career in racing, who needs a few rides and we don’t have an owner who races!

No doubt we will be able to go to some of the local meetings and we will definitely be hosting the annual Point-to-point picnic for club members. Probably, Buckfastleigh or Flete.