All Weather Gallop at Mowbray
A new All Weather Gallop has just been constructed for my wife, Ruth Carr here at Mowbray Farm, Stillington.
It is the first in the North to be constructed of Trojan fibre, which is made from chopped up carpet.
The preparations included intensive drainage, branch clearance and bridge building. Membrane was put underneath the stone, and a further membrane laid before the all-weather surface was finally added.
The result is a consistent surface to work the horses on - in all weathers, and a 7f gallop which should last with little upkeep for many years.
To see the full project visit Ruth's website http://www.ruthcarrracing.co.uk/ride-of-their-lives
We have been working for York Racecourse since 2009 generally in racing's closed season. The various and ongoing projects have included refubishment of the prestigious lawns and parade ring and pre parade rings, drainage and irrigation work, path and walk ways, and the race track crossings.
In 2015 we began draining and clearing lakes in the woods in preparation for building engineers to reconstruct a dam.
Ruth Carr Racing
In 2014 we laid a woodchip walk way to the turnout paddocks for Ruth's horses.
Everyday some 20 horses use this walk way for turnout and to the gallops. It was previously a muddy track in the
House demolition and site clearance at Lilling.
We have been working for Beverley since 2012. Projects have included a new raiseed Owners and Trainers lawn and installation of Geogrid in the horsebox park.
Farm Road Construction at Gilling
This road was nearly a mile long, and constructed on a steep hill side, dug out and filled with stone.
Drainage ditch Construction
Digging a new ditch using laser level.
Shed Base Construction
New Tiger Cut Tree Shearer
Designed to harvest trees low to the stump up to 300mm in diameter.
Laying Water Pipes and Troughs
and Drainage Repair
Our Pipe laying Mole Plough is a quick one process operation to get the water pipe underground with the minimum of distruption to the turf.
We can also rectify and repair damage to exisitng drainage systems, usually caused by root infestation.
Gallop for Mr Fitzgerald at Malton
The stone was laid using a machine I designed and made specially for the job.
Ground Heat Source Pump Preparation
Excavation and installation of Ground Heat Source slinkies
Ponds at Slingsby
Shown here before the work was done and
the finished result.