|Full livery per week
|Grass livery per week
|Groom charge per horse on day of play
|DIY livery including food and bedding
|Schooling/Young horse livery per week
Livery is payable on a monthly basis, first month must be paid
in advance. Bills that exceed 1 month will incur a penalty of 5%.
You will be sent an invoice and a statement of your account at the
end of each month. Farrier charges and agreed feed supplements will
be invoiced at cost. Unpaid bills that exceed 1 month will incur a
penalty of 5%. Prompt payment is appreciated, remember, we do not
leave your horse waiting for his food or rug either.
All horses are stabled in 3 x 4 m boxes with in an airy American
barn. All care is taken that horses are stabled beside compatible
companions and a calm atmosphere is maintained in the stables at
all times, including feed times.
We feed our own Polo mix. Other feeds can be ordered by
arrangement and will be charged at cost. We have our own quality
haylage which the horses have adlib.
A lockable tack room for all livery clients is provided.
Although we will do our best to make sure all tack is secure,
please note that all tack and equipment is stored there entirely at
the owner's risk.
Well-fenced paddocks with ample grass are available for turn
out, depending on the time of year. If grass is in short supply
haylage will be fed in the field. Groups of horses will never be
mixed without owner's consent.
All horses go out, weather permitting, on a Sunday night after
feeding and come back in early Tuesday morning
During summer months horse will live out at night and be in
during the day for work.
Horses will not be turned out for 48 hours after worming to
reduce worm infestation in paddocks as much as possible.
All Polo ponies get exercised in set work daily during the
winter months and twice daily during summer months. Horses in
schooling livery get ridden daily by our professional Argentine
Veterinary & Farrier
At Polo Wicklow we use Veterinary surgeons Sue O'Doherty and
Geoff Walsh of Fairlands Equine Clinic, Kilcandra, Glenealy,
Please let us know in writing at time of arrival if you require
your horse to be attended by another vet. In case of emergency we
reserve the right to call one of the 3 above local vets. All
veterinary treatment will be invoiced to you separately.
Our Farrier is Johnny Hagen, Wicklow
We keep a check list of all horses and your horse will be
attended to regularly. Please let us know any special shoeing
requirements in writing at time of arrival.
New set of normal shoes €60
Set of removes €50
Treatment of lameness if required will be charged
All shoeing is charged at cost and will be added to your livery
We provide a clipping service at the following rates:
Full or trace clip: first clip €60, subsequent clips €50
While every care will be taken during clipping, should it become
necessary to sedate your horse for reasons of safety this will only
be done under the supervision of a qualified veterinary surgeon.
Please note that sedation will be carried out at owner's risk and
will be charged separately.
You are expected to provide your own rug, cooler etc for your
horse. We will lend you a blanket should yours get torn, however if
our blankets are used in excess of 2 weeks we have to levy a hire
charge of €10 per week.
Hacking on Polo Wicklow land involves little roadwork on a quiet
back road. Our staff will accompany you on ride outs by prior
arrangement if you wish. We request that you notify one of us
before you go out, let us know your proposed route and approximate
time of return. We request that you adhere to the bridle paths and
do not under any circumstances ride through the corn fields. All
gates must be left as you found them. For your own safety we
recommend that you carry a mobile phone when out hacking in the
unlikely event that you may need to summon help. Unless your horse
is used to mobiles phones please ensure it is set on Silent
Use of arenas
Schooling arena (15mX25m) is available all the time. The Polo
arena (100mX50m) may be used when there is no polo or lessons going
on. Stick and Balling is available providing the arena is free, pre
- booking required. Polo balls must be returned to the yard after
use and not left in the Arena or they will be charged to your
Show jumps are available for use. They are left up by the
schooling arena. If you build a fence or course of fences it is
your responsibility to put them away in the order in which you
found them. At no time must the track be obstructed if other riders
are using the arena at the same time.
Visiting instructors are welcome at Polo Wicklow. However you
must pre-book the arena.
Car Park & Security
The car park is provided for your convenience. Horse boxes may
be parked free of charge and must be parked in the box park
provided. All vehicles including unhitched trailers are left there
entirely at their owner's risk. Please leave key for clamps and
locks with the staff as it may be necessary to move trailers to
accommodate parking for major events.
Keeping in contact
Should an unforeseen event arise we will do our best to contact
you. Please ensure that you provide your home telephone number,
daytime contact number and mobile number if applicable at time of
arrival. If we are unable to make contact we will do our best for
your horse under the circumstances.
Contact Siobhan on 0404 67164 or 087 286 96 91