Hogs Green Equestrian
Hogs Green, Sandling Road, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4HG
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HOGS GREEN RACING

Hogs Green Racing is run as a partnership of Hannah Jones and Will Hickman and is based just outside Hythe in Kent, a short drive from Junction 11 of the M20, a five minute walk from Sandling train station and on the doorstep of the sadly defunct Folkestone Racecourse
 
 

Hannah Jones

Hannah has worked with horses for the the past fifteen years, working as the groom for the East Kent with West Street Hunt before working at the point-to-point yards of Libby Lawson and then Phil York for the total of three years, playing a hand in the training of several winners. Qualifying as an equine sports therapist in 2018 Hannah now plays a key part in keeping all the horses at the yard in tip top condition throughout the season and can offer rehabilitation therapy should any of the horses need it.
In 2013 she had her first ride aboard her own Teenando who ran thirteen times that season and gave Hannah valuable experience. In the summer of 2014 Hannah bought Ballybrack Dancer and created the Hogs Green Racing Club. In April 2015 'Bracken' provided the Club with its first winner and Hannah with her first winner as a jockey and as a trainer in her own right.
Hannah is talented at turning horses out to a high standard, with an impressive strike rate for winning Best Turned Out Awards. She puts immense effort into caring for the horses and makes sure they are all happy and in a good state of mind. 
Hannah has won the 'Leading Lady Owner-Rider Award' in the South East for four consecutive seasons with four different horses. She was also joint winner of the 'Leading Novice Lady Rider Award' in 2016.
Asides from racing Hannah is a competent event rider and puts her experience to good use when schooling the racehorses. 

Will Hickman

Will has been involved with racing from a young age, with parents and grandparents all involved with the riding and training of point-to-pointers. Will rode his first winner in 2009 in a season where he went on to win the 'Wilkinson Sword', a national award given to the leading rider under 21 years of age. In total he has won a respectable 34 races, riding alongside doing his A levels, completing a degree in Mathematics and now full-time work. 

The Yard

The racing yard at Hogs Green is separate from the thirteen stable livery yard. The stables been specifically positioned to minimise wind coming in and provides a relaxing environment for the horses. The yard connects directly to bridlepaths, meaning the horses have minimal contact with any busy roads. 
The facilities have been increasing each year, with a horse walker and schooling fences now being joined by a 2.5f circular gallop. This has been enormously beneficial to the horses training, meaning they can have routine exercise no matter the weather. We use the sandschool regularly in the Autumn, getting each horse to do various combinations, strengthening the muscles they use for jumping. The horses have  trips to Gary Moore's yard when they are close to running to do a few 'pieces of work' as they have superb facilities for this. We are very grateful to the Moores for allowing us to use them.
We are very fortunate as we are on sandy soil here which means the horses can be turned out for a few hours throughout the season, giving them the opportunity to munch on some grass, have a buck and a kick or just roll in the mud. 
The horses are given a proper brush off in the evening, which not only cleans their coat but also gives them a proper massage to stimulate blood circulation beneath the skin, helping to wash away any lingering lactic acid and relieve aching muscles. Hannah also routinely treats all the horses weekly to keep them feeling as well as they can.