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 decade, 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. 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 three consecutive seasons with three 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 31 races, riding alongside doing his A levels and then completing a degree in Mathematics. 

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 into the stables 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 soon to be joined by a 2f circular gallop. This will be 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, a bit of a trek but worth it for the superb facilities, which we are very grateful to the Moores for allowing us to use. When it's not raining the horses can be turned out for a few hours in the afternoon, 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.