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A Fresh Approach To Equestrian Care

Nestled in the picturesque village of Mankinholes, Todmorden is the home of Shaw Farm Equestrian.
This purpose built equestrian facility offers the complete care for horses and ponies of all disciplines : pony club, showing, dressage, show jumping, hacking all the way through to retirement.

Set in the peaceful Pennines, Shaw Farm Equestrian is easily accessible from the valley of Todmorden, under Stoodley Pike the hacking facilities are excellent – safe off and on the lanes.

Family owned and a BHS Approved Livery Yard we offer a first class facility for you and your horse.
Our flexible service caters for breaking, rehab, schooling and full livery on a long or short term basis – you choose.


Shaw Farm Equestrian offers a calm, kind and friendly atmosphere for both horses and owners alike. The facilities are truly outstanding. I would recommend the yard to everyone, whether you just enjoy hacking out or your a complete dressage nut like me!!’ – Katie Amos.

Katie Amos

Esther and her team run the yard in a very professional and friendly way. 5* hotel for horses where nothing is too much trouble. The facilities are super, good stabling, excellent turnout, wash area and solarium, and indoor & outdoor schooling areas. There is also great hacking on the doorstep. Shaw Farm Equestrian is just a great place to be for you and your horse.

Kate Siddall

When we viewed the yard we instantly loved it! The setting is beautiful and the owner/family members are friendly and approachable.  He is very happy with the personal touches he receives each day and makes full use of all the facilities. I would recommend SFE to anyone.

Vicky Taylor

I came to SFE having lost my confidence and feeling over horsed, Esther and her great team have helped me enjoy my horse again and given me my confidence back. The facilities and services are excellent, the liveries are all lovely and the yard has such a calm atmosphere. We are both in a much happier place than we were 12 months ago, I am looking forward to progressing further.

Shelley Lyons

My daughter has been stabled at Shaw Farm for two years now and has no intention of leaving anytime soon. That is testament in itself! The facilities and care are second to none, you only have to see how far people will travel to be on this yard. The events and clinics are fantastic with the best trainers catering for all. Most of all for me, is the people that make SFE, Esther and her team do an amazing job working 7 days a week to provide the best equine care, nothing is too much trouble. When my daughter is there I have peace of mind that not only is her horse looked after but so is she. I would highy recommend SFE.

Catherine Marshall


At Shaw Farm we strive to offer the best possible livery service, which can be individually designed to best suit you and your horse and ensuring you receive the best possible care.


Together with you and your horse, Shaw Farm will come up with the best possible training regime. Each horse is treated in a sensitive, steady manner and treated as an individual accordingly.

Equine Make-Over

If the competition season is fast approaching or you simply want your horse tidying up then why not book him in for a makeover.


Theres always something happening up at Shaw Farm. We like to try and cater for all levels of riders and horse, so whether you’re a happy hacker, or you compete in anything from Show Jumping to Dressage then we’ll have something for you.

Latest News

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Combined Training Series!

Between March and August SFE hosted a fantastic Combined Training series, this was kindly sponsored by Aya Sophia Greek Restaurant in Hebden Bridge. These competitions were very positively received, everyone having great fun and leaving with a smile! They were very well attended and it was great to see so many returning clients. Huge well done to all our class winners, they are to be awarded with beautiful sashes and rosettes. Due to the success of this year we will see a return of our Combined Training series next year.

New arrival at SFE!

April 2nd saw a new arrival to life at SFE, Esther gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby girl, Cora. Cora is regularly around the yard making sure her mums working hard to keep up the good work. Esther is now back at work full time and is available for teaching. Esther has been back riding since May and is training all the horses again and working very hard to get Rolex SFE out at Advanced Medium in the near future. We would like to take this opportunity for all the well wishes during this time!
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BHS Approval spot check

Yet again we are pleased and proud to announce that here at SFE we breezed through the BHS annual spot check to be awarded the highest grading of 'HIGHLY COMMENDED' in each and every section. The BHS expect not only for the service and quality of care to be top class but also the facilities  have to be maintained to a high standard, including our turnout and fencing. To receive this year on year is a great achievement and its thanks to the hard work from our fantastic team of staff.
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KWPN Beauties!

Earlier this year we decided to begin our search for a talented…
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Rolex and Badger

We have had a good few months of competition preparation and…
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Spring Dressage

Our first competition of the series kicked off on Saturday 18th…