About Shaw Farm

Owning and riding horses has run throughout the Horsfall family for generations and has always been something they have been passionate about. Back in 2005, the family decided to offer their own personal farm out to others as DIY and Part Livery.

By the winter of 2008 Esther Horsfall decided to take this service further and set up her own Livery yard at her parents home at Shaw Farm, that was the start of SFE. After months of preparation, Shaw Farm Liveries opened and welcomed members of the equestrian community to use their full livery services.

Since then, what was once a humble yard called Shaw Farm Liveries they have massively evolved into Shaw Farm Equestrian, now a leading yard for both training and care for equines in the North West, continuously improving the 5* facilities they have to offer and ensuring the best possible hospitality and customer services in the area. Now offering everything from rug washes to schooling, Shaw Farm is now progressively developing each year, never settling and always moving forward to continue bringing the ultimate Livery packages.

Whether you are a happy hacker or top competition rider our idyllic location and world class facilities really do cater for all.

Learn about our Team and Culture

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes for your horses

Esther Horsfall

Esther Horsfall

Owner/Yard Manager/Rider

Esther has lived and breathed horses for over 25 years and her passion for her animals and the sport grows stronger year on year; she has owned a variety of her own horses from cobs, youngsters and warmbloods for the past 20 years, keeping them on full livery yards, DIY yards and then her own yard. She has successfully established and run a DIY livery yard for the past 11 years. She is BHS trained, Esther is also a qualified first aider. Esther is on site working with the horses daily and always contactable. Esther is an active competitor within British Dressage and rides many horses daily. Esther is available for schooling, breaking and taking lesson on your own horse. Esther loves her job and thrives off the health and success of all the horses in her care, she strives to offer a one to one personal service and her genuine love of horses means Esther and her team always try to go the extra mile.

Leighton Gengler

Leighton Gengler

Leighton is Esther‘s husband, he runs all the maintenance and groundwork’s from hay making to harrowing and rolling, he ensures Shaw Farm Equestrian turnout is kept in top condition. He has grown up on a farm and worked on many farms in the past, he runs his business LG Groundcare along side SFE. Leighton is on site daily running his lawn mower repairs and agricultural contracting business; he is always available for emergency maintenance and general yard jobs. Leighton has been handling horses for the many years and is an invaluable help on the yard.

Lorraine Sharman

Lorraine Sharman

Head Girl

Lorraine joined our team in May 2014 and from day one has been a huge and positive impact on the yard. Lorraine has worked with horses for many years working at riding schools and other livery yards. She has a beautiful traditional gelding called Gerry who she has owned for 18 years and enjoys hacking. It is clear what a true natural she is with the horses and has a very gentle manner when working with them. Lorraine runs the yard in Esther’s absence and is available for advice and assistance most days. Her many years in the industry means that you are confident her knowledge is vast.

Hattie Horsfall

Hattie Horsfall

Rider

Hattie is sister to Esther and has been a big part of their team of competition horses for many years.
Hattie joined the work force in the winter of 2018. She brings to the yard a great quality of riding so is on hand to help Esther with the schooling liveries, rehab liveries and training of our own horses.
Hattie has ridden since a small child, she competes successfully with Ivan and Badger and is training at medium. Hattie trains with Esther and Matt Frost.
Hattie is a very important part of SFE and its fantastic to now have her working alongside her sister Esther.