Bloodstock agent Lloyd buys Warwickshire farm
BLOODSTOCK agent Jamie Lloyd has bought the former Warwickshire base of trainer George Baker to help prepare horses for export to America.
Lloyd said: “There is still a lot of paperwork to be completed but we have taken over the day-to-day care of the property.
"There is a growing demand for horses to be kept in trainingso that they are ready to compete upon their arrival in the US.
"But this leaves buyers with a few choices: you can either leave the horse with their previous trainer; use a new trainer who perhaps you have a relationship with; or send them to a livery based yard.
"To me, both as an agent and trainer, this has never really been an ideal situation. Our idea is to open a family-run operation
specialising in the transition of horses for export.
"What would be better for a US trainer than to receive a horse that’s already half acclimatised on arrival?
"The property has an excellent all-weather oval track that would lend itself ideally to this purpose. It has a main yard that stables around 50 horses, an indoor ride and an indoor horse walker. The gallops are in fantastic condition."
Lloyd said the 130-acre property, known as Far Westfields Farm, had been bought in partnership with his own family and his father-in-law John Ingall, who farms at nearby Foss Way.