Our magnificent all weather gallop, purposely built in 2020 boasts a top quality Wexford sand surface, stretching 4.5 furlongs, it sculpts into a gradual hill climb making it a great test for the horses fitness, a perfect all year round training facility
The Philip McBurney Sand Gallop is set in beautiful Caherty within the Antrim Hills and are easily accessible from all major trunk roads. We have ample parking on hard standing and the facilities are very secure and fenced for your safety. The Gallop is a rubber and sand mix and start with a half furlong circle to warm up on which then leads on to the straight which is just under 2 furlongs giving an excellent chance to build fitness, stamina, suppleness and strength in your horse. The gallops are priced at £25 per horse per 40min slot.
Our private gallop and schooling grounds are amongst the finest in the country; they include ultra-modern sand mix surfacing; there is access to ample vehicle parking. Over the last few years Philip and his team have invested considerable money and resources in developing some of the best gallops and schooling grounds in Northern Ireland, on one of the most beautiful and picturesque sites in the Antrim Hills. Everyone who visits the complex cannot help but be impressed by the gallops which are private and this helps dramatically reduce cross-infection from other horses. Very few trainers have access to this quality of facility. Philips’s whole philosophy is to keep horses healthy, happy and relaxed, with considerable emphasis on individualised training for each one.
– 2.5 Furlong Track
– 2.0 Furlong Straight
– Soft Sheen Track surface
– Changing Facilities
– Horse Wash Area
– As many towels as you can handle
– Feeding Area
– Free Car Parking