THE stables of a North Yorkshire international showjumper are being thrown open to the public.

Gornall Equestrian, home to the showjumper Jamie Gornall, is inviting the public to take a behind-the-scenes look at its training facilities on Saturday, April 14.

Visitors to the yard at Home Farm, in the village of Kirk Hammerton between York and Harrogate, will have the chance to meet Jamie and his competition horses, ranging from talented youngsters to those at Grand Prix level.

Many of these are available as breeding stallions throughout the 2018 season. Jamie said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming visitors to Home Farm.

“Gornall Equestrian is committed to excellence and we are extremely proud of all that we have built up here and we are excited to be able to give people an insight into how we produce and manage elite competition and breeding horses.”

Jamie and his team will be on hand throughout the day to provide insight into the way they produce and manage horses in this environment, helping them to thrive and achieve their potential.

The event will include talks from world-renowned reproductive veterinary surgeon James Crabtree, of Equine Reproductive Services, and Gornall Equestrian’s nutritional partner, Connolly’s Red Mills.

Industry experts will also

attend to provide visitors with advice on an array of equine-related topics, including feeding and breeding.

Open day tickets are priced at £10, plus booking fee, and can be bought online in advance at

The website also provides further information about the event and showcases many of the Gornall Equestrian horses.