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The Yard
The Partnership

Gary and Julie Salter together with Julie Houldey founded Sandfield Farm Racing in 2007.

As Partners, we are creating a business which is growing from strength to strength on strong foundations.

The Partnership prides itself on a very approachable friendly atmosphere, making Clients, Visitors and horses very welcome and left wanting for nothing. This philosophy and the combination of shear hard work and attention to detail is one of the main contributing factors to the success of Sandfield Farm Racing.

It is our aim to continue to develop with our Clients and all concerned with Sandfield Farm Racing to create one of the most successful yet friendliest of yards with the highest possible quality of service.

The Facilities

Sandfield combines one of the most stunning and tranquil settings with modern facilities within which to train horses. In 2007 the Partnership set to a refurbishment programme modernising and brining the farm into the 21st Century to create one of the best Point to Point and Hunter Chase training facilities in the country.

Schooling Ground

Set within 86 acres there is extensive and varied schooling facilities, comprising chase and open ditch fences, coupled with simple ‘starter’ jumps.


The yard has twenty well ventilated boxes of various designs and layouts, together with dedicated hot and cold wash boxes and clip boxes.


Sandfield also has a quantity of high quality turn out paddocks in which to summer the horses, coupled with unlimited access to the surrounding woods and roads to provide a complete broad spectrum of stimulus for the horses to be trained and exercised.

The Community

Sandfield Farm is located upon the outskirts of the beautiful Cotswold village of North Nibley which lies between Wotton-Under-Edge and Dursley. The Village is of considerable antiquity and was formerly famed for the manufacture of woollen cloth.

The last battle between private armies fought on English soil was at Nibley Green on 20th March 1469 between William, Lord Berkeley and Thomas, Lord Lisle with a combined force of more than 1000 men.

The village is also famously associated with William Tyndale, who translated the Bible into English.

The community is very important and dear to the members of the Partnership, as Julie Salter has lived within the village most of her life. And her father Ivor had in fact worked the land at Sandfield Farm for most of his life. So the formation of the Partnership and Sandfield Racing is considered by the Partners as very much a family business and we are very proud to have those family principles.

The Team

The team at Sandfield was very carefully created of like minded individuals with the sole aim of providing the very best of service to both Clients and their horses. The team consists of:

Julie Houldey
Julie Salter
Gary Salter
David Mansell
Polly Whittaker
Simon Vatcher
Farrier/Novice Jockey
Charlie Dando
Ian Cam