The stables of Mick & David Easterby are situated close to the gently rolling hills of the idyllic Ryedale countryside east of the village of Sheriff Hutton. It is here at New House Farm that Mick has trained racehorses for over sixty years.
In 2021 Mick and David took out a joint licence, continuing the long tradition of training from New House Farm at Sheriff Hutton.
Mick's impressive CV has seen him send out almost 2,500 winners. Amongst these have been Mrs McArdy (1000 Guineas), Lochnager (Champion Sprinter), Gentleman's Deal (Winter Derby), Wiganthorpe (Gimcrack Stakes), Peterhof (Triumph Hurdle) and Jon George (Ayr Gold Cup).
The yard has evolved over the past sixty years and has a character that you won't find anywhere else. We have our own private gallops including flat, uphill, all weather and turf and also schooling facilities and acres of paddocks where the horses are turned out.
Mick & David Easterby's training facilities are extensive and well-maintained. The facilities here include access to gallops, horse walkers (indoor and outdoor), ample stabling for horses and access to top class veterinary services.
Located in the scenic North Yorkshire countryside surrounding the village of Sheriff Hutton, the horses are trained on sand and plastic gallops.
We have access to gallops of different surfaces, depths and gradients. These gallops emulate the all weather tracks and also varying conditions on traditional grass surfaces. The stiff uphill gallops provide a testing workout for our horses and are important in building up stamina so they are never found wanting at the end of their races! Giving our horses a good workout at home ensures they arrive at the racecourse race fit and ready to run! We also work the horses on Easthorpe Gallops. For the younger unraced horses the short distance in the horse box before working provides the experience that will be needed when travelling to racecourses later on in their careers.
We have a number of horse walkers at our yards, which are covered and we also have indoor walkers which enable exercise throughout the season and keep our horses moving when the ice and snow arrives.
We also have sand pits, where we can school the young National Hunt horses and teach them to jump.
Around the yards are acres of paddocks and fields where horses out of training, and broodmares and foals can be found.