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Best foot forward

How a riding school built itself up from nothing Patricia Bishop started Divoky Riding School as a farm diversification on a tenant farm of 360 acres. Both BSE and Foot and Mouth had taken their toll and the farm business was essentially bankrupt, with little support from the farm bank who took every payment for…

Be more horse

Agriculture, land ownership and horses have been natural bedfellows for hundreds of years.  After all, it’s not so long again that they were still pulling ploughs and acting as our predominant form of transportation. Today, the relationship is different but no less important to a lot of businesses. Many farmers have chosen to diversify into…

Have you considered an equestrian business?

diversify now equestrian

Have you considered an equestrian business? Equestrian facilities can be both attractive and profitable for farm and land owners, believes Anne Clarke, from Connected Thinking PR. Many farms already have stabling facilities for personal use, but converting a redundant building or developing your land could be an ideal diversification. Across the UK there is a…