Ballincurrig House Stud

Paddocks

Paddocks The farm consists of 300 acres of prime grassland overlying a limestone-based soil. It is divided into a number of large paddocks in which young stock may exercise freely and safely, plus several smaller paddocks in which horses with specific individual needs may be kept.

Each paddock is grazed by horses for a maximum of three weeks before being turned over to cattle and then topped. This keeps paddocks fresh and minimises the worm burden. The soil base in this part of Ireland has long been established as ideal for the promotion of healthy growth and bone in young Thoroughbreds. Horses raised here get the best possible start to life.

All paddocks have the benefit of post and rail fencing, which is supplemented by an inner line of electric fencing, thus minimising the possibility of accidents. As we live on the farm we look at all stock at least three times a day.