Dovecote Farm is a very busy yard and takes a team of 4 people to keep everything running.
Tim moved to Roade 1996. Extensive changes have been made to the yard over the years. The main yard had a huge overhaul in 2000 improving air flow and sunlight to all the stables. The indoor and outdoor schools both had to be re-surfaced when Tim first arrived. The stables all have automatic waterers and on the floor there is Equimat stable matting to protect the horses in their boxes. It provides excellent drainage too. The tack room, an old hay store, was lined out and now looks fantastic with Tim’s winning plaques on the wall.
This is where all the shows and events are booked, demonstration lectures planned and schedules arranged. All the horse’s records, veterinary history and event logs are also maintained here.
Tim has recently revamped his fleet of lorries. The lorries used to be green in colour, to match his trademark green jacket. At the end of 2005, Tim changed his colours to silver and the lorries have been re-sprayed to match.
There are 2 lorries in Tim’s fleet, which can be seen travelling all over Europe throughout the season.