Located in the valley of Eskdalemuir, which is just three miles from the Scottish Border town of Langholm we have put together a special package for anyone interested in horse racing – a fun and entertaining morning including breakfast, a trip to the gallops and an informative stable tour with trainer James Ewart.
But don't just take our word for it...
"We had a wonderful morning at Craig Farm. Briony and James were brilliant hosts. They explained in great detail, every aspect of their business, from the feed, to the bedding, the tack to the exercise, the stable staff to the owners and of course each and every one of the horses. Breakfast with James and his mum was a delight, but the highlight without doubt was watching the horses around the gallops. We learned so much about what it takes to train a racehorse and the highs and lows of the racing world." Tricia and Ian Oakes
"Jamie thoroughly enjoyed his time with James and his team. He was made to feel very welcome and James was happy to spend a deal of time with him explaining what was happening and why at each stage of the stable work process. Jamie found it most enlightening. Please pass on his thanks to the team - particularly James, and also Jo in the office..." Richard Combe
"Highlights of the day for us were firstly, getting to see all the horses in the yard in their box and getting the lowdown from James on their progress to date and his expectations for the season. Secondly, getting to watch (at close proximity) a couple of lots working on the gallops. And lastly but not least, the wonderful breakfast laid on for us, the hospitality was second to none..." Maxwell Lee
Fridays and Saturdays (available October to April inclusive)
Start time: 8am (three-hour tour)
The fun starts the moment you arrive at Craig Farm, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, where the day commences in the best way possible over a winning breakfast (guaranteed to set you up for the day) with James.
Afterwards James will drive you to the gallops to watch the string being put through their paces at first hand.
Next it is back to the stables and enjoy an informative tour of the yard to gain an insiders' view to some of the equine stars 'looking over the doors'.
Then over a mug of coffee you'll get the chance to ask James about the workings of a racing yard and hear tales 'from the horse's mouth' from his career in the Sport of Kings.