Byalee is set in one of the most picturesque sites in the Hunter Valley with an amazing backdrop of the Werakata Forest behind it and the Watagans to the west, creating incredibly sunsets especially during autumn and spring. We have a great team of agisters who accommodate their horses here to ensure worry-free horse ownership. They live all over the Hunter, and come from as far as Sydney and Armidale to visit their horses. The property is supervised by EA Level 3 coach and Grand Prix rider Ann-Maree Lourey, EA Intro coach and Grand Prix rider Dimity Lourey, as well as on-site working pupils.
Horses are fed twice daily according to their requirements. This includes hay and grain (Hygain pellets). Supplements/alternative feed is fed as supplied by owners. Staff worm every horse on the property on the same day, every two months.
Horses are paddocked individually. Paddocks have shelters and automatic waterers. They are electrified and slashed regularly.
* 20m x 60m roofed dressage arena
* 30m x 60m showjumping area with a wide selection of jumps.
* 18m fully enclosed round yard
* hot and cold water washbay
* full size and foal size crush
* access to bushland trails and the Werakata National Forest from the back gate
* shared tackroom (for agistees only) inside the barn with individual cubbyholes
* flood lights for night riding
We enjoy an outstanding professional relationship with Dr Suhas Ranadive of Unique Vets and he is just a phonecall away. During the months from September to March he attends Byalee three times a week for stud work and can be accessed for general work as a matter of course.
We use the services of master farrier Shannon Norley on a weekly basis and your horse will be given the very best of hoof care.
Our staff will catch your horse and bring it to the barn for the farrier or vet at no extra charge. There are no charges either for administration of drugs/treatments recommended by either professional.
Weekly long-term agistment is priced at $150 per horse per week. All horses are kept individually unless by special arrangement with Byalee but the agistment cost remains the same. All facilities are included in the price.
Short-term agistment (for example, broodmares) is priced at $210 per horse per week, with an extra fee for wet mares in recognition of their higher feeding requirements.
All agistment requires a two-week bond upfront with regular weekly payments on an ongoing basis. No horse may be removed from Byalee while agistment or vet bills are outstanding and two weeks' notice of departure is required or the initial bond is forfeited.
Fees for farrier and worming will be billed by Byalee, while veterinary charges are billed direct to the client.