Hi - My name is Nick Esler and welcome to the Sandhurst Thoroughbreds website. The best way to let you know what Sandhurst is about, is to outline our business ethos. I and my team are committed to the highest standards of horsemanship, integrity and customer service, putting horse welfare at the forefront of our training.
We believe in teaching horses in a way that builds their confidence, allowing them to reach their full potential. Whether a Grade I horse or a lower grade horse, if they have confidence, they will show you what they have.
We place specific emphasis on the sound education of youngsters and the recuperation of racehorses during rest or rehabilitation periods. Our horsemanship, knowledge and hands-on experience are delivered in a safe, calm, professional environment allowing horses to focus fully on their programme in our first class facilities. We go back to basics and teach the horses good fundamentals. We place as much importance on the horses' mental development as their physical one, encouraging them to become receptive and willing so they go on to trainers with the correct foundation to progress.
We believe that teaching the fundamentals well is essential for preparing horses for longevity on the track and providing the corner stone for the future success of any horse. We use proven breaking techniques developed and tested over 40 years of combined training and riding experience to ensure each horse has the best possible start to its racing career.
We are wholly committed to sustaining the integrity of the sport and all training techniques and the use of medication will be in line with best practice and in the best interests of the horses in our care.
We believe that good communication with our clients is fundamental to the success of the business and the clients’ enjoyment of their horses and the sport. Client updates include regular pictures and videos ensuring connections of the horse feel involved and informed at each stage of training. Clients have a direct relationship with Nick and are encouraged to feel involved with their horse’s training or rehabilitation programme.