Bridge Farm is located in Ongar, Essex and has been a home for horses' since 1969.

Bridge Farm - Sam & Belinda RidingOur equestrian facilities were setup by Stanley my father and are now run by Belinda, that’s me, together with my family and our team of equestrians.

We've found that the Connemara Pony is the best at what it does and it let’s you have the most fun while you’re doing it.

The Connemara Pony’s temperament, it's strong bones and general toughness make it a natural choice for hunting, show jumping and pony club events.

Likewise we've found the Golden Retriever to be the best of dogs, providing endless fun and enjoyment as well as steadfast loyalty.

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Why a Golden Retriever Could be the ideal Dog for your Family

Selecting the right dog for you and your family is something you should never take lightly.

There are over a hundred dog breeds from different countries around the world and the pet dog you choose for your family is very important.

At Bridge Farm we breed top quality Golden Retrievers and we'd like to tell you why we believe they make excellent family dogs.

The Kennel Club categorises dog breeds into groups and each breed group has similar distinguishing characteristics.

The Golden Retriever is in the Gun Dog Group and the Gun Dog Group contains some of the oldest and most popular dog breeds.

Many of the dogs in this category were traditionally bred for hunting, but today most people who own gun dogs simply keep them as family pets.

Those hunting & retrieving traits, can though, contribute to some of the most enjoyable aspects of owning a gun dog type.

Goldens are natural retrievers, they enjoy fetching a tennis ball as much a…
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A Healthy Golden Retriever

Dog owners should take these few small but essential steps to ensure their healthy Golden Retriever enjoys a long life. Providing proper daily care is key as is being able to recognise the signs of trouble early. Healthy Golden Retrievers aren't just well loved family pets, they're also extraordinary working dogs, which is why keeping them healthy should be the main goal of any responsible Golden dog owner. And while this gun dog breed has its fair share of common doggy ailments, a healthy Golden retriever doesn't have to succumb to them. By following these few simple health tips, Golden Retriever owners can ensure their dog stays happy, healthy and disease free. Regularly Check Your Golden Retriever for Skin Problems

Checking a Golden Retrievers skin regularly is a must, as skin problems and conditions are common in Goldens. Although skin checks should be a routine part of any vet exam, owners should also be on the lookout for anything new and unusual. Lu…

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Bridge Farm Spring 2014

Well spring 2014 certainly started with a bang at Bridge Farm. We've had loads of interest in our Connemara ponies, in our other horse breeds and we've had loads of lovely cute puppies. Jack Sparrow left for Kent with his new owner Becky Bobby left with new owner Tracey and her son Kristian We had contact from the Dijkkamp family in Holland who now own Midnight, who we raised from a foal. They sent us some lovely photos of Melissa and the Dijkkamp family showing how well they are getting on. Sweet Petal who started her life at Bridge Farm is now with Pernilla Martensson in the Netherlands, who is doing a wonderful job in producing Petal ready for her future career in show jumping. And, as you can see from the photos below, Petal is giving those jumps plenty of clearance. Well done Pernilla, from Belinda and all at Bridge Farm. Bridge Farm has never been busier and never been so full of new life and so much energy. Mothers day at Bridge Farm was very special …
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Bridge Farm Summer 2013 – Bringing in the Hay & Puppies

Summer 2013 ... where do the days go? Phew!! it's been hot, hard work and tiring but so far, Summer 2013 at Bridge Farm has been great fun. Aside from the great updates from new happy Connemara pony owners like Tina, Susie, Rebecca and Johanna ... Comet arrived Thursday, and has settled in very well and it’s like he’s been with us forever already, and everyone at the yard is making a fuss of him. I can honestly say that buying Comet has been a great experience Belinda has been fantastic phoning me all the time keeping me informed of Comets progress and letting me text her all the time with my many questions ... Rebecca Very pleased with the vetting, vet couldn’t fault him at all! No-one is more excited then Emily about bringing Sky home on Friday … she is so happy, she really did love him to ride. Think that bond is forming already  ... Joanna ... We've also had a great hay crop, which should see us through the winter. there's nothing as pleasing as seeing a barn full of…
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Tina & Fionn – First Red Rosette & Lots More to Come

Working with horse's can be a hard slog sometimes, particularly in the Winter months. Cold, dark wet mornings, little daylight, a sodden arena surface, heavy rugs and mud covered coats can make  for long days and sore bones. Motivation & little rewards come when those cheeky Connemara ponies provide little insights into their potential to be more than they seem, than those mud spattered coats show. At Bridge Farm, we rarely get to see a ponies true potential realised, they move on to new homes and new owners so quickly, and we get busy with the new Connemara characters that take their place. So, there are very few things more enjoyable than receiving an update from a new owner. Particularly an owner as happy as Tina, who's been kind enough to share her photos, her feelings & their first red rosette. For us it's a little reminder of why we focus on Connemara ponies and why we truly believe they're the best at what they do and let you have the most fun while …
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Bridge Farm Spring 2013 – Connemara Pony Training

At Bridge Farm Spring is almost over and we're now moving into some warm Summer months Everyone at Bridge Farm has been working hard throughout the Spring and enjoying our early morning, slightly chilly, starts. Working with characterful Connemara ponies is one of the most enjoyable rewards as is some nice hacking out, with the sun burning the mist of the fields as we cross to the bridleways. We are very excited about the work that we've put in to building and improving our cross country course, it helps us train our Connemara ponies and other horses on site. The cross country course now includes a varied selection of jumps, and Sam and Jodie have already been testing it out with Sky and Patsy. We have been working hard with our new stock, particularly the young Connemara's and we are continuing to bring on all the horses'. Each horse or pony has it's own training programme, which is geared to bringing out the best in their abilities. I hope you like the few pho…
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