DISCOVER the inner workings of a successful race yard at an open day in honour of National Racehorse Week.

Anthony Honeyball's Potwell Farm Stables in Beaminster will open its doors to the public on Thursday, September 15.

Anthony Honeyball Racing is among 12 leading trainers in the West Country hosting open days.

Across Britain more than 180 venues will be open, offering the public the chance to see the love, nurture and attention to detail that goes into caring for racehorses.

The open days are free to attend and people of all ages are welcome, offering a fantastic family day out in the countryside.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the stars of the sport up close and meet the team of staff and professionals who ensure that these equine athletes lead happy lives, both during their career in racing and after they have retired.

The industry employs more than 6,000 people, most of whom are in some way involved in providing the highest level of care to these magnificent animals 365 days of the year.

The nationwide event runs from September 10 to 18 and was launched in 2021 with great success.

Potwell Farm was once a dairy farm and is set amidst the west Dorset countryside. Over the past decade it has gradually evolved from a small stud with one barn and a tack room.

Anthony began his involvement with horses back at his family home on the Quantocks. He both worked and rode as an amateur for Richard Barber and progressed as a conditional jockey for Paul Nicholls riding 45 winners under rules, before he began his training career in 2006.

Rachael Honeyball, wife and assistant trainer to Anthony, started out in the eventing world working for international event riders and competing up to intermediate level before the racing took over. Her initial point to point victory, aged 19, was while working for Robert Alner in 2002 at Ston Easton on Ski Seal who was trained by Anthony’s mother, Sue. Rachael later joined Richard Barber’s stable where she became National point to point champion, riding over 100 winners on the point to point circuit and over 75 under rules so far.

Register your visit to Potwell Stables on September 15 from 10am online by going to the website