About Us

Died and Gone to Heaven!

"Percy thinks he has died and gone to Heaven since he moved to Hobby Farm."



Friendly and well organised

"Darcy and I love Hobby farm. Such a friendly well organised yard with amazing facilities"




Hobby Farm livery yard and equestrian centre is run by Tom and Gaby Ray, who live on site with their young family, cat, dogs and goats.  

They've  worked hard to make Hobby Farm what it is today taking it from agricultural land in 2014 to a first class livery yard and equine centre obtaining full planning permission in 2017.  Alongside all that, this busy couple have built their own on-site home for them and their young family.


Gaby has always been passionate about horses from a young age and has spent all her working career with horses starting 17 years ago at a livery in Wiltshire.

Since then she has worked with injured and sick horses at the prestigious Endell Equine Hospital in Salisbury gaining excellent knowledge in emergency first aid and veterinary care.

Gaby brings a wealth of experience to her own livery yard and is always on hand to answer questions and share her knowledge with others to provide a happy and enjoyable stable environment.


Tom has lived in Dorset all his life with the Hobby Farm agricultural land having been in Tom’s family for over 40 years. 

Tom was as a successful local agricultural contractor when he first met Gaby in 2013 and they married a year later in 2014.   Tom had always wanted to make better use of the land and, together with Gaby, they have worked hard to turn their dream of living and running a livery yard and equine centre into reality.   Together they make the perfect team with Tom undertaking all the farm and maintenance work in the livery yard .. and Gaby doing everything else!  





Gaby and Tom work in collaboration with Vicky Beal, a qualified BHS instructor, who brings her wealth of experience to Hobby Farm in the form of a wide variety of lessons and activities.

She offers both individual or group lessons, suitable for all ages, abilities and experience.

Read more about Vicky