Batsford Stud is home to world renowned stallions, those of which include Danon Ballade, Haafhd, Native Ruler and Passing Glance. Batsford stud is a highly regarded stud and foaling centre who kindly agreed to test and review AGMA’s Stablemate range. Tim Varey describes his experience using our products.

Tim: So let me start by writing, thank you for letting us try your new stable cleaning products. I have to say I am very pleased with all of them. We regularly deep clean our stables with a steam cleaner with the water temperature set at 100◦c, and we also use leading DEFRA approved disinfectants to ensure we keep the yard and stables as infection free as possible. This due to the high turnover of horses at our stud, especially in the breeding season.


Once I had finished each stable, the cleaner had left them smelling very fresh and clean.

This leads me on to the next product, Stablemate Dis-in-fect. After cleaning the stable with the Boxfresh and ensuring that all soiling is removed, I then applied the Dis-in-fect by using a professional pump sprayer. This is the best way to ensure that the disinfectant is working at its best and for the longest period. Again using the highest dose recommendation for the DEFRA approved control of infectious disease, I used 1 tablet per 1.5 litres of water. I gave each stable a thorough spray from ceiling to floor and paying special attention to the most visited parts of the stable e.g. the mangers, auto drinker/buckets and the doors. (Remember to rinse water drinkers and mangers with just clean water prior to horses using them to remove any residual chloride).

After using these products combined, I am very satisfied that this has left each stable as sterile and infection free as we can. Giving me confidence that we are able to prevent the spread of any equine infectious disease.


So four fantastic products that we will now keep in our stable cleaning armoury.

I look forward to working with AGMA in the future.

Tim Varey

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