“The designers planned the complex to be secure and efficient with the horses’ wellbeing truly accommodated - an important aspect that is often neglected in many stables when you really look at them.”
Anthony Freedman, Freedman Brothers ‘Markdel’ Training Complex
“ It was important to us that these stables were not the standard ‘off the shelf’ but custom designed to our needs and our racehorses training requirements by designers who knew horses. Leonie’s experience with horses and research expertise was vital to the successful design of Markdel.”
“The detailing of the complex is of the very highest standards. Equitecture’s safety standards and unique systems optimise flexibility and practicality and reflect their consideration for both the horses and the people.”
Richard Sims, Principal, Keysborough Equine
“The experience of the designers equipped them with the knowledge to develop a thoughtful and refined design for our complex institutional brief. There was an acute appreciation of how the College could utilise spaces in the facility and it was practical as well as beautiful.”
Emma Morel, Director
Horse Business Management
Marcus Oldham College
“The detailing of the complex is of the very highest standards. The Equitecture safety standards and unique systems optimise flexibility and practicality and reflect their consideration for both the horses and the people.
The multi-leafed shutter to each stable and specially developed walling system are examples of this.
The success of the design of Keysborough Equine was a combination of Anthony’s expertise in construction detailing and co-ordinating a superior team of consultants assisted in the successful development of the design.”
“Even when it is over 30 degrees outside, the stabling environment is cool and comfortable for the horses. This is due to the designers’ knowledge of materials, ventilation and siting.
The building captures the breeze and fresh air but still provides protection from the prevailing winds. It has sunlight in abundance but does not overheat.”
Principal Keysborough Equine
“Markdel operates as a very functional, safe, working environment. It smoothly caters for our daily routine of training racehorses and optimises their performance.
The designers planned the complex to be secure and efficient with the horses’ wellbeing truly accommodated - an important aspect that is often neglected in many stables when you really look at them.
We believe that horses are more relaxed in this environment than at their previous stables in the city. They thrive here and are eating about 20% more and training better.
“Markdel is designed by horse people who know how to accommodate the needs of the horses and provide an environment to get the best out of them.
I have worked in France and America, and yet this is the most uniquely designed facility and gets the most out of the horses - they are very relaxed and thrive here.
The training complex has great flexibility and this suits the needs of individual horses. The horses are quiet, train and rest very well.”
Racing Manager Freedman Brothers