TESTIMONIALS

Jonathan helped us understand the need to look at the complete picture. We knew we had a problem and to unpick this Jonathan explained the necessity to analyse the soil of the land alongside the grass the horses were consuming as the profiles can be very different. I initially was exposed to the Albrecht system via another company. I was keen to adopt the Albrecht approach and searched the web for a proven expert in this field who was also a specialist in the equine world. Based on Jonathan’s skills and reviews I contacted him to discuss a possible venture. On speaking with Jonathan I was delighted and assured of his expertise and knew I had found the right company to take me and my horses forward. Lordington Park gave me one of the biggest educational experiences of my equine life!! I have fully analysed my land (soil and grass) and can confirm I now know why my horses were struggling! I now have a plan for my land for the next five years, I have a targeted supplement plan for my horses to balance them back out and I have more knowledge than I ever perceived was possible….. with three very thankful horses! I am at the beginning of this journey with Lordington Park and I would say I am already an 11 out of 10! I have spent years and a small fortune trying to make my horses happy and healthy. Am I satisfied? 110% I am!! I look to my horses and they are glowing with the initial changes Jonathan has helped me deliver. Our road ahead is clear and this has been built and underpinned by Lordington Park. Everyone needs to experience this and the world would have lots of happy herds.
Thank you Jonathan, we are eternally grateful! I particularly liked the commitment to helping me along my learning journey and the ease you created with no question was a silly one or too much bother. If you want to enjoy your animals and really get to the nuts and bolts of what they truly need to be happy and healthy then Lordington Park services are for you. Only a massive thank you, especially for saving my girl Lillie. We are no longer exploring the route of letting her go and have faith in your plan and her healthy future. Eternally grateful!!

Andrea Thomason, horse owner

It is exceedingly difficult finding agronomists who are well versed with equine dietary needs, especially those of native ponies. Lordington Park Agronomy were clearly the leaders in this field in the UK. It was an utter breath of fresh air speaking to someone who sung from the same hymn sheet as us when it came to the dietary needs of native pony breeds. We were able to better understand paddock maintenance, care and improvement stratergies for the long term.
Jonathan is a very warm and friendly person who is passionate about his trade and very easy to communicate with. We felt that his responses to emails were incredibly swift and answers very concise and knowledgable. We experienced a level of experience in our particular area of interest (creating pasture suitable for native pony breeds) which filled us with a great deal of confidence and trust in the service. I would very strongly recommend LPA to others. We felt that no stone was left unturned and that help was always at hand for every question we had. We pay a great deal of attention to what we feed our animals and horse pasture is often so very lacking in certain elements and nutrients, or subpar in its general health. No matter what sort of ground you are on LPA will make it the very best it can be to ensure the most efficient and healthy grazing possible.
K. Fennessy, Oldeworlde Stud

My grazing land just looked so very sick and I didn’t know what to do about it. I knew it used to look healthy, but in recent years it certainly has not. Lordington Park Agronomy was very highly recommended from two other people I have known for some while, with land and horses. One of the people told me their grazing has never been so good. The other people told me their horses were much happier and really content. Jonathan recommended harrowing and knife aerating (the land is very compacted), plus he took soil samples and had them analysed. He then advised me exactly what was missing from the soil to allow the grass to grow in a healthy way. Jonathan ordered the fertiliser and he was happy for me to apply it myself. The harrowing was done and I still need to find myself a chain harrow, as Jonathan advised that I couldn’t harrow my land enough. We are waiting until the spring to have the knife aerating done, as the weather hasn’t been right for this yet. I am only 9 months into my five year programme, but have already seen improvement. Jonathan is happy to advise by text or email. He took the time to explain everything to me , which I found really interesting. I know i can trust him. I know that what Jonathan recommends will work. I am looking forward to seeing more improvement in the next year. 

Linda Samuel, horse lover and smallholding owner

We approached Lordington Park Agronomy about soil analysis on land as we had recently bought land which had been untouched for years and needed some improvements. I looked up a few companies but decided to go with Lordington Park after speaking to Jonathan because he really knew his stuff and I was impressed with his knowledge of all things soil. Jonathan was so knowledgable and thorough during his sampling and consequent report. We had soil samples taken and an analysis drawn up with an action plan to improve the land. It was massively helpful as it gave a specialised way to improve the fields because we knew what was going on in the soil, so no money was wasted with pointless treatments. We now have a five-year plan to work towards to improve the land. Jonathan was very quick to get back to me to arrange to come out. I really liked the report we received after with all the visual aids (pie charts etc) to help me understand the analysis. I think everyone should get their land analysed to see what they’re working with and I would always recommend Jonathan. He is extremely approachable and excellent at explaining stuff in layman’s terms to me. Also he’s very reliable at arranging treatments etc when he says he will.. Even when I forget!

Hedy Navarro, equestrian smallholder

My grazing land just looked so very sick and I didn’t know what to do about it. I knew it used to look healthy, but in recent years it certainly has not. Lordington Park Agronomy was very highly recommended from two other people I have known for some while, with land and horses. One of the people told me their grazing has never been so good. The other people told me their horses were much happier and really content. Jonathan recommended harrowing and knife aerating (the land is very compacted), plus he took soil samples and had them analysed. He then advised me exactly what was missing from the soil to allow the grass to grow in a healthy way. Jonathan ordered the fertiliser and he was happy for me to apply it myself. The harrowing was done and I still need to find myself a chain harrow, as Jonathan advised that I couldn’t harrow my land enough. We are waiting until the spring to have the knife aerating done, as the weather hasn’t been right for this yet. I am only 9 months into my five year programme, but have already seen improvement. Jonathan is happy to advise by text or email. He took the time to explain everything to me , which I found really interesting. I know i can trust him. I know that what Jonathan recommends will work. I am looking forward to seeing more improvement in the next year. 

Linda Samuel, horse lover and smallholding owner

Jonathan and his team were very efficient; all tasks were completed on time then arranged. Full explanations were given before all procedures and why they were necessary. Lordington Park Agronomy assessed the current state of the paddocks and suggested how they could be improved for the long-term benefit of my ponies. Then put all these suggestions into practice. I would definitely recommend LPA, Jonathan is very good at assessing your needs, what you have got and finding a way to marry the two.
Julie Axup

Heard Jonathan giving a lecture to a packed house of more than 200 people on Growing Happy Horses – a very informative and engaging lecture. Working with Lordington Park Agronomy was successful due to its obvious knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for generating productive environments for our horses. Jonathan did what he said, offering great explanations of what sounds a complicated subject. Don’t waste time, go for it!

Paul Harrison

I was lucky to find Lordington Park Argrononomy after clicking around the internet asking for paddock maintenance and was referred to Jonathan. He offers an educated & enthusiastic approach and the result was more than expected. If a potential client was deciding whether to work with Lordington Park Agronomy or not, I would say ‘do it’!
Toni Biglin

Lordington Park Agronomy was recommended to me by a friend. After a detailed discussion with Jonathan and lots of great explanation of how he could help, we decided to proceed. Jonathan provided a practical solution to problems and explained everything in a way that we could understand. We were given great advice to improve our pasture. If a potential client was deciding whether to work with Lordington Park Agronomy, we would say “Yes, speak to Jonathan”!
Mr and Mrs Wills

Lordington Park Agronomy was recommended to me by a friend. His specialisation was specific to an equine environment and had a similar philosophy and attitude to ours.

Lordington Park Agronomy provided confident advice, a comprehensive report and suggestions.

If a potential client was deciding whether to work with Lordington Park Agronomy I would encourage them to do so.

Verity and Tom Megginson

Jonathan is clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about both agronomy and the equine. He discusses sensible options in layman’s terms for his clients to achieve a better understanding. He applied his knowledge and experience in a pragmatic and helpful manner. Jonathan will provide you with the help you need to fulfil a pragmatic and ultimately time and cost saving plan to give your horses a happy healthy and natural lifestyle. I think in the horse world we can be guilty of going for the ‘quick fix’ approach – supplementing our horse’s diet with hay/hard feed. Jonathan looks deeper than that to give you a natural healthier and happier alternative for your animals. I would recommend anyone to look at the bigger picture and make the investment.
Kim Beavon Carlton

We selected Lordington Park Agronomy (LPA) as they are highly regarded within the industry. It is rare to have a particular speciality in deer and managing the ground to maxmise the potential, where a generic agronomist would not have been so beneficial. We needed a specialist agronomist with the deer knowledge and background to understand what we were trying to achieve and give us the most appropriate recommendations. Jonathan provided all the key information in a simple format for us to understand with a no-nonsense approach and was very honest with what he thought was worthwhile and would have been a waste of money. I would highly recommend Jonathan at LPA; he is a true gentleman and an honest and straightforward person to work with. What is great about Jonathan is his obvious passion and enthusiasm for soil science and achieving the best from each site. It is clear he really enjoys it and, consequently, you know he is really working for you to the best of his abilities to get the most out of the ground. He will provide you with exactly what you need to know.

 

Dominic Strutt - Deer Park

New to farming and inexperienced, we did not know the condition of our fields, but realised something was lacking when comparing to some others. Preferred this checked properly before taking what could be the wrong action. With assistance from soil sample laboratory tests, LPA identified lacking resources in the ground and sward quality, reduced grass productivity, ground nutrients level unsupportive of growth and low yield of hay fields, pasture with low nutrients not satisfying stock. LPA prescribed a treatment plan. Jonathan is easy to talk to, direct, honest & to the point. Refreshing and scientific / knowledge approach of land management.The explanation was not rushed and LPA took the time to explain properly to us the various elements of the soil sample results and, without compromising the standards sought, the cost effective treatment to improve and a reasonable time scale to achieve this. Also development of a long term plan for our fields. I would most certainly recommend Lordington Park Agronomy to others.

 

Andy Pearman - agricultural grassland farmer

I chose to work with Lordington Park Agronomy for my project after a Deer Demonstration Day at Strathdon. I enjoyed and liked your approach to the science of getting soils and plants to work together. After working with Lordington Park Agronomy to map out a plan for improvements with supporting reasons, I have a clear understanding of what we need to do and what we have to work with. I would say to potential clients that if they wanted to understand why various improvements need to be made, you are the right man and I look forward to a continued relationship.

 

David Brown

I chose to work with Lordington Park Agronomy after the Deer Demonstration Day at Strathdon where my eyes were opened as to what grass needs and how it affects growth in deer. Jonathan was very interesting to listen to, and was very keen to improve grassland for deer farmers. I thought that Lordington Park Agronomy and myself could build a good working relationship to improve the grassland, get me thinking how soils work and find out what happens in the soil. I know I will see the results soon. I would say to potential clients that they are missing out on getting a clear plan that will work for you and your animals, if they don’t use Lordington Park Agronomy.
Henry Smith

I selected Lordington Park Agronomy for my project for its holistic view of soil management in relation to deer and enthusiastic, infectious approach. If a potential client was deciding whether to work with Lordington Park Agronomy, I would advise them to go ahead.

 

Nicholas Poett

I had witnessed Lordington Park Agronomy’s enthusiasm and clear ‘passion’ for the subject and I wanted a thorough and ‘interested’ approach to my farms situation. I now have a bespoke five-year plan to improve my farm’s sward and increased my knowledge and understanding of what the farm has / and what it needs – a plan of action that is achievable and proportional. If a potential client was deciding whether to work with Lordington Park Agronomy, ask to see a finished report for a client like me – it’s an excellent advertisement.
Rupert Shaw