Boarding Permanent and Seasonal Broodmares

Our services offer clients both permanent and seasonal boarding; we are a specialised broodmare farm purpose built from the ground up. When you entrust your valuable mare and her foal to us at Heatherwold, you can be sure that they are in safe hands and will be cared for in body and mind.

Our purpose built foaling unit and top class facilities allow your mare to be given the best care leading up to, during and after foaling.

Generally, mares and foals are turned out into nursery paddocks for the first couple of months on their own. This helps with handling and some mum and child time to form their special bond. When the time is right, other mares and foals are integrated into the herd which encourages social interaction. The different herds will be kept together right up until weaning stages so to limit the stress on their mental health during their formative years.

At Heatherwold, we pride ourselves on the excellent fertility rate – we walk out to all of the major Stud farms in England. Our clients are our first and main priority, you can choose to have your mare walked out and returned to you in foal, or we can take care of the whole process from conception through to foaling, to yearling prep or everything in between.

The excellent fertility rate is ensured by the expertise of our reproductive vet, Luke Hepburn. Luke is a huge focal point during the season, but Luke is also here everyday 365 days of the year providing the first class attention your bloodstock deserves.

Mares are welcome as permanent boarders or throughout the season to foal.

mare and foal at Heatherwold Stud

Highly experienced team and CCTV as well as a night watchman sitting up throughout the season

Rest and Recuperation for those requiring time out from training or a full Summer of rest.

foals at Heatherwold Stud

We cater for injured and recuperating horses, either on box rest or limited exercise.

out of training boarder at Heatherwold stud

Barren mares are invited to walk out and stay with us until scanned in foal.