Foaling

After being acquired by its present owners in 2003, Heatherwold Stud underwent a complete facelift. We have two spacious American barns, encompassing a state of the art foaling unit, and veterinary room, with a leading vet who visits the stud first thing every morning throughout the stud season.
Weigh scales are located here on site which enable us to monitor growth and development closely.

Heatherwold’s foaling team are on hand day and night during the breeding season, alternating shifts around the clock. This is helped by the 24 hour CCTV cameras in each of the foaling boxes that can be watched through our app on our phones, laptops and tablets.

The team is hugely experienced. Julia, our Assistant Manager, has foaled down mares across the world, both northern and southern hemispheres. Tom, our Stud Manager, has lived on a stud all of his life and has assisted with mares foaling since his school days. Laura, our nightwatchman and foaling guru has gained extensive experience with both sport horses and thoroughbreds.

foal suckling from mother at Heatherwold Stud
foal at Heatherwold Stud
Castaway Queen and foal at Heatherwold Stud