Park Wood Stud


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Who we are

Park Wood is a well established TB Stud of 150 acres with outstanding facilities located between Badminton and Westonbirt in the South Cotswolds. Modernised and redeveloped over the last 16 years, the farm has been the site for the breeding and rearing of bloodstock for both flat and NH racing for several generations. The setting is both tranquil and beautiful, with the all important benefit of free draining limestone soils to enable year round turn out. Large American Barns; a well designed foaling unit and a range of purpose built, immaculately fenced paddocks with mature trees and hedges, makes this an exceptional facility for racehorses. The Stud is owned by Mrs Ruth Pitman

What we do

We care for all the needs of Client's bloodstock - foaling permanently boarding or walked in brood mares; rearing youngstock; pretraining and preparing for all the major sales; breaking in and pretraining for the racetrack; pinhooking foals and providing rest and recuperation for horses out of their racing season.

Our philosophy

To run an outstandingly professional and immaculate bloodstock operation where Clients can truly trust that their precious horse’s welfare comes first. That all bloodstock is looked after by top class, dedicated staff with the resources to provide each and every horse with the optimum care and conditions to maximise their chances of success.


Permanently Boarding Broodmares

A select number of broodmares are permanently resident and receive outstanding care and attention in all aspects of their lives.

Broodmares for Foaling

We welcome walked-in mares for foaling and can offer professional advice on bloodlines and stallions to suit client’s mares.


We have set up a syndicate to purchase Irish bred NH foals at Tattersalls Sales in Ireland each November, selling as 3 YO stores with Goffs, Doncaster in May.

Horses for Pre-Training

Experienced staff can start your horses off in a kind, unpressurised way to maximise their chances when they join your preferred trainer.

Sales Preparation

All major sales accessed, and advice given to help you maximise your young stock’s value.

Resting Racehorses

Both Flat and NH spellers are welcome at the Stud and are given the rest and nutrition to return them to their trainers on top form.

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Our Team


Ruth Pitman


The owner of Park Wood, and a Rural Chartered Surveyor Ruth has two sons, Alex & Chris, and a daughter, Ella, all three of whom give time to helping with different aspects of the stud.


Matthew Darling


Matthew Darling brings a wealth of experience and dedicated horsemanship to Park Wood having worked extensively in the TB stud industry in the UK and Canada. One of the top students in his year at the National Stud’s Diploma course, he also spent 11 years working for flat trainer William Knight, as Head Lad/Assistant trainer.




Chris is a Director of the B&W Equine Clinic based at Willseley and heads up the Stud and Reproductive Centre based there. He has a particular interest in stallion and mare infertility issues. Chris can be on site with us within six minutes. 




Beth works for Kelly Farm Consulting and makes regular visits to the farm. She is responsible for all billing, wages, VAT returns and all financial records.




Installing the bore hole water supply system to the stud, building his own workshop and constructing a haha are just some of the many projects Graham has completed during the 7 years he has worked here.




Responsible for the smooth running of the main house and equally at home exercising horses, Nats is a mainstay of the Park Wood operation. Nats is also a practising Reiki Master for both equines and humans.

Stud News

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Welcome Ziggy Rose

Friday 01 February 2019

Our latest arrival is a stunning 5 year old filly by Fame And Glory. She made it to us just in time to beat the snow.

Logo on the Lorry

Saturday 29 December 2018

Thank you very much @FrenzyDesigns1 for making our lorry look smart!

Autumn Walks

Friday 09 November 2018

Out on the long rein educating one of our yearling colts, this one by Siyouni, and making the most of the good November weather.


Contact Us

Enquiries and visitors are always welcome. Please let us know your requirements.

Park Wood Farm, Saddlewood
Leighterton, Tetbury, GL8 8FP

Ruth Pitman:
01666 890334

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