Park Wood Stud is a well established 150-acre thoroughbred stud farm 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 both Flat and National Hunt racehorses for several generations. The setting is both tranquil and beautiful with the all important benefit of free draining limestone soils to enable year round turnout. Two large, light and airy American barns house the stud’s residents and are complimented by the purpose built foaling unit and indoor turnout. The stud has a range of immaculately fenced paddocks including nursery paddocks suitable for young foals and large tree-lined paddocks ideal for growing youngstock to their full potential. Cattle and sheep graze in rotation with the horses for tidy pastures and reduced parasites.
The Stud is owned by Ruth Pitman and is managed by Ruth and her team including Stud Groom, Matthew Darling.
Park Wood Stud offers a full-range of bloodstock services for both Flat and National Hunt clients including foaling, boarding (permanent & seasonal), sales preparation, sales presentation, breaking, pre-training, rest & rehab, stores and pinhooking.
Health and hygiene are top priorities at the Stud. New arrivals are isolated for an appropriate period before mixing with resident stock and the Stud operates strictly in accordance with HBLB Code of Practice.
To ensure that both our clients and our clients’ horses are looked after to the highest standards possible. We are committed to offering a bespoke service whereby each horse is treated as an individual under the watchful eye of our top team of staff. Care, attention to detail and not over-stocking the farm are the key components in achieving high outcomes for our owners. We take pride in keeping clients fully updated on their horse’s progress during their time at Park Wood Stud and we actively encourage owners to visit – together we hope to bring both the enjoyment and success that the client’s investment deserves.
From time to time the Stud has horses for sale privately and details can be viewed here.
Roger Charlton, https://rogercharlton.com/
Derek Price, Ladycare
"I boarded client's stock with PWS for rest and rehab and was delighted with the efforts of Ruth and her team. Attention to detail and care were second to none and I would have no hesitation in both using them again and in recommending them to others."
Richard Knight, www.richardknightbloodstockagent.com
Park Wood Farm, Saddlewood
Leighterton, Tetbury, GL8 8FP