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 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.
Bookkeeping & Accounts
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.
Clive is an outstanding and hugely experienced farrier who knows precisely how to shape a horses’s foot to help correct conformation issues. He has been the farrier to Park Wood Stud for 15 years.