Owner & Manager
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.
After starting out point to point riding Matthew completed the National Stud Diploma course before going to Canada for 3 years as Assistant Manager at Gardner Farms. Here he was involved with foaling over 100 mares each year and consigning large numbers to the Sales. Returning to England, Matthew worked in racing for 12 years, firstly as Pupil Assistant to Ed Dunlop and then Assistant to William Knight. Returning to the Stud world Matthew became Stud Manager at prestigious Yorton Stud. With 20 years working in the TB industry, Matthew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Park Wood.
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.