Barton Stud offers excellent facilities to accommodate permanent boarders of all ages as well as temporary seasonal boarders. The fertile land provides exceptional grazing for horses and a good covering of grass throughout the year. Consequently young stock are able to develop clean limbs with decent bone, and as a result developmental problems are rarely an issue.
During the breeding season we are ideally situated for broodmares visiting all stallions in the Newmarket area. The Stud has excellent conception rates for visiting mares, supported by James Crowhurst and Paul Ormond of the Newmarket Equine Hospital.
Our large foaling boxes are fitted with CCTV cameras, so all pregnant mares are under 24hr supervision. A full time member of staff is employed to sit up during the foaling season. Our experienced foaling team provides an excellent service which gives the new born foals the best possible start to life.
The Stud is comprised of ninety boxes which are split into four separate yards, three large indoor barns and more than thirty paddocks. In addition to this, there are twenty five nursery paddocks which give each foal its own space for as long as required. The yards are sufficiently spread out so that each can be quarantined at any given time should the need arise.
Manor Farm consists of a further fifty acres and ten boxes situated on the other side of Great Barton. It is primarily used as extra summer grazing, allowing for the pasture around Barton Stud to be regularly rested. During the breeding season Manor Farm becomes a quarantine facility for all new arrivals. Barton Stud takes biosecurity extremely seriously, so having a facility like Manor Farm is a huge asset for both new and established clients.
The pasture at Barton Stud has been established for over 100 years, previously supporting a large beef herd before becoming a stud in 1921. The soil is a highly fertile chalk loam providing excellent grass growth along with good drainage. The chalk element provides high levels of calcium, which allows young stock to develop clean limbs with decent bone.
Barton Stud has a flock of 100 ewes which operate on a rotation system, grazing paddocks after the horses.