The Stud was established in 1976 by Mr &
Mrs RB Skepper as a Flat racing Thoroughbred Stud.
in the early years we were a mare only stud concentrating
on preparing mares for stud, foaling, prepping foals and yearlings
In the 1980s we started standing stallions at stud for Natural
covering - so have a wealth of experience of managing mares
coming into the stud for covering from maidens to mares with
foals at foot.
In 1991, Jane graduated with a degree in Animal
Sciences specialising in Reproduction and started developing
her skills for collecting from stallions for fertility evaluation
and then for AI use. In 2003, Jane became an accredited Equine
Artificial Insemination Technician and has since had a good
success rate with fresh and chilled Insemination.
Since the 1990s, we have been collecting from resident stallions
for our own use as well as for UK use; distributing Chilled
semen throughout the UK with good success. The Unit became
OPEN to non-resident stallions in 2008 offering dummy training,
semen evaluation and collections for domestic distribution.
In 2012, We upgraded the whole Stallion Unit
and went through the assessment for AHVLA accreditation for
Equine Semen Collection for export within the EU.
The Collection Centre is now approved for EU
distribution for both chilled and Frozen semen and is OPEN
to non-resident stallions.