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Harthill Stud

Malpas, Cheshire
Nina Barbour & Oliver Townend established their stud partnership in 2009. Having visited industry-leading studs throughout the USA, Ireland and the rest of Europe to investigate different systems and design concepts, their vision is to create a world-renowned breeding establishment. The primary objective is to produce top class event horses for both national and international markets, with the emphasis being placed on traditional Irish and thoroughbred bloodlines. They have sourced some exceptional stallions as the breeding foundation for Harthill Stud. These stallions are an exciting collection for outside breeders, with options to suit most sport horse mares, backed up with advice based on our in-depth knowledge of the competition industry. Harthillâ??s initial base has been established at Egerton Hall Farm, where the state-of-the-art facilities have been set up to cater for your mare and foalâ??s every need. Mares and young stock are welcome for any length of stay, and AI packages are available both using our own stallionsâ?? semen, or any outside stallion of your choice. The stallions have large airy loose boxes, a horsewalker, and well secured paddocks, plus a large outdoor arena with a fibre sand surface for any ridden or lunging work. All the stallions are cared for and managed on a day to day basis by Alan Townend our yard and stallion manager. Alan has been responsible for the success of numerous top class sports horses throughout his career and brings a wealth of experience. Every member of staff is trained to handle the stallions kindly and safely, keeping a relaxed atmosphere in our stallion barn. We look forward to meeting you. Feel free to contact us to book a no obligation tour and discuss your requirements with a member of the Harthill team....


Indoor school
Floodlights on school
Horse walker
Undercover horse walker
Designated lorry parking
Onsite gallops
Onsite cross country
Excellent off-road hacking
Hot water washdown
Individual turn out
24hr onsite supervision
Onsite shower & changing rooms
Onsite communal tea & coffee facility
Outdoor school 20m x 60m or over

Onsite Professionals

Oliver Townend Nina Barbour.

Disciplines we cater for

Breeding and Stud
Dealing and Sales


Jane Wright-Roberts
Friends with yard management