Set in the Fawley Hill estate of Sir William and Lady McAlpine, Brackenhill Stud is located between Henley on Thames and Marlow, in the corner between Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
Whether you’re looking for fantastic facilities in which to prepare your horse for competition, great hacking, or simply an escape from the stress of daily life, Brackenhill Stud is the ideal place with 30 acres of luscious pastureland.
The ethos at Brackenhill Stud is that horses are your passion as well as your downtime, so everything is done to ensure that we’re building a community of like minded friendly clients.
Offering Livery, Breaking, Schooling, Sales and Rehabilitation services, as well as professional clinics on a regular basis, your horses are stabled in beautiful Monarch stables, set against a stunning backdrop where you cannot help but feel at home.
Emma and the team have a wealth of experience in multiple equine disciplines and share your passion. They are happy to work collaboratively to build a tailor made plan for you and your horse.
A Brief History (with thanks to Stan Desmond, Stud Manager, Dobsons Stud) – Originally known as Dobsons Farm as far back as the Doomsday Book, the original stables were built in 1958. Lord McAlpine was passionate about horse racing and as well as having numerous winners in training, was keen to breed his own horses. The first Stallion to arrive at Dobsons Farm and Stud was Welsh Abbot who was previously owned by Winston Churchill. Other stallions to stand here were Gentilhombre and Major Pope’s Birdbrook. At the height of the Stud there were 14 staff and every box was filled with mares, foals and yearlings.