About Us

West Kington Stud offers a complete breeding service for Mare and Stallion owners. Mares are taken for foaling, insemination and embryo transfer. Our DEFRA approved Stallion Centre freezes, stores and distributes semen for Worldwide export, alongside offering a wide range of training, collection and analysis services. Please see Mare Services and Stallion Services for more information.

A variety of stallions are resident to provide Fresh and Chilled semen throughout the breeding season, alongside several hundred more available from our frozen semen stores.

Our aim is to breed top competition horses with good temperaments, soundness and ability. We feel it is very important to give all youngsters a good basic training in general handling, loading, leading, etc, from an early age. Homebred youngsters and others by a variety of stallions are often available for sale and can be seen by appointment. See "Horses for Sale".

The Stud, run by Stud Manager, Harry Thirlby has a diverse range of stallions standing in 2024, please see our Stallions at Stud page for more information.

Meet the Team

West Kington Stud Stallion Centre (WKSSC)

WKSSC was set up in conjunction with Martin Boyle MRCVS of Stallion Reproduction Services who is one of the world’s leading experts in freezing stallion semen and works closely with Chris Shepherd, Kelly Harrison-Tait and Anna Mitchell from B&W Equine Vets. The Centre is producing frozen semen from the best of British stallions for national and international use. Frozen semen is currently available from around 800 stallions from a variety of different breeds and types, including many rare breeds.

West Kington Farms

West Kington Farms (WKF) is a substantial arable farming business, growing a wide variety of quality crops for the human food industry. The farm works closely with the Stud, Stallion Centre and Competition Yard, providing hay, haylage and bedding straw, as well as grazing, for a large number of horses either residing or visiting throughout the year.

The farming team is led by Darren Luton, Farm Manager, assisted by experienced tractor drivers, with additional help being brought in for harvest each year.