Chapel Stud

Chapel Stud is set in the classical landscape of the Malvern Hills, close to the River Terne in Worcestershire.

The stud was transformed into a modern thoroughbred stud in 2019. Originally a dairy farm and then used for beef cattle, it is based on over 70 acres of established prime pasture land with sheltered paddocks and has access to a further 40 acres of surrounding grazing.

The stud is owned and managed by Roisin Close and has relocated from Bucklands Farm & Stud in Gloucestershire having outgrown the land and facilities there after 15 successful years.

Facilities at Chapel Stud

The extensive barns and outbuildings have been converted into 50 stables for mares and young stock with direct access onto a large covered turnout. New stallion boxes with an attached covering shed and a bespoke seven-horse oval horse walker have also been constructed.


  • Stallions
  • Boarding / Walk-in Mares
  • Foaling
  • Breaking
  • Sales Prep
  • Spelling

Stallions standing at Chapel Stud are Bangkok, Planteur and Walzertakt on behalf of Simon Davies of Welsh Marches Stud, as well as Hellvelyn and Indian Haven.

Services also include foaling, breaking, sales prep and spelling, as well as offering facilities for boarding and walk-in mares whether visiting our stallions or others nearby. The aim is to provide a professional, affordable and personal service.

Meet the team

Many of the key members of the team at Bucklands Farm & Stud have relocated to Chapel Stud.

Roisin Close

Owner / Stud manager

Prior to founding Chapel Stud in 2019, Roisin built up Bucklands Farm & Stud with the help of her family, friends and late partner Phil Statham. Over a 15-year period it grew from a ten acre small holding to a 100 acre farm, and from standing one stallion, Hellvelyn in 2011, to three stallions. TBA Award winner Roisin bought Bucklands Farm & Stud whilst working as stud groom at Tweenhills for 12 years.

The Stud team

Amanda Castle

Stud Groom

Amanda is in charge of the day to day running of Chapel Stud. She has been working with horses since leaving school, joining Chapel Stud in January 2018. She has a showing background, breeding and showing Welsh Cobs and Sport horses with her partner.

Sophie D'Apolito

Stud Hand

Sophie joined the team in March 2019 and has over 25 years experience with horses. In her younger years she competed in show jumping but now prefers to keep her feet on the ground and competes at Novice Dressage. More recently she has worked as a jeweller for nine years.

Jon Hill

Stud Hand

Jon joined us in March 2020, he lives on the family farm in Herefordshire. He has ridden from an early age, in his spare time he is a keen Rugby player and shows his Welsh Section C's.

Kelly Blowers

Stud Secretary

Joined Chapel Stud full time in January 2019 but has been helping at Bucklands Farm & Stud for 15 years. Kelly formerly worked in insurance, and has got the new stud office off to a great start in just a few months. She has ridden all her life and is now teaching her son Archie to ride.


If you are interested in joining our team, please contact office@chapelstud.co.uk. Any current job opportunities are shown below.

There are no vacancies currently available

Whilst there are no vacancies currently available we are always interested to hear from experienced stud staff for when such vacancies arise.

Please apply with CV to office@chapelstud.co.uk or click the link.



Download the latest stud forms here:

  • Chapel Stud Brochure 2022 Download
  • Chapel Stud Freedom From Infection Form Download
  • Chapel Stud Mare Details Form Download