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.
Meet the team
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
Senior Stud Groom
Richard joined us in February 2021 and is responsible for the daily running of the yard. He has alot of experience with thoroughbreds and has worked both in the UK and abroad. Richard was also a Goldphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards finalist in 2022.
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. She now supports Richard with the running of the yard.
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 now runs the stud office . She has ridden all her life and now has an ex racehorse which she is retraining.
Jacqui joined us in November 2021 and works 5 mornings a week. She was one of the pioneers of female professional jump jockeys she began riding from a young age and rode in the 1987 Grand National. Jacqui loves all the horses on the Stud and is happy to turn her hand to anything.
Sharon has worked for the stud part time for many years and has a wealth of experience. She has her own horses and particularly enjoys polocrosse in her spare time.
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