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Benham Park Stud

Newbury, Berkshire
A historic part of the Benham Estate, the stud has been in operation since 1793. The 32 loose boxes are the original stables and are considerably more spacious than more modern designs. Set in 120 acres of rich grassland, the tranquil setting offers ideal housing to those looking for breeding, convalescence or training livery. With over 20 years experience your horse is in safe hands. On site, the stud is fully equipped with complete AI and Embryo Transfer services and broodmares are welcomed on a long or short term basis. There a currently five stallions permanent residence at the stud with a number more visiting for dummy training or walk-in collections, carried out by our fully trained AI Technician. Throughout the year the stud has a number of long term clients who send horses for rest, recuperation and retirement. Stabled or grass livery is available with numerous options to support post-injury or post-operative care. Liveries are welcome to use their own veterinary practitioner or recommendations can be made upon request. Horses are taken for training livery from backing and breaking to reschooling and sales preparation. The stud can provide references for previous training liveries for multiple disciplines. There is a professional backer and breaker on site who produces safe, confident and balanced horses for clients throughout the year. Aside from the main stud, there are Polo facilities with a professional player and high goal staff from Argentina and the UK on site. The polo include stables, polo pitch, dirt exercise track of one mile and individual corrals. The team are here to take complete care of your polo pony or just to help out when needed.


Designated lorry parking
Onsite gallops
Individual turn out
24hr onsite supervision
Onsite shower & changing rooms
Non-individual paddock turn out

Onsite Professionals

Farida Rosso Baldacchino- Yard Owner and Jose Luis Salas Head Groom and professional backer and breaker Farida is a Professional Polo Player and Breeder while Jose is a professional backer and breaker who has produced both English Sports horses and polo ponies for high goal Open. Farida has ridden for a number of years, initially riding for an International Dressage rider alongside playing polo. With regards to polo, Farida has represented the ladies high goal teams in the UK and Argentina. Personal achievements for ladies teams include having won the UK Nationals several times and the Ladies cup at La Aguada and playing for England . In mixed polo she has played and won up to 20 goal polo including the Eduardo Moore in the UK and the Principe de Gales in Hurlingham Club Bs As. Furthermore, she was the first woman to be allowed to play polo in Pilar Chico. Last year Farida played her homebred first and second season ponies in the Ladies High Goal. The team are incredibly passionate about horses and their training. On the breeding side, they breed from Argentine polo mares to Argentine or TB stallions for themselves and a range of continental Sports horses on behalf of their liveries. From foals, they do everything possible to ensure each horse reaches its full potential. Together, they have built a fantastic business, providing facilities for an Embryo Transfer Centre, Stallions available for public use, backing and breaking centre, grassland for plentiful turnout and polo pitches for those wanting to play. To provide the best possible care, additional grooms are taken on depending on the liveries and services they require.

Disciplines we cater for

A I Centre
Breaking and Producing
Breeding and Stud
Dealing and Sales
Livery - All Types
Livery - DIY and Paddock
Rest Home / Retirement


Josie Mead