WH Bloodstock is based at Hollington Stud in the heart of Berkshire just five miles from Newbury. WH Bloodstock operates over nearly 150 acres of prime English countryside.
Mimi Wadham and Violet Hesketh formed WH Bloodstock in 2018. The pair met on the Godolphin Flying Start and when they graduated, they decided to start a business together focussed on breeding, pinhooking and consigning. Before forming their joint venture they gained more invaluable experience working in various areas of the bloodstock industry before actually setting up the business in 2018.
Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and they have been successfully buying, selling, breaking in and consigning thoroughbreds.
We have some great facilities
Approximately 150 acres of paddocks which are ideal for rearing youngstock. The undulating terrain seems to promote healthy musculoskeletal development. There are a number of small paddocks which are ideal for mares with young foals and yearlings in prep.
An essential piece of equipment for sales preparation and rehabilitation. During sales prep the yearlings are gradually introduced to the walker and are exercised on it daily wearing a roller and side reins to help them build up topline condition.
The stud is perfectly kitted out for sales preparation with a large indoor school for hand walking. During sales prep the yearlings are hand-walked 3-4 times a week to help educate them so that they are ready to shows themselves off at the sales.
We have a 24-box barn with large, well-ventilated boxes as well as 2 loose boxes which are ideal for mares with foals on restricted turnout or horses coming back from injury.
Another essential facility for sales prep and the horses like being able to see out. The lunging exercise during prep is built up gradually. Some individuals require more lunging to let off some steam while others just need a couple of lunges a week to help build muscle mass.
Alam has over 25 years of experience working with thoroughbreds in India, Dubai and the UK. He has worked for some of the leading studs and sales consignors in the business including Jamie Railton as well as a 7-year stint with Hillwood Stud. He joined WH Bloodstock at the end of 2019.
Jamie has been an integral member of the team since 2021. His previous experience includes The National Stud Course in Newmarket and assisting at Fonthill Stud. He has always been passionate about the industry and an avid racing fan. He is involved with all aspects of the day to day running of the stud.
Violet: 07792 603253
Mimi: 07554 118913