Wodehouse Stud has been growing steadily since being founded in 2000 by Paul and Louise Bussey. Louise fuelled the idea with her lifelong passion for horses and her experience and expertise in the industry.
In 2001 we had a newcomer, our eldest daughter, India, and another in 2004, our second daughter, Atiya. The girls grew up to be as pony mad as their mother, Louise, and as things got more serious, Louise gave up her own successful competitive career to aid the girls in achieving their own hopes and dreams.
In 2015 India represented Great Britain at the European Championships for Children on Horses achieving Team Silver. Riding with the Great British flag on her jacket had always been India’s dream since she was very young, but getting to the Championships was a team effort from everyone at Wodehouse Stud and the result reflected the hard work put into it.
Since then, India has been focusing on producing the younger horses under the help and guidance of mother Louise and younger sister Atiya has taken over the ride of Ego and is following hotly in her sister’s footsteps – at the age of just 12 years old she came 4th in the National Championship for Under 16s and 2nd in the relative Championship at Scope Festival in 2017 along with winning the 1m15 pony Championship there, too.
At Wodehouse Stud we are operating a long term breeding programme with the aim to produce quality and talented sport horses for the modern day, with an emphasis on temperament and ‘rideability’. All our horses here at Wodehouse Stud consequently have world class bloodlines from in house and away and so far we have produced some very promising young horses.
Furthermore, we have both the experience and the facilities necessary for successful breeding and for
producing top quality young sport horses.
Additionally, until recently we also had the Wodehouse Polo Team which stemmed from the four of us going to Tuesday Chukkas weekly at the Norfolk Polo Club in 2012. Since then Paul became hooked and built up his own team of around 10 ponies of which travelled around the country competing in tournaments at the weekends. Paul even had the honour of playing in the Royal Charities Cup match at the Norfolk Polo Festival in 2017 alongside Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Sadly he has had to stop playing competitively for the time being d0 to the pressures of work, but we are sure he will be back in the saddle at some point.
In reflection to this, we are always looking towards the future. We aim to continue our breeding programme to continue producing increasingly talented young stock and are excited to be expecting our first homebred with lines from The Billy Stud having used Billy Tudor – an exciting young stallion – with one of our equally well bred and talented brood mares, Queen Mac, sister to prolific pony winner King Mac who represented Great Britain on Nations Cup teams with Emily Ward on numerous occasions and won the Pony Showjumper of the Year at HOYS in 2013 having won the 148cm Championship at Olympia in 2012.
Furthermore we are always looking for new owners to join our team and support us in our ambitions. Whether you have a horse already that you would like producing or competing or whether you are interested in buying horses for us to ride, we would love to hear from you so please do not hesitate to contact us.