Wodehouse Stud is based on the outskirts of Norwich, with easy access from the A11. The Stud is a family run business and is home to the Wodehouse Stud showjumping horses, ridden by India and Atiya Bussey and trained by Louise Bussey. Run alongside this is of course is our long term breeding programme in which we aim to produce quality sport horses for the modern day with an emphasis on temperament and ‘rideability’.
“Wodehouse stud has one of my favourite arenas to work in; huge with a good surface and a wide variety of fences to use, it’s a pleasure to deliver training sessions there. Well organised we offer training for every level of horse and rider. Resident riders, Atiya and India Bussey are amongst the most dedicated young riders I know. Since I’ve known them all their lives I also appreciate the support and solid guidance that come from their parents, Paul and Louise. Both girls work hard, train hard and strive to be professional in everyway and really get the results. They are particularly good at getting the best from every individual horse. These two will be successful in this sport for a long time.” – Mia Palles-Clark, British Showjumping UKCC Coach of the Year 2017
From Standard Livery, to detailed Outpatient care and everything in-between, here at Wodehouse Stud we make it our job to cater for all of your equestrian needs.
Whether you wish to further your riding utilising our on-site coach & lady in charge, Louise, or want to enjoy a quieter life with our extensive private hacking routes around our farm, Wodehouse Stud is the perfect destination to meet all of your riding needs and wants.
Some of our services include…
Outpatient care – with the Equissage and Zamar (Zanotti Medical Research) Machine.
Explore our website for more details on all of the above & do not hesitate to get in touch!
At Wodehouse Stud we take pride in our facilities and this is reflected in the maintenance of the yard which is kept immaculate so to be an efficient and pleasant place to work and train.
We have good access to all major routes and have very good private hacking – with no main roads – which is exclusive to liveries at Wodehouse Stud (and those who pay an annual/monthly fee).
“Wodehouse stud has one of my favourite arenas to work in; huge with a good surface and a wide variety of fences to use, it’s a pleasure to deliver training sessions there.” – Mia Palles-Clark, British Showjumping UKCC coach of the year 2017
Our facilities include:
30x70m rubber and sand arena with floodlights & a full set of “Jump 4 Joy” show jumps
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.