About Bowland Stud

Irish Draught horses have long been a part of life at Closes Hall farm, for over 20 years there have been Irish draughts on the farm alongside our dairy cattle and sheep.

Starting out with one foundation mare ‘Nellie’s Version’ whom we sadly lost a few years ago, we slowly built up our stud. A highlight in the early days was breeding our own RID stallion Bowland Bradley

We have always competed our horses wherever possible, we have taken part in British Dressage, British Showjumping and shown our horses successfully at county level, we particularly enjoy competing in the IDHS classes. 

Horses we have sold have competed successfully in all equestrian spheres and provided great pleasure for their new owners. Horses we have bred have made superb family horses, happy hackers and competed to as high a level as the Horse of the Year show, the Royal International horse show and the IDHS (GB) Bluechip finals. We have bred winners and champions of most county shows and a supreme champion at the annual Irish Draught Horse Society breed show.


Horses we have sold compete successfully

Lots of

Happy and Satisfied Clients

30+ Years of

Experience Breeding Horses


Breeders of top quality Irish Draughts and Irish sport horses

Why Choose Us

  • We are a friendly family run stud that’s core values are providing good value stud services and breeding quality stock that enables our customers to enjoy the Irish Draught breed
  • Attention to detail and 24-hour staffing of the unit enables us to achieve the best results possible.
  • We take time to answer questions owners may have, offer viewings and support when selecting stallions. The booking process is very simple and easy to follow. We take mares back for foaling and are happy to offer advice over the phone throughout the mare’s pregnancy.
  • When foaling we use foaling alarms and 24-hour CCTV.

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