West End Farm Stud, Thornholme, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NN. Tel. 01262 490570. Mob 07779 637507
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West End Farm Stud is set on our 600 acre family farm on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, close to Driffield. With easy access from Hull, Beverley, York, Scarborough, Malton and beyond. West End Farm Stud offers safe, peaceful accommodation for your horse together with reassurance for you as an owner.
Our experienced team will provide individual attention according to your horse's needs whether this is getting your mare in foal, helping with a problem such as a dislike of clipping, complete rehabilitation programme following injury or just a convenient place to keep your horse.
All our key staff are fully experienced in all aspects and matters of horse care, health and fitness.
Jo Milnes who manages West End Farm Stud has been around horses most of her life. Having progressed through the Pony Club which she represented at most disciplines from Prince Philip Cup to Eventing. On leaving school she spent time gaining experience at different yards before taking her BHSAI at the age of 17.5 at Snainton Riding Centre. She then attended Warwickshire College to study for a Diploma in Horse Management.
Since leaving school she has always produced her own horses and has competed at most disciplines including Riding Club Nationals in show jumping, eventing and cross country. This also included twice being placed in the RC Top Score Final at Olympia International Horse Show on a horse that she nursed back from a near fatal injury.
She has now taken a back seat from competing to be responsible for the stud side of the business and the rehabilitation and recovery of horse's in her care whilst following her children's competition success.
Jo has always had a keen interest in updating her knowledge in the rapidly changing equestrian world for 2 years was a Recommended Associate Status from Intelligent Horsemanship and is a holder of Monty Roberts Preliminary Certificate in Horsemanship.
In February 2008 Jo attended a DEFRA AI Technicians course at Twemlows Stud and is now a DEFRA approved AI Technician.
Jo is backed by a team who all work together to provide a high level of care and attention, each bringing a selection of skills to the team.
Verity Franks BSHII - gives invaluable assistance with the stallions and stud as well as giving lessons to our livery clients.
Charlotte Milnes Now on a gap year before starting University to study Equine Vet Nursing she is working part time on the yard. She is competing a few of the horses and working others at home.
Mathison Registered Farriers - The yard’s farriers. Whether it’s a foal’s first trim, re balancing your horses foot or just a normal set of shoes Mark & his team takes a sympathetic approach to every horse.
Equine Reproductive Services - Our veterinary practise - James Crabtree & his team - specialising in equine reproduction provide invaluable service to the stud and its visiting mares.
Roy Midwood - Roy is a complementary health practioner and has a reputation of being one of the best osteopaths in the country, having world class competition horses on his list.
Wolds Vet Physio - Kate visits the yard and treats horses as required. See her web site for further details.