Our history

Fawley Stud was established in the early 1950’s by Ian and Agnes Muir, whose success was built on the performances of the horses they bred. Ian Muir stood up to five stallions at a time at the stud and housed around 150 mares with foals also barren and maiden mares during the season.

Horses he bred there included; What a Myth, sold to and trained by Ryan Price to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1969 and the Whitbred at Sandown in 1966 and Destroyer, trained by Kim Brassey who won the G11 Henry II Stakes in 1985 at Sandown and was 3rd in the Ascot Gold Cup in the same year. He was out of Mary Green and by Lombard a stallion who stood at the stud.

After selling Fawley Stud the Muir family set up North Farm Stud Ltd in 1989 and in 1998, their youngest daughter Grace took over as Stud Manager.

North Farm Stud diversified in 2013 and invested money into improving the facilities at the stud and converting the grain store into a 54” x 33” indoor arena with viewing gallery.

This enabled the set up of HEROS education program for SEN children who are referred from local schools and social services. This was made possible with a grant and help from The Racing Foundation.