Woodlander Stud is probably the largest stallion station in the UK. Located between Rugby and Market Harborough, they stand 12 stallions, who cover over 150 mares a year across the country. Headed up the dynamic Lynne Crowden, ably assisted by Carsten Sandrock, their most famous product to date is undoubtedly Woodlander Farouche.
Stallion demonstrations are big occasions on the continent. The biggest stallion stations parade their stallions to a packed audience and impressing the mare owners there can guarantee big books of coverings. The UK does not have anything like the number of mares that there is on the continent, and a large volume of those choose to bring in semen from abroad. Woodlander tries to offer the UK breeders a range of stallions on home soil. As well as presenting their stallions at the BEF Stallion Show in January, Woodlander host a number of private and open stallion days at the stud.