The transformation of the of the historic Leighton Farm Estate which was acquired by the Potter family in September 2011, is now very evident. Leighton Farm was a model farm where rational farming methods were employed using techniques derived from science and industry. It was characteristic of its period but especially notable for its scale and work is now well underway on the restoration project.
Work is progressing transforming the unique collection of listed buildings, that once formed the basis of one of the finest Victorian model farms in the country, into an outstanding equine centre.
Yorton Farm Stud is now located at the Victorian-built Leighton Farm in 300 acres of the beautiful Powys countryside where the Grade11 listed buildings have been tastefully restored and converted with the best possible standards of equine care in mind to house one of the country’s fasted growing stud farms.
Yorton Farm is recognised as one of Britain’s fastest growing breeding operations, with the standing roster of stallions in big demand with endorsements from Britain, Ireland and France.
From humble beginnings foaling mares for nearby contacts the family-run business outgrew its Shropshire home, with 300 mares visiting the farm in the year before the October 2013 move to Leighton Farm.
Yorton Farm Stud is run by husband and wife team, David and Teresa Futter. This is a family business, with their two sons, Lester and Riley, very much part of the team.
With well-lit, spacious and ventilated stables, specialist CCTV monitored foaling units and a range of paddocks suited to mares and young stock of different ages, Yorton Farm is a fully equipped modern stud.
Constant vigilance in providing the highest standards of care to each and every animal is the overriding concern. Whether your mare is visiting a stallion, boarding or at Yorton Farm Stud for specialist foaling care, the service is founded on the personal touch. The foaling units are spacious, fully ventilated, well lit and have constant 24/7 CCTV monitoring.
Surrounding fields are set up to be especially young stock friendly. Nearest the house and under close supervision are paddocks for mares and young foals, smartly divided with post and rail fencing.
Yorton Farm Stud has a close working relationship with well renowned local equine vets. During stud season a vet is on site daily, meaning no aspect of a mare’s fertility cycle is overlooked. There is also a very competitive vet scheme available which enables the mare to be scanned as often as is necessary to get her in foal for a one off fee.
The new born foals are igg tested 24 hours after being born to monitor their immune system.