The Potter family has a long and distinguished interest in the equestrian field, turning their passion for horses into a business in September, 2011 with the purchase of the historic Leighton Farm Estate.
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 is situated in 300 acres of the beautiful Powys countryside.
Now, part of the unique collection of listed buildings, that once formed the basis of one of the finest Victorian model farms, have been transformed into an outstanding equine centre. The Grade11 listed buildings have been tastefully restored and converted with the best possible standards of equine care in mind to house Yorton Farm Stud, one of the country’s fasted growing stud farms.
Gentlewave, Pether’s Moon and Blue Bresil, three stallions owned by the Potter family, now stand at Yorton Farm Stud alongside Sulamani, Universal and Norse Dancer.
In 2013 Mountainous, a horse, part owned by Potter Group Manging Director James Potter and his wife Jean, romped to victory in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. The Richard Lee-trained 20/1 shot saw off the challenge of the Paul Nicholls-trained pair Hawkes Point and Tidal Bay to give the Welshpool based owners their biggest racing victory.
With vast experience within the equine industry we fully understand what is required to provide the perfect footing for our clients and in 2015 the Potter Group introduced a new arm to the business, recycling used carpets to produce equestrian surfaces for customers with manège, turnout and gallop facilities.
The company has invested heavily in new technology to produce the best quality carpet fibre surfaces to meet a growing demand and is at the forefront of carpet recycling ensuring the European directive of 0% to landfill deadline.
Blue Bresil in action