Welcome to Warmwell Stud
Warmwell Stud is set in the beautiful West Dorset Countryside, just outside Dorchester. Mrs Helen Nelmes, has taken over the yard, having been a partner for over 18 years, working in conjunction with Mrs H.J.C Ross-Skinner who established the stud over 50 years ago as a Welsh Pony Stud. Helen has built up its reputation to also include the breeding of quality competition horses whilst still having Welsh ponies at the yard. Helen is very passionate about her horses and always has their interests at the forefront of her mind; To quote Helen “they’re not just ornaments, they’re horses as well”.
Due to the yard being privately owned, it is run by a very skilled, dedicated and experienced team, in a relaxing yet professional atmosphere. The proof of this is in that the yard is now one of the top yards in the area. Warmwell Stud is run to a very high standard, with Helen’s reputation for running a tight ship going before her and being borne out in her every action.
She has a natural way with horses that others can only aspire to, however she is willing to share her skill with those who are prepared to listen and learn.
Helen’s main priority has always been and will always remain the horses. However, she is always there to give help, support and advice to owners, staff and friends, providing a listening ear and most importantly of all share a cup of tea or coffee with you!
We are a National Pony Society and British Horse Society approved yard offering top class facilities. We are equipped to train to National Vocational Qualifications to level 3 in all aspects of Stud work and breeding, as well as horse management and key skills. We are able to offer training from a basic to top class level, work experience, NVQ Modern Apprenticeships and National Traineeship.