Usk Valley Stud
In 1999 Kevin and Susan Mercer purchased two adjoining farms on a rolling Welsh hills outside Abergavenny in Monmouthshire. Both farms had been used for centuries rearing cattle and there were few facilities for breeding thoroughbred racehorses. In the years since, this beautiful property overlooking the valley of the river Usk has been transformed into a top class thoroughbred nursery , producing equine athletes that have performed successfully, both home and abroad. From Eurpoe to Hong Kong and the Middle East to America, Usk Valley Stud graduates have excelled.
We pride ourselves at Usk Valley Stud in maintaining the highest standards of equine care embracing the latest veternary practices. The stud enjoys a sheltered location and mild climate, and the 150 acres of clean, rich fertile soil makes raising thoroughbreds all the easier.
Our Location is ideal for 'Walking in' our mares to the top stallions of England and Ireland and this enables us to enjoy exceptional success with our breeding regime.
All the stud is post and railed and although we have purpose built indoor boxes, barns, exercisers etc. our policy is to raise the horses outside as much as possible. The centre of our operations is our foaling barn, which is an original 17th Century barn lovingly restored.
We have already enjoyed many racing successes but strongly believe "The best is yet to come"