Highclere Castle Horse Feeds has been created to deliver the best food to help horses perform to their highest potential.
The Highclere Estate has specialised in the growing of premier oat crops for horse feeds over twenty years. As a result, our range of oats, haylage and grain has been embraced by the equine community with a number of leading trainers, eventers and polo teams using our feeds to enhance performance. In recent years, Highclere Castle Superior Oats have powered the winners of over 500 races and £9m in prize money from Group 1 races to Handicaps and All Weather contests and are a proven food for horses operating at the highest level of performance.
All our products are grown, processed and packed on the Estate which means that we can retain control of the quality throughout the process providing a wholesome, natural and superior quality feed.
We also sell good value products for your pony, under our own and via wholesaler labels. The quality of our products has been recognised in a regular series of cups from agricultural shows.
For most of man’s long association with and dependence upon the horse, there was only one supplementary food to grass and hay: oats.
They were fed varying proportions of oats and hay depending on their level of work and the choice was either whole or rolled oats. Oats were available and, most importantly, were best suited to a horse’s digestive system.
They have been considered the "safest" grain to feed horses because their starch is more easily digested in the horse's small intestine than the starches in maize or barley. This minimizes the potential for undigested starches to reach the horse's hind gut, where they can cause colic.Find out more
We have been making haylage for sale to horse owners here on the Highclere Estate for over 20 years and take great pride in the quality and consistency of what we make.
We cut over 200 acres of grass leys a year and have built up our business through word of mouth. Our customers include polo yards, livery yards, eventing yards, racing yards as well customers who keep hunters, ponies and riding horses.Find out more
Hay is available in large bales with approximately for to the ton and small bales with approximately 40 per ton. Meadow Hay is produced from the traditional hay meadows on the estateFind out more
This is mainly sold to farmers for cattle but we are now baling it for use in horse stables as well.Find out more
The Farm here at Highclere has a range of other produce, from mixed corn for chicken feed, birdseed as well as whole and rolled Barley.Find out more