Our newest team member!

We’re delighted to welcome Chuffy Clarke to the team!   Chuffy has been part of the extended Billy family for quite some time. She has been focusing her attention lately on building her team of young horses bought from our online auctions and has enjoyed countless successes with them in recent years.   Chuffy will… Continue reading Our newest team member!

The TEAM that makes it all possible!

When they say it takes a village, they are not wrong! As you can imagine events like this take a huge amount of work!   Our team really are second to none! They all play a vital role in what happens each day at The Billy Stud and dedicate themselves fully to every aspect of… Continue reading The TEAM that makes it all possible!

The classy Summer Live Collection drew the crowds!

A full house at The Billy Stud witnessed bids from a worldwide audience on Tuesday night, where prices reached an average of £39,000.   Three of the top selling lots will be heading to Ireland, with one going to Canada and the remaining 10 will stay in Great Britain.   You can view the full… Continue reading The classy Summer Live Collection drew the crowds!


This Saturday 24th June at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead we will see the top 5 year olds and the top 6 year olds of the week coming forward to the International Arena to contest The Billy Stud Auction 5 Year Old Championship and The Billy Stud Auction 6 Year Old Championship! As well… Continue reading HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE WINNERS BONUS??

Book your private viewing!

The Billy Stud, Jordans Farm, Forest Green, Surrey, United Kingdom. June 5th 2023 ~ MANDATORY Credit Elli Birch/Bootsandhooves - NO UNAUTHORISED USE - 07745 909676

Private viewings of our Summer Live auction collection are available on a daily basis from now until 26th June, with the exception of Saturday 24th June when the collection will be showcased at Hickstead from 7.30pm. If you are not already at Hickstead you can gain entry to the showcase via the main gate from… Continue reading Book your private viewing!

The Summer Hybrid Auction is coming!!!

The Billy Stud, Jordans Farm, Forest Green, Sussex. United Kingdom. June 14th 2022 ~ MANDATORY Credit Elli Birch/Bootsandhooves - NO UNAUTHORISED USE - 07745 909676

Plans are already in full swing for the Summer edition of the Hybrid Auctions! This will once again be a collection of 4 & 5 year old horses. Here are all the dates for your diary –   10th June – Media of auction collection released. 12th – 22nd June – Private viewing appointments available.… Continue reading The Summer Hybrid Auction is coming!!!

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Results of The Spring Hybrid Auction

Billy Martini. The Billy Stud. 02/05/2023. ~ MANDATORY Credit Elli Birch/Bootsandhooves - NO UNAUTHORISED USE - 07745 909676

Following a hugely successful Hybrid launch, which drew an worlwide audience, here are the full results –   Billy Wren – £18,000 – United Arab Emirates Billy Debussy – £20,000 – Australia Billy Nutella – £32,000 – United Kingdom & Ireland Billy Heineken – £16,000 – United Kingdom Billy Omlette – £23,000 – United Kingdom… Continue reading Results of The Spring Hybrid Auction

Online or in the room – Here’s what you need to know!

The Billy Stud ~ MANDATORY Credit Elli Birch/Bootsandhooves - NO UNAUTHORISED USE - 07745 909676

How bidding will work Everyone must be registered to bid – this can be done via our auction website and only takes minutes – Register to bid here. The first horse will enter the ring at 7.30pm GMT – from this point onwards all bidding, whether it be online or in the room, will be controlled… Continue reading Online or in the room – Here’s what you need to know!

The Countdown Is On!!!

Billy Namos. The Billy Stud. 02/05/2023. ~ MANDATORY Credit Elli Birch/Bootsandhooves - NO UNAUTHORISED USE - 07745 909676

The Countdown is on!! We are now only days away from the first edition of our Hybrid Auctions! There is limited availabilty for private viewings up until Monday 22nd May. You can book your appointment by calling – William – 07785 223114 Roger – 07545 874744 Any questions regarding the auction will always be answered… Continue reading The Countdown Is On!!!

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Pippa Funnell

Twenty years after winning her first National Championship with Sir Barnaby, Pippa Funnell is firmly established as one of the world’s leading three day event riders.


Throughout a long career, Pippa has consistently been at the top of 3 Day Eventing having cemented her place back in 2003 when she achieved a landmark record by winning the Rolex Grand Slam (consecutive wins at Rolex Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley). As well as a healthy bonus from Rolex, Pippa earned herself a place in the history books as the first person to achieve this feat.


A year later she broke yet more records when she became the first person to win the Blenheim International Horse Trials for an incredible fourth time. This was followed by success at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she helped the team to Silver before taking the individual Bronze medal. Her list of achievements has continued to expand, with Pippa repeatedly placing well at all the major events, and includes claiming both the Badminton and Windsor titles on more than one occasion.


With her best selling autobiography and her range of ‘Pippa Funnell’ computer games continuing to top the game sales charts it’s clear that Pippa’s determination, drive and devotion to her sport, is proving an inspiration to many. Pippa’s appeal continues to grow and with the launch of ‘Tilly’s Pony Tails’, her popularity is set to expand further still.


Away from eventing Pippa has also received many awards which include the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Award, the Sports Journalist Association Pat Besford Award for Outstanding Individual Sporting Achievement, as well as being named BBC South’s Sports Personality of the Year and reaching the last five of the overall BBC Sports Personality of the Year.


Pippa was awarded an MBE in 2005.


Pippa is married to international show jumper, William Funnell.

Donal Barnwell

Donal was brought up in a farming family in Co Wexford in the heart of Irelands horse industry and from an early age was involved with horses. He went to agricultural college, graduated and farmed pigs commercially for 3 years until he could resist a career with horses no longer.


His first job was with the late Pat Cash, where he spent 3 years learning the business and developing his own unique philosophy and outlook on selection, breeding and training. Being a farmers son and a stock man gives Donal a unique perspective on horses and accounts for ability to see potential in a horse which others may miss.


Donal is recognised as having one of the best eyes in the business. Overall athleticism and conformation is important but Donal also looks at the head and eye to get a real feel for a horse. Donal moved to England 25 years ago to work for one of Pat Cash’s clients near Maidenhead. Donal developed the business and extended his business contacts in England before setting out on his own.


18 years ago he set up on his own from rented dealing yards near Chichester and 10 years ago moved to his current yard in Kirdford, West Sussex. Historically Donal has specialised in eventers although with The Billy Stud he has broadened out into breeding competition horses for all disciplines.

William Funnell

William began riding ponies as a child on the family farm in Ashford, Kent. He was born into a farming and hunting family. When he was not doing farm duties he would ride the family ponies. At the age of 16 he has the choice of leaving school to start farming, or showjumping. When Cyril Light of the Brendon Stud in Sussex offered him a job as second stable jockey to show jumper Simon Trent, he chose the latter option.


He has had success at the highest level in international show jumping, 2013 has been a great year so far, especially with Billy Congo. After finishing 4th in the London leg of the global champions tour, William went on to jump triple clear in Cannes to finish second, and an unlucky pole in the final round in Monte Carlo prevented him winning the class, but another 2nd place finish meant that he moved up to fourth in the global champions tour ranking list, with over £150,000 worth of winnings from the 2013 global tour season alone. William and Billy Congo finished off the summer in style by being part of the Gold medal winning team at the European Championships.


William and Cortaflex Mondriaan joined the elite ranks of three time Hickstead Derby winner adding the 2009 championship to their wins in 2006 and 2008. Last to go in the international arena they achieved the only clear round of the day and the first clear in the Hickstead Derby for five years, a great achievement for William and his team and their sponsors.


William Funnel is a world-renowned show jumping rider with over 20 years experience at the top of his sport. He has won over 20 International titles and has represented his country all over the world at the highest levels.


He has represented Great Britain on 27 different occasions involving 2 European Champonships and has won over 50 International competitions.


William has been bringing on young horses for some 20 years and has his own philosophy on how this should be done.


Young horses need time to mature and should not be rushed. William tries to give them much more time out in the fields so there bones, ligaments and muscles develop as they would in the wild and at a “natural rate”. While this means that they may mature later than horses of similar age which have been brought on quicker Williams feels they have a more substantial foundation of bone and muscle on which to build.


Each horse is brought on slowly and carefully depending to its attitude and development. All the horses undergo similar work at a early age and are not streamed into eventers or show jumpers. This happens at a much later stage with William taking charge of those that may be destined for show jumping and Pippa Funnell managing the development of those that seem to have the latent skill as eventers. Even when streamed William feels that cross discipline work can still help bring a horse on.