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Downclose Stables

Set in a serene area of South Somerset countryside, Downclose Stables offers you premium facilities and uncompromising security that delivers peace of mind, 24/7.

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Our Facilities & Services

Livery Stables

We provide Full livery, DIY, Assisted and part livery.

Livery Stables

Riding Lessons

At Downclose we cater for all abilities and levels of experience.

Riding Lessons

Pony Club

We are a pony club linked centre welcoming members and non-members.

Pony Club


Downclose Stables was originally known as Downclose Stud, the house and first stable block were constructed by Mr Andrew Henry Warren in 1972 when he took the decision to relocate his ever growing passion for race horse breeding from Coombe Farm.

Formerly known as the Windwhistle Stud the horses were moved to North Perrott and Downclose Stud was set up.

The Stud was hugely successful under the management of Michael and Anna Falkiner who both still live in North Perrott to this day. After Mr Warren’s death during 1982 Miss Sheila Nancy Ralphs formed the A H Warren Trust Group carrying out the wishes of Mr Warren’s will.

Nancy as she was known to all that knew her shared Mr Warren’s passion for breeding horses and during 2002 Downclose was the leading TBA breeders on the flat. The Stud continued for many years under Nancy’s and Michael’s management until Michael’s retirement.

After Nancy’s death during 2017 The A H Warren Trust were keen to keep the equine link going at Downclose and reinvigorate the site to honour the memory of Mr Warren and the Trust’s founder Miss Nancy Ralphs.

So we welcome you to the Downclose Stables website we hope you enjoy looking through it and hope you find what you are looking for.

Matthew Tufton, Guy Coleman

Joint Managing Directors A H Warren Trust Group