Bective Stud Farm in Navan
Bective House has long been associated with Equestrian and Hunting going back to the 19th Century and the famous Polo Player Charles Sumner Bird. When Charles bought Bective, it is believed he was very active in the breeding of horses and racing horses at Bective House.
In the early 1800’s, the house was famous locally for Fox Hunting and regularly the hunt, led by the Hunt Master, started off from Bective House. Today Bective estate still houses the ‘Meath foxhounds’ for local hunting.
The horse racing history still goes on today at Bective House. In 2016 Noel Moran took on a project of refurbishing the old stables and hence the birth of ‘Bective Stud’. The stud farm is made up of two parts.
Firstly, we have thoroughbred racing horses and secondly, we have a breeding section where we breed National Hunt Mares. The thoroughbred section now comprises 35 National Hunt racehorses and the breeding side comprises 9 Mares and 18 other horses that range from foals to three-year-olds, all of which have been bred on the Stud. The national hunt horses are trained by Olly Murphy in England and Gordon Elliott in Ireland. We have a wonderful team with a wealth of experience in the Equestrian Industry and who look after the stud section of Bective House. We take pride in our facilities and the stud has got off to a very good start in just a short space of time.
We also have 5 lovely, modern, self-catering apartments for you to choose from and enjoy your stay at our Stud Farm.
The stud has many animals on the Estate including Alpacas. Alpacas are species of South American camelid mammal often confused by many as llamas. Alpacas are often noticeably smaller than llamas.
Our Alpacas are enjoyed by many of our younger guests and families that visit Bective Stud.