TALLY HO FARM - OUR NEW SPONSORS

 
  
Crouch Lane, Winkfield, Windsor SL4 4RZ

When Jeff Thomas moved into Tally Ho Farm in 1986, the site did not suggest a successful business. The farm had been poorly maintained. Apart from a few calves and pigs, the previous owners had run a small farm shop from their garage.

The first task was to remove the older buildings and erect two large horse barns. This gave the farm the facility to hold 50 horses and is now run as a riding and livery yard.

Because of Jeff's experience in the equestrian world, as a rider and trainer of point-to-point and National Hunt horses, he decided to develop the "garage shop" into a specialist equestrian outlet, with emphasis on feeding and nutrition.

A year before the move to Tally Ho Farm, The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club became a neighbour at Winkfield. This was the first of an influx of polo establishments near Windsor, which was to have an important effect on Jeff's plans to establish Tally Ho as a major equine supplier.

"Having managed the day to day running of stables myself, I am aware of the importance of giving customers a reliable and friendly service. This, I think is the reason we began to supply polo yards along with our non-polo customers".

Products were increased at Tally Ho to include feed supplements, stable equipment and veterinary material. The old garage was still the "shop", although the feedstuff was now stored in every space available within the farm.
1992 marked a turning point. Jeff built a 5,000 sq ft agricultural barn, moving the shop into the new building. Sales continued to expand with local polo yards becoming major clients. In 1997 Tally Ho expanded into the tack and clothing field, which is now firmly established. What you see today is a thriving, successful business, Jeff's legacy. Indeed, the Tally Ho Polo Festival serves as a celebration of Jeff & Julia's vision, business acumen & love of equine pursuits
Today, Tally Ho Farm is owned by Julia Thomas, with Directors, Chris & Verity Adkins. It is a sponsor of the England Polo team & the largest Polo supplier in Europe. It includes Broadwell, a quality broodmare stud, also run by Julia. 

What's on the agenda for Tally Ho now? Well, we'll continue to offer our customers the very best in products and service, including the stable bedding for Ascot Racecourse! We are developing our new web site into the best online resource for goods & accessories covering all equestrian pursuits. If you would like to contact Tally Ho with enquiries, suggestions or feedback you can email us at onlinesales@tallyhofarm.co.uk , or click here to fill in our enquiry form.