Welcome to the Beaulieu Road Sale Yard ......
...... A New Forest Landmark.

The Beaulieu Road Sales yard is used primarily by commoners (owners of the ponies on the New Forest) to sell their ponies by auction.

Since its formation in 2001, NFLS have implemented an ongoing programme of improvements to the sales yard. This was considered essential for the survival of the sales as ever increasing health and safety and welfare regulations were making it impossible to continue to use the existing facility.

In 2002, the infrastructure of the sales yard was totally rebuilt providing a clear division between stock and people which allows easy movement and the selection of stock whilst still allowing good access and viewing by the public and the buyers alike. The new design included areas set aside specifically for the showing of handled stock and a separate area for trade stands. This work was made possible by funding from the New Forest LEADER+ 2000-2006 Programme and match funding was provided by the Forestry Commission, English Nature, the Verderers of the New Forest, the New Forest Commoners Defence Association, the New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society and Hampshire County Council.

In 2011, further improvements were made to the sales yard including the installation of mains water, the installation of mains electricity and lighting, the installation of toilet and hand-washing facilities and the installation of wash-down facilities for lorries and trailers. These further improvements were made possible through funding from the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, the New Forest National Park Authority, the New Forest Trust, the New Forest Pony and Cattle Breeders Society, and the Commoners Defence Association, as well as contributions from local properties.

The NFLS are now fundraising to provide a roof over part of the sales ring – ensuring cover for buyers, sellers and spectators but leaving the sales ring itself open to the elements. This is the last planned improvement for the yard at the present time.

The result of all of these improvements is that the yard is now one of the most up to date semi-feral sale yards in the country, has been endorsed by a number of equine and welfare organisations and is now fit for use by future generations of commoners.

How To Get There.

The sale yard is situated in the heart of the New Forest 3 miles south of Lyndhurst on the B3056 and adjoining Beaulieu Road station.

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The Sale Yard Layout

This website was part financed by the European Community New Forest LEADER+ 2000-2006 Programme.

All photographs copyright Sally Fear

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