WentWORTHshaping – The Stables

Originally built in the late 1700s to house the Marquess’s 84 horses, the southern range of the Stables and the Riding School could be hosting large wedding parties and events for up to 600 people by 2027.

This year we are busy developing plans and funding applications to secure a new life for these special historic buildings which have also been used by the Lady Mabel College of Physical Education and as barracks for military personal during WWII.

Make a horse to show your support!

Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust invites you to make a horse and contribute to a collaborative artwork in the Riding School and Stables courtyard at the end of the summer.

Together, we want to visually demonstrate to potential funders that our local communities and visitors want to see these buildings regenerated, and that people have helped us shape an engaging, inclusive and meaningful programme of activities, experiences and opportunities that EVERYONE can benefit from in the future.

Craft on site?

Why not join our team of friendly facilitators in the West Garden, every Wednesday to Sunday, 11-4pm, book your garden ticket here

What to do

1. Craft a horse!

You can download and print our A4 sized horse template onto card. Follow our step-by-step instructions or watch the tutorial to see how to make it. Or make your own horse designs in whatever materials you like!

Younger supporters can still take part by colouring in this horse colouring sheet!

2. Contribute an idea!

Please write an idea on your saddle (A4 template) about what you would like to see, do or discover in the future at Wentworth Woodhouse.

In particular we’d like your ideas and suggestions about how we can…

  • contribute to people’s health and wellbeing
  • create opportunities for local children and young people
  • build a greater sense of ownership, connection and pride in Wentworth Woodhouse for communities living in Rotherham and in other parts of South Yorkshire
  • Provide information and tell stories about the history of the buildings and people who have used them
  • Create a visitor experience that meets the needs of all our visitors.

3. Fill in the ‘About You’ section

We’d like to include your first name in our list of artwork contributors and know roughly where in the world you live!

4. Snap it, share it or bring it!

Either bring your horse and your ‘About You’ section to Wentworth Woodhouse if you are visiting before the end of August


You can take pictures and share them with us instead for a digital artwork.

Share on Wentworth Woodhouse’s social media using the hashtag #WentWORTHShaping or email to suzanne@wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk

Thank you so much for showing your support.

You can also contribute a camellia if you’d like!