About Bed-Down

From competition horses to retired ponies and every other horse and pony in between there is now a Bed-Down bale to suit all horses and their owners.

For all your Equestrian bedding needs


Uniquely Bed-Down

A 60 years tradition in innovative premium bedding, new state of the art manufacturing facilities and a boundless passion for animals!

To create something genuinely new, you have to be prepared to ‘start’ again. You could say that we have a long-standing tradition of doing that.

“This year is a particularly special one for everyone involved in Bed-Down production here at our family farm in the beautiful Norfolk and Suffolk countryside. We’re celebrating 60 years of bespoke manufacturing excellence and customer-inspired innovation combining to create high performance, economical premium performance equine, chicken and animal bedding for you and your animals.”

James Foster-Clarke, Managing Director

Founded in 1957, Cherry Tree Farm is a family owned business with 60 years of expertise in caring for horses and poultry. We specialise in the production of British premium animal bedding.

We are very proud to be sourcing all our high quality straw and softwood flakes on our doorstep and sustainably.

All our straw is harvested locally, stored undercover and moisture tested before being processed, the bales are then produced at our specialist production facilities on our farm, assuring our customers consistently of the highest quality.

Over the last year we have invested over £4 million in new manufacturing facilities to produce our new ultimate quality bedding across our range, already renowned for being comfortable, highly absorbent, staying fresh and durability with specifications to suit every equine need, and now keep chickens happy too!

Bed-Down is a major rural employer in Harleston - we now employ 13 full-time staff and 7 part-time workers.

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Meet the Bed-Down Horse Bedding Range

A range of equine bedding products crafted using the very finest ingredients for you and your horse.

Bed-Down Excel


Bed-Down Excel bedding is a soft blend of chopped golden Norfolk wheat straw and softwood shavings that guarantees an absorbent, comfortable and durable horses bed.

Bed-Down Excel Plus

Excel Plus

Excel plus is specifically for performance horses or those that suffer from respiratory conditions - Microcote™ helps reduce airborne dust particles in the stable.

Bed-Down Rapasorb


Bed-Down Rapasorb is the most absorbent bedding in our range. Rapasorb is made from quality rape straw is perfect for wet-stables and horses which are on a restricted diet.

Bed-Down Lavender Shavings

Lavender Shavings

Bed-Down Lavender Shavings is the original lavender scented equine bedding loved by horses and their owners alike. Lavender Shavings is made from top quality softwood shavings.

Bed-Down Pure Shavings

Pure Shavings

Pure Shavings offers a highly absorbent dust free cushioning base crafted from timber into the finest quality softwood flakes to create a supportive bed for joint and hoof health.

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Want to know more about Bed-Down?

Contact us today for an informal chat about your bedding requirements today!


Why choose Bed-Down bedding?

We're the 'stable' choice for all your horse and animal bedding needs!

We love our animals

At Bed-Down we love our horses and poultry as much as you do which is why that same love and care goes into every product we make.

Save time & money

Bed-Down's range of bedding products is renowned for it's ultra absorbent properties, meaning less time mucking out your stable and big savings in your pocket.

Customer Care

The Bed-Down Team are always on hand to help you find the appropriate bedding for your equine friend. We understand your horse is as unique as you!