Beaulieu Road Sale Yard
Beaulieu Road Sales Yard is the main outlet for commoners to sell their semi-feral ponies and is now one of the most up to date semi-feral sales yards in the UK.
Auctions are held up to six times per year and are important events within the New Forest. Sales days have been based at Beaulieu Road for the past 60 years and since 2002, have been organised and administered by the New Forest Livestock Society. The sales have a vital role to play in sustaining the commoning tradition and provide an ideal opportunity for commoners, associated traders and Forest organisations to meet up, as well as for the wider public to experience first-hand the working culture of the commoning community.
The sales yard has undergone extensive changes in recent years. In 2011 funding was secured to install long awaited mains water and electricity, a toilet block and a lorry and trailer wash down area at the sales yard. A new roof was also installed with funding from the New Forest RDPE (Leader) programme, along with contributions from a range of Forest organisations.
The improvements are the result of many years of work and planning from the partners involved, particularly the New Forest Livestock Society, the New Forest National Park Authority and the New Forest Trust.