Don’t miss the chance to see top sports horse stallions, including Welton Envoy, at Welton Stud’s open day

Sports horse breeders and enthusiasts alike are expected to flock to Welton Stud’s first open day for six years at Hartpury College, Glos, on Saturday, 9 March.

International event rider Blyth Tait will be headlining the event with Lexington winner Welton Envoy. As well as riding Envoy, Blyth is expected to teach two young riders on Welton-bred ponies during the day.

Visitors will get the chance to see leading event sire Welton Crackerjack and top dressage stallion Welton Ambassador, while young stallions on parade include Welton Chardonnay, Welton Adonis and Welton Double Cracker.

“The open day will allow visitors to see Chardonnay and Adonis under saddle for the first time,” explains equine director, Amanda Bond. “These two stallions are being produced for competition this year, while continuing their stud duties. Double Cracker will be standing at stud for the first time in 2002.”

Doors open at 10am, with the performance starting at 11am. A guided tour of the college’s new stud complex will take place after the performance. Visitors will also be able to visit the equine veterinary and therapy centre.

Admission is £7 in advance or £10 on the door (if available). To book, contact Amanda Bond (tel: 01452 702127).

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