Top stallions to appear at Hartpury later this month

  • British breeders can view top stallions in a new showcase at Hartpury later this month.

    In what is billed as the UK’s biggest stallion event, over 60 graded stallions are scheduled to appear at the one-day breeding spectacular on Saturday 29 January.

    British Olympic rider Emma Hindle will present several stallions including Chequille Z pictured above right (Caretano Z x Lavall II) and Wie Weltmeyer (Weltmeyer x Dynamo).

    And international riders Maria Eilberg with British-bred Woodlander Rockstar and Spencer Wilton with Zambucca are also set to make an appearance.

    British Equestrian Federation head of equine development Jan Rogers said: “We aim to provide visitors with an audio visual experience presenting these stallions at their best. We hope they will go away inspired to look carefully at the mares they are using and breed even better British horses.”

    Chair of the lead body for the British Bred Sport Horse and owner of the Woodlander Stud Lynne Crowden added: “Breeders are becoming much more critical of the quality of their mares and have learned what good looks like from the output of the Futurity programmes, where they get the opportunity to see the better young horses and foals.

    This stallion event presents stallions for three disciplines, all in one place. British breeders are starting to believe that we can make our mark with British-bred dressage horses once we can get them under the seats of good riders.”

    For more information visit: www.bef.co.uk

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