Glenwood first started out as a training and livery establishment with breeding as a part of things, everything has always been to a high standard, producing and turning out horses for showing, dressage, showjumping and eventing as well as producing horses for at least five joint masters of foxhounds. So in turn the stud is run to standards which comply with DEFRA and is a DEFRA approved semen collection centre and has the approval to export and import semen to other EU member states.
Glenwood has also become one of only a few studs in Britain to be awarded the coveted British Equestrian Federation’s “Breeder’s Quality Mark” following a most stringent approval imspection of the stud in which every aspect of the business was assessed. The scheme has the objective of giving added confidence to breeders of horses/ponies with respect to skill/welfare/record keeping regarding their mares whilst they are at stud. Glenwood stud feels very honoured to have achieved this award having attained the high standards necessary for approval.
Val has competed on a great many horses to Grade B level Showjumping, Intermediate level British Eventing and Advanced Medium level Dressage, being at the Regional Finals many times, having bred and produced a great many of her horses. She has also been Pony Club Chief Instructor for many years, training teams for dressage, eventing and showjumping and is a filly inspector with the British Connemara Pony Society. Val now successfully shows a lot of Connemara Ponies and other breeds in hand.
Rob has competed Showjumping, cross country, built show jumping course for Horse Trials and taught showjumping. He has had many succeses showing coloured horses and Connemara’s in hand. To add to this he is now a Defra approved qualifed Advanced AI technician.
Val and Rob therefore, have a good insight into the requirements for breeding a certain type of horse and are able to help clients and give them useful advice.