Breeding Exceptional Dressage Horses
Giving young horses the best start in Life!
We want to breed our clients their dream horse and we are delighted that Larkshill horses are not only in fabulous homes in the UK but also Germany, America, Australia, Russia and Belgium. We are proud of all our horses and especially Debonair by De Niro out of St Pr St & Elite Show Hit who is not only a Licensed stallion but in 2014 he also won the prestigious Badminton Young Horses Championship. He is now siring winning young stock with many of his first foal crop going on to be be Elite premium foals.
Core to Larkshill Stud’s ethos is that horses should be allowed to be horses and do what nature intended – grazing 24 hours a day if they choose and galloping and playing in the fields. Studies have shown that this “natural” exercise is essential to strengthen the young horses’ tendons and young muscles. For this reason, our horses live as a herd and live out all year round, with free access to big barns in the winter – coming and going as they please. The foals benefit from being brought up in a herd as they learn all the necessary social skills from the older horses.
We nurture our little stars ensuring they have the very best start in life. They receive the best veterinary attention, feed, are vaccinated, wormed and have their hooves trimmed regularly. They are handled everyday and we keep numbers low so each horse can have the attention they deserve. We make all new experiences fun for them – the end result is well behaved loveable young horses that are eager to work.
Our goal is to breed world class dressage horses with attributes critical to the modern performance horse; outstanding movement, correct conformation and above all, superb trainable temperaments. Our broodmares carry the bloodlines of the some of the world’s leading dressage stallions. Using only the best stallions from across Europe to compliment our mares’ qualities is paramount in our breeding programme and we are delighted to say the results speak for themselves!
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