Nestled between Dartmoor and Exmoor in the heart of the West Devon countryside, the MGH Sport Horse Stud is a thriving young business with two ambitious people at the helm.
Padraig and Lucy McCarthy (nee Wiegersma) have only been trading under the MGH banner since 2013 but they have already seen a high percentage of their horses succeeding at 3 star level under some of the best riders in the world.
“Whilst breeding is our passion, our breeding programme is still in its infancy, so we have been buying in young horses to produce too,” explains ... Read More
The organiser’s of The Osberton International Horse Trials, and Herefordshire based Auctioneers Brightwells, have announced an innovative and exciting new sale partnership.
Following the success of the Event Horse sales at Blenheim International Horse Trials, Brightwells are once again providing both buyers and sellers the opportunity to come together at a venue, where the sale of talented event horses will take place.
On the evening of Thursday 27th September, owners, breeders and riders of the best event prospects, sourced from the UK, Ireland and the continent, will be given the opportunity to present their horses ... Read More
So you’ve decided that you want to breed a foal…? The thoughts of a gorgeous, cute baby bouncing round your field, and all the potential that the youngster might have is a truly compelling dream. But where do you start? Breeding horses is not for the faint hearted. It takes huge amounts of commitment, effort…. and money.
Quite honestly there’s two articles that can be written here – one for the one time breeder who just wants to have a foal from their precious mare for themselves to ride, and one for the ... Read More
British Breeding, the new management company in charge of the former BEF Equine Development Programme, is delighted to announce the dates and plans for its 2018 British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity evaluations. This highly regarded series for foals and young stock from yearlings to 3 year olds, aims to identify talented horses that will go on to compete successfully in the future. With many Futurity graduates already competing at top level in eventing, the series offers the ideal opportunity for breeders to showcase their potential stars.
A Wider Choice of Locations and Dates
To make the Futurity accessible to ... Read More
At 24-years-old Ramiro B is simply one of the undisputed kings of sport horse stallions around the globe.
Showing precocious talent as a show jumper as a young horse, Irishman Edward Doyle produced him up to Grand Prix level before his successful breeding career finally took over full time.
A Belgian Warmblood by Calvani, a son of Caretino, one of Germany’s top sires of all times, Ramiro B is the sire of Nations Cup Level Show Jumpers and 4* Eventers.
Being 40% thoroughbred he adds quality movement and jump and without fail passes on his willing and winning mentality, making him a very commercial choice for ... Read More
THE 11-year-old Cooley SRS and Oliver Townend kept the flag flying for the team at Harthill Stud when the Ramiro B sired bay gelding finished a fantastic second at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
Owned by Angela Hisplop, Cooley SRS is an Irish Sport Horse bred by John Fitzhenry.
By the British-based sire Ramiro B, he is out of Ballynattin Pride by Kiltealy Spring x Kings of Diamonds. Produced by Oliver from his early days, he was his ride at the 2017 European Championships when winning team gold although Badminton was the horse’s ... Read More
It was celebrations all round for the team at Harthill Stud after the Ramiro B sired Cooley Master Class and Oliver Townend took the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky CCI 4* title.
After a clear round cross country, Oliver stood in third position overnight. It was a tense finish as Oliver took the lead from Michael Jung, with a foot perfect fault-free show jumping round with Cooley Master Class, to finish on his dressage score of 28.7 penalties
Oliver has ridden and produced Cooley Master Class, owned by Angela Hislop, since he was a four-year-old and ... Read More
If like me you find the process of selecting stallions for your mares something akin to being a kid in a candy store, then hopefully this article will help you to select the sweetest options.
Marketing of stallions has become something of a small industry in itself these days. The flashy, dramatic DVDs with the very best movie clips of a gleaming stallion produced to within an inch of its life, and accompanying high gloss brochures are enough to set the taste buds going and seduce all but the toughest of breeders. The stirring ... Read More
Breeders of the top British-bred horses were celebrated at the British Breeders Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
Organised by the British Horse Foundation the awards marked its 21st anniversary this year at a gala evening on Saturday 13th January.
There has been much to celebrate for British Breeding in 2017 and the glittering occasion gave the breeders of these potential world-class horses the special recognition they deserve as well as raising £8,500 For the British Horse Foundation.
For eventing, the British Young Horse Breeders Medals were presented to the breeders of ... Read More
Competition Stallions have announced a new stallion event, showcasing the very best stallions at stud in the UK today, including Olympic gold medal winner, Big Star making an exclusive UK appearance. The event will be held on at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre on Sunday 18th February, giving mare owners and the wider public an opportunity to see stallions perform in the arena as well as having access to the stable area. Studbooks and breeding organisations will be represented in the trade stand area.
Organiser, Jane Skepper, has a wealth of experience in breeding and competition horses. A qualified AI technician ... Read More