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Avanti Amorous Archie GOLD MERIT Registered Irish Draught Stallion

Grade One Life approved IDHS(GB)

By Gold Merit Show Jumping Stallion Crosstown Dancer Ex Prolific County Show winning Mare Avanti Racey Gracie

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2016 stud season Archie had 80% conception rate this uncludes frozen semen abroad ,all with mares off the premisses ,with many repeat bookings with a couple of more mares to scan in the Southern Hemisphere

Our first mare of the season has been scanned in foal , a veteran mare in Australia took first time with one dose of frozen semen

According to the IDHS(GB) records Archie has been the leading Irish Draugh Stallion in the UK since and including 2010 ,he is the only Irish Draught Stallion to be awarded a silver merit for his own Dressage performance, gaining 189 British Dressage Points

To quote one mare owner "Archie is simply in a league of his own"

Archie will be standing at stud to a limited amount of mares in 2017 , his book is already over 2/3 rds full, this does not apply to repeat mares or breeders

2017 Stud Term 500.00 to include the first collection and post, any further collections required will be charged at 50.00 postage at cost NFFR



Photo by Mick Clewer

Photo by Michael Clewer

Archie has 189 British Dressage Points and is the only UK Bred/living/standing Irish Draught Stallion to be awarded Silver Merit from Horse Sport Ireland and the Irish Draught Society (GB) for his own competition record in Affiliated Dressage

August 2014 Archie was awarded a GOLD Merit for his showing progeny and a Bronze Merit for his Dressage Progeny

Very proud breeder to see Archie has been featured in the Sport Horse Bedding Special of Horse and Hound, thank you Jo Prestwich


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2017 Foals

ISH Foal Lynne Bank Braveheart bred by Lynne Reid Ex Lynne Bank Julianna Retained

Dun Irish Draught Filly bred by Alun Davies Ex Clogdeen Dreamcatcher RID Retained

A colt arriving 24 days late for Tara from her Westfalen mare Breeze


HW Hunter Tower Bridge 1st and Champion Hunter South of England Spring Show

Hawklands Argento Amore RID Gelding 1st and Res Ch. at his 3rd ridden show owned by Charlotte Gilston and ridden by her daughter Floriann

Lauren Larter and Bridgette Ex TB mare China coming 8th out of 23 in their first ever BE competition

ISH Just Riley bred and owned by Sylvie O'Donell produced and ridden by Martin Frost


Tower Bridge stood Hunter Champion at Surrey County ridden by Katie Jerram

Will Morton parading Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge a HW Hunter by Archie Parading at the Royal Pageant for his breeder HM the Queen at her 90th Birthday Celebrations ridden by Will Morton

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2016 Suffolk County Show 2 Archie babies in the Ribbons, a 3 year old Irish Sport Horse Gracemhors William Bred/owned by Alistair Howarth and Sally Dodsworth 1st and Champion ID/IDSH, 1st and Champion Hunter and Reserve Supreme Champion Suffolk County Show produced by Katie Jerram and Shown by Will Morton

Pure bred gelding Indigo King of Hearts bred by Janet George owned by George Bell 3rd Maturity in hand at his first ever show

First outing for ISH Yearling Gelding Hawkdown Hocus Pokus 3rd Mixed youngstock class owned by Jessica Robb

1st outing for Bruce Ex TB mare 2nd very strong mixed youngstock class bred/owned by Rebecca Baumfort and 3rd in a very strong yearling hunter class at the GYS 2016

Plas Pennant Arthur a pure bred colt bred by Derek Walker and Nick Davies owned/produced and shown by Joanne Mosley

ISH colt foal Res. Champion Royal Cornwall Show and 3rd Royal Three Counties Show bred by Gail and Steve Payne FOR SALE

Hawklands Echo 1st with Heather White

Just Riley exceling in Ridden Hunters bred and ownded by Sylvie O'Donelle ridden by Martin Frost

Indigo All of me a pure bred filly bred by Janet George owned/producted and shown by Sven Beaty 2nd and 3rd at different breed shows

Rita by Moonlight a ISH yearling 2nd in a mixed class, she beat 2 4 year olds bred by Jane Bell owned/produced and shown by T. Collings

Charlton's First Dance a pure bred gelding winning at affiliated Dressage

Above William 2nd at Kent County


I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Rita for all of her help. From pre-conception all the way through to birth she has been an absolute star. I'm a first time breeder and from the moment I met Archie I knew he was the one for my mare. Temperament, movement, looks, he has it all. Excellent semen quality delivered on time at my Vets, help throughout the pregnancy and on call to answer any questions I had. Top of the list is the fact she stayed with me on the phone until 3am when he was being born, with top advice and reassurance. I can't recommend Rita and Archie more - top lady, top stallion!


The end of 2015 and the end of an era, 21st Dec I very sadly lost Avanti Racey Gracie RID the Dam of Archie and the first pure bred Draught horse I ever bred .Heartbreaking does not come close to how we are feeling.

2016 Showing season gets off to a good start with My Avanti Willow a SH mare by Archie coming Second at her very first show ever, bred by Mark Brown owned by Jo and Tazmin Jefferson and shown by Zoe Hume

Bruce a ISH gelding by Archie Ex Indie a TB mare , 2nd to a 3 Year Old in a strong mixed youngstock class of 15 , at his first ever show

Not by Archie but bred by me Ex a home bred ISH by Sykes TB stallion, Storming Norman by Banks Fee Daniel 23 years young 1st Herts County Show photo Royal Windsor 2016

Charltons First Dance a pure bred gelding Bred by Mr and Mrs D. Ash at his first BD competition winning both classes with over 70%

Diamore a ISH Filly by Archie Ex Diachi a TB mare first time out at BD and won both their BD classes photo from Herts Co. where they were 5th in SH class

Hawklands Echo a pure bred Gelding bred by Gail Payne and owned by Heather White competing at BD at Novice photo winning first time out



Thornefield Amazing Grace a SH mare by Archie bred by Lesley Spence

Archie Double Take Champion Hunter foal bred by Muriel Shaw owned produced and shown by Jan Lipscombe-Plant

Tower Bridge qualifies for HOYS 2015

Tower Bridge a SH 5 year old Gelding by Archie Ex Mary Tudor by John O'Guant bred and owned by HM the Queen and produced and ridden by Katie Jerram 1st HW and Champion Ridden Hunter at the 2015 Royal Norfolk Show

Plas Pennant Arthur owned by Joanne Mosley 1st IDHS(GB) Breed Show 2015

Callow Ceili a pure bred filly foal stood Champion at the Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association Show at Punchestown bred by Maeve O'Meara owned by Claire Sheerin

Castlerise Aramis a 3 year old SH Gelding by Archie 1st Equifest 2015

2015 Bucks County Show Archie progeny stand 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Hunter and Competition horse classes

Gracemhors William 1st 2 year hunter class

Gracemhors Savannah shown 3 times, 2 wins and one 2nd

Ditton Hill Delight 3rd 2 year old hunter class

Castlerise Patience 1st yearling hunter

Tough Love 4th 3 year old hunter class

Callows Ceili a Bay pure bred Filly for Maeve O'Meara in the Republic of Ireland , photo Nicola Lee Photography. Ceili came 2nd at the IDHS breed show Ballinasloe and Champion at Punchestown Show


Tower Bridge and Katie Jerram winning the HW Hunter at the South of England Spring Show

Oldhouse High Society 1st mixed Youndstock class Caddington Show bred by Ann Addams-Williams owned by Jessica Robb

Tower Bridge and Katie Jerram came 3rd in both the Novice and Open HW Hunter Classes at the 2015 Royal Windsor Show

Oldhouse High Society by Archie Ex Earnpark Rosin 1st Yearling at the Royal Three Counties Show Owned by Jessica Robb

Gracemorhs William a SH 2 YO gelding 1st and Res. Midlands Breed Show bred/owned/shown by Sally Dodsworth


The Archie son qualified first time out for HOYS 2014 winning the HW Hunter class at Cheshire County Show, he went on to stand a very respectable 12th out of 23 in the final listings ridden by Carl Owen for his owner Bonny Cunliffe scoring 45/50 for his conformation


Ginger Cake by Archie Ex TB mare with Emily Meredith

STOP PRESS Archie is now a fully Licensed Stallion for the IDHSNZ the Council were very impressed with Archie and the Quality of his frozen semen.

Below Thornfield Fergus photo Fergus is to be kept entire

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15th Nov 2010 our second foal born in New Zealand to Lesley's mare by Laughton's Legend RID ex Beaufix TB Mare a quality 3/4 bred chestnut colt with a little white star. Feb 2011 Fergus took the Championship at his first Show

In 2014 Thornfield Fergus was accepted onto the IDHSNZ stallion register his first foals are due early 2015, photo taken at the large A&P show in 2014 where he was Champion Stallion

Feb 2015 Thornfield Amazing Grace Supreme Champion NZ breed show

Thornfield Avanti Youngstock Champion NZ Breed Show

Published in The Irish Field - Nicholas O'Hare - Kind permission granted

"With his oldest crop of foals now 12, Crosstown Dancer has a number of sons at stud
here (Ireland) including the fully-approved Crosstown Pride (out of a Lake View Pride Mare) and Clonleigh Dancer (dam by Island King).""Foremost among his sons in Britain is Avanti Amorous Archie who is out of a Snowford Bellman mare. This Talented six-year-old has won ridden classes and show jumping competitions and is regularly hunted,displaying the great temperament of his sire."


HOYS 2014 a pure bred Annie's Archie and a Part bred Tower Bridge by Archie qualified for HOYS 2014, Tower Bridge bred/owned by HM the Queen and Ridden by Katie Jerram was placed 6th at only 4 years old and the youngest in the Class

Archie won the 2013 IDHS(GB) Stallion Performance Ward, he was 3rd in the RID section and overall 4th, we only competed at 6 competitions due to Miss Charlotte Currer's work commitments. Avanti Flirty Gerty RID his full sister came overall 2nd, bred by me and owned/competed by Janet Matthews

Avanti Flirty Gerty

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2010,2011 and 2012 were bumper years for Archie

Miss Charlotte Currer and Archie have 189 BD points

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Some of the Judges comments
"Horse producing some dynamic moments in a calmly ridden test"
"What a lovely horse wih lots to like"
"Delightful and Obedient horse"

"You do a Good Job with this Chap"

3 mares by Archie all bred/owned by Jane Fairburn, to quote Jane "Their have the best temperament of any horses I have bred over 30 years"

BKMS-Skywalker a pure bred Gelding bred by Anne Wrigley whipping in for the Surrey Farmers Drag Hunt October 2014

Annie's Archie a pure bred Irish Draught Gelding owned by Bonny Cunliffe and ridden by Carl Owen won the HW Hunter Class at Cheshire County Show 2014 first time out this season gaining their HOYS Ticket


Below Tower Bridge at the 2014 Royal Windsor Show he came 2nd in a very strong class in the Novice HW Hunter ridden by Katie Jerram

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Archie had 2 progeny wins at the IDHS(GB) Annual Breed Show 2014 on the Saturday OFS Pride of Amore won sports horse class

On the Sunday Plas Pennant Arthur a pure bred Colt foal by Archie bred by Derek Walker and Nick Davies won the Foal Championship , then with his Dam the lovely Select Hornby premium and prolific Show winning mare Em'Press Ruby they took the Snowfords Breeding Championship

Plas Pennant Arthur , Derek with Judges Mr John Gilliver and Miss Gillian Devenney


A yearling Filly Practically Perfect(Ivy) bred/owned/produced and shown by Alison Grainger took the IDHS(GB) SH Championship at Lincs Co. 2014


OSF Pride of Amore a 2 YO part bred filly 1st and winner of the Special Kilrush and Qulity Award at the 2014 IDHS(GB) Breed Show

OSF Pride of Amore a 2 YO part bred filly winning every time out with owner Tia Cain


Castlerise Ari bred by Brian Comb a part bred gelding winning at County Level SOLD

Castlerise Patience a pure bred Filly by Archie for Brian Comb and Sally King Ex Ginge


Foal 27 another Part bred colt Harliquine for Dawn Watson this time coloured like mummy Ex Lizzie FOR SALE

And Archie's first grand child a colt foal by Cleveland Bay Stallion Lindons Principle Ex Chelsea a part bred mare by Archie

Emily Meredith and her Archie Mare Ginger Cake continue to excel coming 1st BE100 and 3rd Novice in their sections on their last couple of outings

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Simone Mackay riding Archie on a visit to the UK from the USA

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Alison Grainger riding Archie

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Petra riding Archie on a visit from Germany , Petra owns Annie

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Petra riding Annie, Archie's first ever foal

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Simone again riding Archie with a little help from Bear

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Below Erin Field Riding Ollie her pure bred by Archie Irish Oliver

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Ginger Cake Competing at British Eventing Novice with Emily Meredith there won their first competition of 2014 the Open BE100 at Lincolnshire and have just come 6th in Novice


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Hawklands Argento Amour a Pure bred Irish Gelding took the Championship at the 2013 Royal Three Counties Show bred by Steve and Gail Payne owned by Brian and Sue Upton

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Hawklands Echo a 2 Year Old pure bred Gelding and full brother to Argento took the Male Championship at the 2013 IDHS(GB) Annual Breed Show

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Oldhouse Shine on Archie a pure bred 2 YO Gelding bred by Ann Addams-Williams owned by Fran Robinson-Holt

Indigo Sweet Melody Class One mare SOLD

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Horse Deals featured Archie's achievement in a two page spread in the July 2012 issue

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Below Charlotte Currer Riding Archie at the SSGB 2013

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O'Neil of Hanstead and Mr John Salter and Charlotte and Archie SSGB 2013

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It is with Great sadness that I announce the loss of Avanti Gregarious Gloria


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15th May 1998- 13th May 2012


Ginger Cake Ex TB mare ridden and Owned by Emily Meredith competing at BE Novice together they won their Novice section at Rockingham Castle May 2013 with a dressage score of 27

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Ginger Cake Ex TM Mare Marmalade Atkins Bred by Mrs Ginny Neal owned and ridden by Emily Meredith. Mrs Neal returned with two mares in the 2012 stud season


Criafol Lola's Amour a part bred filly owned and produced by Carol Rudd , bred by Sue Raymond prolific winner in hunter classes

The only Pure Bred mare in South Africa has foaled a pretty Filly BSH Alluring bred by Yvonne Flavell


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The Kalimna Sport Horse Stud in Southern Australia mare Grainee A half bred foaled a filly 'Kalimna Vanilla'. Grainee was purchased in foal from Katy Ash

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Chestnut SH Filly 'Tough Love' bred by Rosie Skier

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A donor mare 'Star' belonging to Mrs. Elaine Banister conceived on the first insemination with chilled semen from Archie and a embryo was flushed on her 6th day, we now have a 16 day pregnant recipient mare, and eagerly await her heartbeat scan , WE HAVE A HEARTBEAT, Neave the recipient mare has been scanned at 33 days with a heartbeat. A bay filly and our first Embryo Transfer Foal 'Seren' bred by Elaine Banister Ex 'Star' her special mare carried by Neave the recipient Mare

Very Sadly Neave was lost post colic surgery 4 days after foaling, Finolla a coloured pony mare was found within 48 hours of Seren being orphaned and has successfully raised Seren.

Seren has won every time out this season including 1st and Res. Champion Sport Horse at the IDHS(GB) Annual Breed Show 2012

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Archie with Take Tsuchiya veteran of two Olympics

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The first ever Stallion Showcase GB run by the Light Family of the Brendon Stud was held at Addington Manor Bucks. on the weekend of the 5th and 6th Feb 2011, I was very excited when Archie was invited by Shirley Light to parade . We arrived early on the Sunday morning and made our way to Archie's stable, only to find ourselves stabled next to Samba Hit III and Carousel! who stand at the Touchwood Stud. These where the caliber of horse we would be parading with. 54 horses were present over the two days, with the Showjumpers on the saturday and Dressage horses on the Sunday. Needless to say 'Team Archie' were very nervous all except Archie himself he too busy eating his hay, at the thought of parading along side the 'Big and Famous Boys', but we need not have worried, everyone was so friendly and welcoming, the whole atmosphere was great. Archie ridden by Charlotte Currer rode into the Arena and proceeded to parade to a very attentive crowd, at the end they received a big cheer, I do not mind admitting it did bring a tear to my and the rest of the teams eyes. Archie was a star in the Arena and in his box when at one stage there were about 10 people in his stable with him, and he was still eating his hay. HorseDeals Magazine and Horse Breeders Magazine both did reports on the parade and Archie was one of a few stallions to get a review in both Articles, when you think the amount of lovely stallions that attended this makes me very proud of my Boy. Horse Deals wrote that Archie "stole the spectators Hearts" and Horse Breeders Magazine wrote "Archie has his own fan club from the sound of the cheering in the arena when he came in-and not suprising he is a gorgeous boy, with shedloads of presence, and a lovely type.

19th March 2011 Chiltern Equine Stallion Expo, the commentator Darren Blanchard said of Archie " This is probably one of the top Irish Draught Stallions in the Country" and Gill Battram wrote in the Chiltern Rider "There were so many stallions to die for including Avanti Amorous Archie RID that impressed Darren Blanchard from the Pferde Stud who was commenting along side Richard Waygood MBE "A lovely Stallion a real good type" he said.

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Above Stallion Expo picture Gill Battram, Chiltern Equine chose Charlotte and Archie as the cover for their summer news letter




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Above O'Neil of Hanstead and Daddy SSGB 2012

Stephen Hammond

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Lucinda Young wrote the following after seeing Archie at the SSGB

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Stallion Showcase at Addington on Sunday February 6th 2011 and arrived in time to watch an excellent ridden display by Rita Jenings' Avanti Amorous Archie.

Archie looked terrific and he seemed unfazed by his surroundings and all the other stallions working around him. His diminutive rider Charlotte Currer, whom Archie apparently adores, sat still and tall as he swung along in all his paces, light on his feet, attentive and calmy doing what she asked of him. After the series of warmblood stallions that preceded him, you might have thought a full RID would seem very heavy in comparison but this was not so, as he appears to be so balanced in his way of going. He showed us a range of his lateral work and did his best lengthening too.

The Avanti team could be distinguished by their distinctive green jackets , big smiles and cheerful tears. Natalie Huttlova, who helped back Archie with Rita, has been at the stud for 10 years and did much of his successful showing. She still hunts and hacks him out and her smile on this occasion was one of the biggest!

At the end of the display (you can see it on YouTube) a cheer went up for this special stallion and there were plenty of spectators using their phones to film and photograph him. In his stable afterwards, he seemed quite happy to meet the people who came in to get a closer look and even run their hands over him, being a true RID, he was more interested in his hay net! Let's hope this interest will lead to more people using him on their mares, although with 40 foals due this year, he must be one of our most popular stallions.

Well done Archie and all his team of Ladies for a great display and for being an ambassador for our breed.

Below SSGB 2012



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Above Archie below Cameo Photo by Real Time Imaging

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Above Filly foal by Archie 2nd and Res Champion foal 2010 breed show bred by Jane Fairburn, only other time shown 1st and Res Champion North Yorkshire Show Photos Real Time Imaging


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Below Avanti Rannoch Mor RID 1st HW Hunter and Res. Champion at Brook Farm in very strong company congratulations to Lisa and Martin Frost who have owned 'Liam' from 4 days old

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Rannoch Mor winning HW hunter and RIHS qualifier Brook Farm Spring Show


Below Filly Banks Green Adorable Alice ex Cob Mare Duchess bred by Ann May

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Below our much awaited first foal to be born in America a fillt ex Pure bred mare Prescott's Magnolia bred by Simone Mackay, Manu Forti Farms, home of 'Touch of the Blues RID'

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Below Donovan pure bred colt bred by Simone Mackay in the USA

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Below Ginger Cake ex Marmalade AkinsTB mare bred by Ginny Neal owned and competed by Miss Emily Meredith going clear XC at BE photo

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Above and below Charlotte Currer riding Archie at the 2010 IDHS Annual Breed Show Stallion Parade

Charlotte and Archie also competed in the open section of the Dressage coming 2nd in both Nov 24 with 70.7% and 64.4% in Elem 42 Photos Real Time Imaging

Below Irish Oliver RID the only pure bred RID in Australia owned by Erin Field bred by Penny Reeves Ex Suma's Harkaway RID

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Irish Oliver 1st and Champion

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Below O'Neil of Hanstead Ridden by John Salter, owned and Bred by Natalie Aldridge ,by Archie Ex Ria TB Mare 1st Nov 27 at Patchetts Green EC 5th Dec 2010, Archie was 2nd, not so much following in Fathers' footsteps but leading the way, Well done O'Neil, John and Natalie

O'Niel just gained his first BD points he was placed 7th out of a class of 30 and came away with 6 points from two Open Novice classes, competing at Elem and at present has 77 BD points

O'Neil of Hanstead paraded along side Daddy at SSGB 2012 Stephen Hammond

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Archie makes history, 'BSH Adventurous' (below) colt foal Ex Pardon Gale a TB mare was born l4th December 2009 in South Africa , he is the 1st foal to ever be conceived by frozen semen from an RID Stallion imported from the UK


Adventurous is to be kept entire by his breeder Mrs. Yvonne Flavell both Mares inseminated this stud season in South Africa scanned in foal on the 1st try with one dose of frozen

Below quote from Yvonne and Isobel of the BSH Stud South Africa "We are proud to introduce BSH 'Airy Fairy' a filly born to 'Elementry Spirit' a TB mare, at 1.45am 10th December 2010 she is bay, Healthy and Active"

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Avanti Greagaious Gloria 1998-2012 had won the broodmare class at the Three Counties Show for the 5th year running ending her broodmare career on a high note.Gloria had a really bad time foaling so I will not be putting her in foal again Gloria was hand reared as she was orphaned at 4 weeks old

Gloria and her VERY proud  mum pleasure prints

At the 2009 Breed Show on 20th September Gloria gained her Hornby Premium with the 2nd highest score of the weekend

Archie was competing at British Dressage with Mr. Edward Johnson at Elementary Level working at Medium at home

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Charlotte Currer has just started competing Archie at Nov coming away with 8 BD points from her 1st outing, all this along side Archies stud duties



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Archie’s temperament is, without doubt, the kindest and most honest you could find.


Stud fees for 2017

£500.00 NFFR LFG

To include first Collection

to be received prior the semen is dispatched

Please contact Rita for special concessions

AI Only
CEM, EVA and EIA tested

Frozen semen available for Worldwide distribution, please contact:

Tullis Matson at stallion AI Services
Tel: 01948 666295

South African Agent


There are a few dose left for the USA and Canada priced at 500.00 GBP per dose please contact me for further details thank you



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