Harthill Stud brings a 'Competitive Edge' to the World of Sports Horse Breeding
The Cheshire-based Harthill Stud celebrates its official Launch Event on Monday 9th April for members of the general public, and Tuesday 10th April for press and industry figures. Monday 9th April will see Olympic long-listed Event Rider Oliver Townend and International Dressage Rider Emile Faurie showcase the equine stars in a display not to be missed.
- (1888PressRelease) April 05, 2012 - The Cheshire-based Harthill Stud continues to enjoy winning form in the run-up to the official Launch Event which will take place on Monday 9th April for members of the general public, and Tuesday 10th April for press and industry figures. Monday 9th April will see Olympic long-listed Event Rider Oliver Townend and International Dressage Rider Emile Faurie showcase the equine stars in a display not to be missed.
Harthill Stud (www.harthillstud.com) which is headed up by Director of the Bolesworth Estate - Nina Barbour, and International Event Rider Oliver Townend, is proving itself at the pinnacle of modern sport horse breeding combining a traditional, British ethos with cutting edge facilities and technologies, ultimately creating a world class venue to produce equine stars of the future.
The stud offers an extensive mare and foal service in addition to an array of world class stallions. At present, four foals - the progeny of Honour Cruise and Power Blade - have already been born at Harthill, making use of the state-of-the-art foaling alarm systems, CCTV-equipped foaling boxes and the experienced on-site staff. The first group of 'resident' mares are currently at Harthill and those outside mares who received the first batches of shipped semen have all been scanned in-foal. Harthill Stud offer a range of very competitive AI packages, all carried out under the watchful eye of the Harthill-based DEFRA qualified AI technicians and the Stud Veterinary Team. The high conception rate is of huge benefit to any mare owner.
As the stud gears up to the official opening with prestigious results already under its belt, Nina Barbour acknowledges its bright and prosperous future, 'It has been a really exciting start to the year for Harthill, with so many promising results right across the disciplines. A particular highlight for the team was to see Locarno 62 finishing in 4th place over in Italy, showing that he is still really performing at the top of his game while his progeny are following in his footsteps. Seeing both the stallions and progeny amassing some great competition results is extremely rewarding for us here at Hartill, and supports our fundamental goal of producing top class horses for both national and international markets from a truly British base'.
Within the Bolesworth Estate, Nina Barbour also organises the Bolesworth Classic Showjumping (www.bolesworthclassic.co.uk) and runs Townend Online (www.townendonline.co.uk) equestrian store.
The Stud will be open to the public on Monday 9th April offering the chance to enjoy a unique display of the Harthill stallions and progeny as well as perusing the state of the art facility. Press and Industry figures are invited on Tuesday 10th April to enjoy a media photo opportunity and preview.
About Harthill Stud
Harthill Stud is set in the beautiful countryside of Malpas, Cheshire. Headed up by Nina Barbour and Oliver Townend the facility offers extensive stallion and semen services, mare and foal care and the sale of quality youngstock. They are joined by Stud Manager Vanessa Wright and Stud Vet John Newcombe. World Class Stallions at the stud include Locarno 62, Honour Cruise, Ramiro B, Lord Luis, Power Blade, Stormhill Miller and Sternkőnig.