We decided to develop an equestrian business in 2012; breeding and bringing on high end sport horses.
Purchasing our property at Ardmore and collected top quality warmblood and thoroughbred, mares from around the country our first year for serious breeding was 2014 with 5 foals born in 2015.
We registered "Pure” as our stud prefix
To fill in a breeding gap years with good young horseslike "Lexus GNZ” from Golden Grove; now jumping in the 4 year old series, with double clears and placings at 95cm. We will work her up slowly through the age group comps hopefully to Grand Prix SJ.
Our management philosophy for jumpers is to bring young horses on slowly, up through the age competitions, and protect all our horses joints and skeletons by training them in jumping on our GGT cushion sand arena for a long and successful competition life.
Mister Macloud, our first serious show jumper, owned for 8 years, is still competing and winning at Amateur Rider/1.2m level at age 15.
We also rehabilitate thoroughbreds from racing for a second meaningful life as eventers. We find that this process usually takes a couple of years and we take on 2 or 3 recommended horses per year.