Cumbria hosts high profile equine breeding event

The largest equine breeding event in the North is set to once again attract over 30 top class breeding stallions to Cumbria for the fourth annual Northern Stallion Showcase on Sunday, March 26th.

Northern Stallion Showcase

Breeders of horses and ponies from across a wide region will travel to Newton Rigg College Equestrian Centre for the 2017 Northern Stallion Showcase, supported once again by Baileys Horse Feeds, at which stallions with exceptional bloodlines will include representatives of Britain’s internationally renowned native breeds, in addition to athletic sport horses and ponies with proven performance records and successful progeny.

Together they offer a unique opportunity for everyone interested in the breeding of horses and ponies to view an impressive variety of potential sires from studs around the country ‘in the flesh’ and to discuss individual breeding plans for the 2017 season with the stallion owners and stud managers. Many of the stallions will be stabled on site and visitors to the Showcase will be able to view them in the stables during the lunchtime and other breaks in the day’s programme.

Confirming ongoing support for the event, Baileys Horse Feeds Marketing Manager Jane Buchan commented: “We’re looking forward to bringing our trade stand to the Northern Stallion Showcase as nothing beats the chance to talk to breeders face-to-face.  We passionately believe in the importance of correct nutrition, from conception onwards, and are pleased to offer practical guidance to first time and experienced breeders alike.”

Advance tickets to the Northern Stallion Showcase cost just £4.00, with under-8s free and include free parking and a programme. There will be trade stands and all-day catering.
Pam Harrison from the organising team confirmed: “There is a lot of enthusiasm and support for what is the biggest stallion showcase in the region, as it allows breeders to see and evaluate a large number of stallions without having to commit time for travelling to all the different studs around the country.

Advance visitor tickets now available

Entry Tickets for the 2017 Northern Stallion Showcase on Sunday, March 26 are individual security wristbands giving access to the indoor Showcase Arena, the stable area and the outdoor warm up arena.
Entry will include car parking and a copy of the April issue of Equine magazine containing the Official Programme. Discounted Advance Tickets (£4.00 per person) are available only until Monday, March 20th, after which the price will be £5.00 person.

Entry Tickets (wristbands) will be available for purchase on the day of the Showcase, costing £5.00 per person. No concessions are available, but children under the age of 8 will be admitted free.
You can order wristbands securely online from, which will be posted to the address you specify in your order.
For more information contact the Northern Stallion Showcase office on 01228 676935 or find the event on facebook and Twitter.