Cumbria hosts high profile Northern Stallion Showcase

The largest equine breeding event in the North, the Northern Stallion Showcase, is again set to attract around 40 top class breeding stallions for the fifth annual fixture, which this year reverts to a Saturday, taking place on April 7th.

 

Welsh Section D Abergavenny Welsh Comet
presented by Glenwood Stud

Breeders of horses and ponies from across a wide region are expected to travel to Newton Rigg College Equestrian Centre for the 2018 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, internationally successful sport horses and ponies with proven performance records and outstanding progeny.
The 2017 entry included seven outstanding Connemara stallions, some of which had travelled from Ireland for the showcase.

Together these stallions 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 2018 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 delighted to continue with our support for the Northern Stallion Showcase and will be looking forward to seeing the stallions and meeting breeders. Events like this are invaluable to British breeders, giving them the chance to make informed choices for their mares, having seen and met the stallions themselves.”

Northern Stallion Showcase

 

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. There are plans to develop the event further this year, with additional temporary stabling to accommodate more stallions from further afield and the return to a Saturday date should enable more breeders to attend the Showcase this spring.”

For more information contact the Northern Stallion Showcase office on 01228 676935, visit www.northernstallionshowcase.co.uk or find the event on facebook and Twitter.