Hoofbeats competition - WIN a service to a Cleveland Bay stallion
Cleveland Bays are horses with substance, activity, stamina and a temperament that is unsurpassed by any other breed of horse. Extensively used as an improver for other Warmblood Studbooks; the Cleveland Bay can be found in the pedigrees of many elite competition horses.
Originating in England, the earliest recorded mention of them in Australia was in 1828, but they could have arrived earlier as there were many here by then. For example, the Australian Agriculture Company alone had 19 imported and 9 colonial bred Clevelands in 1830. They continued to arrive on our shores prior to mechanisation, and contributed to the Waler and Thoroughbred, however disappeared when horse use for transport diminished.
In England it looked as if the breed might die out until the Queen stepped in and bought a colt to stand at public stud, creating a resurgence in popularity. Prince Phillip used them for driving. They are listed as Critical (less than 300) in England.
In 2017, the Australian population of Cleveland Bays is 22.
Service kindly donated by Brenda Boaden
For more information on the breed and the individual horses go to:
facebook: Cleveland Bay Stallions
Select the stallion you would like to breed your mare to.
CLEVELAND BAY STALLIONS
PEMBRIDGE MIDSHIPMAN (QA) (2510) 16.3 hh just short of 16.0hh
Sire: Midshipman Dam: Pembridge Jewels (April Love dam line)
Athletic horse that jumps for fun. Breeds showjumping types.
TREGOYD TOPPER just short of 16.0hh
Sire: Cholderton Whitethorn Dam: Tregoyd Topsy
Topper stamps his foals with outgoing, trainable, confident, courageous temperaments, forward going, stamina and endurance. He suits all disciplines, however is best suited to sensitive riders.
Left: He suits all disciplines.
PENRHYN P.S. 16.2hh, Bone 9¼”
Sire:Penrhyn Aristocrat Dam: Penrhyn Chintz. Stallion resident in UK
Eventing, dressage, hunting and harness, sound, sensible temperaments, willing to please.
Right: Resting in the paddock with one of his foals.
ALABAI MULBERRY CRUMPET 16.2hh
Sire: Wetherby Barry Crump, Dam: Miss Chance
Produces well conformed strong types with forgiving
temperaments. Suitable for all disciplines, suits stronger
heavier riders or those that just love a big horse.
FERNDALE SPRINGS ST PATRICK (Victoria)
Sire: Tregoyd Topper, Dam: Silverfern Sugar'n'Spice.
Paddy is about as laid back as they come, he just accepts everything in his stride. Paddy was a star exhibit at Equitana, being used in impromptu demonstrations in busy halls and in a bareback ridden display without a worry.
Right:FS St Patrick accepts everything in his stride.
FERNDALE SPRINGS LIONHEART (AUS61) 16.1hh
Sire: Moelion Arthur Dam Forest Fair Anna.
This is Lionheart’s first year of service. He has shown an extremely quiet, trainable temperament; a real gentleman to work with.
With his bloodlines he stands to be the future of the breed here in Australia. He is by the 5 times World Champion Cleveland Bay Moelion Arthur and out of a Wigginton Antonio mare.
Left: FS Lionheart at home.
Read the conditions of entry (below)
HOW TO ENTER
Simply tell us why you want to breed to one of these magnificent sires, what you would do with the resulting foal, and then send a photograph of your mare.
Be sure to include name, email address, state and contact phone number
EMAIL ENTRIES TO:
Hoofbeats Cleveland Bay Free Service Enquiries@Hoofbeats.Com.Au
Sit back and wait for the phone call that says you are a winner!!!.
30th September 2017.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
The service is AI only and one dose of frozen semen will be supplied.
(A dose of frozen semen is an insemination unit of “x” number of straws. The straws contain a specified concentration and volume of semen such that when thawed and combined, the “dose” of semen constitutes one breeding insemination for a mare. The “dose” of semen should include enough viable sperm to provide a reasonable chance of obtaining a pregnancy in an appropriately managed, reproductively sound mare.)
The doses are available either from Murray Veterinary Hospital at West Coolup, WA or at Gene Movers at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria - depending on the stallion selected.
All costs including veterinary and transport are the responsibility of the winner.
Chilled semen can be arranged with some stallions, with costs of collection and transportation at the winner's expense.
No Live Foal Guarantee
The selection of a winner will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize will not be exchanged for cash.
The winners details will be published on facebook, on the Hoofbeats website and in Hoofbeats magazine (Dec Jan17/18).
Hoofbeats reserves the right to use entries for editorial and promotional purposes. By entering the competition you acknowledge and accept the above conditions.