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Without Compromising on Temperament?

Our stallions offer this and more... From elegance in the dressage arena, scope and precision showjumping, bold with a huge gallop for eventing, height to ponies, conformation and wow factor for the show ring, but most importantly a trainable, eager to please nature.

Trakehner stallion Craig


Our outstanding, Graded AES and Breeders Elite elegant Trakehner stallion by Buddenbrock. Standing at 16.3hh, he is a truly modern stamp of the breed, full brother to the late, great Connery. competed successfully in dressage and eventing. refines with added quality, versatility and trainability. a great mix for even the hottest mares, adds wow factor for the show ring too

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El Thuder 1.45m GP Hickstad


Our magnificent AES and Breeders Elite Approved silver disc showjumping Stallion, by Thunder Van de Zuethoove, a stunning, light framed and agile horse with a huge, powerful, scopey jump, who already has numerous successful international jumping progeny. consistently adds jump and dexterity for both event and show jumpers.

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Secret Service aka Pickles (by Craig) Owner Polly Montford says...

Im very excited about her, her attitude to life is just unbelievable, the bravest, most independent little horse!!

Caroline Grundy owner of Arrow by Craig says 

Absolutely love the bones off Arrow, he is the most beautiful, kindest, sweetest horse i have ever met...It is clear Arrow has lots of your beautiful Craigs qualities, honest, quick learner, perfect conformation, with lovely natural float paces.He has a home for life with me and our plan is to hit the dressage arena, if he follows his dads footsteps he is going to be amazing i really can't wait.... i feel so lucky to have him in my life'

Jess Good on her youngster Foxy aka Lady Skyfall by Craig

Foxy has the most amazing temperament and considering her dam is a hot headed Master Imp mare, that is saying something! She has very expressive paces, is very bold over a fence with a HUGE gallop! She has the most perfect conformation and the prettiest head.

I cannot recommend Craig highly enough, he really did give me the most perfect horse, there is not one thing i would change... When can i breed another?!

Jessica Mendoza on NP Zelah by El Thuder

A really promising mare... A lot of scope and is very careful. She is a little late in starting but i hope for a bright future for her

Jane Whitton from Equinox Sport Horses on her El Thuder horses

I have bred three foals by El Thuder and have had a granddaughter too, all through vastly different mares and without fail he stamped them... You can spot an Amarillo foal a mile off!


I have known a great many of his offspring over the years and I can without doubt say he is one of my favourite sires of all times and is so prepotent that you can pretty much guarantee his foals will be very talented and rideable with the loveliest temperament suitable for professional and amateur alike.

Kate Kilbourne Eardley on her Craig youngster Loxley aka Quantum of Solace

Loxley has been very straightforward to back, he is confident and takes everything in his stride. He is always keen and interested but remains relaxed and willing. His character is just gorgeous, he is a real people person. At his first competitions he took it all in his stride and qualified for the national young Dressage horse four year old championships. All his results were high enough to give him qualifying status. He was in very good company too, Jessica Michel ( French Olympic team dressage )and Julian Vincent rode 4 year olds in the class at LionD’Angers.

Greg le Gear on riding and looking after El Thuder

I’ve been riding Amarillo for the last four years and I completely adore him. He is so easy to look after as he has the best of temperaments. He is kept on a mixed yard with mares and geldings without any bother. He loves his work in the school and out hacking which makes him such a lovely horse to work with. He is a quality proven breeding stallion, his progeny are out competing at top international level and their results speak volumes for him.

Tanya Endres on breeding and owning a Craig youngster out of her Rock King mare

'Exquisite colt foal, a beautiful head, long limbs, amazing topline with fantastic length of rein and to top it off just the most divine temperament. I have run him on and even as a colt his manners are impeccable. He has been incredibly trainable too! Jane Nixon at the BEF where he was presented as a yearling said he was 'the model of an Eventer'. He walks like a panther and his canter is an absolute highlight! I can't wait to have him under saddle.... Without doubt I will be using Craig on my other mares in the future and would recommend him to any mare owner. You won't be disappointed!'

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