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Foals 2014

Our first foal of the year joined us on 21st March.  A cracking bucskin and white colt by Multicolor II out of a ivy Hill Girl (Lily)  read more >>


After a long wait and some very cold weather our first foal of 2013 decided to arrive when the sun shone.  Joan Gray's mare Fantasia gave birth to a super black colt by San Amour on the 3rd April.  He has been named Sam The 9th April saw the next foal born. A super bay filly out...  read more >>

Understanding Colour Genetics

We understand that the dilution of genes and the presence of the tobiano gene can be slightly confusing so we have tried to compose a guide to simplify the basics!                             &nbs...  read more >>

News 2013

Another busy year for us here at Brackenspa Stud. The time has come for our annual update, the stud season is well over, foals are weaned and we are of course already looking into 2014. Our open day in March wasn't as succesful as normal due to the crazy amount of snow that managed to fall o...  read more >>

News 2012

It has been another busy year for us all at Brackenspa Stud this year. We have foaled down 33 mares, the first of which was Philippa Dixon-Warren's mare, Moorlands Mystic Gold in February and the last mare Caroline Ward's Brookwater Anastasia who managed to hold on til the middle of June and ...  read more >>

Foals 2012

FOALS 2012   First foal of 2012 arrives. Exactly a year to the day Phillipa Dixon-Warrens mares Moorlands Mystic Gold produced a super Filly by Ameretto M.   Second foal of 2012 comes along. Born on the 22nd March 2012 by Resident Gypsy out of Athens Bright Spark.    ...  read more >>

Competition Results

2014 Multicolor II braves the wind at Arena UK on 2/2/14 to bring home a third and a fourth in the two Elementry classes. 2013 Ameretto M qualifies for both Novice and Elementry regional finals British Dressage.  He also gains his double clears at both Newcomers and Foxhunter. Crowns ...  read more >>

First Foal of 2011

Our first foal of 2011 has arrived. A super Chestnut colt was born on 28th February. He is the first foal By Ameretto M. Congratulations to his owner Mrs Philippa Dixon-Warren. ...  read more >>

Athens Mumbo Jumbo at Arena UK

Another outing for our young stallion Athens Mumbo Jumbo, ridden by Michael Potter, to Arena UK on Tuesday 8th June. After a super double clear and a winning time in the British Novice he had an unfortunate pole down in the Discovery but, another tick in the box, he behaved superbly and performe...  read more >>

Macedonio-Mac at Herts County Show, Sissons Equestrian Centre and the Breed Show

On the 29th May Macedonio-Mac made the trip to Herts County Show, and, apart from the weather, had a super day out. He won the Iberian In-Hand Class. He was Champion Iberian In-Hand and the Highest Placed PRE. His owners Sue Taylor and Kieron Owens were really pleased with the judges c...  read more >>

Athens Mumbo Jumbo BS report

  Since having been based with Michael Potter of Lambley Sport Horses in Nottinghamshire, Jumbo has become a grown-up! Michael whom was a very successfuil young rider, qualifying twice for the young riders at Olympia, being placed both times. He has also jumped successfully at HOYS and...  read more >>

2010 Foals

We here at Brackenspa are pleased to introduce you to our new additions for 2010. We will endeavour to keep this page up-to-date so you can see our new arrivals as they are born. June 13th began as a normal Sunday, all the broodmares went out and we got all the visiting mares ready for the d...  read more >>

Immortal Significance Qualifies NCPA Champs

On 11th May we recieved a super update on one of our past foals. Immortal Significance (2006), by Resident Gypsy out of our coloured mare Pretentious Mover, qualified for the NCPA Championships by winning his class at Vale View EC. He has qualified not only in the Ridden Coloured but also in...  read more >>

1st Foal for 2010

At 11.17pm on Friday 26th February our first foal for 2010 was born. The filly by Crowns Wonder Pearl out of our own broodmare Annie (Sire Tullibards Shakespere) is a welcome addition as last year we only had colts born from our own mares! We are yet to give her an official name but she has b...  read more >>

ECHA Stallion Grading and Foal Inspection

In 2008 Crowns Wonder Pearl was presented to the ECHA for initial inspection. The initial inspection must be followed up by performace test the following year. On September 20th 2009 the ECHA came to Brackenspa Stud to performance test Crowns Wonder Pearl, complete the initial inspection on ...  read more >>


On September 16th we set of for Larkshill Stud in Buckinghamshire where, by the kind permission of Heather Stack, Oldenburg Verband were holding a foal inspection. Szoszke and her buckskin colt foal, Brackenspa Rubesk, by Rubin Star N were first in to see the judges. Once again this super li...  read more >>

Brackenspa Stud Farms New Foaling Barn is Under Construction

The end of the breeding season appears to have arrived.  All our mares have had their final scans and weaning is not far off.  What better a time than to start building!  It seems that year after year my husband and I say 'No more building' yet every year another project needs t...  read more >>

ZfDP Stallion Grading at Moulton College

A big day for our stallions on 29th August. We took Multicolor II GF, Crowns Wonder Pearl and Ameretto M to the ZfDP Stallion Grading. The ZfDP is a WBFSH Continental Studbook and this was the first ever stallion grading to take place in the UK. It was a long day, which seemed to be proceed...  read more >>


On the morning of 20th August Brackenspa Stud set out for Equifest 2009 at Peterborough Show Ground. Not only did we take two mares and foals, Braeburn, and Brackenspa Multi-Concept, Silver Sixpence, and Brackenspa Grafs RD but we also took two of our yearling fillies, Brackenspa Bramble and ...  read more >>

Ameretto Arrives at Brackenspa

A new stallion has arrived at Brackenspa - Ameretto M - a 16.3hh, 4yr old,bay, KWPN by Cassini II. Ameretto was imported from Holland at the end of May and has settled in very well. He has under gone his dummy training with Tullis Matson at Stallion AI and will be standing at stud with us in...  read more >>

BEF at Arena UK

  On Thursday 30th July we set off at 6.30 am with Silver Sixpence and her colt foal by Athens Mumbo Jumbo, Braeburn and her colt foal by Multicolor II GF and Szoszke with her colt foal by Rubin Star N to the BEF Futurity Young Horse Evaluations. What a day was had by all - it made the ...  read more >>

May 2009 News

Athen's Mumbo Jumbo and Athens Abercadabra have very kindly been invited to the Stallion Parade at Rutland Show on 7th June. The stallion parade is being sponsored by Gemini Stud ( ) so lets hope for a lovely day. Penny and Tupence are both expecting puppies in the first week of June. ...  read more >>

2009 Foals Part 3

April 12th, Hector finally arrives! 18 days late but well worth it. Maiden mare Cest La Vie produced a stunning colt by Erhaab.   April 17th - Graf's Way - half sister to Athen's Mumbo Jumbo gave birth to a super bay filly by Tornado FCS. Full of character, Tilly, appears t...  read more >>

2009 Foals Part 2

The first colt of 2009 - half brother to Revel - who arrived on 14th April. A super chap with lots of character who has already decided that half pass is his thing!   The first dun foal born at Brackenspa - a fabulous filly by Crown's Wonder Pearl out of a pure bred Perchero...  read more >>

Open Day 2009

Once again the worst of the weather held off enabling Brackenspa's annual Open Day to be an allround success. We had the pleasure of opening our doors to over 80 people, many of whom had travelled from other counties including Cambridgeshire, Yorkshire, Heartfordshire and Norfolk. The six sta...  read more >>

2009 Foals

Revel arrived on 20/03/09. She is the first foal born at Brackenspa this year and is a very friendly little filly. Her Dam has taken to motherhood very well and is loving all the extra attention that baby Revel has brought.   Crown's Wonder Peal's first foal arrived on 23/03/0...  read more >>

Athen's Mumbo Jumbo and Crown's Wonder Pearl have another successful dressage outing.

Athen's Mumbo Jumbo and Crown's Wonder Pearl have another successful dressage outing. Crown's Wonder Pearl scored an impressive 69.5% to win the Prelim 13 section. The judge commented on what 'A super test' he did.   Athen's Mumbo Jumbo once again showed his consistency by pro...  read more >>

First outing of 2009 for Athen's Abercadabra and continued success for both of our four yr old stallions

Athen's Abercadabra competed in his first dressage competition for 2009. His maturity, temperament and good manners shone through as he warmed up for his test. The judge Sue Thompson commented on how 'straight and positive' he was as he entered the arena and how throughout the test he maint...  read more >>

Collection service for fresh and chilled semen.

After huge success with our own stallions' chilled and frozen semen collection, we have decided to offer a service to trained external stallions. Stallions can be brought to our dedicated stallion yard for semen collection. Which, in turn can be inseminated fresh on site by Roger Lee MA, VETMB...  read more >>

Weaning Service

The weaning of your mare and foal can be a stressful time for all involved. It is our aim to make it as stress free as possible. To do this we try and wean foals in pairs or more. We introduce all visiting mares to one or two of our own mares and foals. As the foals grow in confidence it becom...  read more >>

Foaling Service

As mare owners ourselves we understand the anxieties related to the birth of your foal. Here at Brackenspa we have purpose built foaling boxes 15'x20', CCTV linked directly into the House (kitchen, office and bedroom!!) and all mares are fitted with foaling alarms at least 3 weeks prior to the...  read more >>

Winter News

As our 2008 season comes to an end and winter fast approaches we thought it time for an update. The start of our seasons seems a distant memory with our first foal arriving at 11.45pm on 1 st March but since then we have had many more – 18 in total and many more sleeples...  read more >>

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