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5th March 2015
Congratulations to Sue Maddocks & Fifth Edition for their picture & write up in this weeks Horse & Hound!
27th February 2015
Congratulations to Nathalie Kayal & Woodcroft St Emillion 1st place in the Novice Open Freestyle with over 79% at Patchetts Winter Regionals yesterday beautifully ridden by Rich Hayward! They were also 6th in The Elementry Open Freestyle with 72%
13th February 2015
Good results for former Woodcroft Horses at The College Keysoe with Annette Richter & Woodcroft First Diamond winning both Prelim & Novice with 76.21% gaining two 9's & a 10!
Helen Babington-Smith & Glenlivet also won the Medium & Elementry with 73%
12th February 2015
Congratulations to Jenny Martell & Woodcroft Diddy Cool for winning a very strong Novice Open Qualifier at The Addington Regionals with over 70%
9th February 2015
Congratulations to Nikki & Chris Lawton's Champion & Premium Mare Woodcroft Dancing Queen for qualifying for The Winter Nationals Medium Open at Bishop Burton in 2nd place with just under 70% ridden by Nikki Crisp.
29th September 2014
Just back from a fantastic weekend at The Saumur CDI France, Lesley & Woodcroft Garuda K were 7th in their first International Grand Prix Freestyle with 69.625%
6th & 7th September 2014
Sara Lucas & Antonia Brown's SJL Woodcroft Hirtensong by Woodcroft Garuda K out of St. pr Woodcroft Hirtenfreude were crowned Supreme Champion at The Trakehners UK Annual Show, she also became Youngstock Champion, Mare Performance Test Champion & Best British Bred. Well done Jenny Martell for doing such a great job riding her.
5th September 2014
Felicity Purchase - Hill's Woodcroft Figaro ridden by Austin O'Conner had a top ten finish in the 4yr old Burghley Young Event Horse Final at only his 3rd show, not bad for a dressage horse!
4th September 2014
Woodcroft Garuda K has been awarded The Trakehners UK Performance Award for the second year running for his sucsessful competition record at National & International Grand Prix Dressage. Lesley & Garuda will be at the annual show at The College Keysoe to collect their award on saterday afternoon.
25th August 2014
We were very pleased with our 3yr old Mare Woodcroft Daisy Duke, she was British Warmblood Breeders Mare Performance Champion & is now a Hanoverian Elite Mare Candidate after completing a very successful Mare Performance Test & gaining a One A in the showing class.
4th August 2014
Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley were at Hickstead CDI at the weekend, with very strong classes due to WEG they continue their education & get 66.392% in The Grand Prix Special.
3rd August 2014
2yr old Colt Woodcroft Noah by Woodcroft Garuda K / Woodcroft Nathalie starting to muscle up!
31st July 2014
Woodcroft Hirtentraum has the 3rd best score of the day with 8.86 at The BEF Futurity Show at arena uk.
30th July 2014
Woodcroft Oscar has one of the highest scores of the day with 8.88 at The College Keysoe's British Breeding Futurity Show.
25th July 2014
First International Big Tour Grand Prix abroad for Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley at Deauville CDI, With a high class field of 38 including the French, Austrailian, Brazilian & Belgium teams using it as WEG selection trials they came 25th with 65.440%. All good experience for the future!
11th & 12th July 2014
A fantastic 3rd place for Lesley & Woodcroft Garuda K in The Grand Prix Special at The Hartpury Festival Of Dressage. It was only their second ever Special & First Big Tour CDI. They are also in the rosettes with 9th place & 65.360% in The Grand Prix.
29th June 2014
Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley are second with 69.41% in their first ever Grand Prix Special & 5th in a very strong Grand Prix at The Hickstead Premier League Show.
8th June 2014
Lesley & Woodcroft Garuda K are 4th in The Grand Prix at The Wellington Premier League Show with over 68%
29th May 2014
One of our Horses in Germany, Woodcroft San Jose won The 4yr Old Class at Hoya at the weekend & Qualified for The Hanoverian Championships!
9th/10th May 2014
Lesley & Woodcroft Garuda K have a great Addington Manor Premier League Show with a second in The Inter 11 & a seventh place in The Grand Prix.
6th May 2014
After surviving near fatal colic Woodcroft O`Hara produces a Bay Colt Foal at 03.30 in the morning.
28th April 2014
Woodcroft Nathalia & her owner rider Laura Gulliver are 4th in 4yr Old Class at Bury Farm with 7.42 at their first show!
27th April 2014
Woodcroft Hirtenfreude`s Colt Foal Woodcroft Hirtentraum has his first day out in the field.
24th/25th April 2014
After covering the dummy mare before they left Lesley & Woodcroft Garuda K are 2nd in The Inter 11 with 71.748% & 9th from a massive field in The Grand Prix with 67.6% at The Premier League Show Keysoe.
23rd April 2014
Woodcroft Hirtenfreude has a lovely Black Colt Foal by Woodcroft Garuda K born at 23.00 hours.
15th/16th March 2014
Lesley & Woodcroft Garuda K win The Inter 11 with 69.9% & are 3rd in The Grand Prix with 65.65% It would have been more if not for an impromptu levade in one of the piaffes! At Keysoe this weekend.
11th March 2014
Nice write up for Allison Lowther & Wishlist in this weeks Horse & Hound!
11th March 2014
Woodcroft Garuda K has been promoted to a Group One Stallion With The British Warmblood Breeders Studbook from his progeny & copmetition record!
11th & 17th February 2014
Congratulations to Amanda Barrett with Fine & Dandy, 1st at Bishop Burton Winter Regionals Medium Restricted Music & Clair Ackerman with Woodcroft Heinrich also 1st in The Medium Restricted Music at The Addington Regionals both with over 70%
6th February 2014
Well done to Debbie Randall & Woodcroft Furst Frederico for their results & picture in this weeks Horse & Hound!
5th January 2014
The British Stallion Event 2014 Hartpury Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley are the last to go! Video from their display below.
13th December 2013
2nd Grand Prix & a second place for Lesley & Woodcroft Garuda K today at Kingswood EC with 65.85% One judge had them at over 68%
1st December 2013
Good news! Woodcroft Garuda K is now a Grand Prix Stallion after he & Lesley successfully competed in their first Grand Prix at The Bury Farm High Profile Show coming 13th out of 24 entries with 63.972% with some great judges comments & much potential for the future.
25th October 2013
Two Horses sold from Woodcroft Stud in this weeks Horse & Hound, Penny Lock`s Woodcroft Schwarzperle & Beth Knott with Miss Stedinger, well done ladies!
24th October 2013
Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley are invited to The List one Judges Convention with Stephen Clarke.
28th September 2013
Write up in this weeks Horse & Hound about this year`s Trakehner Show, some nice comments about us!
19th to 21st September 2013
National Dressage Championships, in only their third Inter 11 Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley have a top ten placing, they also have a top top Ten in The Inter 1!
13th September 2013
Woodcroft Supermodel 5th in The Hanoverian Filly Foal Championships!
7th/8th September 2013
British Trakehner Show, our two home bred 3yr old filly`s have a very successful show with Woodcroft Ophelia by Hibiscus gaining Premium marks & Reserve Champion Mare Grading, she was also Reserve Champion of The Mare Performance Test with a score of 8.00, while Woodcroft Nathalia by Woodcroft Garuda K was Reserve Supreme Champion, Youndstock Champion, Premium Graded & was Mare Performance Test Champion with a score of 8.15 We were very proud of these two girls who behaved impeccably all show!
2nd/4th August 2013
Hickstead CDI, Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley have a fab show, with 6th in The Inter 1 & 6th in The Inter 1 Music with over 70% in very strong classes of nearly 40 Horses & Riders from all over the world!
2nd August 2013
Graded Stallion Cathmor Florian & Tim do the BEF Futurity Show at Arena UK & are awarded an Elite & the highest score of the day!
30th July 2013
Lesley & Woodcroft Hotmail are 7th in The Hickstead 5yr Old International Young Horse Final.
12th July 2013
Nice picture in the new BD Magazine of Clair Ackerman & Woodcroft Heinrich after winning the Elementry Title at the Senior Inter Regionals Competition.
6th July 2013
Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley have a second place in The Inter 1 with over 70% & in their second Inter 11 come 8th with over 66% at The Hartpury Premier League Festival Of Dressage Show!
25th June 2013
Carolyn Davis & Woodcroft Deluxe Qualify for The Moloh Badminton Young Horse Championships, well done to you both!
19th June 2013
Penny Walster`s Bathleyhills Justified (Raymond) by Woodcroft Garuda K are Second in The 2yr Old Sport Horse Class at The Lincoln County Show!
15th June 2013
Nikki & Chris Lawton`s Champion Mare Woodcroft Dancing Queen ridden by Lisa Marriott qualify for The Summer Regionals at Elemenry & Medium!
7th/8th June 2013
Wellington Premier League Show, Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley win The PSG with over 70% & take The Wellington PSG Freestyle Championships with over 75%
25th/26th May 2013
Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley do their second International Show at Roosendaal CDI Nedtherlands. They were 8th in The PSG on the first day with 68.132% taking them into The Small Tour Final, in which they scored 69.975% for a fabulous 4th place!
27th/28th April 2013
Lesley & Woodcroft Garuda K's run of good form continues with a 1st in The PSG Freestyle, 2nd in The Inter 1 & a 5th at PSG all at The Keysoe Premier League Show.
24th April 2013
Woodcroft Don Henry & Antonia Brown come second & Qualify for The Moloh Badminton Young Horse Championships 2013 at only his second show with 80%.
20th April 2013
Woodcroft Natalie has a Bay Filly Foal!
20th April 2013
Natalie Kayal & Woodcroft St Emillion do it again! With two wins out of two, winning The Moloh Young Dressage Horse Qualifier at Patchetts with 83%!!
17th April 2013
Woodcroft Hotmail & Antonia Brown win The Moloh Young Dressage Horse Qualifier at Arena UK with 80%!
12th/13th April 2013
The National Winter Championships 3013 Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley are placed 3rd in The PSG Music Freestyle Championships with over 72% & in a very close competition again with over 72% are placed 3rd in The Inter 1 Music Freestyle Championships in an electric atmosphere at Hartpury!
Thanks to Eve Little at Knights End Equestrian for the video.
6th April 2013
Pauline Blair`s Woodcroft Waltzer wins The Elementary Championships at The National Winter Championships Of Ireland ridden by Yvette Truesdale!
6th April 2013
Natalie Kayal & Woodcroft St Emillion win The 5yr Old Potential International Dressage Horse Class at Pachesham with a score of 8.24 in a very strong field!
28th Febuary 2013
Nikki & Chris Lawton`s Champion Mare Woodcroft Dancing Queen pictured here ridden by Nikki at the Bartles Accademy where she is again training over Winter with Lisa Marriot. Dancer is now working PSG & will compete at Elementary / Medium this year as she is only rising 8! Inke & Tineke believe 'Dancer' to to be a very exciting International prospect for the future.
17th Febuary 2013
Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley have a great result at The Addington Winter Regionals with a second place & Qualification in The PSG Music with over 73%
13th Febuary 2013
Amanda Barret with Fine & Dandy bought from us as a 5 year old do the double at the Northern Regional Championhips. winning the Medium restricted & Medium freestyle. Congratulations Amanda!
3rd/6th January 2013
Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley Peyton Gilbert do their first International Show at CDI Drachten Holland & come 4th in The Inter 1!
22nd December 2012
Lesley Peyton Gilbert & Woodcroft Garuda K get their Great Britain Badges!
20th December 2012
Lesley Peyton - Gilbert & Woodcroft Garuda K get their picture & a nice write up in this weeks Horse & Hound after wins at Bury Farm High Profile Show.
14th/15 December 2012
British Dressage High Profile Show Bury Farm, Woodcroft Garuda K & Lesley Win The Inter 1 Freestyle To Music & The PSG To Music at The Gala Evening! They were also placed 4th in the Inter & PSG on the previous day! Video`s of test & Prize Giving below, courtesy of Selene Scarsi.
4th December 2012
Woodcroft Garuda K gets his Winter Music Qualification at PSG with a second place & 71.5% at Keysoe today!
8th - 10th November 2012
British Dressage High Profile Show Vale View, Woodcroft Garuda K makes his Music debut at PSG with 71.875% for 3rd place. He was also placed in all his PSG & Inter 1 classes with scores from 66.71 to 67.71 for 4th, 5th & 7th placings!
2nd October 2012
JP Sheffield on Sally Carson`s Windingo German bred Hanoverian Gelding by Wind Dancer, produced & sold by us as a five year old wins his first One Star Event at The Osberton International Horse Trials.
Photo`s courtesy of Chris Lawton.
13th September 2012
Jaime Edwards & Woodcroft Schwarzdiamont get a nice write up & picture in this weeks Horse & Hound with a win at 72.9%
British Trakehner Show 2012. Great results for Woodcroft Horses again this year! Woodcroft Kristabelle out of St.Pr. Woodcroft Kolumbina by Le Rouge gain's Premium Status, owned by Michelle Dawson. Woodcroft Florence out of Woodcroft Fonaby by E.H Sixtus was Reserve Champion Riding Horse, owned by Dr Anja Schaefer. Grace Kelly by Woodcroft Garuda k was Part Bred Champion & her Daughter Louis Vuitton was Reserve Champion, both owned by Carrie Adams & Helen Hulse. Woodcroft Ophelia Out of St.Pr. Woodcroft O'Hara by E.H.Hibiskus won the 2yr old class & was Young Stock Champion, gaining all 8.5 & 9's from the judges. Woodcroft Noah out of St.Pr. Woodcroft Natalie By Garuda K was Champion Foal, Best British Bred & Reserve Supreme Champion! This was the second year running that Woodcroft Garuda K sired the The Champion Foal, the judges proclaimed Woodcroft Noah as being a true Stallion Prospect & hope to see him presented for stallion grading in 2014, one of the judges was the breeder of E.H.Gribaldi, we hope he is right!!
Woodcroft Noah Out Of St.Pr.Woodcroft Natalie By Garuda K
Woodcroft Ophelia Out Of St.Pr.Woodcroft O'Hara by E.H. Hibiskus
Woodcroft Florence Out Of Woodcroft Fonaby By E.H. Sixtus
23rd August 2012
Woodcroft Ophelia gains a Higher First Premium at the College EC BEF Futurity. She was also Highest scoring 2 year old. Ophelia is a stunning 2 year old filly & is full sister too Woodcroft Hubertus.
17th August 2012
Woodcroft Garuda K qualifies for the Nationals at Advanced Medium and PSG!
12th August 2012
Sian Walker and Woodcroft Smirnoff qualify for the Nationals at the first attempt with over 71%
25th July 2012
Woodcroft Santa Cruz comes a creditable 11th (3rd placed 4yr old) out of 48 in the Moloh Badminton Young Dressage Horse Championships for 4 and 5yr old`s
18th to 20th July 2012
Woodcroft Garuda K has his First Win at Premier League with over 70% in the PSG at Hickstead qualifying for the National Championships. He also had a 4th and 6th places at Inter 1 with over 68% and a 6th at PSG over the three days!
6th July 2012
Woodcroft Garuda K has a good few days at the CDI Premier League Show at Hartpury with 6th place in the PSG & 6th in the Inter 1 with 67.895%
21st June 2012
Hirtenfreude has a Colt Foal. Picture at one day old!
13th June 2012
Woodcroft Garuda K wins the Advanced Medium with 73.2% highest score of the day & the PSG with 70.3% at Keysoe.
7th June 2012
Woodcroft Santa Cruz wins The Moloh Badminton Young Horse Class at Arena UK.
Woodcroft Garuda K Qualifies for summer regionals at Advanced Medium, PSG and Inter 1 at the rain soaked Premier League show Addington.
O`Hara has filly foal
Natalie has black colt foal
14th March 2012
Woodcroft Garuda K scores 68.9% at PSG, only needing 1 more point to qualify for the summers & 68.4% in the Intermediare at Keysoe. Also congratulations to Woodcroft Heinrich & Claire Ackermann with 2 Elementary wins with score upto 73% also at Keysoe. Congrat's too go to, Sian Pritchard & woodcroft Smirnoff for winning every time out at Novice with scores upto 75%
3rd/4th March 2012
Good weekend for Horses from Woodcroft Stud at The Northern Regionals. Four Horses in the top 10`s in their Classes with Amanda Barrett Gaining second in the Medium Restricted, second in the Medium Open Music and 7th in the Elementary Open Music. Lizzie Merritt and Clooney were 5th in the Novice Open, Melissa Chapman and Rossellini B were 7th in the Advanced Medium Open and Clair Ackerman with Heinrich were 10th in the Elementary Open Music. Great results, well done to you all!
18th February 2012
Woodcroft Garuda K qualifies for the Winter Nationals at Addington in the pouring rain, well done Lesley!
6th February 2012
Eventers who bought Horses from us in this weeks Horse & Hound, Becky Parrot on the front cover & Jenny Blunt pictured in the Dressage section.
2nd February 2012
Last weekend was a good one for Horses from Woodcroft Stud with wins for Liz Coltman`s Con Calypso & Lizzie Merrit`s Clouney, first time out at Elementary.
1st December 2011
Woodcroft Garuda K is mentioned & pictured in Horse & Hound for winning the Advanced Medium Qualifier at Addington Manor with his new Rider Lesley Peyton - Gilbert. Garuda k will now be campaigned at PSG & above for the Summer's. Garuda's Stud fee for 2012 will remain unchanged, consessions for Select Studbook & Premium mares, monthly payments also still available as well as now accepting Visa, Mastercard & American Express.
Congratulations Amanda Barrett & her superb Woodcroft Horse, Fine & Dandy. The pair won the Petplan Area Festival Winter Championships at Medium level.
27th November 2011
Woodcroft Heinrich by Hochadel & Claire Ackermann continue on great form, being part of the
England team for the Eastern Region
at the British Dressage Senior Home
International Competition, gaining first-place in the Novice and second in the overall team event.
Congratulations to Marie Brown & Melissa Chapman with there stunning Woodcroft boy Rosselini B for winning the Inter 1 @ Sheepgate & getting a mention in H&H. ' Russell' is an 8 year old gelding who was sold unseen to Marie & has consistently been produced through the grades!
Picture just recieved of Garuda K at the Annual Trakehner Hengstmarkt Gala Evening, being shown with his sire, the Elite Stallion Muenchhausen who was proclaimed 'Stallion of the year 2011'. This was a special invitation & a wonderful oppertunity for Garuda to be seen in Germany by a packed audience at the Holstenhalle beautifully ridden by International Dressage Rider Lesley Peyton - Gilbert. I would like to thank all of those who made this such a special occassion for us.
30th October 2011
Dark De Nero Is Graded & Champion Stallion at the WBS UK 2011 Stallion licensing! Congratulations to his owners Lucy Gillingham & the Louella Stud. This was a great day for us at it was the third show this year where we have had Supreme Champion!
pictures courtsey of Cat Wood
25th October 2011
Woodcroft Dancing Queen is in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner!
15th October 2011
Woodcroft Hirtensong out of the Premium mare Woodcroft Hirtenfreude, by Garuda K, Trakehner Foal Champion, Best British Bred & Supreme Champion heads off for Germany with both her parents. Garuda K Has been invited to be be shown at the prestigious Trakehner Gala evening with his Sire the Elite Stallion Munchausen showing generations of selective breeding. E.H. Munchhausen is Trakehner Stallion of the year 2011.
Hirtensong today in the field at home before her big adventure!
24th, 25th September 2011
Woodcroft Dancing Queen is The British Hanoverian Horse Society 2011 Supreme Champion & Mare Champion,congratulations to Chris & Nikki Lawton Dancers owners!
4th September 2011
Woodcroft Hirtensong out of the Premium mare Woodcroft Hirtenfreude, by Garuda K is the Trakehners UK 2011 Foal Champion, Best British Bred & Supreme Champion at the Trakehners UK Annual Show. Hirtensong has been accepted for the Trakehner Elite Hengstmarkt, Neumunster, Germany in October. This is the first British Bred foal to be accepted for this prestigious auction.
3rd September 2011
Emily Laughton & Kishon supplied by Woodcroft Stud win the 2011 Training Bursary from Trakehners uk.
1st September 2011
Woodcroft Garuda K enjoys himself at the Stallion Parade at The Burghley Horse Trials! with his rider Lesley Peyton-Gilbert. We are again offering for the 2012 Stud season a live foal guarentee as well as an interest free payment plan for Garuda K semen. Please call for details.
30th August 2011
Woodcroft Galahad wins the Epworth Sport Horse class & becomes Supreme Champion 2011. Galahad is out of our Supreme Champion Mare Galadriel by Garuda K, a very successful combination. One to watch for the future!
7th August 2011
News from Cynthia Scopac in Washington & her lovely boy bought from Woodcroft, Cosworth! Cosworth has been the highest scoring horse at every competition this year. At his last show he scored a 76.6% with several 9's even in 97 degrees farenheit Cosworth & Cynthia kept their cool! Cynthia's Mom in Colerado also has a Woodcroft Horse 'Wanabee' making his competition debut this weekend!
7th August 2011
Woodcroft Garuda K posing for the Trakehners Uk 2012 Calender!
1st August 2011
With this years breed shows fast approaching we have just started to produce for the Trakehner Stallion Grading 'Woodcroft Hubertus' out of St.Pr.u Pr.St. O'Hara by E.H.Hibiskus. In just 2 days he is lunging with a roller & happy in his stable. He has a super attitude, conformation & 3 outstanding gaits. we are just trying to grow him a little as he is currently 15.3hh.
1st August 2011
Woodcroft Gaucho out of Pr. Woodcroft Hirtenfreude / Garuda K was sold as a yearling to Tim who backed gaucho at the age of 15, Tim has just taken the now 4 year old gelding to his first schooling session away from home. A Champion Young Trakehner rider of the future!
Congratulations to Sarah Finch & her lovely Dun Selle Francais mare Misharna for producing a stuning black/brown colt as yet to be named. Also to Louise Howard & her lovely chestnut colt Zeto as well as Caroline Brace & her bay filly which is currently for sale, please contact me for more details.
Congratulations to Lizzy Merrit & Clouney By E.H Connery for winning there first two Novice, affiliated Dressage competitions at Weston Lawns with 69.58% & 69.23%
Another superb result from Chris & Nikki Lawton's Stunning Davignon 1 mare, Woodcroft Dancing Queen. Dancer won at Arkenfield EC in her first ever Elemtary Open!
July 19th 2011
Desert Sun by Desert Moon & Lauren Rathbone come 1st & 2nd in the FEI Para class at Brooksby College with 70.4% & 60.4% Well done lauren & Sunny!
It was lovely to see Marie Browns & Melissa Chapmans lovely grey 8 year old Rhodiamont gelding 'Rossellini B'competing at Fry's with a win at Advanced Medium & a second in the Advanced 100, Rosselini was sold unseen 3 years ago, & is now successfully competing PSG!
June 28th 2011
Congratulations to Joyce Clark & her lovely Appaloosa cross mare Abbey, she has produced a beautiful colt foal by Garuda K.
June 16th 2011
Just back from Germany in time to see Woodcroft Hirtenfreudes / Garuda K's totally stunning filly born! As yet to be named, this big impressive filly is black with 4 matching white sox & a star & snip, from what I saw today she is an amazing mover too! More pictures & video on Foals 2011 page!
June 15th 2011
Nikki and Chris Lawton’s Woodcroft Dancing Queen made her BD debute today ridden by Lisa Marriot at Arkenfield ... It was a relaxed , fun and easy day out, Lisa took Dancer on her own with no problem.
It was a venue she has never been to before and the first time for Lisa to ride her in competition she gained a positive score of 72.73% with 2x 9's !! Always welcome !! Lisa said "Although we ran HC it was a valuable day for her training and learning for the future.
On to the next with as much success"!
Congratulations to Rose Mc Kerrel & Flare who has now also qulaified for the Regionals at Medium level.
Fantastic news from Claire Akermann & Woodcroft Heinrich, Henry & Claire have qualified for the Hickstead Dressage Masters Final at Novice level.
June 13th 2011
Congratulations Jan Blackmoor & Rio who have qualified for the Regionals at Medium.
May 22th 2011
Not to be outdone Anja and Woodcroft Florence older sister to Elfenprinz do their first Elementary!
May 22th 2011
Fantastic news from Bonny & Woodcroft Elfenprinz, Woodcroft Fonaby / Elfenstein. Elf was 1st at Ledstone Equestrian Younstock In Hand! Congratulations Bonny & Elf.
April Round Up!
We have been Thrilled to hear of so many great results from owners of Woodcroft Horses for April. Liz Coltman's Con Calypso has another stunning 73% win at Novice Dressage. Claire Ackerman's Woodcroft Heinrich has a 1st & 2nd in the Novice Open at Sheepgate & Karen Goddards woodcroft Woodpecker has a 3rd. Whilst Emily Lumbs Donna Melissa has a 1st & 2nd in the Novice Restricted at Sheepgate. Sir Xanadu qualified for the Hickstead International 5 year old class at Sheepgate with a score of 74.4%. The beautiful Woodcroft St Tropez is 2nd in the 4 year old section of the Badminton Young Dressage Horse of the Future with an impressive 81.6%. Woodcroft Donna Diva has a 1st at Arena UK. Woodcroft Santorini has 2 wins at Sissons Farm & Woodcroft St Tropez is 2nd. Alison Lowther's Wishlist is 1st in the Novice at Sissons farm. Rossellini B has two Advanced Medium Wins at Northallerton EC ridden by Melissa Chapmann. Windingo ridden By JP Sheffield was 1st at Arena UK 1.10 National Championships Qualifier 1st BE 100 Draycott House, 2nd Keysoe & 5th at Milton Keynes. Congratulations to all owners & riders of these top class young horse!
Liz Coltman's Con Calypso.
May Special Consesion 2011
Stud Fee for May, normal fee payable £700. Please phone 07786 102092 for more details of this special offer if you have a BEF Elite or First Premium mare, Trakehner Premium mare, WBBS Select Stdbook mare, Clients of Tower Equine, Stallion AI Services or have previously bred a mare to Garuda K.
28th April 2011
Woodcroft Nikita, out of Woodcroft Natalie by Garuda K is here! A most stunning black filly with a star, excellent conformation & breathtaking paces.... Also congratulations to Ian McRobbie on the birth of his lovely filly by garuda K too born on the same day...
Young Rider Vacancy
We currently have a position for a young rider / groom. Applicant must be hard working, self motivated, flexibility & dependability a must. Good sense of humour, must have a good track record of producing young horses & having competed upto at least Advanced Medium level. good references essential. Excellent opportunity for the right candidate.
April 26th 2011
Sissons Farm British Dressage. Woodcroft St Tropez, 4 year old mare by Stedinger & Woodcroft Santorini, 5 year old gelding by Stedinger have a day out at Sissons Farm. Big brother Santorini won both of his classes with some margin clear, St Tropez in her first test shyed at the 'judges tower' & regained composure in her second test to just be pipped into second place by Santorini.
Winter National Championships, Congratulations again to Amanda Barrett & Fine & Dandy by First Game, 6th in the Elementary Open Freestyle..
16th April 2011
Woodcroft Dancing Queen by Davignon 1. Imported by Woodcroft stud as a 3 year old filly & sold to Nikki Lawton has qualified for the six year old Shearwater Young Dressage Horse Championships ridden by Nikki Crisp.
Congratulations to Rose & her stunning British Bred, chestnut, Trakehner mare Flare by Adamello. Flare is now ridden by Julie Hugo & has just qualified for the Regionals at Elementary.
March 31st 2011
Another win with 70% for the beautiful Hanoverian gelding Con Calypso by Compliment. Sold to Lizzy coltman & featuring in this weeks H&H, congratulations Liz & Calypso.
March 27th 2011
Fantastic news from Bonny & Woodcroft Elfenprinz! Elfenprinz was placed 3rd in his first in hand show. His new owner Bonny was just delighted that Elf behaved so well & we are delighted he has such a wonderful new home!
We are pleased to announce we have just recieved our first new custom built 2 horse box & launched 'Woodcroft Stud Horse Transport'. A further box is currently in build as we have realised a need for experienced handlers to move specialist loads. Local, National, European & International horse transport for any eventuality will be catered for. We are experienced in moving mares with foals, youngstock, stallions & competition horses. We are a DEFRA Type II Transporter so can undertake journeys up to 24 hours long and operate across Europe & beyond. Fully insured. Please see Woodcroft Stud Horse Transport tab or phone 07786 102092 for further details.
March 2nd 2011
Congratulations Amanda Barrett & her Woodcroft horse Fine & Dandy for winning the Elementary Freestyle at the Northern Regional Championships at Willerby today & qualifying for Hartpury.
Amanda with Fine & Dandy
Congratulations to Rosselini B sold by us to Marie Brown & Melissa Chapman for winning the Advanced 100 qualifier at Northallerton EC & getting a mention in this weeks H&H.
Woodcroft Dancing Queen by Davignon 1. Imported by Woodcroft stud as a 3 year old filly & sold to Nikki Lawton after being Graded & Mare Performance tested with the BHHS as an Elite Candidate, has been invited for Winter training at the Bartels Academy in Holand. ...
December 22nd 2010
Just received a picture of Con Calypso, sold by us last year, Winner of The Baileys Series Novice Championships, Congratulations Liz!
October 31st 2010
Congratulations to Don Rolieto & Sue Botha his breeder! 'Dante' has been in training with us & has just Licenced with the WBBS. This is the first foal ever bred by sue so a special congratulations on such a fantastic result, which most breeders dream of in a lifetime. Pictures to follow...
October 3rd 2010
See training video of Garuda K yesterday. He is only 9 years old & happily working towards Grand Prix!
September 25th & 26th 2010
Woodcroft Hot Dancier by Hotline is Champion Hanoverian youngstock. She won the 3 year old Material class, won the 3 year old showing class & was awarded a prestigious 1A becoming an Elite Candidate mare after a sucessfull Performance test. She then went onto become Reserve Supreme Champion. This beautiful mare is still maturing & handled everything over the weekend perfectly, proving to be a great prospect for next years young horse classes. Bobby Jo Leopold's beautiful 10 year old mare Donnakarina by Donnersohn graded into the head Studbook with one of the top marks of the day awarded for her walk & was 3rd in her showing class.
September 4th & 5th 2010
A superb result! Crosslanes Galadriel bred by Samantha Bishop & bought by us as a foal 13 years ago was Trakehner Breeders Fraternity Supreme Champion, Best British Bred & Mare Champion. She can still strut her stuff & had a great day! Her daughter Woodcroft Georgeous girl by Garuda K was 2nd in her class & Woodcroft Ophelia by Hibiskus was 1st in her`s and & Reserve Champion foal.
30th August 2010
British Warmblood Breeders Summer Show saw great results with both Woodcroft Donna Diva & Woodcroft Walerie both gaining Select Studbook Status & both becoming 1st star mares in there performance test. Walerie has been sold to Nicola who was delighted that she became Champion of the jumping section too.
Woodcroft Federer & Tifanny featured in Horses & Hound after winning the Petplan at Norton Heath with 77% & winning there last 6 Prelims. A really well done as Tiffany has had some time off with back problems & Glandular fever - hope all goes well from now...
Woodcroft Gaucho was sold as a 2 year old to young rider Tim Wilkinson. Tim has just backed Gaucho in his summer school holidays & looks like they are both very cool! We wish Tim & Gaucho evry Success & hope to see them both in the Trakehner young rider line up of the future!
BEF Keysoe. A day at the British Equestrian Federation, futuritie evaluation ended in a good result with Georgeous Girl gaining a first Premium.
13th July 2010
A disaster. We bought Fonaby from her breeder as a just backed younster for me to ride. She was such a special mare who i loved unconditionaly. Fonaby produced some outstanding champion foals & was the best mother you could ever wish for. Sadly during foaling it became apparent there were complications, our vet was on hand & together we agreed neither mare or foal could be saved so the decision to end there suffering was taken. I think of Fonaby every day, she will always have such a special place in my heart, my fields are empty without her. Rest in Peace Fonaby & baby Fonaby... Bxx
Congratulations Claire & the beautiful gelding Woodcroft Heinrich by Hochadel. Two first places at Sheepgate in their first Affiliated competition together & a Second in the Tack & Togs Championships, what a super result!
A funny tale! After breaking my big toe & it becoming infected, I set about trying to get some antibiotics as quickly as possible. I was told there was an NHS walk in center by the Majestic wine warehouse. I decided to buy some wine there & ask the guy nicely if I could leave my car parked while I popped in the walk in center next door & he sheepishly agreed. On trying to check in I was told the center was a sexual health clinic! I decided not to bother explaining my mistake to the Majestic guy.... But now have my antibiotics - FOR MY TOE!!!
Not to be left out Pr St Hirtenfreude also has a beautiful Filly Foal by Garuda K.
St.Pr.u.Pr.St O`Hara has a Filly Foal by Hibiskus. stunning dark bay with fantastic paces, Ophelia seen here at 1 day old.
1st June 2010
News from Jane & Tiffany about Federer, stunning 5 year old gelding sold last year. Jane has qualified Federer for the Shearwater 5 year old Championships & Novice Regionals - congratulations!
1st June 2010
News from Cynthia about 'Cosworth' training in England before being exported home to florida. I am so pleased to hear how happy Cynthia is with her lovely gelding. Cynthia's Mum also bought a stunning gelding 'Wanabee' from us which she plans to compete in Colorado - once the snow has gone!!! Oh my....
May 30th 2010.
Malcolm took Garuda to a Dressage competition at 'The Jays'. They did 2 Mediums just to keep going during the covering season. They achieved a 1st with 75% in the first test. Garuda was working in with some very nice mares & concentrating like the pro he is. But a coloured mare got the better of him in the second test & on entering at 'A' he spun & called to this very appealing mare ( he adores coloureds, any size, the hairier, the better!) - gaining a '2' for this movement before realising he was just doing Dressage. He carried on gaining a credable 70% & was just pipped into second place.
Malcolm has a Foal named after him! Foal by Garuda K out of the pony mare Silver. Congratulations Penny!
Brigstock Horse Trials, Congratulations Emily & Kishon 6th in the Intermediate & having a great season. Emily is looking for sponsorship, any interested parties please contact me & i will forward your details.....
Lauren & Desert Sun Win the novce 22 at Field House Equestrian center & had a great result in the FEI Para test at Vale View. Lauren & Sunny have also just had confirmation that they have been selected for the Internationals 2010. congratulations Lauren. Desert Sun has also been competed by Hannah Esberger with 2 great results at Field house in the Elemetary with score of upto 74.11%.
April 24th 2010
I am here too!! St.Pr.u.Pr.St Natalie finaly has her foal, an amazing black mini Natatalie! Woodcroft Natalia by Garuda K, top class filly!!
April 2nd 2010
Congratulation's Emily Laughton & Kishon by Kronjewel. With an amazing win at Burnham Market International in the Novice section. The previous week the pair were 5th in the Novice at Lincoln & sadly had a blow out on the way to there first 1*. Good luck for next week at Belton in the Intermediate section. Kishon was sourced in Germany for Emily directly from his breeder.
March 29th 2010
I am here!! Premium & Medal mare Galadriel finaly has her foal, a beautiful, top class filly - Georgeous!!
March 23rd 2010
In a Special Stallion Grading at Rossdales, Newmarket, 3 Judges from the Trakehner Verband Germany, Graded Garuda K into the German Trakehner Studbook 1. A fantastic result & thank you to all who supported us to make this a really special day!
Febuary 25th 2010
Fine & Danndy does it again! Congratulations Amanda for getting another mention in H&H with a picture & corectly spelt name! Amanda has also just qualified for the Novice Open Winter Nationals - fantastic!
Febuary 25th 2010
Galadriel is in foal to Garuda K & due today! No sign of anything happening, i think Gladis is definately waiting for warmer weather!
Febuary 4th 2010
Fine & Danndy 7 year old, Hanoverian gelding by First Game was sold to Amanda Barret who is having amazing success on this horse. At Willerby Hill Farm they gaining a 1st in the Novice music with 76.11 & 1st in the Elementary music with 75.82% & a mention in Horse & Hound. Woodcroft Riffelini gets another mention at the same venue with a 1st in the Prelim ridden by Diana Fryer & De Beste Ridden by Melissa Chapman gains a 2nd in the Medium Restriced with 65.45% & 2nd in the Advance Mediun Restriced with 65.3%
Amanda with Fine & Dandy
Jan 30th 2010
Woodcroft's Riffelini Rising 4 year old mare by Rhodiamont wins again, this time in the Prelim 15 at Willerby Hill on a score of 71.36%. This beautiful mare really does have it all.
23rd January 2010
Woodcroft Riffelini by Rhodiamont starts out on her British Dressage debut at Sheepgate Equestian with 70% in her first ever Prelim test, This was also the highest percentage of the day. Riffelini also won her 2nd test with a very pleasing 68% securing her summer Regional qualification. Woodcroft Waltzer was next & not to be out shone winning his Novice qualifier with 67%, he has now qualified for the Summer Regionals at Novice & Prelim. Well done & thanks Diana!
Waltzer & Diana taking a break!
British Dressage Magazine arrives & we are delighted to see Woodcroft Kristabelle, 3 year old filly by Le Rouge out of Kolumbina by King Arthur featured in the BEF Futurity round up. Kristabelle was the highest placed 3 year old Dressage horse & is now owned by Michelle Dawson. Kristabelle remained in focus recently by getting cast with her legs trapped under her sliding stable door! She remained calm whilst 2 fire crews dismantled her stable in order to free her, thankfully she was totally unharmed....
De Beste, 7 year old gelding by De Niro out of an Archipel mare now owned by Marie Browne & ridden by Melissa Chapman have just secured there Medium Regional Summer qualification - congratulations, De Beste is now competing Advanced Medium.
British Dressage Magazine continues its Diary of a young Dressage horse & a wanabee Dressage rider, Alison Lowther bought Wishlist from us as a 4 year old & continues to enjoy her competition success.
Woodcroft Galant out of Woodcroft Natalie by Garuda K enjoy's the snow in his new home with Anna & family.
Lauren & Desert Sun prepare for this years world class Para squad.
21st December 2009
The Graded Stallion Cristobal should arrive from Germany today, despite appaling weather conditions in Europe & a strike at the port of Calais! Cristobal has been sold as a top Eventing Prospect, someone will be having a very Happy Christmas & exiting New Year!!
Today we have snow, some water pipes have burst, drinkers frozen ect. But having just had an email from Pat & Jim Long in Colorado who are now the owners of 'Wanabee', they have 4ft of snow & -15 degrees, i dont think i should complain!
4th December 2009
Sunny Bay, 5 year old gelding by Sunny Boy/Saint Cloud does it again! This is an extract from todays email, Congratulations once again Jan! "Just back from Oldencraig & had to tell you that my lovely boy won both Elementaries - E58SOQ with 70.31% & E43SO with 70.34%!!! So Proud of him..." Jan has also just bought the lovely 3 year old Sir Donnerhall gelding - so watch this space......
Woodcroft O'Neill, out of Woodcroft O'Hara / E.H.cadeau former Supreme Champion, Performance test Champion & Mare grading Champion has been sold as a Dressage horse to Australia, she will go into quarentine at the end of December, congratulations Kerrie.
Woodcroft Atlanta bred by us is enjoying a very sucessful career Hunting, she is in foal for 2010. Atlanta is now owned by Alice Barnard & her daughter Isobal is following in her parent's footsteps as an accomplished rider.
7th November 2009
Donna Melissa, by Don Frederico bred a stunning foal by Garuda K last year, she is now back under saddle & has qualified for the prelim winter regionals in two outings having just started competing -Came first at in the WQ Laughton manor on 30th October and qualified a week later coming first in the WQ at
Sheepgate on 7th Nov with a score of 73.9 Congratulations Emily!
5th November 2009
Woodcroft horses get 2 mentions in this weeks Horse & Hound! Melissa Chapman, riding Marie Brown's 7 year old De Niro gelding 'De Beste' won the Medium at Richmond EC page 38 & Jan Blackmore riding her own 'Sunny Bay' 5 year old gelding by Sunny Boy won the Elementary Qualifier with the highest score of the day. Judge Wendy Jago commented ' Jan rode Sunny Bay quietly & supportively, he was always through - so rare'. Page 40. Congratulations!
27th October 2009
Congratulations Jen & Don Zakery for winning there first competition together at Sissons Farm which was a Winter Qualifier, Jen reported him to have been impecably behaved and an angel!
22nd October 2009
An Extract from Jans mail today!
Just a quick mail to let you know that my amazingly talented & gorgeous Rio ( Sunny Bay) won the E53 Open Qualifier at Step by Step Dressage today with a score of 72.65% - his was the highest score by 5% !.
The judge ( Dr Wendy Jago ) spoke to me after the class & said he was a pleasure to watch & we had a lovely partnership - she also wrote this in her comments on his score sheet !.
22nd to 25th October 2009
Trakehner & Hanoverian Hengstmarkt 2009. We travelled to Germany for the annual Stallion Licensing's we saw many fantastic stallions in Neumunster. The Champion was by Donaufischer selling for €250.000 & Reserve by the Elite Stallion Gribaldi selling for €240.000. In Verden the highest price colt was €330.000 by Fiedertanz & an ungraded Sir Donnerhall colt was sold for €195.000! We also saw many riding horses with breeders, some are currently being vetted & will hopefully soon be in England.
9th & 10th October 2009
Woodcroft Waltzer wins four British Dressage Novice tests in two days with scores upto 67%. He is currently for sale & proving to be a real hit with the judges!
10th October 2009
Today we set off to the Heart of England Eqestrian center with the Trakehner Pony stallion Downland Bo Didley owned & bred by Mike & sue clarke,not only did he grade but he became Reserve Champion Pony Stallion. The judges Geoff Glazard & Lynn Crowden were impressed by Bo's athletiscism & good jumping tecnique. Congratulations Mike & Sue.
3rd October 2009
A group of 38 Trakehner & Westfalian breeder arrived for a brief tour of England & some stud visits, they started at Bluewood stud in East Sussex, then onto Canterbury cathedral, Burghley house, Woodcroft stud, a tour of the National stud,a ridden dispaly of Garuda K & then onto Holme park & holme Grove stud! We hope they enjoyed there stay in England.
26th September 2009
The British Hanoverian Show was held at Addington Manor, Riffelini had only just arrived earlier in the week from her breeder in Germany, she had only recently been backed & took the grading & Mare performance testing all in her stride showing amazing rideability & temperament to match. She was awarded the title 'Elite Candidate'.
22nd September 2009
Woodcroft My Lucky star wins both Elementary's at Sissons farm Equestrian Center ridden by Tim. Also 2 new arrival's from Germany a black 4 year old gelding by Hochadel & a 3 year old mare by Roadster. We also have a Warmblood pony Stallion to produce for the SPSS pony grading next month.
15th September 2009
The Oldenburgh society were over grading this week & we had the pleasure of showing our friends colt at the Bechtolsheimers. Sarquilla H by Sarkozi gained a foal Premium in addition to his earlier sucess at the BEF Championships.
6th September 2009
The Trakehner Breeders show was held at the College EC. Sadly numbers were way down & although we did not exibit this year, Woodcroft Kristabelle by Le Rouge, now owned by Michelle Dawson was Youngstock Champion. Very well deserved after gaining the highest points in the British Equestrian Federation 3 year old Dressage rankings to date.
3rd September 2009
Burghley is always a very special event for us. This year was extra special with the Stallion Parade a real highligh. Woodcroft Garuda K ridden by Malcolm Holthausen showed off his Outstanding paces in the Burghley grounds. We recived so many lovely comments about Garuda, thank you all.
31st August 2009
Today we had our Westfalian 'T' shirts on! courtesy of our frinds Verena & Jenny at the College Keysoe. The Westfalian Verband were grading & branding. Verena's Superb colt out of her Polydor mare by Lupicor. 'Lupidor' was the Champion Jumping foal. Congratulations!
26th August 2009
Just received this lovely picture of Woodcroft Dancing Queen at the 4 year old Sheerwater Championships at Hartpury, thanks Nickie.
15th August 2009
Congratulations Liz, at their first Dressage competition together, Con Calypso who was bought from us last year wins both Prelim & Novice with up to 76%
13th August 2009
H&H page 56! Congratulations Hannah Esberger Shepard for winning the Elementary at Field House EC with 72% On Michelle & lauren Rathbone's De Niro grandson Desert Sun. We got a very nice mention in Horse & Hound & are so pleased Lauren a grade iv para rider is doing really well with the now 5 year old gelding bought from us last year, she is based with Hannah & Lauren will compete Sunny in the coming months - so watch this space.
12th August 2009
Fantastic news from the 2nd day at the Fry's Regional Championships, Rosselini B by Roadster bought from us as an unseen 5 year old by Marie Brown last year won the Medium Restriced & has qualified for the National's, he was ridden by Melissa Chapman - what an amazing result with this lovely young horse! Congratulation's Marie, mel & 'Russel' see you at the Nationals!
11th August 2009
Today was the Regional Championships at Fry's Woodcroft Waltzer ridden by Diana Fryer was 11th in the Novice with 64% & Fine & Dandy sold to Amanda Barrett last year was 4th in the Novice Restriced.
11th August 2009
Congratulations Tracey on the purchase of Tibaldi beautiful black Gribaldi gelding. Tracey really gelled with 'Tiggi' from the moment she sat on him & we wish them every success together!
8th August 2009
Another fine result from 'Fine & Dandy' sold to Amanda Barrett last year, he won both his Elementary classes today with high scores & has already qualified for the Regional Championships & next years Winter Championships, Amanda has stormed through the grades with 'Freddy' & has just started competing at this level - Watch out Carl!
4th August 2009
Woodcroft Hirtenfreude is scanned in foal to Garuda K. she will be due on the 19th June 2010, Hirtenfreude will be scanned again Friday!
30th July 2009
Desert Sun, sold last year as a 4 year old to Lauren Rathbone, young Para rider who trains with Hannah Esberger Sheperd. At Fieldhouse today he had another win with an impresive 73.10%, 5.5% ahead of the next competitor in the Elementary.
30th July 2009
British Equestrian Federation Evaluation Arena UK. We took our foal Woodcroft Hubertus by Hibiskus, he achieved a first Premium, Reserve Champ & 8.52. Woodcroft Kristabelle, now owned by Michelle Dawson became Elite & Champion achieving a score of 9.11. Woodcroft Galahad - full brother to last years Elite & Champion Woodcroft Gonzales, owned by Amanda Barret was first Premium & joint reserve. Gwedolynn Grace out of a pony mare, by Garuda k was also first premium & joint Reserve. All horses shown by Tim achieved at least a first Premium!
23rd July 2009
We arrived home from Hickstead shattered at midnight! But no time to spare meant cleaning the lorry changing tack & riding attire for in hand white's for the BEF Futurities next day, we rolled into bed at 2am. After a couple of hours sleep we were up at 4am to collect Woodcroft Natalie & her baby Woodcroft Gallant by Garuda K & millrace Giovanni also by Garuda K. We arrived at the College, Keysoe for our first class at 8am with Gallant who achieved a first Premium. Giovanni was on at about 5.30pm as he was loose jumping, the wait & the preparation before hand proved worthwhile with another well deserved First Premium & a polished & confidant performance by Gio!
22nd July 2009
Woodcroft My Lucky Star & Woodcroft O'Neill head for the Hickstead National & International 6 year old Championships! The heavens opened making the stabling & lorry park seem even further away than normal. We managed a BBQ between showers though. Both horses behaved impecibly in cramped working in conditions & very big atmosphere. Both horse achieved a fantastic 67% & an 8th & 11th place in such quality competition was simply great.
22nd July 2009
Congratulations Jan & Sunny Bay (Rio), Oldenburgh gelding by Sunny Boy bought from us as a 3 year old he has been consistently winning, last year in Prelim as a 4 year old he scored 2 x 80%+ & an amazing 89%. Rio is now winning Novice / Elementary he won the Open Novice at Pachesham EC with a super 76.66% which was reported in H&H 23/07/09 he has also just qualified for the Open Winter Regionals.
20th July 2009
Millrace Giovani by Woodcroft Garuda K out of an Apoloosa dam & Tower Equine's Queens Council by Grafenstolz both arrive for loose jumping training prior to the BEF Futurity Evaluations, both gained first Premiums.
18th July 2009
Woodcroft Dancing Queen was imported as a 3 year old & sold to Nikki Lawton. She qualified for the 4 year old Sheerwater Championships at Hartpury. Congratulations Nikki, what an achievment to compete against so many professional riders & do so well.
14th July 2009
Verena's Birthday! A bit of time away from the horses - we had a lovely meal at Mr Pang's with Verena, BB & Jenny our lovely friends who breed Holsteiners. We were joined by artist Hans Adam & his wife Anna from Germany. The following day we had hight tea at Stapleford Park, very strange not to be rushing around.
10th July 2009
Woodcroft Garuda K & Woodcroft My Lucky Star spend the weekend with Michel Assouline training for the up & coming Hickstead International Championships & Regional Championships. Malcolm & Tim Had a couple of intense sessions with Michel. Julie Rowbotom & O'Neill are currently based with Michel, it was great to watch them training too & see how O'Neill has strengthened since returning from Luxembourg.
8th July 2009
The last Royal Show! With a tinge of sadness we took Woodcroft Natalie & her foal Woodcroft Galant owned by Anna Dickens to the last Royal Show. They gained a first & second respectively & scooped the prize for the Best British Warmblood. Galant decided he wanted to stay as he was having so much fun. Lynn Honeybrook from Honeybrook Stud was on hand to help load - many thanks!
2nd July 2009
On opening H&H we were so pleased for Helen Babingdon-Smith who bought Glenlivet ( formerly Gambrinus ) from us having a great mention & photo in the Dressage section. Helen won both novice resticted at Fenning Farm. Helen is at Cambridge University & rides for us in her holidays. Congratulations Helen.
28th June 2009
A day out at the Holme Grove Open day! It was lovely to meet friends, catch up & see some lovely Trakehner youngstock.
24th June 2009
Woodcroft Fonaby has a stunning foal by Elfenstein. Elfenprinz is a stunning tall & elegant boy with a lovely temperament. Fonaby had a retained placenta which was a worry & we gave Elfenprinz a plasma transfusion as her colostrum was not great. He is now fine & very healthy!
14th June 2009
My Lucky Star qualify's at Fry's for the International 6 year old Championships at Hickstead ridden by Tim. Whilst at Fry's we met Marie Brown with Rosselini B ( Russell ) She has just qualified the stunning grey 6 year old gelding by Roadster, bought from us last year, at Medium level - congratulations.
10th June 2009
Woodcroft O'Neill Qualify's at Sheepgate for the National 6 year old Championships at Hickstead with International Grand Prix Dressage rider Julie Rowbottom.
7th June 2009
Great news as Amanda Barratt wins her first Elementary freestle at Bishops Burton on 'fine & Dandy' (Freddy) bought from us last year. This was Amanda's first attempt at this level so a big congratulation's. Amanda also owns Woodcroft Gonzales & his full brother Woodcroft Galahad!
4th June 2009
Woodcroft Hirtenfreude has a beutiful filly foal by Garuda K. Woodcroft Geneva is so feminine with elastic paces she literally pings off the floor!
4th June 2009
Wanabee is vetted for Pat Long in the USA.
During the vetting a mild heart murmour was detected & Wanabee had a tiny trickle of blood from his nose! After a heart scan & endoscope all was fine. His flight is being booked & export papers are being prepared.
26th May 2009
Garuda K, Malcolm & Tim were travelling to Sissons Farm to compete in the Medium & Advanced Medium Summer Qualifier when they had a double blow out on the A15. Anne at Sissons was brilliant & persueded one of the judges to stay & judge. Garuda came off the lorry & proceeded almost directly into the arena using the Medium as a warm up & coming second. He proceeded directly in the Advanced Medium, winning & gaining his qualification for the Regional final.
Below are some other past highlights!
*** British Trakehner Show 2012. Great results for Woodcroft Horses again this year! Woodcroft Kristabelle out of St.Pr. Woodcroft Kolumbina by Le Rouge gain's Premium Status, owned by Michelle Dawson. Woodcroft Florence out of Woodcroft Fonaby by E.H Sixtus was Reserve Champion Riding Horse, owned by Dr Anja Schaefer. Grace Kelly by Woodcroft Garuda k was Part Bred Champion & her Daughter Louis Vuitton was Reserve Champion, both owned by Carrie Adams & Helen Hulse. Woodcroft Ophelia Out of St.Pr. Woodcroft O'Hara by E.H.Hibiskus won the 2yr old class & was Young Stock Champion, gaining all 8.5 & 9's from the judges. Woodcroft Noah out of St.Pr. Woodcroft Natalie By Garuda K was Champion Foal, Best British Bred & Reserve Supreme Champion! This was the second year running that Woodcroft Garuda K sired the The Champion Foal, the judges proclaimed Woodcroft Noah as being a true Stallion Prospect & hope to see him presented for stallion grading in 2014, one of the judges was the breeder of E.H.Gribaldi, we hope he is right!!***
*** Woodcroft Garuda K at the Annual Trakehner Hengstmarkt Gala Evening, being shown with his sire, the Elite Stallion Muenchhausen who was proclaimed 'Stallion of the year 2011'. This was a special invitation & a wonderful oppertunity for Garuda to be seen in Germany by a packed audience at the Holstenhalle Neumunster. ***
***Woodcroft Stud has another great year at the 2011 Trakehner show with Champion Foal out of the Premium mare Woodcroft Hirtenfreude By Garuda K. The filly also went onto claim the Supreme Champion Title & become the first UK bred foal to be accepted for the Elite Trakehner Auction & Stallion licencing in Neumunster Germany in October. ***
***Woodcroft Stud has a fantastic result at the British Hanoverian show 2010, with Reserve Supreme Champion & Youngstock Champion ***
***Woodcroft Stud has a fantastic result at the Trakehner show 2010, with Supreme Champion & Reserve Champion Foal. ***
Garuda K is now fully graded with the Trakehner Verband Germany after a special licensing held at Rossdale's Newmarket! The German commission consisted of Breeding Director Lars Gerhmann, Elmar Lesch & Steffen Bothendorf from the Trakehner Verband. We would like to thank all of those who made this a very special day.
*** Woodcroft Garuda K has won the award for the leading sire of successful Progeny at the British Equine Federation Futurity Scheme 2008. He has also just won his first Advanced Dressage with a score of 69.4% at Keysoe 21st Jan 2009.***
***Woodcroft Stud has a fantastic result at the Trakehner show 2008, Woodcroft Diore is now a Premium mare & wins the Mare Perfornance Test with a score of 8.85, becoming Supreme Champion of 2008. Venedis Imported by Woodcroft Stud became a Premium mare & was Reserve Champion of the Mare Performance test - congratulations Anna. Woodcroft Kristabelle was 2 year old winner & Reserve Youngstock Champion - congratulations to her new owner Michelle. Grace Kelly by Woodcroft Garuda K was Part bred Champion congratulations to her breeder Helen & Carrie. Woodcroft Helena is graded & her foal by Utah van Erpekom is Reserve Champion Part Bred, congratulations vinca. Congratulations also to Margo Muhlenkamp for winning the Woodcroft stud Young riders cup. ***
***Woodcroft Gonzales by Woodcroft Garuda K is 3 year old Reserve Champion & has Elite marks. Grace Kelly by Garuda K is Reserve Champion Foal also with Elite marks. British Equestrian Federation Championships 2008 at Addington Equestrian center judged by Carl Hester & Lesley Payton Gilbert. ***
*** 23rd August 2008, Warmblood Breeders National Summer Show, Woodcroft Natalie is Reserve Champion of the Mare Grading & a Silver Medal Mare.***
*** Woodcroft O` Neil competing at the International Trakehner Bundesturnier in Hanover July 08. This was O'Neils first International competition, she was 3rd in the 'L' class & 4th in the 5 & 6 year old class with 78%***
***Congratulations Rebecca & Rachael, Sybero (Bramham) & Concerto (Thirlestane Castle) Both Qualified for the 4 Year old Burghley Young Event Horse Championships 2007 & Pavo Championships with Concerto coming 6th overall. Both horses were supplied by Woodcroft Stud and Ridden by Australian International Brooke Staples. ***
Woodcroft Stud has Fantastic Results at the TBF Show 2006
WOODCROFT O`NEILL WINS SUPREME CHAMPION OF THE TRAKEHNER BREEDERS FRATERNITY ANNUAL SHOW 2006
Woodcroft Kritsabelle 1st and Champion Foal.
Millrace Giovanni by Woodcroft Garuda K 1st Part Bred Foal and Champion Part Bred
Woodcroft's Crosslanes Galadriel is awarded Premium status after sucessfully completing her mare performance test and coming joint second
Woodcroft O'Neill is also awarded Premium status and is Champion of the Mare Grading scoring an outstanding 57points, she also became Champion of the Mare Performance Test as well as becoming Supreme Champion of the show.
Singing Horatio who was shown and produced by Tim was also fully Graded, the first British Bred Stallion in 7 years to grade, our Congratulations go to Edward and Marleen of the Singing stud for such a magnificent result.
Woodcroft Stud has an excellent result at the British Warmblood Show
Pr. Woodcroft's Hirtenfreude 1st 4 - 6 year Old Brood Mare Class & Reserve Champion Broodmare.
Galtur by Woodcroft Garuda K owned and bred by Sue Johnson and Liz Wilks was also 3rd in the Colt Foal Class.
Select & Pr. Woodcroft O`Neill 1st, 3 year Old Class, she was awarded SELECT STUD BOOK status & received a rare award of a Silver Medal in the Mare Grading, she was also awarded a First Star in the Mare PerformanceTest gaining an 8 from the guest rider after only being backed for three weeks, having a tooth removed 2 days before and loosing a shoe during the test !