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About Whorridge Stud
We have been involved with eventing and show jumping horses since 1971, when sisters Sally and Clarissa Strachan first represented Great Britain in Holland at Boekelo.
Over the next twenty years home produced horses competed internationally with Clarissa – they brought back team gold and silver medals from the 1977 and 1979 European Championships at Burghley and Luhmuhlen (Merry Sovereign); the team gold medal in the 1986 World Championships at Gawler, Australia (Delphy Dazzle) and many other team and individual trophies. Seven different horses completed Badminton a total of fifteen times, finishing in the frame on several occasions and Delphy KIngfisher was leading event horse of the year in 1981: Lifeline went on to win the Working Hunter of the Year at Wembley with Gail Hancock in 1987, and Chatsby to 10th place in the 1994 World Equestrian Games with David Green.
The world record goes on – we are proud that in our first year the stud produced Primmore’s Pride – who won Pippa Funnell two of the three wins needed to take the Rolex Grand Slam World record prize of
$250,000 in 2003. Primmore’s Pride of course won the 2002 British National Open at Gatcombe as did Mayhem III (also by Mayhill) for Ruth Edge in 2008. Have a look at each horse's page plus press cuttings.
Edward’s career was running parallel to Clarissa’s before coming to England with a long involvement
with the Venderbosh family’s stud in Holland and working in the USA with racehorses. Stud work and bringing on young horses has always been his first love and with their super staff he and Clarissa still combine breaking, schooling and selling on youngsters with the stud work.
With our children now riding themselves Internationally we are definately here to stay!
Whorridge Farm has 100 acres of first rate pasture and paddocks, with excellent facilities for the mares including closed circuit cameras and alarms for foaling. We have a full ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION service available with fresh and transported chilled and frozen semen cleared for export.
We have discovered and produced world class horses for more than 4 decades – let us help you find and produce your own for the 21st Century! We have many contacts in England – and of course in Holland with Edward’s family and business connections and are always happy to help and advise our clients with choosing and purchasing semen or horses.
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