Miss Blackthorn

I started the Stud in 1974 when I moved to Blackthorn Farm in Berkshire. My first TB was an ex race mare called Delphi Rocket, who had a chestnut filly which I called Miss Blackthorn she went on to win a number of races in my colours.

Sir BlackthornShe in turn had a son called Sir Blackthorn (seen left) who went on to be a top show hack. I also bred Hunters & Coloureds using H.I.S stallions. All offspring went on to being useful ridden animals.

I first came across Connemara ponies when I was a child with just one thing on my mind - show jumping. Of course, at that time I was not interested in breeding or looks, to me the ponies were from Ireland and were renowned for their performance and ability.

Since then, one thing I have always considered and which has remained constant in my mind when breeding and producing horses and that is they have to perform. Over the years I have been involved with a number of breeds, for some years I bred Thoroughbreds, the most successful being Miss Blackthorn who won a number of races also her son Sir Blackthorn; they again followed my ideal and that is as performance animals.

Blackthorn Lad (Miss Blackthorn), shown below, was trained as a Novice Hurdler by Fred Winter and ridden by John Francombe in this photo at Newton Abbott.

Blackthorn Lad

General Blackthorn
General Blackthorn winning the Open Maiden Race at Larkhill April 2006.

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