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Are you looking for a coloured horse?


A fantastic collection of coloureds at Country Farm Stud.

Karen Raine’s fantastic set up in Lancashire has every combination of coloured horse that you can imagine!, What a place, an equitation centre ‘par excellance’ and also a world renowned stud.  The majority of her Sports Horse Stallions are Homogenous coloureds (i.e. coloured stalliions which breed similar coloured foals) Established for 20 years Country Farm Stud has grown from a small family run stud to one of the largest Sports Horse Stud Farms in the UK with the underlying reason for this growth being customer referrals and recognition.

As well as standing the stallions there are many other sides of the business into which it has diversified. These now include semen freezing & storage along with other stallion services & has attained DEFRA approval for EU export of semen. It is an approved A.I centre for chilled semen & also has a large education & training department.

As well as various plain competition stallions we are t he home of three of only seven Performance Elite Graded Coloured stallions in the UK & the only Premier Performance Elite Graded stallion in the UK.

Karen Raine Stud owner & Manager is an Equine Lecturer with Cert Ed qualification, NVQ Assessor & specialist Breeding & Performance Horse Assessor as well as a BHS Int SM & A.I technician. In putting these qualifications to use the Education and Training side of the business has grown with extension to the training facilities. Both full and part time students are taken for Work Based Diploma Courses (NVQ) throughout the year. We pride ourselves in producing employable students who have gone onto very good careers within the industry both here and abroad.

Country Farm Stud also has some fantastic coloureds for sale including Country Class Act at £2,750 last years quality colt foal (can geld) by Country Top Dollar out of a Lone Rnager mare. Super sport horse youngster who has the conformation, presence and paces to exceed in any sphere.

Country Joker at £3,950 a Stunning 3 year old gelding currently standing approx 16hh. He was to keep but I just don’t have the time to do him justice. This young man has it all, as a foal he won the SHB NW points over the season and took 2 Championships and a Reserve Supreme. He is out of a retired show jumping mare who went on to become a prolific show brood mare and also has numerous Grade A show jumpers in his pedigree. He has the looks movement and conformation to make a HOYS show horse and has the scope to show jump or event. Pictures are in his winter woollies but even so his quality shines through. He is well handled and can be backed if required, and :

Country Polka Dot  £3,950 a striking 5 year old homozygous Sports Horse Mare 16hh by Dual Elite Graded stallion out of Clover Hill mare. Very unusually marked this mare will stand out in a crowd, hard to see on pictures but she has paw prints on both sides. A super ridden or breeding prospect this mare has it all breeding, paces and jump. Backed and turned away to mature she is now back in work. She has three established elevated paces, hacks out and jumps coloured and rustic courses. She has the most super temperament in and out of the stable and is a pleasure to own and work with. Only for sale as we do not have time to compete this super mare.

These horses are all noted as being suitable for or with potential as: all rounder, showing or sports horses.

Horse Scout is very pleased to see such a high profile breeder and centre on its lists, so welcome to Karen Raine.