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Woodcroft Garuda K a stallion British Breeding Futurity graded progeny

British Breeding Futurity Premium Progeny: Garuda K

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Horse Scout review of “improver” stallion with consistent High Premium ranked British Breeding Futurity progeny: Woodcroft Garuda K – Woodcroft Stud

Woodcroft Garuda K, a successful and elegant international grand prix dressage stallion, has a worthy reputation as an improver stallion. British Breeding Futurity results going back as far as 2009 show just how successful Woodcroft Garuda K has been and with no less than 6 elite stallions in his own pedigree, it is not hard to imagine that one of his 28 sons and daughters put forward for British Breeding Futuritys’ grading will be stepping up to the plate. Since 2009, with little variation in scores awarded, his progeny have consistently scored between 8.00 to 9.41 – averaged out this gives a consistent 8.52, placing the average offspring of Woodcroft Garuda K offspring in the higher premium rating for BBFA . With three of his young stock placed in the top 20 in the country, Woodcroft Gonales takes Elite and Reserve Champion within his section.

Champion British Breeding Futurity Progeny sired by Garuda K

Woodcroft Garuda K has also produced champion and supreme champion Trakhener foals in 2011 and 2012 with best British Bred & Reserve Supreme Champion Woodcroft Noah. Woodcroft are also producing Champion mares with 3 year old Woodcroft Natalia being awarded Premium Mare in 2013 Woodcroft Hertensong awarded Champion Performance Test Mare, Supreme Champion and also premium mare.

Woodcroft Garuda K is fully licenced as a graded Trakhener and Westfalian Verband stallion, and the with British Breeding Futurity rankings as a champion stallion on progeny results. Woodcroft Garuda is a Warmblood Breeders Society Reserve Champion & Group 1 Stallion. Whilst most of his British Breeding Futurity progeny are assessed for dressage, he has a fair few going forward for eventing too. With his 2009 assessed stock now 6, it will be interesting to watch their careers in the competitive arena.

British Breeding Futurity Higher Premium Awards in Eventing

It is interesting that of the nine 2014 Futurity Higher Premium awards in eventing, 3 offspring are directly sired by Trakhener stallions (One by Woodcroft Garuda K)


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Woodcroft Stud : Horse Scout Bloggers Profile Review of Bernadette O’Sullivan & Tim Harris’ class collection of horses.

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Woodcroft Stud has some great warmbloods for sale and a stable of Trakehner broodmares with exemplary breeding.

They also have the simply stunning Trakehner stallion Woodcroft Garuda K – Whose Bio is impressive “Winner of the award for the Leading Sire of successful progeny in the British Breeding Futurity Rankings 2008 Garuda K This Stallions bloodlines are outstanding, with a most exceptional genepool which is proven & consolidated. He has no less than 6 Elite Stallions directly within his breeding. Garuda K is becoming known as the improver, all of his foals are a definate upgrade on the generation before. In 2008, 3 Garuda Youngstock where entered for the BEF Futurity, all 3 were placed in the top 20 in th Country with Grace Kelly & Woodcroft Gonzales becoming Elite & Reserve Champion within there section overall. In 2011 Garuda K Produced the Champion & Supreme Champion Trakehner foal Woodcroft Hirtensong. In 2012 Garuda K again produced Champion Trakehner Foal Woodcroft Noah, Best British Bred & Reserve Supreme Champion. In 2013 The 3 year old filly Woodcroft Nathalia was awarded Premium mare, she was champion of the Performance test & Best British bred. Fully Graded Trakehner Verband Germany. British Equestrian Federation Champion Stallion on progeny results, producer of Elite & Champion foals. Warmblood Breeders Society Reserve Champion & Group 1 Stallion. Licenced Westfalian Verband Germany. Live foal guarantee.

Woodcroft Stud is owned and run by Bernadette & Tim who say “We are breeders and producers of high quality Champion Warmblood horses, from foals to Grand Prix, all of our horses are selected from proven genes using only the very best competition bloodlines. If you do not see what you require then please contact us to discuss your requirements, we have excellent Breeder contacts throughout Europe who can help locate your perfect horse!’

Their Bio’s say that they have both been involved with horses for as long as they can remember, having both competed and hunted as children, Tim was a successful young eventer and went on to become England Pony Club Tetrathalon Captain and a Member of the Great Britain Modern Pentathalon World Championships Team.

Tim also competed a string of top International Showjumpers, some of which he produced from novice to grade A, Winning many Titles he had the privilage of Training with many International Riders and Trainers such as George Morris (For many years American Team Show Jumping Trainer), Stuart Davidson (winner of the Foxhunter Championship at The Horse Of The Year Show in the late 70`s and renowned Trainer and Producer of Young Show Jumpers) and more recently Di Lampard. Tim was also selected to become a member of the Great Britain Modern Pentathalon team which won a team Bronze Medal in Barcelona 1984. They both compete on the dressage and showing circuits

As Trakehner breeders their aim is to produce top quality sporthorses using top international bloodlines, as well as gaining a reputation of being fair, honourable and well respected breeders and producers.

On their Horse Scout lists at the moment are 6 lovley warmbloods:

Royal Charter  a stunning 3 year old, black Trakehner gelding, standing 16.2hh. Stunning quality youngster with great paces but an outstanding walk, Canter, temperament & overall rideability. Tim and Bernadette are convinced that this lovely young horse will excell to the higher levels in the right hands.

A Home bred youngster Woodcroft Supermodel an exceptional bay Filly born 20th April 2013. Very beautiful, correct & powerfull moving filly out of our State Premium mare Woodcroft Nathalie by the young stallion Woodlander Supertramp

Woodcroft Silvermoon another stunning black gelding, 4 year old, 16.2hh. A super prospect that is ready to compete now at Novice level, training Elementary level established counter canter & finds lateral work easy. He has 3 quality paces, is a really kind natured horse that wants to please. He has wins & placings in young horse ability classes & ‘A’ level in Germany, he is FN registered. Silvermoon was Hanoverian Champion at a foal show in Germany,due to his lovely conformation & paces . Ready for 5 year old classes.

Woodcroft San Jose- a top Quality, 4 year old Gelding.. A very powerful moving young horse with a modern stamp and a great walk & superb uphill canter. San Jose is from one of the best Hanoverian mother lines in Germany, the dam St.Pr. Rieke produced the highest priced Premium Graded colt at the 2011 Hanoverian Stallion licensing achieving around €350.000. His great grandam Galana is the mother of Famm, Hanoverian mare of the year 2007 who produced Shutterfly, twice World Cup Winner under Meredith Michaels – Beerbaum. This youngster will make a superb sport horse & will be a real asset to anyone looking for a top young Dressage or Eventing prospect of the future. Just been gelded & Just backed. Recent UK Vetting & X-rays available. Currently in training in Germany.

Another good looking youngster Woodcroft Fifty Fifty  by Fifty Cent. A beautiful dark chestnut, German bred Hanoverian gelding to make 16.1hh – 16.2hh. This young chap has a lot of talent for the future with very good & correct paces as well as a super temperament, good vetting & recent xrays

Finally they have an elegant tall Trakehner in Woodcroft Sebastian A really striking Black 5 year old gelding, currently standing 17.2hh. He is a very powerful youngster with great suspension, very elegant, impressive young horse with 3 very good gaits. This youngster has potential for the highest levels but not suitable for a novice. He is by the young Stallion Silberschmied, who was Reserve Champion of his performance test for Celle State Stud stallions. He is a young producer of top up & coming Dressage & Eventing offspring.Del Piero by Donnerhall was National five year old Dressage Champion, & produced the highest priced filly of the 2000 Elite Auction. More pictures & details to follow.

Bernadette & Tim have some lovely broodmares and if you are interested in selecting from their new crop or in any of their listed horses then click here on their professional profile page.