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To coincide with the beginning of the 2024 breeding season, we are super excited to announce the launch of our shiny new website. With the help of our friends at broadbean, we have created a clean, modern design with intuitive, user-friendly navigation, making it easy to find your way around and introduced new functionality to allow our customers to order semen online from any of the stallions standing at WKS.
We’re all very proud of our new website and will continue to develop and improve it over the coming months. In the meantime, we hope you will have a scroll through and let us know your thoughts.
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Christmas Newsletter 2019

Our annual Christmas missive comes at the end of very long and busy season, in fact the last inmates of the Stallion Centre for collecting for worldwide export have only just left us! It was an early start to the stud season as well, with mares arriving to foal down and for AI from mid-March. A busy summer followed, and the vagaries of the British weather were challenging to say the least, with many mares cycling abnormally, which, as we are sure many vets will agree, was an issue throughout much of the UK.

The weather also played a part in our annual Open Day on the eve of Badminton Horse Trials at the beginning of May – we had changed the format from afternoon to evening, and it was just as well we did as the afternoon was unseasonably warm and would have been hard on the stallions attending. As usual, this event was well supported by many owners and friends.

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Christmas Newsletter 2018

2018 has been busy and successful year – both on the stud and stallion centre.

CEVIN Z had a very busy season and it is now recognised as one of the best sportshorse stallions in the UK producing international show-jumpers as well as eventers at all levels for all breeders. He coped very well and achieved a great conception rate. CHILLI MORNING had a good this season and he has settled in to the daily life of being a stud stallion – as long as he has his daily hacks. HANDASSA (Shadwell Stud) had a good first season at Stud – his bookings for 2019 are impressive!! WELTON DOUBLE CRACKER and WINDSOR HEIGHTS continue to produce successful
offspring. It has been fun hearing about their varied roles as eventers, show horses and general multi- purpose horses and ponies from their various owners. LEGRANDE spent 6 weeks at stud (as a break from his competitive career representing the UAE).

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Christmas Newsletter 2017

2017 has been busy and successful year – both on the stud and stallion centre. In January Tessa spent a few weeks in Kenya and made a useful contact with Venetia Philipps (a protégé of Professor Twink Allen). As a result we are now exporting frozen semen to Kenya. Irish Draught, Connemara and New Forest stallions seem the most popular. With the first 6 mares in foal with one insemination each, Venetia appears to be doing a great job!

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Caspian Horses at HOYS 2017- Jane’s Report

We were very proud to be involved with the production of the Story of the Caspian Horse at HOYS 2017 last week. The pure bred Caspian Stallion Hendon Troy, owned by Fleur Morfoot and ridden by our own Jess Lee was a real superstar. Only brought in from the field a few weeks ago, Troy came to WKS to be schooled for his role as lead horse in a magnificent display which was performed 7 times during the event, including the grand finale on Sunday night. A huge congratulations to all concerned and thanks to our many supporters.

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Report on Breeding for Gold Symposium

An extremely interesting and informative Seminar on Breeding for Gold was held at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester on 9th March. It was attended by 120 delegates who had travelled from as far afield as Yorkshire and Cornwall to listen to the impressive line up of speakers. The day was particularly aimed at breeders of competition sport horses for the future but was of interest to all who wanted to see Britain improve its image in the world market.

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