I am contacting you to thank you for the fantastic job you have done with Pippa.
As you know when she arrived for breaking she was in very poor condition as I had unfortunately trusted those people who had been looking after her. Within a short space of time she began to put on weight and was able to undergo a small operation she needed. You and your team nursed her quickly back to health and she was successfully broken and backed. She began competing in local jumping competitions very successfully with no problems. As you know she has incredible jumping bloodlines and your team produced her under your watchful guidance with patience and skill.
She has now come back into work after a winter break looking fabulous and in wonderful condition.
I cannot really thank you enough for how well you have cared for my beautiful horse. You are a true horse lover and professional. Read more
Kind regards Lynda Curtis
I contacted Theresa after seeing some amazing Penhaligon foals at a previous
AES auction and spotted Fabio on their website. We've had excellent
communication since then, she's always been very open and honest and you
know she genuinely cares for and very much loves all her horses. The whole
process from that first phone call to Fabio arriving here at his new home,
was very easy. We had a couple of lovely visits to the stud farm, weaning
was a dream as Theresa is very knowledgeable about what works best for foal
and mare, and after passing his two stage vetting he was ready. Any help
I've needed Theresa has been more than happy to support me with. She has
given him the best start, he's had lots of handling and because he was
turned out with friends he's very sociable. An absolute sweetheart with good
manners which is just what I wanted. He's got a great brain and wants to
please which will make training so much easier. For now, just gorgeous and
growing, his long legs have the most beautiful canter! All this from superb
breeding as by Fürst Romancier. Very lucky to have Master Fabio, thank you
Theresa. Read more
- Maria Leavesley
We brought Penhaligon’s Riviera (Riva) on the 3rd of July 2016.
After having to say goodbye to my beloved 6yr old it was a while before I was ready to look for another horse, and when I was it was only more difficult by the lack of anything out there that was suitable to what I wanted and didn’t cost the earth. I was looking for something fairly young 3/4/5, preferably backed, with a good trainable attitude and ability to progress through the levels in my chosen discipline: dressage. Read more
The owners of Penghaligon Stud, Theresa and Pete are very professional horse breeders, and I found that nothing was too much bother. They have produced some beautiful horses for all disciplines, which have gone on to great achievements. I have not been disappointed with my boy, who has the most wonderful and gentle nature and nothing seems to faze him. They know their horses very well and are honest, upfront and genuine, taking great care that their horses are suitably placed with the correct owners. They are both very knowledgeable regarding breeding and stallion compatibility for their mares. I would definitely go back to them again!
Chloe Threapleton BScES
We bought Penhaligon Landau (Eddie) in November 2014. Eddie won us over with
his polite attitude and fabulous paces so much so we bought him the same day
we tried him!
He is a pleasure to do at home and at competitions and we have high hopes for him in the future.
He will be contesting the BD young horse classes over the summer and also hopefully trying his hand at some show jumping.
We have been thrilled with his attitude to his work and general life which is down to his wonderful start with Penhaligon Stud.
It has been so nice to share his progress with Theresa who has been very supportive throughout. Thank you!
I am now the very proud owner of penhaligon landed gentry (Oliver) and
couldn't be happier with my new dance partner. I bought Oliver from Theresa
and her team 8 weeks ago and he is everything I could have dreamed off and
more his fantastic character and personality shows that penhaligon foals are
brought up as part of the family he's fantastically bred with blood lines to
die for making his movement and jump so natural and beautiful. And finally
the after sale because Theresa has bred and reared these horses she knows
them inside & out any problems and she's always wiling to offer help and
advice I can't recommend penhaligon stud horses highly enough and will
certainly be my first stop for my next horse.
Laura Campbell, Falkirk scotland
We are totally delighted with our purchase, Penhaligon Romeo (Dexter) he has the most amazing temperament and takes everything completely in his stride. We are backing him this summer and as usual, Dexter happily accepts every new situation and also calmly leads our older horse past the pigs our neighbour has installed without even batting an eyelid. Dexter has lovely manners, all due I think to his upbringing at Penhaligon Stud where he lived happily in a lovely herd for the first few years of his life. The vets and farrier have all been pleasantly surprised how good he is to deal with on every occasion and we can't wait to be riding him! Every dealing and visit with Theresa and Pete at the stud was professional and enjoyable, they helped us to find the right boy for what we want to do, and the most delightful horse to have around. Thank you!
I had been looking for a youngster for quite some time but had not found what I wanted, by chance I was looking a studs online and oldenburg in particular when I found Penhaligon Stud, I liked what I saw and contacted Theresa for information . I then visited and was delighted with the foals I also found that Theresa and Peter were very generous with their time and put me at ease immediately after two visits I chose Tia when she was one month old, I saw her graded and visited until weaning, at all times it was a pleasure to go to the stud Tia is all Theresa said she would be, her start in life second to none I feel I can keep in touch with Theresa and Peter for help and advise at all times I will most certainly buy my next foal from Penhaligon Stud.
I bought Milly from Penhalligon Stud last August- unseen as I live in south east Scotland. Milly was exactly as described and in foal. Theresa was really helpful and , very kindly, allowed me to speak to her vet about Milly. I have not been disappointed- I love the little mare and await the imminent arrival of her foal in the next month.
Our horse was kindly delivered to us in March 2010 at 3 years old, he had been lightly backed and turned away. I was expecting to have the usual young horse issues from the moment that he arrived. How mistaken I was.
Penhaligon Stud treat their horses as horses should be treated with freedom to mix with a herd yet the human companionship that ensures their trust and ability to relax into a routine. From day one it was evident he had been handled from a foal and that he was willing and eager to progress in his work.
He has progressed well and has always had the temperament that any horse owner would appreciate. Penhaligon Stud remained at the end of the phone at all times and was always on hand if we needed any advice or any further information. Penhaligon Stud have made it a priority to keep in close contact with any owner of the horses they breed and it was through this that we developed not only a business relationship but a friendship to.
As a four year old he not only remained calm and trainable but also showed his talent for dressage, his training has gone from strength to strength and this enabled us to feel ready for competition, therefore we felt that Hickstead would be a perfect test for this young horses first test. Again we were not disappointed, he gave the same performance at competition as he does at home and came away with 7th place in his debut performance. This talented horse has been a pleasure to own and to work with and I believe that this is due to the exceptional way in which the horses are reared. We have high hopes for this horses future in dressage and he has been training with professional trainers and they too agree that this horse has huge potential and the right attitude to progress through high level dressage.
Penhaligon Stud have really made the process of buying and producing young horses as easy as possible with support and advice all being part of the service. It is with this in mind that we have recently moved our second Penhaligon Stud horse to Sussex and I cant imagine that this will be the last.
I would like to thank Peter and Theresa Oakes for all their support and for breeding with such care and attention, each of the horses that I have had the privilege to meet have restored my faith in British breeding programmes.
I would highly recommend Penhaligon Stud to anyone from Novice to professional riders.
My name is Annette McCracken, I live in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. I bought Penhaligon Cairo (Tara) from Penhaligon Stud unseen last August. She was bought to continue as a Brood Mare but as she was advertised as “A Jumping Machine By Cavalier Royale” we decided to give her a wee jump and see how she got on, and well that title does not do her credit. She is an amazing animal!!! She will be a Brood Mare again “eventually” but she has such a talent for jumping it would be wrong not to let her jump.
She will finish her first Show Jumping year in Ireland at Grade C, an unbelievable achievement.
Ireland is full of first class quality show-jumpers but Tara can hold her own. For example she won the 1.20m at the National Balmoral Championship and a week later the 1.30m class at Clogher Valley Show.
Her natural jumping ability is complimented by her pace which allows her to cover the ground very quickly and easily. She jumped her first International 1.30m Speed Class in June, even though she wasn’t placed in the top 6 she jumped very well and certainly held her own.
Tara is a beautiful top quality horse, and is as easy to handle and manage on the ground as she is talented in the arena. She likes people and is very social, it is obvious that she has been well treated and handled by Theresa and Penhaligon Stud.
Theresa is as delighted by Tara’s triumphs as I am and I would like to thank her for her continued interest and support. I have found Penhaligon Stud to be honest and sincere. Tara is exactly what Theresa said she was and much more and that honesty is not always easily come by. If you are interested in buying a horse, yearling, foal I would certainly recommend Penhaligon Stud.
Annette McCracken. County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.