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MFS STUDFARM is a highly regarded sport horse breeding establishment in the UK, breeding mainly KWPN and Hanoverian dressage, showjumping and eventing horses. We pride ourselves on our reputation, which is to give mare owners the best available packages on our stallions, including live foal guarantee, and for purchasers to know that we breed from the best available mares and stallions world-wide, with emphasis on bloodlines, temperament, conformation, movement and jumping ability. The Stud has been established for many years, with a lot of emphasis on using only Licensed/Approved breeding stallions, and having some of the best proven marelines in the world.

The quality we breed is exactly the same as you would find anywhere in Europe, with our foals receiving full breeding passports and papers with the British Hanoverians, KWPN or SSH. Where the are also eligible for entry into the BEF Futurity Young Horse Evaluations or Breed Association Shows.

MFS STUDFARM is owned by Gordon & Caroline Ironside and was founded several years ago. The Studfarm has gone from strength to strength each year, improving on the quality of horses that they are breeding, selecting only the best of stallions and using only the very best of mares. The Stud has many accolades to its name including winning the BEF (British Equestrian Federation) Breeding Award for the Best Yearling in the Futurity Series for 2009. We have bred Champion foals and youngstock that have topped the BEF Futurity, Annual Breed Shows, Young Horse Championships and some of the biggest Agriculture Shows in the UK. Besides this we have also bred Regional Dressage Champions, National Reserve Dressage Champions and horses that are jumping at National level in the UK and Ireland up to 1.30!

The Studfarm can be found nestled in a corner of the Morayfirth Coast in the North East of Scotland. It is situated about 5 miles from the fishing town of Macduff and is around 40 minutes drive from the city of Aberdeen and is approximately 45 minutes from Aberdeen Airport.

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The stud is set in 65 acres of some of the most luxurious agriculture land in scotland, thus giving all youngstock the best of grass to start off their lives. All individual paddocks have electric fencing. The stud mares and youngstock are housed in large bright & airy barns during the winter, whilst the stallions have their own stable block. We also have a 20 x 40m outdoor arena.

Mares are selected for temperament, correctness of conformation, movement and jumping ability & from some of the best mare lines that Germany and Holland have to offer. We have paid particular attention on the mare lines to help improve and develop British Breeding.

The stud boasts three stallions, their foundation sire "ROYAL GENEVE" that the studfarm tragically lost in 2006, the dressage sire "MFS VISION" and the fully Approved Hanoverian stallion "DON AQUI" that was in the Finals of the Bundeschampionate in Germany as a 5 year old. Besides these stallions from 2013 we also have the young stallion "CAYDEN HH" a son of the legendary stallion CONTENDER out of one of the best Holstein dam lines in Germany.

Our own stallions are selected for their conformation, movement, temperament and pedigrees. They have been Champion or Reserve Champion stallions at their gradings, and one has competed in the finals of the prestigious Bundeschampionate in Germany, not a small feat in any way! They have both gone on to become prominent sires in the UK and several of their youngstock have been awarded 1st Premiums and "Ster" by Dutch graders from the KWPN and NRPS, besides producing stock that are now competing Internationally.

Besides these stallions we also artificially inseminate mares to some of the best sires standing in Europe. Stallions used - Heartbreaker, Stedinger, Van Gogh, Krack C, Rotspon, Wallenberg, VDL Marlon, Verdi, Florencio I, Sandreo, Charmeur, Wynton, Davino VOD, Bordeaux, Chippendale, Lord Leatherdale, Starpower TN, Quality Time TN, Johnson and Fidertanz to name only a few.

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Each year the stud plans to put approx 3-4 mares to their own stallions and the rest to stallions from Europe that will compliment the mares. The resulting offspring are ones with good trainability, rideability, sound with good conformation, and the ability to go to the top of their sport, coupled with the best breeding lines. Most of these offspring are then offered for sale, with some being retained for future breeding stock. Our offspring have gone on to have many successes as foals and young horses under saddle. Several have been awarded 1st Premiums and High 1st Premiums (with scores of 8 and 9) either through Gradings or the BEF Young Horse Futurity Series. We have had Champion and Reserve Champion foals and Elite youngstock, including MFS DANDYMAN (Marlon x Holland) who was awarded ELITE at the BEF Futurity and went on to become the top yearling in the whole of the UK at the BEF Futurity 2009 and is now jumping double clears in BSJA Discovery. This led to us to be awarded a BEF Breeders Award, also MFS CASINO ROYAL (Royal Geneve x Sir Sinclair) was Champion Foal in the whole of Scotland in 2007 and is currently jumping up to 1.20m as a 5 year old in Ireland. MFS CALIANA (MFS Vision x Jurius) was Regional Dressage Champion and Reserve Champion at the National Finals in the Summer Championships 2012.

Our stallions are proving very popular with mare owners across the UK, with many people choosing to come back to us each year. We pride ourselves on giving our clients the best possible service we can, and this shows in the repeat business the stud achieves each year with both semen and foals sales. We have sold foals and youngsters both Nationally and Internationally - UK, Holland, Ireland, France, America, UAE, Canada and South Africa. The results of our Studfarm and those of our breeders speak for themselves.

If you want to use a Studfarm in the UK that has a great reputation, along with a very high client service, good quality stallions and mares, that ultimately produce the best quality foal then you do not need to look any further. We can assure all current and future clients that we will strive to give you the best possible service, whether using one of our stallions or purchasing a foal or youngster from us.

We are always available to speak to clients whether by telephone or email, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our motto is - "QUALITY BREEDS QUALITY"

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