Harthill stud

Established in 2009 by Nina Barbour and Oliver Townend to breed and produce quality event horses for the international market, and to make world class stallions available to UK breeders. In the last 3 years we have been developing the business to focus equally on top jumping lines. With both disciplines, we believe in only using proven dam lines populated with top international performers.

The stud works with, and complements, the ridden horse facility at Bolesworth Lake Farm, where Nina and her team produce young horses towards their competitive careers. The estate is also the home of the CSI4* Bolesworth International show held every June below the castle. In January 2016 the same team kicked off the Olympic year with a new CSI4* indoor show at the Echo Arena, the Liverpool International. The show combines world class show jumping and spectacular entertainment, and is located at one of the best city venues in Europe.

In 2015 Bolesworth International launched the Bolesworth Elite Auction. 12 Yearlings carefully selected, focusing on the strength of their dam lines, from some of Europe’s leading breeders and producers (including Paul Hendrix, Enda Carroll, Eric Levallois & William Funnell).  The event was a huge success with an average price of £16,500 and the top lot Elvis (Diamant de Semilly x Heartbreaker) achieving £30,500, several lots headed abroad after the sale.

Harthill and Bolesworth together continue to improve the services and facilities on offer to clients, and provide the ideal platform for horses to progress from conception to the international stage.

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