Breeders & Producers of Sports Horses & Ponies
Here at Ashford Cleave Equestrian we are developing a line of sport horses based upon the presdigous blood lines of 'its without doubt', 'mayhill' and 'jumbo'. Our own home bred stock are already showing strong athletic characteristics with the Stallions, Ashford Cleave Its Phenomenal who is standing at stud for the first time during 2010.
As well as developing our own breeding programme we offer a stud service to clients. Being a small operation we are able to work closely with you throughout the whole process from the initial covering through to foaling and beyond. We are there to help you all the way through.
Life at Ashford Cleave
Based at Braunton near Barnstaple, North Devon we provide a range of equestrian services.
Ashford Cleave Equestrian is in the quiet rolling hills of North Devon, where our horses can start their education with us.
Our relaxed methods are great for introducing our youngsters to day to day life getting them used to all sorts of things! as you can see.
Kim Parker BHS AI ISM enjoys nothing more then working with her students helping to school or bring on youngsters. Kim trained at The Tidmarsh Stud and The Talland School of Equitation, gaining BHS Stage I, II, III & IV as well as her Preliminary Teaching Certification. She has groomed for International Grand Prix dressage rider Adam Kemp and has trained under Pammy Hutton, Molly Sivewright, Adam Kemp and Gerry Sinnott.
With this background of producing many horses for different disciplines through the years including her own, from backing up to Intermediate, 1* 3Day eventing and Medium dressage, she enjoys passing on her knowledge and is currently Chief Instructor at the Dulverton West Barnstaple Pony Club, coaching riders from beginners up to National Championship Level in Dressage and Eventing.
About The Connemara Breed
The Connemara is famous for being hardy and sure-footed, and no surpirse. The breed evolved on the rocky coast of western Ireland, where it had to develop an ability to move quickly across rough terrain. The harsh Irish weather and unforgiving landscape helped develop a breed that is resiliant and adaptable, and today's Connemara is valued for all of these qualities.
Today's Connemara is gaining popularity throughout the world as both an adult and children's pony. Its temperament and adaptability makes it well suited to a variety of disciplines, from jumping to dressage to endurance.