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Improve your horse riding skills & invest in pristine horse breeds

Current Swedish Warmblood stallions

Magnus is a  Swedish  Warmblood Stallion while only young his presence is unforgettable an excellent choice if you are looking for a superstar.

Caithness Regency   is Swedish 3/4  Warmblood 1/4 TB Stallion, elegant floating movement an excellent choice  for those wanting the ulitmate sporthorse.

Maestro  Swedish Warmblood Stallion, he had movement like you have never seen   limited frozen semen available to selected mares only.

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Learn how to ride & handle a horse

Lessons will give you the skills and confidence to ride and enjoy your horse.

Lessons, clinics for all ages, from 5 years and up. You are never too old to learn.
Next camp 29th Sept  find out more about
 Caithness Riding School camps

Horsemanship is working with you and your horse from the ground up.

Horsemanship is learning how to gain respect and  confidence in your horse in return the horse will respect and have confidence in you. If you have no respect on the ground, you won’t get it while you’re on his back! Like anything special it takes time. 

The principals of horsemanship is being able to ask and give to your horse, becoming in time, or as one.

Learn more about our Horsemanship & Clinics Next date Oct 10th


Awards & achievements

Its great to see our horses competing in many discipline  successfully.  Over the last 16 years its been a great to see so many of our youngstock in the wining circle.  While its not the only measure of a good horse its rewarding to see judges confirming the breeding and selection of our stallions and mares to produce quality horses.

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Located in beautiful Ashburton with excellent facilities

 Our all  62 x 42 weather sand arena great for day  or floodlit for evening activities to give you all the time you need .  We offer 2 round pens, stables, flat grazing, excellent access and parking so when you come for an clinic or lesson its so easy.  Stay in our Americian barn its cosy and home away from home.

We have farrier on call , Veterinary on call and regular visits from specialist in many areas including saddle fitting and massage.
Facilities are  available for hire .

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Both of my daughters have been taught by Annabelle Read -Caithness Stud for a number of years.  Annabelle provides a safe and happy environment.The horses are well trained and it’s great being able to build a relationship with the same one. 

- Georgie Waters from Ashburton

703 Grahams Road, 
RD 4, Ashburton,
New Zealand

About Caithness Stud

The ultimate goal has always been to produce top-quality sporthorses with wonderful temperaments and movement. "We feel that the quality of Dorchester and Maestro as our founding sires. With these foundation bloodlines we are able to introduce our new sire's with new bloodlines to continue to improve our quality  continue to achieve our goals" says Annabelle  

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Contact Us

Phone: +64 3 302 6870
Mobile   0276 836461
Fax: +64 3 302 6879
Email: caithness@ihug.co.nz