Because of a family illness our show campaign will be severely restricted.
We wish the best of luck to those who are showing Maestro progeny and progeny by other Caithness stallions.

November 28 2003

Warmblood mare Classification for Stud Book Mares:
Caithness Bittersweet (Maestro) got 80.45% (scored 8 and 9s)
Caithness Cinderella (Maestro) got 79.54% (scored 8)other mares from Caithness Stud were over 77% as well Can go to mares site to see. Warmblood Premium Mare Award went to a young Maestro who Sarah Cavill bred. Congratulations to Sarah for all her efforts!

maestro-warmblood-of-the-yearSeptember 2, 2003

Maestro has just been named the top South Island warmblood sire for the 2002-03 season, for the second year running. His progeny also filled the top six placings in the youngstock rankings.

Youngstock - all by Maestro

1st Lyndgael Northern Rose
2nd Lyndgael Echo
3rd Caithness Silver song
4th Lyndgael Unique
5th Lyndgael Quest
6th Lyndgael Serenade

Adults - by Maestro

5th C. Cinderella (Glenys Blain)
Well done to all who competed for the awards this year.

September  2003

Caithness Stud is running clinics throughout the South Island and in Wellington with international instructor Anna Ringborg. These will be three-day clinics with individual lessons for horses and riders of any age and level, both on week days and weekends. The cost is $250 per person, with a maximum of seven per clinic. The first clinic is in Dunedin, on 25, 26 and 27 October. Contact Suzanne Kloogh on 03 489-6284 for information. Another will be run in Ashburton soon after, dates to be confirmed.

July 31  2003

It is with sadness that we report the death of Dorchester on July 22. Dorchester was a fabulous foundation sire for us, and has left an indelible mark on the stud through his many daughters who are breeding on for us. Dorchester's health deteriorated rapidly from Monday night and by Tuesday morning the vet made the final decision. Dorchester has been buried on the stud, near the stallion paddocks. A memorial plaque will be erected in his memory.

Caithness-MirabelleJune 2003

2003 Canterbury All Breeds Foal Show 

  • 4 out of 5 always in top 6 placings
  • R. Champion Foal C. Mirabelle

Hack Foal

Park Hack

Hunter Foal

  • 1st C. Crusader
  • 2nd C. Mirabelle
  • 4th C. Melody
  • 5th C. SymphonyW


  • 1st C. Mirabelle
  • 2nd C. Crusader
  • 3rd C. Symphony
  • 5th C. Melody

Pairs Sire

  • 1st C. Crusader and C. Mirabelle
  • 3rd C. Melody and C. Symphony
  • 4th Maestro pair (Lyndgael Stud)

March 2003 

Silver Song at the Horse of the Year Show, March 2003

Progeny by Maestro:

C. Silver Song:
  • 2003  HOY NZ Grand National Championship Show Warmblood Runner up Grand National R.Champion Youngstock Sport Horse Champion 3yr old  Hack R. Champion 3yr old
  • Winchester A&P Show 1st 3 yr old HackNew Zealand Horse of the Year show Led Sport Horse - won 2nd in her youngstock title; Led Sport Horse of the Year - 4th
  • Canterbury Breeders show 1st three-year-old class ​Reserve Champion Adult



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