the Stud in 1974 when I moved to Blackthorn Farm in Berkshire.
My first TB was an ex race mare called Delphi Rocket, who
had a chestnut filly which I called Miss Blackthorn she went
on to win a number of races in my colours.
in turn had a son called Sir Blackthorn (seen left) who went
on to be a top show hack. I also bred Hunters & Coloureds
using H.I.S stallions. All offspring went on to being useful
came across Connemara ponies when I was a child with just
one thing on my mind - show jumping. Of course, at that time
I was not interested in breeding or looks, to me the ponies
were from Ireland and were renowned for their performance
one thing I have always considered and which has remained
constant in my mind when breeding and producing horses and
that is they have to perform. Over the years I have been
involved with a number of breeds, for some years I bred Thoroughbreds,
the most successful being Miss Blackthorn who won a number
of races also her son Sir Blackthorn; they again followed
my ideal and that is as performance animals.
Lad (Miss Blackthorn), shown below, was trained as a Novice
Hurdler by Fred Winter and ridden by John Francombe in this
photo at Newton Abbott.
General Blackthorn winning the Open Maiden
Race at Larkhill April 2006.
hope you enjoy the rest of my site ~ Jackie Webb