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Irish Thoroughbreds, Continental, Irish and
French Sport Horses

We are based in Pau, France, where we offer the High Performance Training Program for Horses and Riders

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What’s in a name?

[Click to enlarge image]In our case, it’s more than thirty years experience with horses and riders on three continents. If you are a rider or breeder, we want to put our experience at your disposal. We breed, train and sell sport horses from top Irish and Continental lines and we train riders to international standard.

Our stallion, Calzada, is a son of the German Holsteiner legend Caletto I, the most successful stallion to perform on German Nation’s Cup Teams. Like his sire, Calzada stamps his progeny with great bone, ability, character and correct conformation. His progeny out of Irish thoroughbred mares must be seen to be believed.

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We select, internationally, top young horses to develop. We are, as far as the horses are concerned, an equal opportunity employer. We want horses that have “the Right Stuff” to go on to upper level competition. And we are always working to create good relationships with breeders of exceptional young horses from good bloodlines.

[Click to enlarge image]Managing director, Joan McLaren, was a candidate for the US Olympic Show Jumping Team, short-listed as national trainer for the Irish International Junior and Young Rider Eventing Teams, and Assistant Instructor to Head of Italian Federal Show Jumping Sector, Duccio Bartalucci. She has trained with U.S. Show Jumping Team coach Bertalan de Nemethy, English Eventing Olympic medalist and multiple Badminton winner Ginny Leng Elliot and U.K, Swedish, and Irish International Dressage Team trainer, Conrad Schumacher, amongst others.

We invite you to have a look at our website. We are happy to help you in any way we can, from training you for your first two-star or metre-forty class to helping you get your pregnant mare on a plane from Ireland to China or New York and through quarantine to your stable.

We look forward to hearing from you!