Scotland is increasingly becoming a hotspot for successful sport horse breeding, from both in terms of results in competition, but also commercially. So what are the Scots doing to generate this success and what can we learn from them.
I spoke to three dressage breeders, Reay Campbell of Caledonia Sport Horses, Caroline Ironside of Morayfirth Stud, and Jennifer Gilchrist of Romanno Stud. To my mind all three of them have 2 essential elements that have contributed to this success. They have all invested in broodmares from exceptional motherlines, and all three of them have spend many years learning about the genetics behind the best horses in sport.