Breeding Experience


Karen's first experience with stud work was in a show jumping yard and stud at 17 years old. Her duties were to ride the show jumpers, and hold mares when being covered and stallion handling. During this time she had her own mares at Elm Farm Stud, who were put in foal with Dutch Gold, Jenny Loristan Clark's International dressage stallion. Here she delivered her own foals, then produced and sold them as ridden horses.

Further stud work and dealing with stallions came with 6 and a half years experience in Spain with the Spanish stallions and mares, and 1 year watching the breeding and grading of Lusitano's in Portugal.

At her stud in the U.K, she has a dummy mare and laboratory. She has been trained by some of the top A.I centers in the country to collect semen and process for A.I insemination and packaging.

Semen at her stud with assistance from Spanish Reproduction vet, Luis Largo, has been successfully frozen and defrosted with excellent results. 

Semen from her stallions has been successfully exported from approved British centers. She also has experience of training her Stallions to jump onto the dummy mare and collecting semen.