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Longacres Stud British-bred Performance Horse Breeders

Home of the popular coloured stallion Samara Fly, Longacres Stud has many years breeding experience and know-how invested in it. Owned and run by dedicated, accomplished breeder, Mandy Sanderson and her partner Alan Rowlands, the stud is located in the foothills of the Pennines to the North of Rochdale. Sporthorse breeder Mandy Sanderson herself competed to a high level in showjumping before travelling to Germany to train, where she became interested in breeding, showing & competing Hanoverian horses. Seeing the high standard and quality achieved by German breeders, Mandy decided to replicate this in Britain and brought four quality Hanoverian mares back home, with the intention of producing superior British bred Performance horses.

Stallions

Longacres Stud British-bred Performance Horse Breeders

Longacres Stallions

Sandrosan: Landhold Young Dressage Horse of the Year

From one of the mares Mandy brought home with her from Germany, she bred the Famous Stallion Sandroson, who had many wins in-hand including Champion Foal at The British Hanovarian Society Show. As a four year old, he went Germany to be 100 day tested and achieved some of the highest marks in jumping and rideability that year. Back in Britain he won the Landhold Young Dressage Horse of the Year, before being sold as a five year old.

Emir: Coloured Sporthorse Stallion by dual-purpose Ed King Hill

10 years ago Mandy & Alan went on a mission to find an outstanding coloured stallion with exceptional movement and jumping ability, to produce top quality, coloured performance horses for all equestrian disciplines. All stock would be registered with acclaimed stud books and with five generation pedigrees, to ensure consistency through their bloodlines. Finding Emir a 2-year old by Ed King Hill, himself a renowned talented stallion, competing in both dressage and showjumping to the highest levels, put them well on the way to establishing and ensuring a meritoriously bright future for Longacres Stud.

Samara Fly: the UK’s first GP Coloured Stallion

With Emir now sold to a Stud in Australia, Mandy & Alan introduced a new boy; Samara Fly by Sambertino who was by the World renowned Samber, to stand as the stud’s Premiere Stallion. At the same time they also introduced some exciting new broodmares to the team, all with incredible bloodlines linked to top level equines in all disciplines, helping to put their already successful stud, well on the Sporthorse breeders map. Unfortunately Samara Fly (aka Eric) passed away aged 12 in early 2018 due to complications following a routine veterinary procedure. Read more about Eric here

First Impression: Coloured Sporthorse Stallion

Introducing our new stallion for 2018, First Impression. Details coming soon …

Standing Ovation: Coloured Sporthorse Colt

Due to the loss of our beloved Samara Fly, one of his last 2017 colts, named Standing Ovation, will now be remaining with us at Longacres Stud… as a future stallion. Watch this space…

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