At Stud UK Euro we took the decision to start breeding on a commercial level in 2000, with twenty years knowledge of breeding on a small scale already under Carolines belt.
We had sourced a two year old colt from the Sire Parco, son of the famous Belgian stallion Darco, he was out of a Le Mexico mare with a thoroughbred grand sire named Acer xx. The colt's name was Branco Van Overis, he was grey and spent the next year in a field. In his third year he covered a jumping mare we had retired, called Adams Canasta, she is Selle Francaise breeding, he came from an introduction by Guy Williams to a Belgium breeder.
The result was that she gave birth to a grey colt the next year, we named him Maximus Uk. His breeding credentials are extremely good with bloodlines from Darco, Le Mexico, Galoubet & Ibrahim, his movement is excellent and his loose jump shows great techniuque.
Further projeny have included a large number of greys and almost 80% colts. In his fifth breeding season Branco covered 10 mares.
In 2004 with the help of a local investor we bought a further 4 world class brood mares broodmares.
In 2005 we produced a Grey Parco colt with a mother line which includes Concorde, Alme and Lugano Van le Roche he is now a yearling. We had a further two fillies one from the sire Unbelievable Darco standing at the Brendan Stud, the mare is Selle Francaise and the other filly is from a Zangersheide mare by the Sire Robin de Bruyere.
In 2006 we saw a filly from Adams Canasta by Branco, we named her Opium Europa UK and once again this mare and sire have combined to produce a very balanced foal who looks to have great potential for sale on the site now. We also bred two Darco colts both exceptional and looking very interesting, Navarro UK went on to become Belgium Champion four year old. We also used KANNAN DARCO and MASSIMO for AI.
Our broodmare Petri foaled in July 2006, she is a grey Holsteiner and carries the blood of Marco Polo, Lady Killer and Capitol, covered by Branco you can see their stunning Colt Barracuda UK sold in 2009, he is steel grey. Please click the links to see our foals, yearlings, 2 year olds, 3 year olds etc.
In 2007 we saw 10 mares foaling at Stud UK Euro, we have as I already mentioned used Branco Van Overis to sire a number. Other sires include Darco, Air Jordan Z, Cinquecento Z and Unbelievable Darco. We believe in using top breeding stock. This is tempered by the economics involved and for that reason we speculate using our own stallions.
In 2008 we have 13 mares to foal and plan to cover 22 mares for season 2009. Eleven are already covered. Four fantastic youngsters have arrived already by Branco with three colts and one filly.
We added another Stallion with a Le Mexico Dam by the Sire Nonstop (Belgian Ambassador) Ennio Van Overis, he has been graded with the European Studbook and has covered three of our mares successfully already for season 2009. He covered a further 1 mare in 2010 and has now been cut in order to concentrate on his jumping career. Summer 2010 he went for training in the Midlands with Mark Bunting. Nov 2010 Tommy Williams has taken Ennio as his competition prospect.
2009 saw 17 mares foal, 2010 saw 13 mares foal. These youngsters can all be seen on the website scrolling stock list.
We have carried out AI for the second year in 2010 we have used semen from Darco, Nonstop, Fierro, Flipper D'Elle, Cicero Van Pamael with success, Clintissimo Z has also been used.
We are excited to see what 2011 brings along, we are expecting 11 mares to foal.
2014 Branco is still running with our mares, we however no longer offer covering liveries. We can still offer foaling liveries though.
Our team members
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Will Greenwood (Scaf)
Meet the team
Caroline Phillips, is the full time working partner within Stud Ukeuro. Main decision maker and source of all knowledge. Her experience spans 35 years of handling horses and her natural talent and instincts when handling, schooling and nursing Horses is second to none. Caroline is Stud UKeuro.
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Caroline's Husband & Business Partner. Enjoys the stock husbandry, breeding, Foaling and Stud Farm management. He is mainly office based but It is rumoured that he will ride if absolutely necessary and with out question on Christmas day.
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Bridie is Group Head of Finance handling the accounts for a number of other associate companies including Stud UK Euro LLP. She has been with us for 7 years, and is vital with regards to the back office and consequently the smooth running of the Stud and the Farm. She is very patient and has a cool head in times of chaos. A very valued member of the team.
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Sophie joined us in the early part of 2011 and is a great asset to the team, a very confident rider who loves to produce and compete the Stud's young horses. She has shown great enthusiasm and energy. After completing her BSc Hons Equine Sports Science at Hartpury College she worked at the Schokemole Stud, Germany and then alongside top rider Geoff Billington and is now competing our top youngsters at Stud UK Euro.
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Will Greenwood alias "Scaf"
Scaf has worked here since he left school. Living on the farm for some time, he now carries out duties as stock man and tractor driver. Other work includes contract hedge cutting, hay and haylage making, deliveries, dung collection, handling of youngsters and stallions on the ground. Maintainance and husbandry of paddocks.
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Katie joined the team in 2008 working part time, she soon became a full time employee handling stud admin and marketing. She is now a vital member of the team as first port of call in the Stud office. Handling local, Uk and export sales and shipment of horses, Open day and auction admin, liveries, advertising and suppliers. All the really hard work involved in keeping the Stud running.
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