Arab_Horse

Winter 1995

Anglo-Arab and Part bred Arab In-hand Classes

From the strong three-year-olds, the winner (stepping up a place from last year) was Tamarillo by Tarnik, who also won the Gelding Championship from Tanard Tomboy, a 12-year-old from the Senior Gelding class. To read the full article click HERE.

CNN

20 February 2015

Battle of the clones: when will a replica horse win Olympic gold?

To the untrained eye, Tomatillo looks like any horse. To those in the know, the 18-month-old looks like one horse. Tomatillo is the clone of Tamarillo — a famous eventing horse who reached the Olympics in 2004. Twelve years have passed since humans first successfully cloned a horse. The science is developing fast, but remains… Read more »

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31 July 2014

Reid Hits a High

Marcus Reid nearly didn’t run his home-bred High Light III across country after a poor day with his other rides. The decision to go for it meant he ended the event on a true high when he took the sole intermediate with the nine-year-old. “He’s a beautiful horse and a typical Anglo Arab, quite flamboyant,”… Read more »

Arab_Horse

Winter 2013

The Cloning of Tamarillo

We have recently arranged to clone our Part Bred Arab gelding eventer Tamarillo and this article is an attempt to explain why we did this and to describe some issues to do with the biology of cloning and with the reactions of some people to the idea of doing it. The reason why we sought… Read more »

arabianmag

October 2013

The Star Performer

For me, endurance began at the age of 11. Before then, I was your typical Pony Club kid enjoying showjumping, cross-country, occasionally dressage and, most of all, the Pony Club Camp. At the time, I had a 13.2hh chestnut New Forest mare called Amber that I had since I was just seven; she was not… Read more »

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19 September, 2013

Tamarillo has Been Cloned!

Brilliant, elegant and quirky, Tamarillo won Badminton and Burghley and represented Britain three times with William Fox-Pitt. Now, his genetic double has been created to extend his breeding line. Martha Terry reports A three-month-old colt skitters round a field. A flashy bright bay, he scoots off then spins back to suckle his mother–a big-boned palomino,… Read more »

Arab_Horse

Autumn, 1963

The Moyne Arabian Stud

This stud owes its origin to a visit my parents paid to Wherwell Priory in 1938. After lunch, Colonel Jenkins rode out his little grey stallion, Raftan, for them…..they have been Arab enthusiasts ever since. My parents soon visited Crabbet and bought their first mare, STARILLA, in February, 1939. STARILLA was a beautiful bay mare… Read more »

Arab_Horse

Summer 2013

Erodium

A new eventing star has come to the fore across the pond in the shape of the talented Erodium who is ridden by Canadian Olympic rider Jessica Phoenix. Erodium, who is by the Dutch showjumping stallion VDL Emilion, was bred at the Biddesden Stud. His Purebred Arab dam, Calamintha, is a grand daughter of Benjamin,… Read more »

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January 6, 2005

The British Animal: Anglo-Arab

William Fox-Pitt is photographed with Tamarillo, on which he won Badminton last year. Described by Mr Fox-Pitt as ‘the horse of a lifetime’, Tamarillo, who is a third Arab and two-thirds Thoroughbred, was bred in this country by Finn Guinness. He is owned by Mary Guinness, and Mr Fox-Pitt has been riding him for four… Read more »

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10 March 2005

The H&H Interview: Finn & Mary Guinness

“We always knew he’d win Badminton” A home-bred Badminton winner is a rare thing. Finn and Mary Guinness had just that with Tamarillo and , in the process, advance the cause of Arab blood in eventers. Kate Green visits their stud. Breeder Finn Guinness reckons that his 2004 Badminton winner Tamarillo’s unfaltering enthusiasm through the… Read more »

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February/March 2013

Tamarillo - Still Going Strong

With the old year behind us we’ve all read those “Best Of” lists and no doubt made our own resolutions, along with hopes and dreams for the future.  January is traditionally a time of new beginnings, foals on the ground, fresh starts and looking forward, making plans. Without a major Championship (the Europeans notwithstanding) 2013… Read more »

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January 8, 2013

Tamarillo - Still Going Strong

With the old year behind us we’ve all read those “Best Of” lists and no doubt made our own resolutions, along with hopes and dreams for the future.  January is traditionally a time of new beginnings, foals on the ground, fresh starts and looking forward, making plans. Without a major Championship (the Europeans notwithstanding) 2013… Read more »

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30 March, 2011

Badminton 2004 Winner to Retire

One of the outstanding event horses of recent years, Tamarillo, is to retire from international competition. He will parade and there will be a presentation in his honour on the final day of the 2011 Badminton Horse Trials, prior to the prizegiving, so that all his fans can pay tribute to a great horse. TO… Read more »

Horse_Breeders

June 2010

A Little Light Banter - Our Trip to Biddesden Stud

Driving down the small winding country lanes west of Andover, the first sight that you catch of Biddesden Stud is quite breathtaking – the lovely mellow redbrick of the 17th Century Biddesden House, home to the Guinness family since the 1930s. We were met by Finn Guinness and Katey, the young rider who joined the… Read more »

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24th May, 2004

Top British-breds: Tamarillo

William Fox-Pitt’s top ride, Tamarillo, proved himself once and for all in the mud at Badminton this year. The 12-year-old gelding came back from a long six-months on the sidelines to prove that Arabs aren’t just suited to desert conditions. He has shown sparks of exceptional quality in the past, coming second at Badminton in… Read more »

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2002

Historic Crabbet Stud Tours

The Honourable Finn Guinness opened the doors to one of the family’s historic homes, Biddesden House in Hampshire, and one of his sisters graciously took early guests on a tour of the house and its treasures, including a life-size tapestry portraying the House’s original owner on horseback. Biddesden Stud’s foundation Arab mares Dafinetta and Starilla… Read more »

Arab_Horse

Summer 2000

The Early Days of the Biddesden Stud

While in 1999, in Devon, we were boasting about 50 years of Arab breeding, the 60th anniversary of Britain’s second oldest stud passed without a mention. Biddesden has always been modest about its birthdays, but sadly 1999 saw the death of its much loved c0-founder Elisabeth Lady Moyne. She was 86, but still had all… Read more »