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 were purchased from Lady Wentworth at the Crabbet Stud in 1939. In the hall hang the two original pedigrees, hand-painted, dated and signed by Lady Wentworth. Through continuity of breeding policy, the stud aims to provide reliable breeding stock for other people. Biddesden’s Arabians have been very much sport horses in hunting and jumping pursuits as well as show horses.