Horse Breeders Magazine


A Little Light Banter - Our Trip to Biddesden Stud

June 2010

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 team at Biddesden in 2006, and is being trained by Lizzie Murray and Corinne Bracken.  We were introduced to a number of the horses that she rides during the course of our visit; and she gallantly ran a fair distance up and down the lane with Persiflage, the 8 year old Anglo Arab stallion that we had come to see for our Cavalier Royale x Clover Hill mare, to show off his paces.  He needed a little persuasion to settle to a trot when she first set off – it was only later that Finn revealed that he had just come in from covering a mare, so no wonder that he was slightly fired up!