About Country Farm Stud
Our reputation is your guarantee
Established for 20 years Country Farm Stud has grown from a small family run stud to one of the largest Sports Horse Stud Farms in the UK with the underlying reason for this growth being customer referrals and recognition of our stallions quality. As well as standing our stallions there are many other sides of the business into which it has diversified. These include semen freezing & storage along with other stallion services. It has attained DEFRA approval for EU export of semen. It is also an approved A.I centre for chilled semen and also is an educational site in conjunction with Craven College offering various courses.
Whether you use one of our stallions or our A.I. package for an outside stallion we endeavour to give you the best service.
As well as various plain competition stallions we are the home of three of only seven Performance Elite Graded Coloured stallions in the UK & the only Premier Performance Elite Graded stallion in the UK. We are recognised as one of the top breeders of coloured Performance horses in the country.
All of our stallions, horses and ponies compete on a regular basis in different disciplines at various levels all over the country. We aim to breed top class performance horses some of which are coloured, but we never neglect the performance in favour of colour. Our stallions & progeny can be seen at most of the major shows throughout the season, thus proving their excellent temperaments as well as their performance.
Karen Raine Stud owner & Manager is an Equine Lecturer with Cert Ed qualification, NVQ Assessor & specialist Breeding & Performance Horse Assessor as well as a BHS Int SM & A.I technician. In putting these qualifications to use the Education and Training side of the business has grown with extension to the training facilities. Both full and part time students are taken for Work Based Diploma Courses (NVQ) throughout the year. We pride ourselves in producing employable students who have gone onto very good careers within the industry both here and abroad.
BEF Breeders Quality Mark Award for Excellence
As well as gaining DEFRA Approval we were one of the first Studs to be awarded the BEF Breeders Quality Mark Award for excellence one of only a handful of studs to have passed the rigorous checks & inspection process.