David Deptford

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SQH All Breed Show End of Year Results

What a fantastic end to the SQH All Breeds show season! It was a nail biting finale but we can officially announce the following awards: Open Hi Point End of Year Champion: Tony Mallaband with Sum Hot Vision 1st Reserve: Bev Piggins with One Smart Jay 2nd Reserve: Ann Hughes with Toys Starr Dodger 3rd …

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Open Day thanks

Last Sunday we held our Autumn Open Day and Foal Showcase at Horse Creek Farm. The weather held in our favor and we had a wonderful day. We were overwhelmed by the amount of support that the day had and the number of people who came to watch us demonstrate this fantastic breed. We would …

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Welcome Olivia Lochhead to the SQH Team !

We are delighted to announce that Olivia Lockhead has become the newest member of the Sovereign Team. She is joining us as our assistant horse trainer, working alongside David and Sarah, riding our youngsters and finished horses. Olivia started riding when she was 2 years old, initially in English disciplines but was converted to Western …

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Horse and Hound’s Storm Johnson gives reining a try at Sovereign

If you’ve always been tempted to give reining a try, take a look at Horse & Hound’s Storm Johnson’s tips for first-time success. Storm’s 14 tips for first-time reining success 1. Relax! For reining you need to be relaxed, particularly through your shoulders, as the horses are very responsive to changes in your body position. …

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Western Horse UK Magazine reports on David Deptford’s European Championship wins at FEQHA 2015

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All Our Stallions have NEGATIVE Five Panel Tests

There is a new rule from AQHA that all breeding stallions now have to have a Five Panel Test in order that their offspring can be registered with the American Stud Book. The five-panel genetic test covers: glycogen branching enzyme deficiency (GBED) hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA) hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) malignant hyperthermia (MH) …

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Dressage Meets Western at British Dressage Championships

Husband-and-wife team David and Sarah Deptford, of Sovereign Quarter Horses, showed off their riding skills to a new enthusiastic audience when they took part in a demonstration at the recent 2014 LeMieux National Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh Park. Sovereign ­-  based at Stags Holt, March, Cambridgeshire  – has been breeding and training American Quarter Horses  …

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Jays Smokin Story – AQHA Champion – it’s official!

We’ve always said that SQH is the home of Champions.   Well now it really is! To add to the multiple grand championships and reserve grand championships SQH bred horses have earned in 2014, we’ve had confirmation from AQHA that Jays Smokin Story has been awarded his Open AQHA Champion Award. This is a huge …

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Sovereign At The British Dressage Championships..

Yes, you read that right, however, David and Sarah won’t be donning jodphurs, top hats and tails, but they are joining forces with International Dressage riders Bobby and Paul Hayler to put on two demonstrations (Saturday  20th and Sunday 21st September) at the forthcoming British Dressage Championships at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.  This is the second time …

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Snips Silver Dollar Earns Halter Register of Merit in Open

Snips Silver Dollar, who is out of a Snipper daughter and by Jays Smokin Story has earned her AQHA Open Halter Register of Merit.  This mare has been very lightly shown, and is never out of the top two, and is normally Grand or Reserve Grand Champion when shown.  Sovereign Quarter Horses – The Home of …

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