David Deptford

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Tim Kimura Trail Clinic – Thursday 19th – 21st April

Nicknamed the “Man of Trail,” Tim Kimura has been a trail course designer for over 25 years. Riders participating in Tim’s clinics will have the opportunity to learn about improving their trail scores, managing the pattern smoothly and effectively, transitioning between obstacles, manoeuvring through and over all elements and much more. Tim can coach all …

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2018 Event Diary

Events Diary 2018 February 17th – Ranch Clinic with David & Sarah Deptford http://sovereignquarterhorses.com/ranch-riding-clinic-17-feb-2018/ March 17th – General Clinic with David & Sarah Deptford 18th – SQH All Breed Show April 8th – SQH Spring Open 19th – 21st -Tim Kimura Clinic http://sovereignquarterhorses.com/tim-kimura-trail-clinic-thursday-19th-21st-april/ May 4th – 6th Fenland Quarter Horse Shows 17th, 18th & 19th …

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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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