David Deptford

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SQH All Breed Show Entries “Now Open” – Sunday 14th October

  Please follow the attached link for the SQH All Breed Show Schedule, Entry Form and Pattern Details. Please click for schedule SQH All Breeds Schedule and Entry Form 14th October 2018 Please click below for patterns Sunday 14th October patterns Sunday 14th October SQH All Breeds Show class entries and stable Sqh All Breeds …

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SQH AUTUMN OPEN DAY 7TH OCTOBER

Sovereign Quarter Horses  Annual spring open day. This is a great family day out and unique opportunity to see our horses demonstrate their range of agility, speed and control. Demonstrations and talks will take place throughout the day on the various Western Riding disciplines. We also have percheron horses doing a  demonstration in the arena. …

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SQH/UKPHA GATHERING Show Entries ‘Now Open’ Sunday 23rd September

SQH/ukpha gathering Show Schedule, entry form and patterns 23rd September 2018 Schedule, Booking Form and Patterns can be found by following the link below Gathering SQH All Breeds Schedule and Entry Form 23rd Sep 2018 SQH & UKPHA show patterns 23rd Sept   Please email your completed entry form to David@sovereignquarterhorses.com show entry fees Stable …

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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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