David Deptford

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Sssh! AQHA Horsemanship Camp Feedback

Once again thanks for a tremendous camp experience.  Although we were fairly tired by end of day three we could have happily stayed another couple of days….horses might disagree.  You really do have a lovely atmosphere at your set-up. Just to say thank you for a great Camp, please pass on my best wishes to …

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2013 AQHA Horsemanship Camp

Horse Creek Farm Arena played host to the 2013 AQHA Horsemanship Camp with North East Oklahoma University over the weekend 12-14th July.  What a fabulous weekend we had, great coaching, fabulous weather and lots of happy faces.  Our thanks to everyone who came to make it such a great weekend. [cincopa AENAIM7q7psZ]

Sovereign Spread The Western Word

Sovereign Promote The American Quarter Horse To A New Audience For many years David and Sarah Deptford have been at the forefront of promoting the American Quarter Horse and Western riding to a new audience throughout the UK and sometimes even internationally. 2013 has proved to be a busy year for the Sovereign Team, with …

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SQH at the Fenland Show

Wow!  Great show, 90 horses at the Arena, and Sovereign Horses and riders did fabulous! Halter classes were dominated by Sovereign bred horses, with Jay and Snipper daughters sweeping the board.  Congratulations to Sarah and David who showed Snippers Mito Bella, Snips Silver Dollar, and Heir To a Jay all to Grand Championships.  Joyce Markham’s …

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Do You Want A Horse That Can Do Everything?

Here at Sovereign, we’ve been breeding and producing American Quarter Horses for 30 years now.   The horses we breed here at the farm, have great pedigrees, fabulous conformation, and fabulous temperaments. Part of the reason for the success of Sovereign is both the mares and sires of our foals.  The mares are very important, and …

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Results of March 10th SQH Show

Great time at the show on Sunday 10th March, chilly start to the day, but although it seemed all areas around us were covered in snow, the “tropical” Fens remained snow free, albeit a bit chilly! Great turnout for the classes, with everyone benefiting from feedback from Judge David Deptford. The Adult and Non QH …

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Ssssh! They’re talking about us: Joyce Markham

Like many people of my age (sorry, you’ll have to guess ‘cos I’m not telling), I was bought up on a diet of TV westerns; Roy Rogers is the earliest memory and the Virginian remains a firm favourite. So its not surprising that even though I was a keen English rider and had owned my …

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WOW! Snipper is in the American Journal!

Do you get the American Journal?   Well it came through our letter box the other day, and guess what?   Snipper has a two page article about his AQHA Champion Award!   You know we said we were proud?  Well, we’re even more proud now.  He’s such a legend. Here’s the beautifully written article available to read …

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Ssssh! They’re talking about us in Australia

“David doing it down under” For 2 consecutive years David and Sarah Deptford have been visiting in my home town of Pakenham, Melbourne, Australia.  I feel very privileged to have David and Sarah stay with my husband Tony and myself as I get to pick his brain and get lots of one on one tutoring …

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Here Come The Boys… SQH Stallions at Stud for 2013

            Are you thinking of breeding your mare in 2013?  Why not use one of our proven boys? Check out their pages HERE