David Deptford

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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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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

Snipper Features in America’s Horse Magazine

Americas Horse Magazine is a magazine that is sent to all AQHA Members worldwide, and this month’s issue features Snipper and David! Do you know what’s so nice about Snipper winning this award?  Well, when it was announced back in December, several US based western online magazines picked up on the news, and we actually …

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Snippers AQHA Champion Award Arrives…

Snipper’s AQHA Champion Trophy has arrived!  It’s Huge!  The poor postman nearly fell over when it arrived this week.  We’re so proud of Snipper.  He’s the oldest Quarter Horse in the world to win this award and one of only a handful in the UK.  He’s always been a champion in our eyes, but now …

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Discipline Swap – David Goes Driving!

David gets to have all the fun!  SQH is well known for always wanting to promote western riding and American Quarter Horses, and had worked with many national magazines contributing articles as well as taking part in different events.  Here he worked with Your Horse Magazine for a 6 page article about Discipline Swapping, where …

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David Explains The Spin, The Slide and the Reining Pattern with Your Horse Magazine

We’re passionate about promoting Western Riding and the American Quarter Horse, here are some videos put together by David and the Your Horse Magazine Team explaining about the Reining patterns, the spin, and the slide. The Reining Pattern   The Spin   The Slide