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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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Jays Smokin Story Earns AQHA Open Performance Register of Merit

We’re really proud that our stallion, Jays Smokin Story has earned his AQHA Open Performance Register of Merit in June 2014. Jay has been really busy the past few years with his breeding duties, and demonstrations, and hasn’t been shown much.  However, 2014 is his year so far. After earning his AQHA Performance ROM in Open …

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Jays Smokin Story daughter becomes third horse in the UK to win Open Superior Award

We are very pleased to announce that the Jays Smokin Story daughter, Jays Dene has earned 50 AQHA points in Open Halter and has been awarded her Open Superior Award by AQHA in the USA.   Jays Dene has been bred, produced and shown by Jackie and David Teideman of Matlock in Derbyshire.  Congratulations! The interesting …

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Congratulations Sarah and Chexy AQHA Performance Register of Merit

Congratulations to Sarah Deptford with her own 2000 bay mare, Chex Out This Action (by Major Sno Chex out of Judge This Action who have had confirmation from AQHA that they have earned their Open Performance Register of Merit in Reining and Ranch Horse Pleasure. Sarah and Chexy have only lightly shown for the past …

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Red and Sarah’s Grand Adventure

Competitor Sarah Handley with her horse Smokin Red Dene (out of Redgates Fancy Lady and by Jays Smokin Story) made their AQHA debut in 2013.  At the AQHA UK Spring Show, Sarah was convinced by a great many people to take Red into a Halter class, the first one she’d ever entered.  After the first …

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