Caroline Cochran
Caroline Cochran riding Courtvale Dark Secret


The Courtvale Stud is a small family run stud situated over 350 acres and we have been showing ponies for 16 years. From showing at local level through to qualifying and competing at RIHS and HOYS, including our own home bred ponies.
The Courtvale Stud was established in 1987 with a foundation of five top class broodmares, we now have eight. We choose the stallions to go with these mares with a lot of care and attention in order to get the right match, we do not blanket sire our mares.
This has paid off in breeding top class quality stock from 12h to 15h. We breed lead rein ponies, through all heights of show ponies and show hunter ponies, intermediates and hacks, with a choice of stallions 12h to 13.2h and with more stallions to be added in the near future.
Our aim is to have a dozen top class mares breeding quality youngstock to the highest calibre capable of becoming the best ridden ponies in the country.

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