Avonbrook stud is a small family run concern near Pershore
in Worcestershire where the focus is very much on breeding
quality horses with relaxed trainable temperaments and the
potential to do every job from showing to eventing.
The senior stallion, Marcus
Aurelius, is predominantly Crabbet
Arabian with Davenport lines through his grandsire Ben Rabba.
Through Ben Rabba he is also in direct male descent from
Nasik - an important Crabbet line that was lost in the UK
until the lease of Ben Rabba by Beatrice Paine for the 1979
and 1980 breeding seasons.
Marcus Aurelius has
shown his ability to pass on his temperament, athleticism
and quality to his
youngstock - the eldest of whom are competing at affiliated
level in disciplines as diverse as
showjumping, endurance and ridden showing.
In 2018 he will stand in the UK by natural covering and
frozen AI. Frozen semen stored in the UK
is also available for export to Europe. Stud fees are £800
purebred Arabian mares, £600 others. 50%
non-refundable deposit, 50% 48 hour live foal. Fees for packaging
and transport of frozen semen
are payable directly to stallionai.com.
Mares with Arabian bloodlines must have been tested clear
of the LFS
(Lavender Foal Syndrome) gene. This
can be carried out for around £30 on samples of mane/tail
hair with root bulbs and the cost may be offset against the
Premium awards are available from the Arab Horse Society
on registration of progeny from mares approved within the
scheme (open to all breeds and free to apply). The nature and
quantum of the awards are under review by the AHS Council. Please
refer to the Premium Performance Scheme website at www.ahs-premium.org.uk.
for the current levels.
Limited stocks of frozen semen are held in Australia for
use in Australia and New Zealand. For the
2017/18 breeding season this is being priced at a concessionary
rate of AUS 650 for 3 doses and one
nominated mare. A reduced rate of AUS 400 will apply to any
further nominations within the 3
dose package. Fees for packaging and transport are payable
directly to Genemovers.
For further information please contact Rowena Bertram.