Horse/s for 2012: Our clients horses include:
Goresmead Royal Engagement
Romanno Spot the Talent
Rosamel Golden Promise
Sutton Grange Prim and Proper
Sutton Grange Fancy That
Some of our own horses including Broadstone West Country, Terregles Little Balmae, Romanno Bedriska, MFS Sugababe, Centurion Bolero, Whalton Hit the Heights
Best 2011 Results: Numerous Championships and overall a very good season.
2012 Goals: To breed top class hacks, riding horses and sport horses. To qualify for HOYS and so bring success to our clients
Top Tips: Correct feed and good rugging. Pre-planning and early preparation. Establish an exercise programme to suit each horse and don’t be afraid to ask for help
Personal highpoint: Numerous highpoints….but from each one..
Alan – Winning lead rein at HOYS a few years ago with Becky Patterson on Stoke Annabel, and in 2010 coming Reserve Cuddy Champion at HOYS with son Simon taking the Championship. An historic event which has never been done before
Mark – Attending the Sydney Olympics in 2000 with Leslie Law and H2O, and winning British Spotted Horse National Championships 4 years in succession, and twice European Championships with Broomells Desert Storm
Memorable Horses: There are many memorable horses but the two that stand out are:
Scallywag II – 2010 reserve Cuddy Champion
Goldsborough Princess Royale – twice Cuddy Qualifier
Mark Armstrong and Alan Charlesworth have recently relocated to Worcestershire after living in Leicestershire for a short while. They have many years of combined experience in eventing, breeding and showing. Using this wealth of experience, Alan and Mark have created Centan Stud. The breeding programme will extend to Riding Horses and Hacks, as well as continuing the pony side. Centan Stud aims to breed some top class Sport Horses for the dressage and showing worlds, using their own Broadstone West Country and other stallions from the UK and Europe.
As with all producers, there is a terrific support team around them and the main team consists of Helen, Sage and Caroline. They cover all aspects of maintaining a successful show team from running the yard, assistance with training and show preparation, to driving duties and administrative roles.
Centan Stud also has a number of fabulous owners who have been very supportive over the years and who have become firm friends.