Hawtins Stud is set in just over 100 acres in Gloucestershire in the heart of the famous Three Counties country. This provides a peaceful, stress-free environment for our horses to grow up in. At the same time, our location has great links for quick and easy access.
Hawtins stud was established with the aim of producing the highest quality modern horses for the British dressage market. The Hanoverian breed was selected as the foundation for the stud for the following reasons:
The very high standards of selection and performance testing set by the Hanoverian society which are applied to all potential stallions before they are licensed and all potential mare candidates for the State premiumElite award.
The Hanoverian is known for good temperament, athleticism, beauty and grace.
The impressive record of Hanoverian horses internationally underlines the importance of the relationship between a sound breeding programme and the highest level of achievement in sport.
At Hawtins stud, we offer the best of German bloodlines and experience, combined with the highest standards of care and management and the professional and appropriate training of young horses. Our aim is to provide exciting horses with wonderful temperaments.
I wanted to buy a British bred young horse so I visited Hawtins Stud in the summer of 2013 and came across a stunning four year old mare.
My first impression of Sofia was her kind eye. Although very green, she had been started well by a talented rider - Sofia was forward, balanced and most importantly she obviously enjoyed working.
Six months later I can say Sofia is the most genuine horse I've owned. She has outstanding energy and also a fantastic attitude towards her work.
I was looking for a high energy horse with a sound mind and great attitude, this is what I found.
Hawtins Stud has wonderful facilities, Judith breeds horses of great quality and my experience when buying Sofia was very enjoyable. If you are looking for something special I would highly recommend a visit!