Caderbank Stud

Caderbank Stud is a small stud owned and ran by Martin Farrar and Danni Graham, we are based in north Carlisle, Cumbria.  We stand our own graded stallion 'Saint Alizee' we also take in horses for breaking/schooling.

Martin has worked with horses on and off since he left school, he has done everything from riding school work to showjumping yards, hunting yards and stud farms, gaining his BHS Stage 3 on the way.  He has owned horses since he was 18 and has competed in showjumping, hunter trials and one day events.

Martin began breeding in 1999 when he bred his first colt out of his old hunter mare A Typical Woman 'Jules' (our foundation mare) he was then bitten by the breeding bug!  10 years later we are on our second generation of homebreds!

Danni has also worked with horses since leaving school, mainly concentrating on teaching, she achieved her BHS AI in 2004.  Martin and Danni met in 2005 which is when Caderbank Stud was formed, after breeding about 6 foals, carefully selecting sires for their breeding, conformation, performance and suitability for the mare, we decided to go for it and buy our own stallion!

The search was on!  We wanted a young colt with looks, movement, jump, temperament, breeding and ideally the 'Wow factor' quite a tall order but we found it! In a little dingy shed stood a weedy, ribby little yearling.  We watched him float round the shed and just looked at each other, there was just something about him, neither of us could put our finger on it, there was just something!  Now 3 years later our weedy little yearling 'Saint alizee' has turned into a stunning, graded stallion.  He is going beautifully under saddle, he has impeccable manners and a temperament to die for.  His second crop of foals have now been born and are even more outstanding than the first!  We couldn't be prouder as we have achieved so much with him and are looking forward to achieving a whole lot more!!

We have steadily been increasing our mare numbers over the last couple of years, we are looking for mares with good conformation, movement and temperament to cross with Al and produce youngstock for all disciplines.  We have at the moment 3 Warmblood, 3 TB and 1 Irish mare.

In 2007 our son Rhys Nathan was born, he is a valuble member of the team - mixing feeds, mucking out with his tractor and backing ponies for us, I don't know how we ever managed without him!!